In-Depth Analysis: Banking Union: The ECB’s disclosure of Pillar 2 capital requirements

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Press Release: ESMA publishes 2019 report on enforcement of corporate disclosure

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities markets regulator, today publishes its Annual Report on enforcement and regulatory activities related to corporate reporting within the European Economic Area (EEA).The Report presents the 2019 activities of ESMA and of European accounting enforcers when examining compliance of financial and non-financial statements provided by European issuers.

UPDATED – Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment, and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/2088

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Press Release: EBA publishes updated List of Reporting Institutions for 2020

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a revised list of the Reporting Institutions for 2020, for the purpose of supervisory reporting pursuant to EBA Decision 2015/130. The EBA runs this exercise on an annual basis, where Competent Authorities annually review which institutions under their supervisory remit fulfil the criteria for sending supervisory and financial reporting data to the EBA. The exercise is based on the institutions’ year-end data, and the updated list is published around the first quarter of each year.

Press Release: ESMA provides clarifications for best execution reports under MiFID II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, is issuing a Public Statement to clarify issues regarding the publication by execution venues and firms of the general best execution reports required under RTS 27 and 28 of MiFID II, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/429 of 14 February 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 laying down implementing technical standards with regard to supervisory reporting of institutions according to Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council

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Press Release: EBA publishes final draft standards on key areas for the EU implementation of the FRTB

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on the new Internal Model Approach (IMA) under the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). These technical standards conclude the first phase of the EBA roadmap towards the implementation of the market and counterparty credit risk frameworks in the EU.

Consultation: Technical standards on reporting, data quality, data access and registration of Trade Repositories under EMIR REFIT

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Press Release: ESMA issues guidance on financial reporting deadlines in light of COVID-19

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has issued a Public Statement on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the deadlines for publishing financial reports which apply to listed issuers under the Transparency Directive.

Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/448 of 17 December 2019 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2251 as regards the specification of the treatment of OTC derivatives in connection with certain simple, transparent and standardised securitisations for hedging purposes

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Press Release: EBA provides clarity to banks and consumers on the application of the prudential framework in light of COVID-19 measures

Following its call on 12 March 2020 to Competent Authorities to make use of the full flexibility provided for in the existing regulation, the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today a second statement to explain a number of additional interpretative aspects on the functioning of the prudential framework in relation to the classification of loans in default, the identification of forborne exposures, and their accounting treatment. These clarifications will help ensure consistency and comparability in risk metrics across the whole EU banking sector, which are crucial to monitor the effects of the current crisis. The EBA also reminds financial institutions of their consumer protection obligations, temporarily lifts some reporting obligations for payment service providers (PSPs), and calls on PSPs to raise their contactless payment thresholds to the legal limit.

In-Depth Analysis: Is the current “fit and proper” regime appropriate for the Banking Union?

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Public access to documents – Confirmatory application No 08/c/01/20

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Press Release: EIOPA issues Recommendations on supervisory flexibility regarding deadlines of supervisory reporting and public disclosure by insurers

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has issued Recommendations addressed to national competent authorities on supervisory flexibility regarding the deadline of supervisory reporting and public disclosure in light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATED – Consultation: Guidelines on securitisation repository data completeness and consistency thresholds

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Press Release: ESMA sets out approach to SFTR implementation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, is issuing a Public Statementto ensure coordinated supervisory actions on the application of Securities Finance Transactions Regulation (SFTR), in particular, on the requirements regarding the reporting start date, as well as the registration of Trade Repositorie (TR). This approach is needed in response to the effect of current adverse developments events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

POSTPONED – Event: Enhancing reliability of non-financial information (Brussels, 23 March 2020)

Update: the event has been postponed to a further date.

Accountancy Europe and WBCSD are organising an event to discuss assurance on non-financial information.

Trustworthy information strengthens confidence in companies and in markets, creating long-term value. Stakeholders, including investors, voice a need for independent assurance over non-financial information as they want to know whether they can trust the reported information. Equally, the European Commission is looking into strengthening assurance requirements in the upcoming revision of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive.

In this event, we will discuss the latest initiatives on non-financial information assurance with EU policy makers, international standard setters, businesses, the accountancy profession, amongst others.

Press Release: EIOPA statement on actions to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on the EU insurance sector

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), in close communication and cooperation with the other European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board, has been monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation very closely as the outbreak continues to cause disruption to households and businesses. It is increasingly clear that the outbreak is having significant consequences for the global economy, including financial services.

UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Accounting Regulatory Committee (19 Mar 2020)

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Press Release: ESMA requires net short position holders to report positions of 0.1% and above

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a decision temporarily requiring the holders of net short positions in shares traded on a European Union (EU) regulated market to notify the relevant national competent authority (NCA) if the position reaches or exceeds 0.1% of the issued share capital after the entry into force of the decision.

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of Directive 2014/57/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on criminal sanctions for market abuse (market abuse directive)

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