BETTER FINANCE asks EU Politicians about their Key Priorities for the Next Five Years Press Release – Next May nearly 450 million Europeans across the EU will be called to vote in the European parliamentary elections. The European Union faces many challenges on multiple fronts and it’s important to ensure that European savers and investors

A strong European CMU requires the trust of citizens as individual investors, policy holders, pension savers and other savers. And defusing the pensions time bomb requires positive and decent real long term returns to pension savers. Those can only be reached by increasing the attractiveness of the EU capital markets to the benefit of all

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the UK’s accounting watchdog, is to be scrapped in favour of a stronger regulator with more power on investigating company directors (currently the FCR can only investigate them if they are also registered with an accounting body) and ability to issue harsher penalties including higher fines, and even prison terms.

On 3-5 April Guillaume Prache, Managing Director of BETTER FINANCE will participate in an annual EUROFI event in Bucharest, where major ongoing issues in the financial area will be discussed by industry leaders and EU and international public decision makers. The seminar will cover topics such as sustainability in the financial sector, the influence of post-Brexit

By Jean Medernach – The main role of EFRAG, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, is to advise the European Commission on whether new IFRS should be endorsed in Europe. The criteria for endorsement of new or revised IFRS are: Technical: do they meet the criteria of understandability, relevance, reliability and comparability of the financial

On 27 February, BETTER FINANCE’s Policy Officer Edoardo Carlucci will participate in an engagement workshop with civil society organised by the European Investment Bank (EIB). During the workshop, its draft “Guidance Note for Stakeholder Engagement in EIB Operations” will be presented and discussed with various civil society organisations.

On 26 February 2019, BETTER FINANCE’s Administration & Finance Officer Lina Strandvåg Nagell will attend  PES Financial and Economic Network Meeting on the completion of the CMU, fiscal capacity and justice in the digital space.

BETTER FINANCE provided feedback to the European Commission’s ongoing work to develop the taxonomy as part of the action plan on financing sustainable growth.

BETTER FINANCE provided feedback to the European Commission’s ongoing work to develop the taxonomy as part of the action plan on financing sustainable growth.

BETTER FINANCE fully supports the Youth for Climate March and stronger public policy for the environment. We believe that it is primarily through public policies addressing negative environmental “externalities” that we have a better chance to save this planet. In this context, investors, of course, have to do their part, but this cannot replace effective