European financial regulation and European economic recovery (4 November 2010)

You are cordially invited to attend the following event:
European Financial Regulation and European Economic Recovery
Date: Thursday 4 November 2010, 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Location: Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1 3RB
This, the second of a series of conferences undertaken jointly with the Global Policy Institute and co-funded by the European Commission Representative in the UK, examines Britain’s attitude towards European financial and economic regulation.  
The recent worldwide financial crisis has served to focus minds more sharply than ever before on the need for financial regulation.  Regulation which will deal effectively with ever closer financial ties and increasingly ingenious financial instruments without at the same time damaging a steady recovery and future growth.
How will the new British Government contribute to this specific area?   Difficult decisions will need to be taken in the European context, which will play an important part in the European Union’s development over the coming years.  Britain’s pre-eminence in world finance would seem to imply a that she should play a leading part in any forthcoming legislation.  But how true is this?  To discuss the question,  we have assembled a distinguished panel:
  • Benjamin Angel, Head of the ‘Economic Analysis of Financial Institutions and Financial Stability’ Unit, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, the European Commission 
  • Graham Bishop, Financial Commentator and Founder of 
  • John Stevens, former MEP
  • Sir Brian Unwin, fmr President of the European Investment Bank
Followed by Q&A and a Drinks Reception.  If you would like to attend this event, please RSV to:  [email protected]
Further conferences in the series are as follows:

16 December 2010, Europe’s place in the world – and Britain’s place in Europe.
21 January 2011, Citizenship and the Lisbon Treaty – can the British ever be European citizens?
20 May 2011, Britain in Europe – launch of the report based on findings from the conferences

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