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European Commission Statement Brussels, 31 Dec 2020 The situation facing more than 900 migrants in Lipa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is dire. They are without adequate shelter in severe winter conditions. This mornin…

European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The European Union (represented by President of the European Council, Charles Michel and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen held a leade…

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement in Brussels on behalf of the European Union.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 Friday, 1 January 2021, marks the beginning of the European Year of Rail. The European Commission initiative will highlight the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe means of transport.

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 EU-CHINA COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT ON INVESTMENT EU-CHINA COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT ON INVESTMENT

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Dec 2020 The European Commission has found €73.02 million of Italian support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on 19 routes due to the coronavirus outbreak between 16 June and 31 October 2020.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Dec 2020 Today, the European Commission adopted a package of €70 million under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA II) to help fund the access of Western Balkans partners to COVID-19 vaccines procured by EU Member States.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Dec 2020 The European Commission has put forward today its proposal for a Brexit Adjustment Reserve, as agreed by the European Council in July, to help counter the adver…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Dec 2020 After intensive negotiations, the European Commission has reached today an agreement with the United Kingdom on the terms of its future cooperation with the European Union.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The European Commission has extended two humanitarian flagship programmes in Turkey until early 2022. These programmes help over 1.8 million refugees meet their basic needs and will help over 700,000 children to continue their education.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved an approximately €2.9 billion (PLN 13 billion) Polish State aid scheme to support micro, small and medium-sized enterp…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The European Commission has found a Greek grant of €120 million to Aegean Airlines to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure aims at compensating …

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €300 million German scheme to support innovative projects aimed at strengthening sustaina…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved two Polish measures, for a total of about €650 million (approximately PLN 2.9 billion), to support the airline LOT in …

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson by Aon, under the EU Merger Regulation. …

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved a Slovenian €900 million scheme to cover part of the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the coronavirus ou…

European Commission Statement Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 Good evening.
Today we add an important chapter in our fight against COVID-19. We took the decision to make available for European citizens the first COVID-19 v…

European Commission Statement Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 The migration situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is alarming. Over 3,300 refugees and migrants will find themselves without access to basic shelter and service…

  • The fast and ultra-fast charging stations will be located along Spanish motorways, including those of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
  • The EIB financing of €50 million will enable the company to carry out an investment of around €100 million to increase long distance mobility in Spain.
  • The project will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by 31 000 tonnes a year.
  • The project is financed under the Future Mobility product, backed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the NER300 Programme of the European Commission.
  • Support for a cleaner and cost competitive transport alternative for cargo
  • Construction of three innovative rail freight terminals in Calais (France), Kaldenkirchen (Germany) and Domodossola (Italy)
  • The project is financed under the Future Mobility product, backed by the European Commission.

Lipa (1)

European Commission Statement Brussels, 31 Dec 2020 The situation facing more than 900 migrants in Lipa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is dire. They are without adequate shelter in severe winter conditions. This mornin…

EIB (10)

The EIB is providing Banque Misr with a €425 million credit line to support Egyptian private small and medium-sized enterprises that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and boost their ability to lead the economic recovery in the country. The credit line will finance investment projects, as well as working capital needs, in productive and service sectors, thus sustaining growth and employment while helping to mitigate the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

The EIB has unlocked €340 million for the construction of the 36-kilometre section of road between Poprikuše and Medakovo on Corridor Vc, key connectivity infrastructure in the country that is also supported by European Union grants and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This investment creates new employment and business opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contributes to regional integration.

The EIB and the Arab Republic of Egypt have signed a EUR 1.128 billion agreement to support investments in the rehabilitation and expansion of metro and tram systems in Alexandria and Cairo. The EIB financing will contribute to increase the availability and improve the quality of public transport systems in the two cities where 30-35% of the countrys population live and work. This new operation is in line with the EU Bank’s climate action objectives and comes in support of the government’s national priorities.

The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies.

  • First operation under the EGF: EIB guarantee of up to €100 million to Banca March to mobilise €267 million.
  • EIB guarantee of €70 million, under EFSI, through which Banca March will generate €140 million of financing.
  • EIB financing of €100 million for Banca March, to be complemented by the Spanish entity with an additional €100 million to finance SMEs and mid-caps.
  • Loans supporting working capital, including wages, tax, social security contributions, and administrative and other operating costs
  • New investment projects, with a maximum term of 12 years, in all production sectors will also be financed
  • Financing made available to businesses by UniCredit and the EIB since the start of 2020 has risen to around €1.2 billion
  • The EIB provides €40 million to enable affordable financing for small businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic and help them retain jobs and business continuity
  • This is the 3rd operation in support of Serbian private sector under the Team Europe COVID-19 support package
  • In 2020, the EIB Group unlocked 175 million to support the recovery of Serbian companies hardest hit by the pandemic
  • The €100 million loan from the EU bank, guaranteed by the European Union, will support the modernisation of seven major hospitals in Georgia, including those commissioned as COVID hospitals.
  • The loan also covers the procurement of essential COVID-19-related medical equipment.
  • The operation is part of the EIB’s €6.7 billion COVID-19 emergency response and part of the Team Europe support package to the EU partner countries during the pandemic.
  • EU bank and Emschergenossenschaft sign deal worth over €500 million
  • Loan already fourth EIB financing for long-term Emscher conversion project

One of Europe’s largest environmental projects is to receive additional support from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EU bank is providing a further €500 million framework loan to Emschergenossenschaft for the large-scale rehabilitation of the river system. With this framework loan, the EIB is co-financing Emschergenossenschaft’s investment programme for the period 2020–2024. After deals struck in 2011, 2013 and 2017, this is the fourth EIB loan for this comprehensive development initiative.

The EIB has signed a €100 million (DKK 745 million) loan with Novozymes, the Danish-based world leader in biological solutions. The financing will support the company’s R&D investment plans for the coming years, and will mainly benefit R&D activities for discovering and producing enzymes that can be used in both industrial and home activities, reducing the need for traditional chemical products.

  • The fast and ultra-fast charging stations will be located along Spanish motorways, including those of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
  • The EIB financing of €50 million will enable the company to carry out an investment of around €100 million to increase long distance mobility in Spain.
  • The project will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by 31 000 tonnes a year.
  • The project is financed under the Future Mobility product, backed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the NER300 Programme of the European Commission.

Banque Misr (1)

The EIB is providing Banque Misr with a €425 million credit line to support Egyptian private small and medium-sized enterprises that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and boost their ability to lead the economic recovery in the country. The credit line will finance investment projects, as well as working capital needs, in productive and service sectors, thus sustaining growth and employment while helping to mitigate the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

European Council (5)

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission Ursula von der Leyen held a leaders’ meeting with China, represented by President Xi Jinping, via videoconference on 30 December 2020. The meeting focused in particular on progress achieved on negotiations on investment.

European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The European Union (represented by President of the European Council, Charles Michel and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen held a leade…

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement in Brussels on behalf of the European Union.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Dec 2020 The European Commission has put forward today its proposal for a Brexit Adjustment Reserve, as agreed by the European Council in July, to help counter the adver…

European Council President Charles Michel welcomes the agreement on the future EU-UK relationship as major step forward.

European Commission Ursula von der Leyen (1)

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission Ursula von der Leyen held a leaders’ meeting with China, represented by President Xi Jinping, via videoconference on 30 December 2020. The meeting focused in particular on progress achieved on negotiations on investment.

European Union (15)

European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The European Union (represented by President of the European Council, Charles Michel and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen held a leade…

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement in Brussels on behalf of the European Union.

The EIB has unlocked €340 million for the construction of the 36-kilometre section of road between Poprikuše and Medakovo on Corridor Vc, key connectivity infrastructure in the country that is also supported by European Union grants and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This investment creates new employment and business opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contributes to regional integration.

President Charles Michel spoke with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson following the agreement reached on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Provisional implementation is to remain a unique exception, said EP leaders. Parliamentary oversight will start soon to adopt the EP position before the end of the provisional application.

