31 January 2023 - 32min.
The CMU is a big project, and can sound complicated sometimes. And often, it is. At its core, the Capital Markets Union is a plan to create a single market for capital in the EU. The aim is to get money – investments and savings, including those of us – ordinary savers and consumers – flowing across and around the EU so that it can benefit consumers, investors, and companies, regardless of where they are located. Putting money to work to keep the machinery of our economy moving and growing. Aidas talks to Tanya Panova, the head of the EU Commission’s CMU department in an energetic, and fun conversation, where Aidas probably gets in a little over his head.
14 December 2022 - 21min.
Instant coffee, instant oatmeal, instant mashed potatoes, instant gratification. We want it all, and we want it now. So, we’re going to talk about instant payments. On 26 October 2022, the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal on establishing instant payments. Wait, what? Don’t we already have that?
27 October 2022 - 17 min.
In response to the extremely volatile prices caused by Russia’s weaponisation of energy, on 18 October 2022, the EU Commission proposed a new emergency regulation to address high gas prices in the EU and ensure security of supply this winter. Aidas Palubinskas chats with the EU Commission’s Director General for Finance Sean Berrigan about the financial markets aspects.
29 September 2022 - 36 min.
Back in 2021, the European Commission presented an ambitious package of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU rules on anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT). This included the proposal for the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering. Aidas Palubinskas talks with DG FISMA’s Deputy Director General Alexandra Jour Schroeder.
20 July 2022 - 14 min.
Letizia Lupini talks to Alain Deckers – head of the asset management unit – about what the EU is doing to promote sustainable finance and how investors can make sure they invest green.
16 June 2022 - 18 min.
Aidas Palubinskas talks to Jan Ceyssens about all things digital – including cryptocurrencies, cyber risks, the digital euro, privacy, and consent.
18 May 2022 - 12 min.
How do sanctions work? Do they work? How citizens and business can help them work?
28 April 2022 - 1 min.
Short episodes are released at the same time as the monthly EU Commission Finance Newsletter on topics related to banks, capital markets, insurance, digital or sustainable finance, anti-money laundering, sanctions, etc.
The host of the podcast is not an expert, so tries to get the topics explained as simply as possible.
The views expressed are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the EU Commission.