Parliamentary Testimonies

Bruegel scholars are often called upon to provide their expertise to parliaments. Below is a list of recent testimonies to national, European and American parliaments.

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The impact of the legal and operational structures of euro-area banks on their resolvability

Following the financial crisis, the question of how to handle a big bank’s collapse has come to the fore. This Policy Contribution evaluates the obstacles to resolvability that the legal and operational structures of the large euro-area banks could pose to the European Union’s new resolution regime.

By: Dirk Schoenmaker Topic: European Parliament, Finance & Financial Regulation, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: December 6, 2016
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Parliamentary Testimony

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Energy policies in Eastern European partners

Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, 1 December 2016.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Parliamentary Testimonies Date: December 2, 2016
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What impact does the ECB’s quantitative easing policy have on bank profitability?

This Policy Contribution shows that the effect of the ECB’s QE programme on bank profitability has not yet had a dramatically negative effect on bank operations.

By: Maria Demertzis and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: November 30, 2016
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Collaborative economy

Georgios Petropoulos was invited to speak at a workshop on collaborative economy organised by the Internal Market Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament on November 8.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: European Parliament, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: November 18, 2016
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Geo-blocking and non audiovisual copyrighted content services

Georgios Petropoulos attended a meeting of IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market on November 14.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: European Parliament, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: November 18, 2016
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EFTA Parliamentary committee on Brexit

Guntram Wolff attended a panel debate on Brexit, organised by the EFTA Parliamentary Committee.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Parliamentary Testimonies Date: November 18, 2016
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EU-UK future constitutional relationship

Bruegel's Director, Guntram Wolff, was invited to speak at the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs on 29 September 2016.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Parliament, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: October 4, 2016
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Parliamentary Testimony

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Options after Brexit

Oral presentation at the French Senate

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: French Senate, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: September 27, 2016
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Low long-term rates: bond bubble or symptom of secular stagnation?

Yields on European sovereign bonds have reached historically low levels in 2016. This secular decline in long-term sovereign yields is not limited to the euro area. Why are interest rates currently so low? Are low long-term trates justified by fundamental factors or is it an artificial phenomenon?

By: Grégory Claeys Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: September 26, 2016
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The future of financial services in the UK following the Brexit vote

UK House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs' call for evidence on the future of Financial Services in the UK following the vote to leave the European Union.

By: Dirk Schoenmaker Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, House of Lords, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: September 15, 2016
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Total assets versus risk weighted assets: does it matter for MREL?

As a consequence of the global financial crisis, various initiatives have been taken in different jurisdictions to ensure the future resolvability of banks without massive use of public funds. In Europe, the BRRD introduced the concept of MREL, which is in the process of being defined.

By: Bennet Berger, Pia Hüttl and Silvia Merler Topic: European Parliament, Finance & Financial Regulation Date: August 9, 2016
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Rethinking the security of the European Union's gas supply

Presentation at the EPP hearing on the “Winter Energy Package” on 29 June 2016.

By: Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, European Parliament, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: June 29, 2016
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