Source : © European Union, 2020 – EP

Statement by the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli and the Head of Parliaments UK Coordination Group David McAllister on the agreement reached on future EU-UK relations.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Committee on International Trade

Source : © European Union, 2020 – EP

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Dec 2020 After intensive negotiations, the European Commission has reached today an agreement with the United Kingdom on the terms of its future cooperation with the European Union.

E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the EU and less than 40% is recycled. Check out the facts and figures in our infographics.

Source : © European Union, 2020 – EP

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 Today, the European Union has disbursed €169 million of the COVID-19 support package for Morocco to help the authorities beef up the medical response to the coronavirus pandemic and put in place measures to mitigate its socio-economic impact.

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999 of
7 December 2020 concerning restrictive measures against serious
human rights violations and abuses

  • The €100 million loan from the EU bank, guaranteed by the European Union, will support the modernisation of seven major hospitals in Georgia, including those commissioned as COVID hospitals.
  • The loan also covers the procurement of essential COVID-19-related medical equipment.
  • The operation is part of the EIB’s €6.7 billion COVID-19 emergency response and part of the Team Europe support package to the EU partner countries during the pandemic.

The European Union and the United States want to introduce tighter rules for tech giants like Google. Search engine rivals are ready to step up as efforts are made to create a fairer competitive environment.

The country abolished the tax after it left the European Union. EU law stops most Member States from fully dropping VAT on sanitary products.

Stanley Johnson, the father of the pro-Brexit UK prime minister, says hell apply for French citizenship in the wake of Britains exit from the European Union.

European Union nations have begun mass vaccinations in an effort to put an end to the global pandemic. Outside the EU, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Serbia have already started inoculations.

European Commission Press (20)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to assist Croatia in the aftermath of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, following a request for assistance from Croatian authorities on 29 December

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 Friday, 1 January 2021, marks the beginning of the European Year of Rail. The European Commission initiative will highlight the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe means of transport.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The EU and China have today concluded in principle the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).  This deal follows a call between Ch…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The cumulative EU foreign direct investment (FDI) flows from the EU to China over the last 20 years have reached more than €140 billion. For Chinese FDI in…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Dec 2020 The European Commission has found €73.02 million of Italian support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on 19 routes due to the coronavirus outbreak between 16 June and 31 October 2020.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Dec 2020 Today, the European Commission adopted a package of €70 million under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA II) to help fund the access of Western Balkans partners to COVID-19 vaccines procured by EU Member States.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Dec 2020 The European Commission has put forward today its proposal for a Brexit Adjustment Reserve, as agreed by the European Council in July, to help counter the adver…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Dec 2020 After intensive negotiations, the European Commission has reached today an agreement with the United Kingdom on the terms of its future cooperation with the European Union.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The European Commission has extended two humanitarian flagship programmes in Turkey until early 2022. These programmes help over 1.8 million refugees meet their basic needs and will help over 700,000 children to continue their education.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved an approximately €2.9 billion (PLN 13 billion) Polish State aid scheme to support micro, small and medium-sized enterp…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The European Commission has found a Greek grant of €120 million to Aegean Airlines to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure aims at compensating …

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020
The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The EU has adopted an additional support package of close to €100 million to help Lebanon address the consequences of the 4 August 2020 explosion at the po…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 Today, the European Union has disbursed €169 million of the COVID-19 support package for Morocco to help the authorities beef up the medical response to the coronavirus pandemic and put in place measures to mitigate its socio-economic impact.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 Following the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in parts of England, of which a large proportion belongs to a new variant of the virus, the Commission today adopted a Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel and transport measures.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €300 million German scheme to support innovative projects aimed at strengthening sustaina…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved two Polish measures, for a total of about €650 million (approximately PLN 2.9 billion), to support the airline LOT in …

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 The EU bank will provide up to €70 million in financing to increase the Andalusian citys social housing stock.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson by Aon, under the EU Merger Regulation. …

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved a Slovenian €900 million scheme to cover part of the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the coronavirus ou…

EU Civil Protection Mechanism (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to assist Croatia in the aftermath of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, following a request for assistance from Croatian authorities on 29 December

European Year of Rail (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 Friday, 1 January 2021, marks the beginning of the European Year of Rail. The European Commission initiative will highlight the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe means of transport.

EU (34)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The EU and China have today concluded in principle the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).  This deal follows a call between Ch…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The cumulative EU foreign direct investment (FDI) flows from the EU to China over the last 20 years have reached more than €140 billion. For Chinese FDI in…

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 What are the benefits of the CAI for the EU?

It will significantly improve the market access conditions for EU companies in China, in terms of predictability a…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Dec 2020 The European Commission has found €73.02 million of Italian support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on 19 routes due to the coronavirus outbreak between 16 June and 31 October 2020.

The EU issued a declaration expressing concern about the humanitarian situation, and the allegations of human rights violations and ethnic targeting in Ethiopia.

European Commission Speech Brussels, 24 Dec 2020 Thank you Madam President, Dear Ursula,
 
The clock is no longer ticking.
After four years of collective effort and EU unity.

To preserve peace and stabil…

Overview of the main subjects to be discussed at meetings of the Council of the EU over the next two weeks and upcoming media events.

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR BENCHMARK ADMINISTRATORS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 13:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Benchmark Administrators under ESMA’s direct supervision.

The amended Benchmarks Regulation contains detailed rules regarding penalties for Benchmark Administrators. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of the rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating Officer (IIO

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to new variant of coronavirus in the UK
Following the rapid incr…

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR DATA REPORTING SERVICES PROVIDERS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 10:21

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Data Reporting Services Providers (DRSPs) under ESMA’s direct supervision.

 

The amended Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) contains detailed rules regarding penalties for DRSPs. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of these rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating

E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the EU and less than 40% is recycled. Check out the facts and figures in our infographics.

Source : © European Union, 2020 – EP

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The European Commission has found a Greek grant of €120 million to Aegean Airlines to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure aims at compensating …

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The EU has adopted an additional support package of close to €100 million to help Lebanon address the consequences of the 4 August 2020 explosion at the po…

  • The €100 million loan from the EU bank, guaranteed by the European Union, will support the modernisation of seven major hospitals in Georgia, including those commissioned as COVID hospitals.
  • The loan also covers the procurement of essential COVID-19-related medical equipment.
  • The operation is part of the EIB’s €6.7 billion COVID-19 emergency response and part of the Team Europe support package to the EU partner countries during the pandemic.

ESMA announces 10 Year Anniversary Conference

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, will turn 10 on 1 January 2021 and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference on 23 March to reflect on the progress the Authority has made as a financial regulator and look to its future.

ESMA starts its second decade as a mature market supervisory authority and a key component of the EU’s regulatory framework together with the other European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board. Over the last 10 years, ESMA has pursued its objectives of protecting…

  • The EU bank will provide up to €70 million in financing to increase the Andalusian city’s social housing stock.
  • Employment: over 600 jobs per year will be created during the construction phase.
  • The project is supported by the Investment Plan for Europe.

ESMA issues 2020 report on accepted market practices under MAR

Tuesday 22 December 2020 11:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual report on the application of accepted market practices (AMPs) in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

ESMA’s Report covers the second semester of 2019 and the first semester of 2020,  including the last outstanding AMP established under the Market Abuse Directive, terminated over the reporting period.

The Report includes ESMA’s views on the application of AMPs.

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European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €300 million German scheme to support innovative projects aimed at strengthening sustaina…

  • EU bank and Emschergenossenschaft sign deal worth over €500 million
  • Loan already fourth EIB financing for long-term Emscher conversion project

One of Europe’s largest environmental projects is to receive additional support from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EU bank is providing a further €500 million framework loan to Emschergenossenschaft for the large-scale rehabilitation of the river system. With this framework loan, the EIB is co-financing Emschergenossenschaft’s investment programme for the period 2020–2024. After deals struck in 2011, 2013 and 2017, this is the fourth EIB loan for this comprehensive development initiative.

ESMA updates Q&A on costs and charges

Tuesday 22 December 2020 08:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).

The Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries’ topics includes one new Q&As on ‘Information on costs and charges’ that aim to give guidance on how firms can present ex-post costs and charges information to clients in a fair, clear and not misleading manner….

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 The EU bank will provide up to €70 million in financing to increase the Andalusian citys social housing stock.

