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Bank recovery and resolution

Bank recovery and resolution

Capital requirements

Commission's proposed amendments to the capital requirements regulation and directive should contribute to a more robust, competitive EU banking sector.

Commission presents package to strengthen EU banking sector as well as proposals to fine-tune financial services rules

The European Commission has today put forward a package of proposals aimed at completing the reform of the financial regulatory system launched in the wake of the financial crisis. The package includes proposed amendments to the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Directive (CRD) as well as the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) and the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation (SRMR). The amendments contain measures that will strengthen the resilience of the EU banking sector and thereby increase markets' confidence in it. The proposals have three concrete goals:

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How does this rule help ensure that it is the banks' owners and bondholders, and not taxpayers, who pay for problems in banks?