Gunnar Hökmark, a leading figure in the ECON Committee, will share his experience and insights as well as his reflections on the past years of prudential regulation in the EU from a policymakers’perspective. Navigating the interplay of global rules, Brussels politics, intergovernmental as well as inter-institutional politics in trilogues has been and still is a major challenge for everybody involved.
Has the right balance been struck? What still needs to be done? What lessons are to be learnt for future regulatory mammoth projects of a similar nature?
Join the debate and share your thoughts in a Chatham House rule setting.
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Gunnar Hökmark is a Swedish politician for the Moderate Party and a Member of the European Parliament since 2004. In January 2007, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, a position he held until 2014. Currently Hökmark is the leader of the Swedish delegation to the EPP and active in the Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Committee of Industry, Energy and Research. From 2012 to 2014, he led the Parliament’s work on the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).Since 2014, Hökmark has been the parliament’s rapporteur on the banking structure reform. He is also a member of the delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee and active in the Delegation to the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly. Gunnar Hökmark is the chairman of The Stockholm Free World Forum a Swedish foreign and security policy oriented think tank. He has also been very active in the work against antisemitism and xenophobia and earlier this year Hökmark was awarded by the The Society of the Survivors of the Holocaust for his work.