  • The EU bank will top up its existing credit line at the TBC Bank to a total of €81 million to support the recovery of Georgian SMEs from the pandemic, extending coverage to include mid-caps.
  • The operation is part of the Team Europe’s COVID-19 emergency response to help sustain jobs, maintain liquidity and operations, and fuel the economic recovery of Georgia.
  • Since 2007, the EU bank has invested close to €2 billion in all key sectors of the Georgian economy, including connectivity, healthcare and SMEs.
The Ideas Powered for business network of SME stakeholders is growing fast with 9 important EU organisations already signed up and many more in the pipeline for 2021. 

An increase in the open sale of cannabis products in Europe has raised questions around the possible legal and commercial status of these products. In a new report released today, Low-THC cannabis products in Europe, the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) presents an initial overview of the current situation in this increasingly dynamic area.

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ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

Law enforcement authorities from 15 EU Member States* and the UK teamed up last month to dismantle a criminal network illegally trading cigarettes. Supported by Europol and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the joint operation took place between 2 and 13 November 2020. Led by the customs departments of Lithuania and the UK, the operation was facilitated by intelligence analysis of excise duty suspension abuse.

  • The EU bank and ProCredit are creating three credit lines worth €55 million to support the recovery of SMEs from the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine.
  • Credit lines will be available at ProCredit Group in Georgia (€10 million), Moldova (€20 million) and Ukraine (€25 million).
  • The operation is a part of the Team Europe’s COVID-19 emergency response to help sustain jobs, maintain liquidity and operations, and fuel the economic recovery of EU partner countries

ESMA sees significant increase in EU market abuse sanctions to €88 million in 2019

Monday 21 December 2020 09:54

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual report on administrative and criminal sanctions, as well as other administrative measures, issued under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in 2019. The Report shows that National Competent Authorities (NCAs) and other authorities imposed a total of €88 million in fines related to 339 administrative and criminal actions under MAR.

NCAs reported 279 administrative sanctions and measures and 60 criminal sanctions for MAR infringements in 2019. In total, approximately €82 million in financial penalties were levied for administrative sanctions, while €6 million was imposed in relation to criminal infringements of MAR.

The transition period for Brexit ends on December 31. This will affect Ireland more than any other EU member state. But hopes are strong that it will at least not reignite the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Flight and freight bans from the UK due to a new strain of the coronavirus have sparked a stock market sell-off across Europe. The blow comes while Britain and the EU remain deadlocked over a trade deal.

The country abolished the tax after it left the European Union. EU law stops most Member States from fully dropping VAT on sanitary products.

European Union nations have begun mass vaccinations in an effort to put an end to the global pandemic. Outside the EU, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Serbia have already started inoculations.

EU leaders have agreed on more ambitious CO2 reduction targets for 2030. Its not just necessary but very welcome news in an otherwise bleak year, says Neil King.

CAI (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The EU and China have today concluded in principle the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).  This deal follows a call between Ch…

FDI (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The cumulative EU foreign direct investment (FDI) flows from the EU to China over the last 20 years have reached more than €140 billion. For Chinese FDI in…

European Commission Questions (3)

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 What are the benefits of the CAI for the EU?

It will significantly improve the market access conditions for EU companies in China, in terms of predictability a…

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 25 Dec 2020  

What is the Brexit Adjustment Reserve

The Brexit Adjustment Reserve will provide support to Member States, regions and sectors, in particular those tha…

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 26 Dec 2020 Questions & Answers:
EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
 
Introduction
The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement covers the following areas: trad…

Council (4)

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Council adopts decision on the signing

Overview of the main subjects to be discussed at meetings of the Council of the EU over the next two weeks and upcoming media events.

The Council prolonged the mandate of its two Common Security and Defence Policy missions in Somalia: the civilian capacity-building mission EUCAP Somalia, and the military training mission EUTM Somalia, until 31 December 2022.

The Council adopted conclusions on the Commissions new customs action plan.

Alitalia (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Dec 2020 The European Commission has found €73.02 million of Italian support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on 19 routes due to the coronavirus outbreak between 16 June and 31 October 2020.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1)

The EIB has unlocked €340 million for the construction of the 36-kilometre section of road between Poprikuše and Medakovo on Corridor Vc, key connectivity infrastructure in the country that is also supported by European Union grants and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This investment creates new employment and business opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contributes to regional integration.

EBRD (1)

The EIB has unlocked €340 million for the construction of the 36-kilometre section of road between Poprikuše and Medakovo on Corridor Vc, key connectivity infrastructure in the country that is also supported by European Union grants and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This investment creates new employment and business opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contributes to regional integration.

EUR (1)

The EIB and the Arab Republic of Egypt have signed a EUR 1.128 billion agreement to support investments in the rehabilitation and expansion of metro and tram systems in Alexandria and Cairo. The EIB financing will contribute to increase the availability and improve the quality of public transport systems in the two cities where 30-35% of the countrys population live and work. This new operation is in line with the EU Bank’s climate action objectives and comes in support of the government’s national priorities.

EU Bank (1)

The EIB and the Arab Republic of Egypt have signed a EUR 1.128 billion agreement to support investments in the rehabilitation and expansion of metro and tram systems in Alexandria and Cairo. The EIB financing will contribute to increase the availability and improve the quality of public transport systems in the two cities where 30-35% of the countrys population live and work. This new operation is in line with the EU Bank’s climate action objectives and comes in support of the government’s national priorities.

IPA II (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Dec 2020 Today, the European Commission adopted a package of €70 million under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA II) to help fund the access of Western Balkans partners to COVID-19 vaccines procured by EU Member States.

EU Member States (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Dec 2020 Today, the European Commission adopted a package of €70 million under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA II) to help fund the access of Western Balkans partners to COVID-19 vaccines procured by EU Member States.

Brexit Adjustment Reserve (2)

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 25 Dec 2020  

What is the Brexit Adjustment Reserve

The Brexit Adjustment Reserve will provide support to Member States, regions and sectors, in particular those tha…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Dec 2020 The European Commission has put forward today its proposal for a Brexit Adjustment Reserve, as agreed by the European Council in July, to help counter the adver…

European Commission Speech Brussels (2)

European Commission Speech Brussels, 24 Dec 2020 Good afternoon,
 
We have, finally, found an agreement. 
It was a long and winding road. But we have got a good deal to show for it. 
It is …

European Commission Speech Brussels, 24 Dec 2020 Thank you Madam President, Dear Ursula,
 
The clock is no longer ticking.
After four years of collective effort and EU unity.

To preserve peace and stabil…

Head of Parliaments UK Coordination Group (1)

Statement by the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli and the Head of Parliaments UK Coordination Group David McAllister on the agreement reached on future EU-UK relations.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Committee on International Trade

Source : © European Union, 2020 – EP

EU-UK (2)

Statement by the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli and the Head of Parliaments UK Coordination Group David McAllister on the agreement reached on future EU-UK relations.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Committee on International Trade

Source : © European Union, 2020 – EP

European Council President Charles Michel welcomes the agreement on the future EU-UK relationship as major step forward.

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (1)

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 26 Dec 2020 Questions & Answers:
EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
 
Introduction
The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement covers the following areas: trad…

Europol (3)

This week, Europol and Eurojust signed a contribution agreement that will expand their partnership in supporting law enforcement and judicial authorities with cross-border access to electronic evidence. This new agreement, in place from January 2021 to June 2024, reinforces the success of the SIRIUS project and sets about its second phase of development and enhancement. 

The virtual private network (VPN) Safe-Inet used by the world’s foremost cybercriminals has been taken down yesterday in a coordinated law enforcement action led by the German Reutlingen Police Headquarters together with Europol and law enforcement agencies from around the world. 

Law enforcement authorities from 15 EU Member States* and the UK teamed up last month to dismantle a criminal network illegally trading cigarettes. Supported by Europol and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the joint operation took place between 2 and 13 November 2020. Led by the customs departments of Lithuania and the UK, the operation was facilitated by intelligence analysis of excise duty suspension abuse.

