Sweden and Denmark – both non-euro countries – have commissioned public inquiries concerning a potential participation in the EU’s banking union. One of the contributions to the Swedish inquiry is presented in this report, where the arguments for and against a Swedish participation are examined.
While the author does not take a clear stand for or against Swedish participation, he nevertheless offers criteria for the decision process:
- Additional benefits compared with the Nordic-Baltic cooperation in bank supervision.
- Whether Denmark joins the banking union.
- How the supervision of significant Swedish institutions would be dealt with compared to the current structure.
- How banks in Sweden would react to the structural change in supervision and resolution.
Thorsten Beck is Professor of Banking and Finance at Cass Business School in London.
Better In or Better Out: Weighing Sweden’s Options vis-à-vis the Banking Union
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