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2016

23.11.2016
The Commission adopted today a comprehensive package of proposals to further strengthen the resilience of EU banks. The new proposals amend the rules on capital requirements and on bank recovery and resolution (IP/16/3731)
17.11.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (2014/49/EU) into the national law by Ireland is now complete; therefore the Commission closed the case.
29.09.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the Banking Resolution Directive (2014/59/EU) into the national laws by Bulgaria, Estonia and Hungary is now complete; therefore the Commission closed the cases.
29.09.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (2014/49/EU) into the national laws by Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, The Netherlands, Slovakia and Spain is now complete; therefore the Commission closed the cases.
14.09.2016
State of the Union 2016: Completing the Capital Markets Union - Commission accelerates reform
01.08.2016
The Commission has launched a consultation to review the current Macro-prudential arrangements, with the goal of delivering a more useable framework within the EU (Daily News 01/08/2016)
22.07.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the credit institution and prudential supervision Directive (2013/36/EU- CRD IV) into the national laws by Lithuania is now complete; therefore the services of the Commission has closed the case.
22.07.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the banking resolution Directive (2014/59/EU –BRRD) into national law by Greece, Ireland and Lithuania is now complete; therefore the Commission has closed the cases.
22.07.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the deposit guarantee scheme Directive (2014/49/EU- DGS) into the national laws by France, Luxembourg and Romania is now complete; therefore the services of the Commission has closed the cases.
16.06.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the banking resolution Directive (2014/59/EU - BRRD) into national law by Portugal is now complete; therefore the Commission has closed the case.
09.06.2016
Commission launches consultation on the supplementary supervision of financial conglomerates (Daily News 09/06/2016)
26.05.2016
The Commission has launched two targeted consultations about issues related to the CRR/CRD IV review
26.05.2016
Commission has decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to transpose EU rules on Deposit Guarantee Schemes. The transposition date was 3 July 2015. (IP/16/1826)
26.05.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the credit rating agencies Directive into the national laws by Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal is now complete; therefore the Commission has closed the cases.
26.05.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the credit institution and prudential supervision Directive (2013/36/EU - CRD IV) into the national laws by Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal is now complete; therefore the services of the Commission has closed the cases.
23.05.2016
European Commission specifies criteria for banks to hold easily “bail-inable” instruments in case of resolution (IP/16/1752)
28.04.2016
Commission requests Belgium and Slovenia to transpose the banking resolution Directive (2014/59/EU - BRRD) into the national laws and to notify it to the Commission.
28.04.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the banking resolution Directive (2014/59/EU - BRRD) into the national laws by Croatia, Finland, France and Malta is now complete; therefore the Commission has closed the cases.
28.04.2016
The services of the Commission have verified that the transposition of the credit institution and prudential supervision Directive (2013/36/EU - CRD IV) into the national laws by Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland, Finland, France, Malta, Sweden and United Kingdom is now complete; therefore the Commission has closed the cases.

2015

31.12.2015
The Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) became fully operational. The SRM implements the EU-wide Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) in the euro area. The full resolution powers of the Single Resolution Board (SRB) also applies as of today. (IP/15/6397)
16.12.2015
The Commission proposed to extend until 31 December 2020 the CRR exemption for firms that trade exclusively in commodity derivatives
10.12.2015
The transposition of Directive 2013/36/EU into national law by Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and Romania is now complete and the services of the Commission propose to close the case.
10.12.2015
Bulgaria implemented the Deposit Guarantee Schemes' Directive and measures suspending the liabilities of KTB ceased, so the services of the Commission propose to close the case
10.12.2015
The European Commission has formally requested Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Sweden to fully implement the Deposit Guarantee Schemes' Directive (IP/15/6353)
07.12.2015
Commission welcomes the successful ratification of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Single Resolution Mechanism by Greece (STATEMENT/15/6258)
02.12.2015
The European Commission has welcomed today’s agreement at the Council on a legislative proposal to relaunch EU securitisation markets (STATEMENT/15/6239)
24.11.2015
The Commission has proposed a euro-area wide deposit insurance scheme (EDIS) for bank deposits and has set out further measures to reduce remaining risks in the banking sector in parallel (IP/15/6152)
11.11.2015
The European Commission today held an orientation debate about the next steps needed to complete the Banking Union, in particular about bringing forward a proposal for a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS) (IP/15/6051/)
22.10.2015
Commission refers Czech Republic, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Sweden to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to transpose EU rules on Bank Recovery and Resolution (IP/15/5827)
21.10.2015
Economic and Monetary Union: Commission takes concrete steps towards completing the Banking Union (IP/15/5874)
30.09.2015
The Commission launches a public consultation on covered bonds in the European Union as part of the Capital Markets Union action plan (IP/15/5731)
24.07.2015
Commission intends to amend the draft ITS with regard to additional monitoring metrics for liquidity reporting
15.07.2015
The European Commission launched a consultation on the Possible impact of the CRR and CRD IV on bank financing of the economy (IP/15/5347)
19.06.2015
Banking structural reform: ECOFIN Council agrees its position (STATEMENT/15/5237)
04.06.2015
European Commission extends transitional period for capital requirements for EU banks’ exposures to central counterparties (CPPs) until 15 December (IP/15/5102)
12.01.2015
New prudential rules for banks to become EU law (MEX/15/3160)

