Margarita Delgado: The European Banking Union

Speech by Ms Margarita Delgado, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Spain, at the informational breakfast, Club Diálogos para la Democracia, Madrid, 14 January 2019.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
15 January 2020

Good morning.

Many thanks, Miguel, for your kind introductory words. My appreciation, too, to Unicaja and the Club Diálogos para la Democracia, in particular their chairman, Antonio Gavilanes, for inviting me to take part in today's colloquium.

As you well know, Diálogos para la Democracia was founded in 1976 as a debate forum that sought to provide ideas and solutions to the numerous problems arising in a society which, at that time, was in transition towards democracy. Evidently, societies evolve, and new problems arise which we must address. This is why this type of forum remains as necessary today as ever.

Undoubtedly, since our democratic transition, one of the key landmarks has been our accession to what was then known as the European Economic Community on 1 January 1986, over 34 years ago.