SIRIUS (1)

This week, Europol and Eurojust signed a contribution agreement that will expand their partnership in supporting law enforcement and judicial authorities with cross-border access to electronic evidence. This new agreement, in place from January 2021 to June 2024, reinforces the success of the SIRIUS project and sets about its second phase of development and enhancement. 

Common Security and Defence Policy (1)

The Council prolonged the mandate of its two Common Security and Defence Policy missions in Somalia: the civilian capacity-building mission EUCAP Somalia, and the military training mission EUTM Somalia, until 31 December 2022.

EUCAP Somalia (1)

The Council prolonged the mandate of its two Common Security and Defence Policy missions in Somalia: the civilian capacity-building mission EUCAP Somalia, and the military training mission EUTM Somalia, until 31 December 2022.

EUTM Somalia (1)

The Council prolonged the mandate of its two Common Security and Defence Policy missions in Somalia: the civilian capacity-building mission EUCAP Somalia, and the military training mission EUTM Somalia, until 31 December 2022.

EIB Group (3)

The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies.

  • First operation under the EGF: EIB guarantee of up to €100 million to Banca March to mobilise €267 million.
  • EIB guarantee of €70 million, under EFSI, through which Banca March will generate €140 million of financing.
  • EIB financing of €100 million for Banca March, to be complemented by the Spanish entity with an additional €100 million to finance SMEs and mid-caps.
  • The EIB provides €40 million to enable affordable financing for small businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic and help them retain jobs and business continuity
  • This is the 3rd operation in support of Serbian private sector under the Team Europe COVID-19 support package
  • In 2020, the EIB Group unlocked 175 million to support the recovery of Serbian companies hardest hit by the pandemic

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020
The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies…

Banca (2)

The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies.

  • First operation under the EGF: EIB guarantee of up to €100 million to Banca March to mobilise €267 million.
  • EIB guarantee of €70 million, under EFSI, through which Banca March will generate €140 million of financing.
  • EIB financing of €100 million for Banca March, to be complemented by the Spanish entity with an additional €100 million to finance SMEs and mid-caps.

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020
The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies…

EGF (1)

The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies.

  • First operation under the EGF: EIB guarantee of up to €100 million to Banca March to mobilise €267 million.
  • EIB guarantee of €70 million, under EFSI, through which Banca March will generate €140 million of financing.
  • EIB financing of €100 million for Banca March, to be complemented by the Spanish entity with an additional €100 million to finance SMEs and mid-caps.

EFSI (1)

The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies.

  • First operation under the EGF: EIB guarantee of up to €100 million to Banca March to mobilise €267 million.
  • EIB guarantee of €70 million, under EFSI, through which Banca March will generate €140 million of financing.
  • EIB financing of €100 million for Banca March, to be complemented by the Spanish entity with an additional €100 million to finance SMEs and mid-caps.

Banca March (1)

The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies.

  • First operation under the EGF: EIB guarantee of up to €100 million to Banca March to mobilise €267 million.
  • EIB guarantee of €70 million, under EFSI, through which Banca March will generate €140 million of financing.
  • EIB financing of €100 million for Banca March, to be complemented by the Spanish entity with an additional €100 million to finance SMEs and mid-caps.

SMEs (3)

The EIB Group will provide a total of €270 million to Banca March via three agreements, to mobilise over €600 million for Spanish companies.

  • First operation under the EGF: EIB guarantee of up to €100 million to Banca March to mobilise €267 million.
  • EIB guarantee of €70 million, under EFSI, through which Banca March will generate €140 million of financing.
  • EIB financing of €100 million for Banca March, to be complemented by the Spanish entity with an additional €100 million to finance SMEs and mid-caps.
  • The EU bank will top up its existing credit line at the TBC Bank to a total of €81 million to support the recovery of Georgian SMEs from the pandemic, extending coverage to include mid-caps.
  • The operation is part of the Team Europe’s COVID-19 emergency response to help sustain jobs, maintain liquidity and operations, and fuel the economic recovery of Georgia.
  • Since 2007, the EU bank has invested close to €2 billion in all key sectors of the Georgian economy, including connectivity, healthcare and SMEs.
  • The EU bank and ProCredit are creating three credit lines worth €55 million to support the recovery of SMEs from the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine.
  • Credit lines will be available at ProCredit Group in Georgia (€10 million), Moldova (€20 million) and Ukraine (€25 million).
  • The operation is a part of the Team Europe’s COVID-19 emergency response to help sustain jobs, maintain liquidity and operations, and fuel the economic recovery of EU partner countries

European Securities and Markets Authority (9)

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR BENCHMARK ADMINISTRATORS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 13:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Benchmark Administrators under ESMA’s direct supervision.

The amended Benchmarks Regulation contains detailed rules regarding penalties for Benchmark Administrators. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of the rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating Officer (IIO

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR DATA REPORTING SERVICES PROVIDERS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 10:21

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Data Reporting Services Providers (DRSPs) under ESMA’s direct supervision.

 

The amended Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) contains detailed rules regarding penalties for DRSPs. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of these rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

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Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

ESMA announces 10 Year Anniversary Conference

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, will turn 10 on 1 January 2021 and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference on 23 March to reflect on the progress the Authority has made as a financial regulator and look to its future.

ESMA starts its second decade as a mature market supervisory authority and a key component of the EU’s regulatory framework together with the other European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board. Over the last 10 years, ESMA has pursued its objectives of protecting…

ESMA issues 2020 report on accepted market practices under MAR

Tuesday 22 December 2020 11:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual report on the application of accepted market practices (AMPs) in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

ESMA’s Report covers the second semester of 2019 and the first semester of 2020,  including the last outstanding AMP established under the Market Abuse Directive, terminated over the reporting period.

The Report includes ESMA’s views on the application of AMPs.

Next

ESMA updates Q&A on costs and charges

Tuesday 22 December 2020 08:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).

The Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries’ topics includes one new Q&As on ‘Information on costs and charges’ that aim to give guidance on how firms can present ex-post costs and charges information to clients in a fair, clear and not misleading manner….

ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

ESMA sees significant increase in EU market abuse sanctions to €88 million in 2019

Monday 21 December 2020 09:54

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual report on administrative and criminal sanctions, as well as other administrative measures, issued under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in 2019. The Report shows that National Competent Authorities (NCAs) and other authorities imposed a total of €88 million in fines related to 339 administrative and criminal actions under MAR.

NCAs reported 279 administrative sanctions and measures and 60 criminal sanctions for MAR infringements in 2019. In total, approximately €82 million in financial penalties were levied for administrative sanctions, while €6 million was imposed in relation to criminal infringements of MAR.

ESMA (11)

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR BENCHMARK ADMINISTRATORS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 13:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Benchmark Administrators under ESMA’s direct supervision.

The amended Benchmarks Regulation contains detailed rules regarding penalties for Benchmark Administrators. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of the rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating Officer (IIO

Wednesday 23 December 2020 13:26

Responding to this paper

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:

  1. respond to the question stated;
  2. indicate the specific question to which the comment
Documents: 

Closing date: 

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR DATA REPORTING SERVICES PROVIDERS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 10:21

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Data Reporting Services Providers (DRSPs) under ESMA’s direct supervision.

 

The amended Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) contains detailed rules regarding penalties for DRSPs. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of these rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating

Wednesday 23 December 2020 10:06

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:

  1. respond to the question stated;
  2. indicate the specific question to which the comment relates;
  3. contain a clear
Documents: 

Closing date: 

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

ESMA announces 10 Year Anniversary Conference

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, will turn 10 on 1 January 2021 and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference on 23 March to reflect on the progress the Authority has made as a financial regulator and look to its future.

ESMA starts its second decade as a mature market supervisory authority and a key component of the EU’s regulatory framework together with the other European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board. Over the last 10 years, ESMA has pursued its objectives of protecting…

ESMA issues 2020 report on accepted market practices under MAR

Tuesday 22 December 2020 11:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual report on the application of accepted market practices (AMPs) in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

ESMA’s Report covers the second semester of 2019 and the first semester of 2020,  including the last outstanding AMP established under the Market Abuse Directive, terminated over the reporting period.

The Report includes ESMA’s views on the application of AMPs.

