• 22 September 2017

    To unlock the full potential of the EU data economy, the European Commission has proposed a new digital package, including a new set of rules to govern the free flow of non-personal data in the EU. A wide-ranging set of measures to build strong cybersecurity in the EU is also on the table in order to equip Europe with the right tools to deal with cyber-attacks.

  • 15 September 2017

    On 13 September 2017, the President Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission delivered his annual policy speech on the State of the European Union at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In his speech Juncker takes stock of Europe's current political and economic landscape. He urges the European Union to stay on the same course as in the previous year and calls for a more united, stronger and more democratic Union.

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  • 31 August 2017

    With effect from 1 October 2017, Karel Van Eetvelt will become the new CEO of Febelfin and the Belgian Bankers' and Stockbroking Firms' Association (ABB-BVB). As the new CEO, he will be entrusted with the task of making Febelfin and ABB-BVB future-oriented entities. With the financial sector facing considerable challenges and change, Febelfin and ABB-BVB will have to be ready, more than ever, to help the sector deal with these new demands and to create an environment that ensures a sustainable future.

  • 28 August 2017

    On Augustus 4, 2017, the European Banking Authority published a discussion paper on its approach to FinTech. A few weeks later, the European Commission launched a public consultation on post-trade in a Capital Market Union: dismantling barriers and strategy for the future.