Invitation to all interested parties to join the public discussion on the EU Digital Finance Strategy / FinTech Action Plan

Published: 27 May 2020.

The Representation of the European Commission in Croatia, in cooperation with the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA) and the Croatian National Bank (CNB), is inviting all interested parties to join the public discussion on the Digital Finance Strategy / FinTech Action Plan  on June 2020, at 9:30h.

Due to importance of social distancing, the public discussion will be held virtually, on the webpage Digital Finance Outreach - Croatia, where a registration link can be found. The discussion will take place via the Livestorm platform, and the working language will be English, due to international participants. Estimated duration is from 9:30 to 11:30h.

The European Commission will first present its work in the field of digital finance, after which the participants will be invited to present their views on the proposed strategy. Some of the questions that can boost discussion are:

What are the opportunities and challenges in digital finance in a time of physical and social distancing?

  • What can digital finance players do to help us navigate through the crisis?
  • What do you expect from policymakers in facilitating new business models, applications, processes and products in digital finance?
  • What can policymakers do to help spark a cultural change whereby innovative thinking becomes part of ‘business as usual’ in developing the EU digital finance strategy?
  • How do we ensure EU sovereignty and competitiveness in this area, and how can smaller markets such as the Croatian market contribute to this agenda?

In the context of digital finance, it is important to note that this year the European Commission held public consultations in connection with regulatory framework for crypto assets and improving resilience against cyber-attacks In addition, it published the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, which largely concerns digital finance. Furthermore, we are drawing your attention to the document Thirty Recommendations on Regulation, Innovation and Finance  from December 2019. All of the above can be put to good use in preparing for the discussion.

Should you have any additional questions, please send them by e-mail to: innovationhub@hanfa.hr