Next

ESMA updates Q&A on costs and charges

Tuesday 22 December 2020 08:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).

The Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries’ topics includes one new Q&As on ‘Information on costs and charges’ that aim to give guidance on how firms can present ex-post costs and charges information to clients in a fair, clear and not misleading manner….

ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

ESMA sees significant increase in EU market abuse sanctions to €88 million in 2019

Monday 21 December 2020 09:54

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual report on administrative and criminal sanctions, as well as other administrative measures, issued under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in 2019. The Report shows that National Competent Authorities (NCAs) and other authorities imposed a total of €88 million in fines related to 339 administrative and criminal actions under MAR.

NCAs reported 279 administrative sanctions and measures and 60 criminal sanctions for MAR infringements in 2019. In total, approximately €82 million in financial penalties were levied for administrative sanctions, while €6 million was imposed in relation to criminal infringements of MAR.

Independent Investigating Officer (1)

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR BENCHMARK ADMINISTRATORS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 13:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Benchmark Administrators under ESMA’s direct supervision.

The amended Benchmarks Regulation contains detailed rules regarding penalties for Benchmark Administrators. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of the rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating Officer (IIO

Annex (2)

Wednesday 23 December 2020 13:26

Responding to this paper

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:

  1. respond to the question stated;
  2. indicate the specific question to which the comment
Documents: 

Closing date: 

Wednesday 23 December 2020 10:06

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex 1. Comments are most helpful if they:

  1. respond to the question stated;
  2. indicate the specific question to which the comment relates;
  3. contain a clear
Documents: 

Closing date: 

UniCredit (1)

  • Loans supporting working capital, including wages, tax, social security contributions, and administrative and other operating costs
  • New investment projects, with a maximum term of 12 years, in all production sectors will also be financed
  • Financing made available to businesses by UniCredit and the EIB since the start of 2020 has risen to around €1.2 billion

FRA (1)

Seasons

English
23/12/2020
FRA wishes you a wonderful break. See you again in 2021.

European Commission Daily (3)

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to new variant of coronavirus in the UK
Following the rapid incr…

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 La Commission européenne autorise le premier vaccin sûr et efficace contre la COVID-19
Hier, la Commission européenne a délivr&eacute…

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 COVID-19: La Commission propose des règles relatives aux tests rapides de détection dantigènes et assure lapprovisionnement de 20 million…

Commission (3)

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to new variant of coronavirus in the UK
Following the rapid incr…

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 Following the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in parts of England, of which a large proportion belongs to a new variant of the virus, the Commission today adopted a Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel and transport measures.

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 La Commission européenne autorise le premier vaccin sûr et efficace contre la COVID-19
Hier, la Commission européenne a délivr&eacute…

Europejskim Bankiem Inwestycyjnym (1)

Polska podpisała umowę kredytową z Europejskim Bankiem Inwestycyjnym na wsparcie Programu Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich na lata 2014-20.

Data Reporting Services Providers (1)

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR DATA REPORTING SERVICES PROVIDERS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 10:21

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Data Reporting Services Providers (DRSPs) under ESMA’s direct supervision.

 

The amended Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) contains detailed rules regarding penalties for DRSPs. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of these rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating

DRSPs (1)

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR DATA REPORTING SERVICES PROVIDERS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 10:21

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Data Reporting Services Providers (DRSPs) under ESMA’s direct supervision.

 

The amended Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) contains detailed rules regarding penalties for DRSPs. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of these rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating

PLN (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The European Commission has approved an approximately €2.9 billion (PLN 13 billion) Polish State aid scheme to support micro, small and medium-sized enterp…

Aegean Airlines (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Dec 2020 The European Commission has found a Greek grant of €120 million to Aegean Airlines to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure aims at compensating …

General Court of the European Union (1)

Report on the functioning of the General Court of the European Union

Council Decision (1)

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999 of
7 December 2020 concerning restrictive measures against serious
human rights violations and abuses

CFSP (1)

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999 of
7 December 2020 concerning restrictive measures against serious
human rights violations and abuses

ECDC (1)

On 22 December ECDC released the technical report titled ‘COVID-19 vaccination and prioritisation strategies in the EU/EEA’, following the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommendation for authorisation of the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

European Medicines Agency (1)

On 22 December ECDC released the technical report titled ‘COVID-19 vaccination and prioritisation strategies in the EU/EEA’, following the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommendation for authorisation of the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

EMA (1)

On 22 December ECDC released the technical report titled ‘COVID-19 vaccination and prioritisation strategies in the EU/EEA’, following the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommendation for authorisation of the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

BioNTech (2)

On 22 December ECDC released the technical report titled ‘COVID-19 vaccination and prioritisation strategies in the EU/EEA’, following the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommendation for authorisation of the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

In an exclusive interview with DWs Konrad Busen, BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin explains how the firm will respond to a new virus variant and why he hasnt been vaccinated.

Pfizer (1)

On 22 December ECDC released the technical report titled ‘COVID-19 vaccination and prioritisation strategies in the EU/EEA’, following the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommendation for authorisation of the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

Brexit (4)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

As global trade recovers, shipping and air freight capacity is in short supply, in some cases threatening Christmas deliveries. The problem is particularly acute in the UK, just as the next Brexit deadline looms.

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa aims to work on policy fields that have been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. He also wants enhanced relations with India.

The British Parliament voted overwhelmingly for an EU-UK trade deal to avert the feared prospect of a cliff-edge no-deal Brexit in less than two days time.

ESG (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

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Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

EUI (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

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Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Derivatives Trading Obligation (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

DTO (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Authority (2)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

ESMA announces 10 Year Anniversary Conference

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, will turn 10 on 1 January 2021 and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference on 23 March to reflect on the progress the Authority has made as a financial regulator and look to its future.

ESMA starts its second decade as a mature market supervisory authority and a key component of the EU’s regulatory framework together with the other European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board. Over the last 10 years, ESMA has pursued its objectives of protecting…

European Commissioner for Financial Stability (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Financial Services (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Capital Markets Union (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Supervisory Board (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

European Central Bank (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

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Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

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Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Chair of Eurofi (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

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Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Executive Board (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Union Investment (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Financial Services Politico (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

European Supervisory Authorities (1)

ESMA announces 10 Year Anniversary Conference

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, will turn 10 on 1 January 2021 and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference on 23 March to reflect on the progress the Authority has made as a financial regulator and look to its future.

ESMA starts its second decade as a mature market supervisory authority and a key component of the EU’s regulatory framework together with the other European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board. Over the last 10 years, ESMA has pursued its objectives of protecting…

European Systemic Risk Board (1)

ESMA announces 10 Year Anniversary Conference

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, will turn 10 on 1 January 2021 and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference on 23 March to reflect on the progress the Authority has made as a financial regulator and look to its future.

ESMA starts its second decade as a mature market supervisory authority and a key component of the EU’s regulatory framework together with the other European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board. Over the last 10 years, ESMA has pursued its objectives of protecting…

EIOPA (1)

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ORSA (1)

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Investment Plan for Europe (1)

  • The EU bank will provide up to €70 million in financing to increase the Andalusian city’s social housing stock.
  • Employment: over 600 jobs per year will be created during the construction phase.
  • The project is supported by the Investment Plan for Europe.

AMP (1)

ESMA issues 2020 report on accepted market practices under MAR

Tuesday 22 December 2020 11:30

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual report on the application of accepted market practices (AMPs) in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

ESMA’s Report covers the second semester of 2019 and the first semester of 2020,  including the last outstanding AMP established under the Market Abuse Directive, terminated over the reporting period.

The Report includes ESMA’s views on the application of AMPs.

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La Commission (2)

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 La Commission européenne autorise le premier vaccin sûr et efficace contre la COVID-19
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European Commission Daily news Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 COVID-19: La Commission propose des règles relatives aux tests rapides de détection dantigènes et assure lapprovisionnement de 20 million…

European Investment Bank (1)

  • EU bank and Emschergenossenschaft sign deal worth over €500 million
  • Loan already fourth EIB financing for long-term Emscher conversion project

One of Europe’s largest environmental projects is to receive additional support from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EU bank is providing a further €500 million framework loan to Emschergenossenschaft for the large-scale rehabilitation of the river system. With this framework loan, the EIB is co-financing Emschergenossenschaft’s investment programme for the period 2020–2024. After deals struck in 2011, 2013 and 2017, this is the fourth EIB loan for this comprehensive development initiative.

