10th DECEMBER 2015 // Renaissance Hotel, BRUSSELS (BE)
The last conference was held in Brussels in December 2015 under the title “Social Welfare in Times of Economic Stagnation: Can smart regulation stimulate private pensions?” and was attended by all major stakeholders; including regulators, politicians, consumer groups, the national trade associations of countless European countries, and advisory practitioners.
Jiří indelář Member of FECIF board of directors
The Brussels’ Circle of Overregulation
Even though the European Union was given a series of warnings regarding its effort to regulate anything and everything, it did not slow down. Despite proclamations about “changing the course” and “smart regulation”, from November to December 2015 FECIF´s office in Brussels once again was buried under more than 1.000 pages of consultations, surveys and questionnaires from the Commission and the supervisory authorities. Yes, you read correctly: one thousand pages in just two months! For those who are now wondering about the origin of this infinite flood of paper let me tell you a story.
A long time ago, there was a kingdom called “Brusselium”. Although its council of elders ruled liberally in the first years, over time it became fond of imposing numerous edicts and rules that entangled lesser kingdoms and duchies...
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