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Commissioner’s corner

EuroCommerce: Ms McGuinness talks about the EU financial system, and how it links to the organisation’s work.

Retail investment

What is the EU doing to help boost Europe’s relatively low participation levels in retail investment markets?

Finance for the Future

Commissioner McGuinness on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on how we bank and access finance

Call for applications for the Financial Services Users Group

The European Commission has recently opened a new call for applications, to find members for the Financial Services Users Group (FSUG). Members can include people representing the interests of consumers, retail investors or micro-enterprises, as well as individual experts with expertise in financial services from the consumer perspective. Deadline for first selection: 30 September 2021.  Click on the ‘more’ button below to apply (under the ‘continuously open calls’ section).

Beating financial crime: Commission overhauls anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism rules

The European Commission has today presented an ambitious package of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU’s anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) rules. The package harmonises AML/CFT rules across the EU. It also proposes the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering. This package is part of the Commission’s commitment to protect EU citizens and the EU's financial system from money laundering and terrorist financing. The aim of the package is to improve the detection of suspicious transactions and activities, and to close loopholes used by criminals to launder illicit proceeds or finance terrorist activities through the financial system.

Join our sustainable finance discussion today on @TwitterSpaces

We'll be LIVE on @TwitterSpaces today at 12:00 PM to discuss the renewed sustainable finance strategy & European green bonds. Join the conversation with Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, @EU_Finance experts & Sean Kidney, CEO and co-founder of Climate Bonds Initiative. Send us a DM with your question to grab the mic!