Jean Allix

BEUC (Brussels)
Special Advisor - BEUC

Since 2006, Jean Allix has been working in the Directorate General for competition of the European Commission in the unit in charge of financial services. From 2000 to 2005 he was in Directorate General for the Internal Market, in the Unit in charge of "Retail issues and payment systems". He deals with cross border payment issues: Regulation 2560 on equal prices for national and cross-border payments (2001), Communication on a new legal framework for payments (2003) and directive on payment services (2005). From 1990-1999, Jean Allix worked as a Senior Administrator in DG SANCO (Directorate-General for Health and Consumer protection) of the European Commission, dealing with financial services and e-commerce issues. From 1993 to 2002, he was a member of the European Commission Task Force created to organize the introduction of the euro. From 1984 to 1990, he was an Administrator in a French national consumer organisation where he represented consumers in the Users’ Committee on Financial Services (Paris Banque de France) and at the Consultative Council of Consumers in Brussels. From 1976 to 1983, Jean Allix worked in the Ministry of Economics and Finance in the Consumer and Competition Directorate (DGCCRF). Mr. Allix holds a PhD in Economics.

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DG COMP (Brussels)
Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
DG COMP (Brussels)


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Agata Malczewska, Andras Janecsko, Antonio Carlos Teixeira, Elena Caprioli, Elke Graeper, Jean Allix, Lukas Repa, Paul McGhee, Tanya Panova The EU Commission identifies in its sector inquiry widespread competition barriers in retail banking


"Sector Inquiry Identifies Widespread Competition Barriers in Retail Banking"* On 31 January 2007 the European Commission published the Final Report of its sector inquiry into European retail banking markets. The inquiry has identified a number of deficiencies in the way these markets work (...)

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