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Getting More from Financial Services Markets: greater competition for a better deal for consumers

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FT Business - LSE European Institute: The Future of Europe public lecture series

Date: Monday 19 February 2007
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: New Theatre, East Building
Speaker: Neelie Kroes
Chair: Professor Willem Buiter

Neelie Kroes is European commissioner for competition, a position she has held since November 2004.

Since 2005, the European Commission has pursued extensive inquiries into barriers to competition in financial services markets across Europe. Acting under Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003, and working in close cooperation with stakeholders, the Commission has looked in depth at three key areas: payments cards, core retail banking and business insurance. Commissioner Kroes will present the final findings of the payments cards and core retail banking inquiries, as well as the interim report in the business insurance sector, and will set out how the Commission plans to take forward concrete actions to overcome the identified barriers to competition.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

The next event in the series takes place on Friday 23 February and is entitled Future of EU Migration and Integration Policies|.

For more information email events@lse.ac.uk|  or call 020 7955 6043.

Transcript

A full transcript of Neelie Kroes' speech is available to download.
Download Transcript: Getting More from Financial Services Markets: greater competition for a better deal for consumers| (PDF)

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