Emschergenossenschaft (1)

  • EU bank and Emschergenossenschaft sign deal worth over €500 million
  • Loan already fourth EIB financing for long-term Emscher conversion project

One of Europe’s largest environmental projects is to receive additional support from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EU bank is providing a further €500 million framework loan to Emschergenossenschaft for the large-scale rehabilitation of the river system. With this framework loan, the EIB is co-financing Emschergenossenschaft’s investment programme for the period 2020–2024. After deals struck in 2011, 2013 and 2017, this is the fourth EIB loan for this comprehensive development initiative.

Market in Financial Instruments Directive (1)

ESMA updates Q&A on costs and charges

Tuesday 22 December 2020 08:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).

The Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries’ topics includes one new Q&As on ‘Information on costs and charges’ that aim to give guidance on how firms can present ex-post costs and charges information to clients in a fair, clear and not misleading manner….

Q&A (3)

ESMA updates Q&A on costs and charges

Tuesday 22 December 2020 08:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).

The Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries’ topics includes one new Q&As on ‘Information on costs and charges’ that aim to give guidance on how firms can present ex-post costs and charges information to clients in a fair, clear and not misleading manner….

ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

MiFID II (1)

ESMA updates Q&A on costs and charges

Tuesday 22 December 2020 08:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on the implementation of investor protection topics under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/ MiFIR).

The Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries’ topics includes one new Q&As on ‘Information on costs and charges’ that aim to give guidance on how firms can present ex-post costs and charges information to clients in a fair, clear and not misleading manner….

Novozymes (1)

The EIB has signed a €100 million (DKK 745 million) loan with Novozymes, the Danish-based world leader in biological solutions. The financing will support the company’s R&D investment plans for the coming years, and will mainly benefit R&D activities for discovering and producing enzymes that can be used in both industrial and home activities, reducing the need for traditional chemical products.

VPN (1)

The virtual private network (VPN) Safe-Inet used by the world’s foremost cybercriminals has been taken down yesterday in a coordinated law enforcement action led by the German Reutlingen Police Headquarters together with Europol and law enforcement agencies from around the world. 

Safe-Inet (1)

The virtual private network (VPN) Safe-Inet used by the world’s foremost cybercriminals has been taken down yesterday in a coordinated law enforcement action led by the German Reutlingen Police Headquarters together with Europol and law enforcement agencies from around the world. 

German Reutlingen Police Headquarters (1)

The virtual private network (VPN) Safe-Inet used by the world’s foremost cybercriminals has been taken down yesterday in a coordinated law enforcement action led by the German Reutlingen Police Headquarters together with Europol and law enforcement agencies from around the world. 

EMCDDA (2)

The emergence of new drug trafficking routes, the reduced availability of drug-related health services and the adaptation of drug treatment protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic are among the findings highlighted today in a new EMCDDA report: Impact of COVID-19 on drug markets, drug use, drug-related harms and responses in south European Neighbourhood Policy countries.

21.12.2020 

An increase in the open sale of cannabis products in Europe has raised questions around the possible legal and commercial status of these products. In a new report released today, Low-THC cannabis products in Europe, the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) presents an initial overview of the current situation in this increasingly dynamic area.

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Aon (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson by Aon, under the EU Merger Regulation. …

TBC Bank (1)

  • The EU bank will top up its existing credit line at the TBC Bank to a total of €81 million to support the recovery of Georgian SMEs from the pandemic, extending coverage to include mid-caps.
  • The operation is part of the Team Europe’s COVID-19 emergency response to help sustain jobs, maintain liquidity and operations, and fuel the economic recovery of Georgia.
  • Since 2007, the EU bank has invested close to €2 billion in all key sectors of the Georgian economy, including connectivity, healthcare and SMEs.

Ideas Powered (1)

The Ideas Powered for business network of SME stakeholders is growing fast with 9 important EU organisations already signed up and many more in the pipeline for 2021. 

SME (1)

The Ideas Powered for business network of SME stakeholders is growing fast with 9 important EU organisations already signed up and many more in the pipeline for 2021. 

Commissions (1)

The Council adopted conclusions on the Commissions new customs action plan.

OTC (2)

ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

ESMA updates EMIR Q&As

Monday 21 December 2020 12:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on OTC requirements and reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The Q&A document clarifies the status after the post-Brexit transition period of legacy derivative transactions executed on UK markets and is relevant for EU counterparties in order to determine applicable EMIR requirements, and for position calculations against clearing thresholds.

CO (1)

  • The fast and ultra-fast charging stations will be located along Spanish motorways, including those of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
  • The EIB financing of €50 million will enable the company to carry out an investment of around €100 million to increase long distance mobility in Spain.
  • The project will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by 31 000 tonnes a year.
  • The project is financed under the Future Mobility product, backed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the NER300 Programme of the European Commission.

Future Mobility (2)

  • The fast and ultra-fast charging stations will be located along Spanish motorways, including those of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
  • The EIB financing of €50 million will enable the company to carry out an investment of around €100 million to increase long distance mobility in Spain.
  • The project will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by 31 000 tonnes a year.
  • The project is financed under the Future Mobility product, backed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the NER300 Programme of the European Commission.
  • Support for a cleaner and cost competitive transport alternative for cargo
  • Construction of three innovative rail freight terminals in Calais (France), Kaldenkirchen (Germany) and Domodossola (Italy)
  • The project is financed under the Future Mobility product, backed by the European Commission.

Connecting Europe Facility (1)

  • The fast and ultra-fast charging stations will be located along Spanish motorways, including those of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
  • The EIB financing of €50 million will enable the company to carry out an investment of around €100 million to increase long distance mobility in Spain.
  • The project will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by 31 000 tonnes a year.
  • The project is financed under the Future Mobility product, backed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the NER300 Programme of the European Commission.

CEF (1)

  • The fast and ultra-fast charging stations will be located along Spanish motorways, including those of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
  • The EIB financing of €50 million will enable the company to carry out an investment of around €100 million to increase long distance mobility in Spain.
  • The project will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by 31 000 tonnes a year.
  • The project is financed under the Future Mobility product, backed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the NER300 Programme of the European Commission.

ProCredit Group (1)

  • The EU bank and ProCredit are creating three credit lines worth €55 million to support the recovery of SMEs from the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine.
  • Credit lines will be available at ProCredit Group in Georgia (€10 million), Moldova (€20 million) and Ukraine (€25 million).
  • The operation is a part of the Team Europe’s COVID-19 emergency response to help sustain jobs, maintain liquidity and operations, and fuel the economic recovery of EU partner countries

National Competent Authorities (1)

ESMA sees significant increase in EU market abuse sanctions to €88 million in 2019

Monday 21 December 2020 09:54

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual report on administrative and criminal sanctions, as well as other administrative measures, issued under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in 2019. The Report shows that National Competent Authorities (NCAs) and other authorities imposed a total of €88 million in fines related to 339 administrative and criminal actions under MAR.

NCAs reported 279 administrative sanctions and measures and 60 criminal sanctions for MAR infringements in 2019. In total, approximately €82 million in financial penalties were levied for administrative sanctions, while €6 million was imposed in relation to criminal infringements of MAR.

NCAs (1)

ESMA sees significant increase in EU market abuse sanctions to €88 million in 2019

Monday 21 December 2020 09:54

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today published its annual report on administrative and criminal sanctions, as well as other administrative measures, issued under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in 2019. The Report shows that National Competent Authorities (NCAs) and other authorities imposed a total of €88 million in fines related to 339 administrative and criminal actions under MAR.

NCAs reported 279 administrative sanctions and measures and 60 criminal sanctions for MAR infringements in 2019. In total, approximately €82 million in financial penalties were levied for administrative sanctions, while €6 million was imposed in relation to criminal infringements of MAR.

UK-EU (1)

The UK-EU trade deal has done little to bolster Britains financial services sector, a major contributor to its economy. DW breaks down what must happen after Brexit to stop the City of London from faltering.

