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  • 7 April 2017

    Last week, the European Parliament published an article explaining the next steps following the implementation of Article 50 of the Treaty of the EU. A couple of days later, AFME presented a report on the challenges of Brexit for wholesale banking. In addition to these Brexit related topics, the European Commission decided to prohibit the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange Group. On April 4, the ECB announced the circulation of a new and safe €50 banknote. One day later, the EBA published its updated Risk Dashboard summarising the main challenges for the EU banking sector.

  • 31 March 2017

    A historical week for the EU. On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May signed Article 50, formally starting the process of Britain’s exit from the European Union. Earlier that week, the EU leaders came together in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, gave a speech on this occasion. In addition to these historical events, On March 25, 2017, the Commission published a Report on accelerating the capital markets union. On March 28, 2017, the European Association of Co-operative Banks listed several recommendations in its “Co-operative Banks Declaration: the way forward”. On the same day, Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, gave a speech about the monetary policy of the ECB.

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