Ms. Sharon Bowles
Member of European Parliament
Outgoing Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee

Introduction by
Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Moderated by
Mr. Douwe Miedema
Financial Regulation Team Lead
Thomson Reuters

Please join the Atlantic Council and Thomson Reuters on March 25 as Sharon Bowles, MEP, gives remarks reflecting on the five years she has spent leading the influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee during the turbulence of the eurozone and global financial crises. She will be stepping down in May from the European Parliament, and will provide her thoughts on the most pressing issues facing financial regulators on either side of the Atlantic, including the implementation of the Volcker Rule in the United States and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFid) in Europe. Bowles will also give her views on the current state of US-EU economic relations and the future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, and explore progress towards building a Banking Union in Europe. She will outline the most productive next steps for transatlantic financial regulatory cooperation in order to ensure future growth and stability.

Bowles is regularly named by the media and industry as one of the most influential members of the European Parliament. She is the first Briton and first member of the Liberal Democratic Party to chair the European Parliament's powerful ECON committee, where she played a leading role in coordinating Europe’s response to the crises.

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