City of London (1)

The UK-EU trade deal has done little to bolster Britains financial services sector, a major contributor to its economy. DW breaks down what must happen after Brexit to stop the City of London from faltering.

COVID (3)

Many analysts believe that Wall Street will continue its upward trend in the coming year as part of a rebound from the COVID pandemic. The search for strong returns, on the other hand, is likely to be much more tricky.

Hardly any other sector was as hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic as aviation. But COVID also brought unexpected opportunities for an industry seemingly in peril.

Cancellations, delays, extensions: the COVID pandemic still promises to overshadow events in the near future to come. Regardless, here are some cultural highlights to look forward to in the New Year.

Google (1)

The European Union and the United States want to introduce tighter rules for tech giants like Google. Search engine rivals are ready to step up as efforts are made to create a fairer competitive environment.

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Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr has said air travelers will likely need to provide a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination before taking long-haul flights. The airline industry has been hit hard by the pandemic.

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The Bundeswehr has called for approval for armed combat drones for military use. But the controversial technology has been blocked in the German parliament. What does that mean for German defense?

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The Indian drugs regulator has approved the AstraZeneca vaccine as health workers across the country take part in a trial run before the government begins its massive vaccine rollout.

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The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.

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China starts the year as the only major economy that is growing, but DW China analyst Clifford Coonan says that the weak global economy and trade conflicts will provide big challenges in 2021.

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The Lumiere brothers organized the first film screening in Paris 125 years ago. Today, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, cinemas are in danger of closing down.

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Heinrich Schliemann established archaeology as the science that we know today. The German adventurer and multimillionaire, who died 130 years ago, discovered Troy and what he thought was the Treasure of Priam.

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European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission Ursula von der Leyen held a leaders’ meeting with China, represented by President Xi Jinping, via videoconference on 30 December 2020. The meeting focused in particular on progress achieved on negotiations on investment.

European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The European Union (represented by President of the European Council, Charles Michel and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen held a leade…

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement in Brussels on behalf of the European Union.

President Charles Michel spoke with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson following the agreement reached on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Weekly schedule of President Charles Michel 28 December 2020 – 3 January 2021

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Xi Jinping (1)

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission Ursula von der Leyen held a leaders’ meeting with China, represented by President Xi Jinping, via videoconference on 30 December 2020. The meeting focused in particular on progress achieved on negotiations on investment.

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European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 Dec 2020 The European Union (represented by President of the European Council, Charles Michel and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen held a leade…

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement in Brussels on behalf of the European Union.

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President Charles Michel spoke with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson following the agreement reached on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

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European Commission Speech Brussels, 24 Dec 2020 Thank you Madam President, Dear Ursula,
 
The clock is no longer ticking.
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To preserve peace and stabil…

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ESMA (2)

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR BENCHMARK ADMINISTRATORS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 13:48

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Benchmark Administrators under ESMA’s direct supervision.

The amended Benchmarks Regulation contains detailed rules regarding penalties for Benchmark Administrators. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of the rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating Officer (IIO

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR DATA REPORTING SERVICES PROVIDERS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 10:21

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Data Reporting Services Providers (DRSPs) under ESMA’s direct supervision.

 

The amended Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) contains detailed rules regarding penalties for DRSPs. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of these rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating

Programu Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich (1)

Polska podpisała umowę kredytową z Europejskim Bankiem Inwestycyjnym na wsparcie Programu Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich na lata 2014-20.

DRSPs (1)

ESMA CONSULTS ON FINES AND PENALTIES FOR DATA REPORTING SERVICES PROVIDERS

Wednesday 23 December 2020 10:21

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today launches a consultation on specific aspects of the procedural rules for imposing fines and penalties on Data Reporting Services Providers (DRSPs) under ESMA’s direct supervision.

 

The amended Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) contains detailed rules regarding penalties for DRSPs. ESMA’s objectives for this consultation are to gather feedback on specific aspects of these rules, such as the:

  • right to be heard by the Independent Investigating

Steven Maijoor (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

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Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

LinkedIn (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Mairead McGuinness (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

Image

SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Andrea Enria (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

Image

SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Irene Tinagli (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

Image

SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Sven Giegold (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

Image

SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Anneli Tuominen (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

Image

SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Vice Chair (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

Image

SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Robert Ophele (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

Image

SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Autorité (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

Image

SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Marchés (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

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Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Guillaume Prache (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Veerle Colaert (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

David Wright (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Thomas Book (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Deutsche Börse (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Alexander Schindler (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Niamh Moloney (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

John Rega (1)

ESMA Newsletter – Nº19

Tuesday 22 December 2020 12:32

Welcome to the 19th edition of ESMAs newsletter.

Before the Christmas holidays, or even during them, you may want to check out our key publications related to Brexit and ESG including the recognition of EUI as third-country CSD, the Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) and the ESEF XBRL Taxonomy files. We have also, launched a call for expression of interest for our Financial Innovation Standing Committees CWG and our Chair, Steven Maijoor, delivered an important keynote speech on sustainability reporting at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery .

​Take a look at our December newsletter to find out more about our latest activities and dont forget to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date with our full range of activities. 

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SAVE THE DATE – ESMA 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE – 23 March 2021

On 1 January 2021, ESMA will turn 10 years old and, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we will host an online conference which will reflect on the progress the Authority has made in its first decade and look to its future.

Image

 

Confirmed participants include:

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union;
  • Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank;
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament;
  • Anneli Tuominen, Vice Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority and Director General of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority;
  • Robert Ophele, Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers;
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users;
  • Veerle Colaert, Chair of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group;
  • David Wright, Chair of Eurofi;
  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse;
  • Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Investment;
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, London School of Economics; and
  • John Rega, Editor, Financial Services Politico.

The event is scheduled to take place between 1500 and 1900 on the afternoon of 23 March 2021. 

Further details will follow.

Hier (1)

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 22 Dec 2020 La Commission européenne autorise le premier vaccin sûr et efficace contre la COVID-19
Hier, la Commission européenne a délivr&eacute…

Emschergenossenschaft (1)

  • EU bank and Emschergenossenschaft sign deal worth over €500 million
  • Loan already fourth EIB financing for long-term Emscher conversion project

One of Europe’s largest environmental projects is to receive additional support from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EU bank is providing a further €500 million framework loan to Emschergenossenschaft for the large-scale rehabilitation of the river system. With this framework loan, the EIB is co-financing Emschergenossenschaft’s investment programme for the period 2020–2024. After deals struck in 2011, 2013 and 2017, this is the fourth EIB loan for this comprehensive development initiative.

He (2)

The President of Eurogroup looks back at 2020, a year without recent precedent with regard to our health, but also a remarkable year for economic decisions that responded to this crisis. He also looks ahead at what is next for 2021.

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa aims to work on policy fields that have been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. He also wants enhanced relations with India.

Willis Towers Watson (1)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Dec 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson by Aon, under the EU Merger Regulation. …

Kaldenkirchen (1)

  • Support for a cleaner and cost competitive transport alternative for cargo
  • Construction of three innovative rail freight terminals in Calais (France), Kaldenkirchen (Germany) and Domodossola (Italy)
  • The project is financed under the Future Mobility product, backed by the European Commission.

Boris Johnsons Brexit (1)

British fishers are less than delighted about Boris Johnsons Brexit deal, even though he said that as a result of the agreement they will be able to catch and eat prodigious quantities of extra fish.

he (3)

British fishers are less than delighted about Boris Johnsons Brexit deal, even though he said that as a result of the agreement they will be able to catch and eat prodigious quantities of extra fish.

In an exclusive interview with DWs Konrad Busen, BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin explains how the firm will respond to a new virus variant and why he hasnt been vaccinated.

Heinrich Schliemann established archaeology as the science that we know today. The German adventurer and multimillionaire, who died 130 years ago, discovered Troy and what he thought was the Treasure of Priam.

Brexit (2)

The UK-EU trade deal has done little to bolster Britains financial services sector, a major contributor to its economy. DW breaks down what must happen after Brexit to stop the City of London from faltering.

