Press Release: Capital markets union: Council adopts new rules facilitating access to pension products and investment funds

The Council today adopted two key reforms in the framework of the Capital Markets Union.

They adopted:

  • a regulation providing greater choice for people who wish to save for their retirement and expanding the market for personal pensions through the creation of a “pan-European pension product” (PEPPs).
  • a package of measures aimed at removing existing barriers to the cross-border distribution of investment funds.

Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) (first reading)

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Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)

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Press Release: EIOPA calls for candidates to join Expert Panel on Pan-European Personal Pension Product Regulation

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Speech by Vice-President Dombrovskis: Impact of PEPP on EU Capital Markets and Sustainable Pensions Income

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Press Release: EIOPA identifies areas for improvement in the supervision of Prudent Person Rule compliance by institutions for occupational retirement provision

Today, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published the findings of its peer review examining how national competent authorities (NCAs) ensure that institutions for occupational retirement provision (IORPs) comply with the Prudent Person Rule.

Proposal on a pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)

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Factsheet: Capital Markets Union: Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)

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Press Release: Launch of EIOPA’s 2019 Occupational Pensions Stress Test Exercise

Today, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) launched its biennial stress test of the European occupational pension sector. This exercise is expected to allow important and relevant insights into the resilience and potential vulnerabilities of the European occupational pension sector. For the first time, a European stress test includes an assessment of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) exposures.

Press Release: EU Financial Regulators Highlight Risks of a No-Deal Brexit and Asset Price Volatility

The European Union’s (EU) banking, insurance, pensions and securities sectors continue to face a range of risks, the latest report on “Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System” published today by the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) shows.

UPDATED – Report: EP ECON Committee on tax treatment of pension products, including the pan-European Personal Pension Product

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UPDATED – Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (3 – 4 April 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ECON Committee – Vote on Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) (26 February 2019)

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Updated – Agenda: High Level Working Party (Taxation) (28 February 2019)

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Agenda: EP ECON Committee Meeting (25-26 February 2019)

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Press release: Capital Markets Union – Commission welcomes political agreement on new rules to help consumers save for retirement

The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and Member States on the proposal for a pan-European personal pension product (PEPP). Helping to channel more savings to long-term investments in the EU, this is an important milestone for the Capital Markets Union.

Press release: Pensions – Council confirms agreement on pan-European pension product

EU ambassadors today endorsed the agreement reached between the presidency and the European Parliament on 13 December on the proposed ‘pan-European pension product’ (PEPP), a new class of personal pension scheme. The draft regulation is aimed at providing greater choice for people who wish to save for their retirement, and at the same time boosting the market for personal pensions.

OPP Meeting Summary: Economic and Financial Affairs Council – “AOB – Current financial services legislative proposals” (12 February 2019)

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Agenda: Coreper II Meeting (13 & 15 February 2019)

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