EU Banking Policy and Proportionality | EU-Bankenpolitik und Proportionalität

06.06.2017, 09h00 - 12h00, Public conference in the European Parliament, room PHS 3C 050

Gemeinsame Veranstaltung der FES mit DSGV und DStGB; Foto: Alex Kraus

Informationen in deutscher Sprache:

Link zur Einladung (DE)
Programm (DE)


The conference is organized jointly by the German Savings Banks Association (DSGV), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Deutscher Städte- und Gemeindebund (DStGB).

Within the framework of the financial markets regulation, the European Commission aims to stabilize financial markets. In principle this objective is to be welcomed. However, we would like to discuss how the European bank regulation and particularly the currently discussed proposals on capital adequacy could be better aligned with the principle of proportionality and a sustainable and diverse banking sector within which cooperation between the saving banks and the municipalities is encouraged.

Moreover, the potential impact of the proposal on a European deposit insurance scheme on the existing institutional protection schemes also needs to be discussed.

The saving banks are predominantly organized under “public law”. They represent one of the most important market participants in the German banking sector. Traditionally they have particular importance for the regional and local economic development in Germany. How the municipalities can maintain its structures beyond the current European bank policy, shall therefore also be the subject of the discussion during the conference on 06 June in the European Parliament.

Among the speakers we will be counting:

  • Peter Simon, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, S&D
  • Markus Ferber, Member of the European Parliament, First Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, EPP
  • Dr. Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, Executive Member of the Board of the German Savings Banks Association
  • Camden R. Fine, President and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America
  • Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Financial adviser in the cabinet of the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
  • Prof. Rym Ayadi, PhD, Professor École des hautes études commerciales (HEC) Montreal and     Honorary Professor CASS Business School and Member of Finance Watch
  • Dr. Thomas Gstädtner, Head of Division, Directorate General Micro-Prudential Supervision II, European Central Bank

Contact at FES: Stephan.Thalhofer(at)

Please register before 30 May by e-mailing the form below to dstgb(at)

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office

Rue du Taciturne 38
BE-1000 Brussels

+32 22 34 62 90
+32 22 34 62 81


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