Policy Debate: Strengthening the Resilience of the European Banking Sector

17 Apr 2024 17:30 PM
17 Apr 2024 19:30 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles cordially invite you to a policy debate on

Strengthening the Resilience of the European Banking Sector

on Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 17:30 – 19:30 CEST

Venue: Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 21, B-1000 Brussels

The European banking sector fared well during last year’s banking turmoil in the United States and Switzerland. Yet, there should be no room for complacency when it comes to safeguard the stability of the European banking sector. This conference will examine how better bank governance can contribute to financial stability and what should be the role of regulators and supervisors in this respect. The conference will also look at whether the current European bank resolution framework is sufficiently strong given what we have observed in terms of liquidity risk stemming from rising interest rates and (uninsured) deposit movements, and to what extent the proposed reform of the Crisis Management and Deposit Insurance (CMDI) framework could help.

17:30-18:00       Registration for the high-level policy debate

18:00-18:10       Welcome remarks on behalf of the Hessian Minister for federal, European and international affairs and less Bureaucracy Manfred Pentz

18:10-19:30       Policy Debate: Strengthening the resilience of the European banking sector

Moderator: Rebecca Christie, Europe columnist for Reuters Breakingviews and non-resident fellow of Bruegel

Confirmed panelists:

  • Andrea Enria, former Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board (2019-2023) and chairperson of the European Banking Authority (2011-2019)
  • Martin Hellwig, Director emeritus Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
  • Elke König, former Chair of the Single Resolution Board (2014-2023) and President of BaFin (2012-2014)