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Where is the Single EU Market for Financial Services?

Better Finance publishes its press release following the launch of the "Green Paper on retail Financial Services” and its consultation issued today by the European Commission. Better Finance therefore welcomes the Green...[more]

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Bank savings accounts in the EU hit by financial repression

Savings accounts still constitute the most widely-used (35% of all financial savings of EU household ) financial products in Europe and together represent roughly € 10 trillion of household savings. Unfortunately EU citizens...[more]

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A Capital Markets Union without a single market for EU-wide shareholder engagement

The Commission’s proposal for the review of the Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD), aimed at countering wide-spread short-termism in favour of a long-term perspective in the governance of listed companies by stimulating stronger...[more]

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European shareholders considering legal proceedings against Volkswagen

Volkswagen has admitted that an estimated 11 million cars worldwide were involved in the falsified emission reports. Reports have emerged that Volkswagen’s top management had been aware of the deception since before the official...[more]

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CMU Action Plan: positive but more could still be done to really tackle the loss of confidence of EU citizens as individual investors

Savers and individual investors are slowly finding their deserved place at the heart of the "CMU" initiative. So far none of the short term priorities identified by the EC had actually focused on them. Whereas these...[more]

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European pension savings: Fees and taxes eradicate returns

Today Better Finance launched the third edition of its annual examination of the returns on pension savings in the EU at a press conference at the Brussels Press Club. According to the 2014 European Commission’s consumer...[more]

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European Parliament once again ignores individual shareholders rights

The new EU Shareholders Rights’ Directive is to be voted tomorrow 8 July. As it stands the proposal grossly ignores all the modest amendments ...[more]

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