On the occasion of the EFBS-Semi-Annual Meeting members met on the 25 and 26 April 2006 in Brussels which was set off with an evening event at the Permanent Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU. The President of the EFBS, Dr. Wieser, welcomed Mr. Radwan (Germany), Member of the European Parliament, as special guest speaker who explained his point of view concerning latest developments in the financial services sector.
The meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee included the speeches of Mr. Purvis (UK) und Mr. Lechner (Germany), two Members of the European Parliament, as well Ms Robertson, representative of the European Commission/ GD Market, who exposed their opinions on the revised proposal on consumer credit and on the harmonization of mortgage credit on the EU-level.
During the meeting of the Housing Policy and Marketing Committee participants followed the explanations given by Mr. Beaupuy (F), Member of the European Parliament, concerning the “Charta for Housing” and discussed the urban dimension implicated by the EU-enlargement.
Particularly, the unanimously vote on the admission of the following Croatian institutes as corresponding members of the EFBS during the meeting of the Management Council has to be mentioned:
• Wüstenrot stambena štedionica d.d.
• Raiffeisen stambena štedionica d.d.