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Friday, 26 June, 2009 - 09:00
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

On 26 June 2009, CEPS hosted a special event to launch a book that thrives to shed some light on the following question: Is diversity in the banking sector a prerequisite for stability and growth?

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Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 09:00
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

On Wednesday, 10 June 2009, the European Credit Research Institute in Brussels hosted a conference on the future of retail banking in Europe, addressing competition policy and regulatory challenges. The event, taking place at the premises of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) was chaired by Professor Christian Wey from the DIW Berlin and the Technische Universität Berlin.
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Thursday, 11 December, 2008 - 10:00 to 17:00
Club de Warande, 1 Rue Zinner, 1000 Brussels

The increasing amounts of money paid out in compensation to corporate executives have become the subject of a heated public policy debate on both sides of the Atlantic in the midst of the crisis.

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Monday, 1 December, 2008 - 13:15 to 14:30
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

On Monday 1st December, CEPS, in cooperation with Notre Europe, the EPC and Bruegel hosted a lunchtime debate to discuss the concrete measures that could be taken at the European level to address the financial crisis. Tommaso Padoa Schioppa, President of Notre Europe and former Finance Minister of Italy delivered a keynote speech, followed by comments by Daniel Gros, Director of CEPS, André Sapir, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, and Hans Martens, CEO of the EPC.

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Thursday, 27 November, 2008 - 12:30 to 15:00
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

One major concern in the aftermath of the financial crisis is the damage caused to the businesses, in particular to the SME sector which is the most important source of growth and employment creation in the EU. The weakening of SME finances will not only be caused by bank financing shortage but also by the cash flow damage from payment delays on outstanding invoices. What can policy makers do to mitigate this problem?

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Wednesday, 5 November, 2008 - 12:15 to 17:15
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

The Payment Services Directive (PSD) was published in late 2007, constituting the legal basis for the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). The industry initiative launched on 28 January 2008 is aiming at replacing fragmented national markets for payment services with one integrated system.

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Thursday, 16 October, 2008 - 12:15 to 16:45
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

The World Bank is a major driver of good practices in consumer protection in financial services. It has prepared an initial set of good practices in financial consumer protection as a diagnostic tool for identifying priorities for future reform in financial consumer protection.

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Monday, 15 September, 2008 - 08:45 to 12:00
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

The provision of increasing amounts of new and innovative financial products as well as the expansion of access to credit and financial services is expected to prove beneficial to European consumers. However, the lack of financial education and literacy paired with insufficient information and advice may cause consumers to take unreasonable transaction decisions, potentially leading to financial difficulties and over-indebtedness.

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Thursday, 7 February, 2008 - 09:00
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

New technologies change retail banking. For consumers such technologies allow the conduct of financial transactions regardless of location and time. For banks, information technologies improve productivity as well as revenues.

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