European Parliament confirms the appointment of the new Chairmen to the three new European Supervisory Authorities

Michel Barnier

Following the vote in the European Parliament confirming the appointment of the three new Chairmen to the three new European Supervisory Bodies (Andrea Enria for the European Banking Authority, Steven Maijoor for the European Securities and Markets Authority and Gabriel Bernardino for the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority), European Commissioner Michel Barnier said:

"I welcome the European Parliament's decision to confirm the Chairmen for the three new supervisory authorities. This is the final step so that the new authorities can fully assume their responsibilities

I am confident all three Chairmen have the right experience and skills to perform their tasks to the high levels expected. And as I confirmed again to the European Parliament last night in plenary session, and again in a letter to the relevant Parliamentary Committee this morning, the Commission will also do all that is in its power to ensure the new authorities have the means, both financial and human, to fulfil their mandate.

The Chairmen will start their work in the next couple of months. The work of the new supervisory authorities is essential to allow for the proper implementation of the reforms of the financial sector that we are carrying out and to increase financial stability in the European Union.

I wish them the new Chairmen all the best. And I can confirm they can count on the full support of the European Commission to fulfil their work.

We are also in the process of selecting the executive directors and will continue to do this with the same concern for competence and independence."

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For further information about the new Chairmen, please contact the 3 authorities directly: