A European Mandate for Financial Sector Supervisors in the EU

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

January 1, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The EU is deliberating the introduction of an explicit "European mandate" for financial sector supervisors to supplement national mandates. Suggestions are made on (i) the formulation of a European mandate; (ii) the policy areas to which it should apply; (iii) which institutions should be given a European mandate; (iv) the legal basis for the mandate; (v) how to implement the mandate in practice; and (vi) how to achieve accountability for fulfilling a European mandate. Decisions on these issues are needed if the introduction of a European mandate is to have a substantive positive effect.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/5

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451871524/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009005

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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