International cooperation on financial regulation and capital movements

The EU works with its international partners to develop consistent policies on the regulation of financial markets and capital movements.

International forums

The EU is active in the work of the G20 and other international forums dealing with financial regulation.

Bilateral relations

The EU holds regular talks on financial regulation with its key economic partners, in particular the USA, Japan, China, Canada, India, Russia and Brazil.

Recognition of non-EU financial frameworks (equivalence decisions)

The European Commission may recognise that the regulatory or supervisory regime of certain non-EU countries is equivalent to the corresponding EU framework


The EU intervenes when necessary to prevent conflict or respond to emerging or actual crises.

Blocking statute

Protecting EU operators, reinforcing European strategic autonomy.