On 29 January 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation to stop the biggest banks from engaging in the risky activity of proprietary trading. The new rules would also give supervisors the power to require those banks to separate certain potentially risky trading activities from their deposit-taking business if the pursuit of such activities compromises financial stability.
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Alongside this proposal, the Commission also adopted accompanying measures aimed at increasing transparency of certain transactions in the shadow banking sector.
Follow-up to the Liikanen report – 16-17.05.2013
- 17.05.2013 – Stakeholders meeting on Bank Structural Reform
On 17 May 2013, the European Commission organized a meeting on Bank Structural Reform in Brussels. This meeting provided a unique opportunity to hear the views of a range of stakeholders on the key issues relating to this subject.
- 16.05.2013 – Consultation: reforming the structure of the EU banking sector (closed)