In the last week, Charlie McCreevy has spoken on:

  • MiFID: he spoke of how MiFID has promoted better investor protection and financial stability. He said it is too soon to gauge its impact in many countries but said early signs are positive; 
  • SEPA: he looked at the success of measures so far and how to deal with the challenges of the PSD and SEPA Direct Debit initiatives; and 
  • prudential supervision in an integrated market: he looked at how to strengthen collaboration among European supervisors. He referred specifically to Solvency II, CRD proposals and SEPA. He also spoke of his plans to strengthen the roles of the European Committees of Supervisors.