The transition period for Brexit ends on December 31. This will affect Ireland more than any other EU member state. But hopes are strong that it will at least not reignite the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Biden (1)

The EU-China investment deal is a major step towards negotiations on a free-trade agreement. But it also leaves the incoming Biden administration with a headache over US-China relations in the post-Trump era.

Kate Ferguson (1)

From the first reports of COVID-19 to the rapid rollout of a promising vaccine, just about everything that happened in 2020 has been described as unprecedented. Kate Ferguson reflects on a year that changed the world.

Carsten Spohr (1)

Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr has said air travelers will likely need to provide a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination before taking long-haul flights. The airline industry has been hit hard by the pandemic.

DWs Henrik Böhme (1)

The end of the coronavirus crisis is in sight, although patience and discipline are required to get there. DWs Henrik Böhme is confident that the German economy will shift up a gear or two come 2021.

Orlen (1)

Orlen, Poland’s largest oil refiner, and Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s biggest producer, may be about to tie up a deal. That could have repercussions for Russia’s Rosneft — and Vladimir Putins coffers.

DWs Konrad Busen (1)

In an exclusive interview with DWs Konrad Busen, BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin explains how the firm will respond to a new virus variant and why he hasnt been vaccinated.

Ugur Sahin (1)

In an exclusive interview with DWs Konrad Busen, BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin explains how the firm will respond to a new virus variant and why he hasnt been vaccinated.

His (1)

The co-founder of the German vaccine developer has spoken of the battle to ramp up production of its coronavirus jab. His comments come amid growing criticism of Europes vaccine rollout.

Gabriel Clemens (1)

Interest in darts is growing in Germany and now the country has a new reason to watch the World Championship. But Gabriel Clemens – an industrial mechanic – does not fit the mould of a brash darts player.

his (3)

Every day in Germany a man tries to kill his partner or ex-partner. One in three attempts is successful. Activists say too many perpetrators are getting off lightly.

The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.

Saman Haddad came to Germany at the age of 13 as the child of Iraqi refugees. Now, hes a well-known cultural figure in Bonn, unafraid to do things his own way.

Mahamadou Issoufou (1)

A former interior minister is tipped to succeed President Mahamadou Issoufou. Niger is attempting its first peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from France 60 years ago.

Donald Trump (1)

The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.

Bismillah Adil Aimaq (1)

Unidentified gunmen have shot and killed Bismillah Adil Aimaq, an Afghan journalist and human rights activist. Afghanistan is ranked among the deadliest countries in the world for journalists.

Pope Francis (1)

Pushing through sciatica pain, Pope Francis preached the importance of taking interest in others problems in the wake of a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Antonio Costa (1)

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa aims to work on policy fields that have been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. He also wants enhanced relations with India.

Alexander Lukashenko (1)

Four independent journalists who have been critical of President Alexander Lukashenko face seven years in prison on charges of large-scale tax evasion. Journalists have been detained 477 times this year in Belarus.

Ivan Krastev (1)

The Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev believes that the idea of a new normal induced by the COVID-19 pandemic is not going to go away anytime soon.

Stanley Johnson (1)

Stanley Johnson, the father of the pro-Brexit UK prime minister, says hell apply for French citizenship in the wake of Britains exit from the European Union.

Christmas (1)

At least 26 residents of a Belgian care home have died of COVID-19 and dozens more are infected after a volunteer dressed as Father Christmas distributed presents.

DWs Matthias Grimm (1)

A series of earthquakes has been shaking Croatia. The strongest was a magnitude 6.4. The city of Petrinja, where DWs Matthias Grimm was staying, was hit the hardest.

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh (1)

Iran has already exceeded uranium enrichment limits for some time, but hardliners have pushed further enrichment following the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in late November.

Angela Merkel (1)

What will define Germany in 2021? The fight against the coronavirus pandemic? Or rather the political battles as the country faces several elections — and the task to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel.

DWs (1)

Most countries are reporting more and more new COVID-19 cases every day, and data for the global picture shows that the pandemic is far from over. DWs weekly statistics update.

Clifford Coonan (1)

China starts the year as the only major economy that is growing, but DW China analyst Clifford Coonan says that the weak global economy and trade conflicts will provide big challenges in 2021.

Jürgen Klopp (1)

2020 was a groundbreaking year for Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick, Marco Rose and Thomas Tuchel. With German coaching seemingly at its zenith, what are the reasons behind such extraordinary success?

Julian Nagelsmann (1)

2020 was a groundbreaking year for Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick, Marco Rose and Thomas Tuchel. With German coaching seemingly at its zenith, what are the reasons behind such extraordinary success?

Hansi Flick (1)

2020 was a groundbreaking year for Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick, Marco Rose and Thomas Tuchel. With German coaching seemingly at its zenith, what are the reasons behind such extraordinary success?

Marco Rose (1)

2020 was a groundbreaking year for Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick, Marco Rose and Thomas Tuchel. With German coaching seemingly at its zenith, what are the reasons behind such extraordinary success?

Thomas Tuchel (1)

2020 was a groundbreaking year for Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick, Marco Rose and Thomas Tuchel. With German coaching seemingly at its zenith, what are the reasons behind such extraordinary success?

Li Wenliang (1)

A year ago, ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was the first to share information about a SARS-type lung infection with colleagues in Wuhan, China. Researchers have learned a lot since then. Here are the most important points.

Luther (1)

It is said that Thuringia is the green heart and geographical center of Germany. From here great thinkers like Luther and Goethe moved the world. A federal German state with many sides.

Goethe (1)

It is said that Thuringia is the green heart and geographical center of Germany. From here great thinkers like Luther and Goethe moved the world. A federal German state with many sides.

Maria Van Kerkhove (1)

Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead on COVID-19, reflects on the discovery of the asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and the WHO’s response.

Kristina Reymann-Schneider (1)

Video games are not just kid stuff. They have cultural value — and can help us escape the coronavirus blues, says Kristina Reymann-Schneider.

Lin Qi (1)

The death by suspected poisoning of Lin Qi, the billionaire founder of Chinese video game company Yoozoo, is a real-life Game Of Thrones thriller and leaves many questions unanswered.

Yoozoo (1)

The death by suspected poisoning of Lin Qi, the billionaire founder of Chinese video game company Yoozoo, is a real-life Game Of Thrones thriller and leaves many questions unanswered.

DWs Jens Krepela (1)

The Bundesliga is carrying on play while the rest of the country – including amateur sports – is in a hard lockdown. No problem – because different rules apply to professional sports, writes DWs Jens Krepela

Heinrich Schliemann (1)

Heinrich Schliemann established archaeology as the science that we know today. The German adventurer and multimillionaire, who died 130 years ago, discovered Troy and what he thought was the Treasure of Priam.

Troy (1)

Heinrich Schliemann established archaeology as the science that we know today. The German adventurer and multimillionaire, who died 130 years ago, discovered Troy and what he thought was the Treasure of Priam.

Helena Rubinstein (1)

Born 150 years ago, beauty business pioneer Helena Rubinstein made it to the top during her adventurous life, and became an inspiration to strong women everywhere.

her (1)

Born 150 years ago, beauty business pioneer Helena Rubinstein made it to the top during her adventurous life, and became an inspiration to strong women everywhere.

Saman Haddad (1)

Saman Haddad came to Germany at the age of 13 as the child of Iraqi refugees. Now, hes a well-known cultural figure in Bonn, unafraid to do things his own way.

Sissi (1)

The Sissi films are historical tearjerkers starring actress Romy Schneider. Released 65 years ago, theyre still popular today.

Romy Schneider (1)

The Sissi films are historical tearjerkers starring actress Romy Schneider. Released 65 years ago, theyre still popular today.

Giles Sparrow (1)

How do you whittle down the 200 billion in our Milky Way galaxy to a mere 21? Focus on the ones that have changed human understanding of the universe, as astronomer Giles Sparrow told DW.

Saleemul Huq (1)

Five years after the 2015 Paris Agreement was negotiated into existence, climate scientist Saleemul Huq says we are living in a climate-changed world.

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EU leaders have agreed on more ambitious CO2 reduction targets for 2030. Its not just necessary but very welcome news in an otherwise bleak year, says Neil King.

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