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Brussels/Frankfurt/Berlin, 26 January 2022

Mairead McGuinness, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union, will be in Germany from 26 to 28 January. Today, Commissioner McGuinness will meet in Frankfurt with Mark Branson, President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), and will then visit the premises of EUREX.

On the same day, the Commissioner meets with Christine Lagarde and Luis de Guindos, President and Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), to discuss topics including the digital euro, clearing and the Banking Union.

Tomorrow, Commissioner McGuinness meets with Petra Hielkema, Chairwoman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. Later in the day, the Commissioner meets with Joachim Nagel, President of the Bundesbank and Frank Elderson, Member of the ECB’s Executive Board, to discuss the banking package and the sustainability agenda for banks. In the evening, the Commissioner will travel to Berlin where she will meet with national parliamentarians from the EU and the Financial Affairs Committees, respectively.

In Berlin, she will also meet with representatives of the Sustainable Finance Council, an advisory body on sustainable finance.  She will also meet with Jörg Kukies, State Secretary for Financial and EU Affairs at the Federal Chancellery, to discuss the Banking Union, clearing and the Capital Markets Union package.

On Friday, Commissioner McGuinness will meet with Christian Lindner, Federal Minister of Finance, to discuss the Capital Markets Union, the Banking Union, clearing, payments and the anti-money laundering package. On the same day, she has a meeting with Sven Giegold, State Secretary in the Ministry for Economy and Climate Protection, followed by a meeting with members of the banks’ associations. Finally, the Commissioner will also meet Gerhard Schick, President of the NGO ‘Bürgerbewegung Finanzwende’, and visit VR Ventures, where she will meet a number of FinTechs.

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