Changes afoot at Internal Markets Directorate


The moves – which are already having a broad impact on the way financial services policy is created and meted out – come after a report in October, Opinions and Experiences of Citizens in the EU-25. The general consensus is that Brussels is poor at consulting with stakeholders before developing policies, and that it is producing too much legislation when other tools may be more effective and less costly.

The tone of the public hearing was set by Internal Markets Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, who

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