Banking, Finance and Competition law: About the European Parliament’s action*

Banque, finance and competition are at the heart of the work done by the Economic and monetary affairs committee around the integration of financial markets. Pervenche Berès looks into this issue through four themes: mergers in the banking sector, means of payment, merger of stock exchanges and transatlantic relations. In her conclusion she calls for an evolution of the European Union’s competition policy to foster the implementation of the Lisbon strategy.

* This article contains the conclusions of the Conference on Bankin, Finance and Competition law, held in Paris, 30 Nov. 2006, by the Concurrences and RDTF Reviews.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Madam President, Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Laureate, 1. It is a great pleasure for me to conclude this day, even though I was not able to attend all of your proceedings. When I look at the theme you have chosen, Banking, Finance and Competition', I had the impression that you were proposing a topic for the work of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs! Not because each of these topics is not within our remit, but because I am struck by the way in which these topics are linked in their topicality, and it is this topicality that I want to mention briefly before you, deliberately leaving out many subjects, including all the tax

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Pervenche Berès, Banking, Finance and Competition law: About the European Parliament’s action*, February 2007, Concurrences N° 1-2007, Art. N° 13191, pp. 68-81

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