EES Economy Talks with Georg FAHRENSCHON,
President German Savings Bank and Giro Association on the Topic:
"Requirements for a Fair European Financial Architecture - Opportunities and Risks for the Banking Industry and SMEs"

It seems as if the Euro Crisis has taken a short break, but the crisis is still not overcome. After about 5 years it still holds great challenges. This applies to governments, parliaments, but also for the ECB itself, as guardian of the Euro, as well as to national central banks and the banking and financial sector. Face to the fact that the real economy is inextricably related with the financial sector, every crisis in the financial sector effects to the same extent a challenge for companies in the real economy, to the existence of a threat. Corporates, although sometimes with some time lags, “feel” any changes in the financial markets; the financial crisis has shown this more than clear. Functioning and stable financial markets are a key factor for economic growth.

With our EWS Economy Talks we want on the one hand to provide a deeper insight into the current European financial architecture, on the other hand we want to show opportunities and point out risks for the banking industry and SME.

As representative of the European Economy we want to contribute and represent the views of the companies in discussion with today's speakers, because entrepreneurs know best "where the shoe pinches".

Opening         

Dr Ingo Friedrich, EES-President, Vice President of EP ret.
Georg Fahrenschon, President German Savings Bank and Giro Association

Key Note

Georg Fahrenschon, President German Savings Bank and Giro Association           

Podium                

MdB Lothar Binding, Member of the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag, SPD

MdB Alexander Radwan, Member of the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag, Member of Board of CSU, CDU/CSU

MdB Dr Gerhard Schick, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag, Bündnis90/Die Grünen

Impressions

Opening


Participants


Podium


Nomination of Senators

from left to right:: EES-Secretary General Wolfgang Franken, Honorary Economy
Senator
DSGV President Georg Fahrenschon, EES-President Dr Ingo Friedrich  and EES-
CEO Dipl.-Kfm.Michael Jäger

from left to right:: EES-Secretary General Wolfgang Franken, DSGV President Georg Fahrenschon,
Economy Senator Thierry Bichel, EES-President Dr Ingo Friedrich  and EES-
CEO Dipl.-Kfm.Michael Jäger




Economy Senator Otto Pohlmann (Middle)

Economy Senator Carlo Thewes (Middle)

Economy Senator Michael Mücke (Middle)

Economy Senator Volodymyr Skubenko (Middle)

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