On 31 January 2023, the European Banking Authority (EBA) launched the 2023 EU-wide stress test and released the macroeconomic scenarios. The 2023 EU-wide banking stress test is designed to help assess the resilience of the European banking sector in the current uncertain and fast changing macroeconomic environment. The adverse stress test scenario is based on a narrative of hypothetical heightened geopolitical tensions, with high inflation and higher interest rates having strong adverse effects on private consumption and investments, both domestically and globally. In terms of GDP decline, the 2023 adverse scenario is the most severe used in the EU wide stress up to now. The severe nature of the adverse scenario aims to assess the resilience of the European banking system to a hypothetical severely deteriorated macro-environment.
At this SUERF-Baffin Bocconi e-lecture, key findings will be presented and discussed by senior EBA and ECB regulators and supervisors as well as private sector decision makers and analysts.
28 July 2023: The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the results of its 2023 EU-wide stress test