What are the measures that the EU have adopted to combat the financial crisis? Is the strengthened financial regulation an integrating or dividing element? And how is the bank union perceived abroad? These were the key topics of “Financial regulation in the EU. Instrument, or obstacle?” seminar that the Institute of Economic Studies organized on 15 October 2013 with the kind support of the Representation of the European Commission to the Czech Republic.
BLOCK 1: REGULATION AND SUPERVISION IN THE EU - REGULATORS‘ VIEW.
Jan Frait, the Czech National Bank
Zdenek Cech, Representation of the European Commission to the Czech Republic
Martin Suster, the National Bank of Slovakia
Klara Cetlova, the Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic
BLOCK 2: REGULATION AND SUPERVISION IN THE EU – VIEW OF PRIVATE SECTOR AND THE WORLD BANK.
Martin Čihák, World Bank, Washington D.C.
Adam Geršl, Joint Vienna Institute, Vienna
Pavel Štěpánek, Czech Banking Association
Host: Katerina Smidkova, profesor at the IES and director of the economic research at the Czech National Bank