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Date updated: 6/25/2020

Set up to strengthen relations between the City of London and EU institutions

The City Office in Brussels represents the needs of an international financial marketplace. It liaises between the City and both the EU institutions and Member States – strengthening dialogue between them.

Aiding better contact with EU decision-makers and key figures elsewhere in the EU

It focuses on cross-sector issues in which pan-EU policy making could affect the competitiveness of international financial services and therefore the EU's economic growth. It facilitates wider City contacts by staging networking events and briefing meetings with MEPs, European Commission officials and Member States' representatives.

City Office in Brussels's strategic aims:

  • To help shape the evolution of more effective financial services within the EU – assisting in the creation of a coherent strategy for future growth and development of the single market for financial services.
  • To promote the interests of the wider City as a key international marketplace – acting as a focal point in Brussels for UK-based international financial services through informal contacts with decision makers.
  • To act as a channel for regular communication between EU officials and MEPs and the international financial services community on matters of collective interest.

EU and regulation

The City of London aims to promote and reinforce the competitiveness of the Square Mile and in particular UK-based international financial services.

The City of London works closely with practitioners, trade associations and other stakeholders in order to shape the future direction of financial services policy. It focuses on issues created by EU and international economic, legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments which may impact or threaten to impact on the open, efficient and competitive environment for doing business in the City.

The International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG)

Through the work of the IRSG, the City of London corporation has been working towards a more strategic approach to cross-cutting issues which impact on UK-based financial services providers and users.

Further information

Email the Brussels Office

City Office in Brussels
Rond Point Schuman 6, 8th Floor
1040 Brussels
Belgium

T +32 (0) 2 282 84 57

F +32 (0) 2 282 84 43

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