The Banking Union: What’s in it for Sweden?

time and place

Friday 16 March 2018, 08:00–09:30
Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65, level 2

Welcome to a breakfast seminar with John Berrigan, Deputy Director General of the Commission’s financial services division and Karolina Ekholm, State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance.

There is now a very active debate on how to deepen the European co-operation in the euro area and in the Banking Union. At the seminar we will discuss the different options for countries, such as Sweden, that are neither members of the euro area nor the Banking Union. John Berrigan will outline the European Commission’s policy priorities in 2018 when it comes to the Banking Union.

The seminar is co-organised by the European Commission Representation in Sweden, Swedish House of Finance and SNS.

The meeting will be held in English.


John Berrigan, Deputy Director General at the European Commission. Director for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.
Karolina Ekholm, State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, responsible for economic analysis and international cooperation on economic policy.

The meeting is moderated by Pehr Wissén, Senior Adviser at Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics.

Time and venue

Friday, 16 March 2018, 08:00-09:30. NOTE that the seminar will take place on the European Commission representation in Sweden, located about 100 meters from SNS: Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65, level 2. Registration and breakfast at the European Commission Representation from 07:30. The meeting will start at 08:00.

To register, you must present a valid ID card.


For questions please contact Mia Chennell,, Director Program and Partnerships. For questions regarding registration, please contact Ingela Hallingstam,

Registration and fee

By invitation only. Invitations are sent out by SNS, SHOF and the European Commission in Sweden. The meeting is free of charge. The number of seats is limited.