UK Lords EU Committee Launches Inquiry into EU Proposals to Deal With the Financial Crisis
In the UK, the House of Lords European Union Committee has launched an inquiry into the European Commission’s proposals for dealing with the current financial crisis. The Committee held an evidence session on this issue with Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, chairman of the FSA and Lord Myners, financial service secretary to the Treasury in late November and are now inviting written evidence on the EU proposals.
The Committee will focus on four key issues raised by the European Commission’s proposals:
Commenting, Baroness Cohen, chairman of the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, said: “The current financial crisis has been a major test of the EU’s ability to react to worldwide economic events. Now, as the effects of the banking crisis and credit crunch begin to be felt in the wider economy, is the right time to assess what progress the EU is making.”