2014

31.12.2014
A single rulebook for the resolution of failing banks will apply in the EU as of 1 January 2015 (IP/14/2862)
19.12.2014
Council appoints permanent members of the Single Resolution Board and adopts the methodology for banks’ contributions to the resolutions funds (IP/14/2784)
18.12.2014
The Commission adopted 2 new Implementing Technical Standards
12.12.2014
Capital requirements against exposures in third countries: Commission adopts “equivalence” decision (IP/14/2601)
11.12.2014
European Commission extends transitional period for capital requirements for exposures to central counterparties
09.12.2014
Political agreement by the Council on an implementing regulation determining the contributions to be paid by banks to the Single Resolution Fund (SRF) – Statement by Commissioner Hill (STATEMENT/14/2505)
05.12.2014
The European Commission proposes candidates for top management posts for the Single Resolution Board (MEX/14/2366)
05.12.2014
Basel Regulatory Consistency Assessment of Basel III implementation: statement by the European Commission (STATEMENT/14/2403)
04.11.2014
Commissioner Hill welcomes the ECB’s new role as Single Supervisor in the Banking Union. Watch the video “What is the Banking Union?”. (IP/14/1360)
21.10.2014
Commission adopts detailed rules on contributions of banks to resolution funds (IP/14/1181)
16.10.2014
Commission asks Cyprus , Italy , Lithuania , Poland , Portugal and Slovenia to fully comply with EU rules (MEMO/14/589)
10.10.2014
The European Commission adopted today delegated acts under the Capital Requirements Regulation (IP/14/1119)
30.09.2014
Live chat on mortgages and bank accounts: read the questions and answers here.
25.09.2014
Bulgaria must allow bank customers to access their money (IP/14/1041)
30.07.2014
The Regulation establishing a Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) for the Banking Union was published into the Official Journal of the EU (MEX 14 / 30.07)
10.07.2014
The European Commission is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the posts of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and four other permanent Members of the Single Resolution Board (MEMO/14/475)
02.07.2014
The Court of Auditors publishes a special report: “European banking supervision taking shape – EBA and its changing context” (STATEMENT/14/215)
25.06.2014
The European Commission is looking for suitable candidates to fill in temporary agents posts at the Single Resolution Board
20.06.2014
The European Commission launched a consultation on the contributions of credit institutions to resolution financing arrangements (IP/14/706)
12.06.2014
Today, the Directive on the Recovery and Resolution of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms (BRRD) and the recast Directive on Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS) have been published in the EU Official Journal (EXME 14 / 12.06)
11.06.2014
The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched the Interactive Single Rulebook, an on-line tool designed to facilitate navigation through the single set of harmonised prudential rules in the EU banking sector. It provides a comprehensive compendium of the level one text for both the Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR) and the Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD), the corresponding technical standards developed by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and adopted by the European Commission (RTS and ITS), as well as the EBA guidelines and related Q&As. The Single Rulebook aims at ensuring consistent application of the regulatory banking framework across the EU.
05.06.2014
The Commission adopted a report to the European Parliament and Council on legal Obstacles to the Free Movement of Funds between institutions within a single Liquidity sub-group (Reports on CRD IV)
04.06.2014
The Commission adopted 3 new Implementing Technical Standards
04.06.2014
The Commission adopted 2 new Regulatory Technical Standards
03.06.2014
The Commission adopted a Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) on the extension of the transitional periods related to own funds requirements for exposures to central counterparties in Regulation (EU) N° 575/2013 and Regulation (EU) N° 648/2012
16.04.2014
Commission adopts an implementing technical standard with regard to supervisory reporting of institutions according to regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (EXME 14 / 16.04)
15.04.2014
Finalising the Banking Union: European Parliament backs Commission’s proposals (Single Resolution Mechanism, Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, and Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive) (STATEMENT/14/119)
13.03.2014
The Commission adopts nine Regulatory Technical Standards (RTSs) to implement the single rule book in banking (IP/14/255)
29.01.2014
The European Commission has proposed new rules to stop the biggest and most complex banks from engaging in the risky activity of proprietary trading. The Commission has also adopted accompanying measures aimed at increasing transparency of certain transactions in the shadow banking sector. (IP/14/85)
08.01.2014
Draft Implementing Technical Standards with regard to supervisory reporting of institutions according to regulation (EU) No 575/2013

2013

17.12.2013
The European Parliament and EU Member States reached today a political agreement on the new rules on Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS) (MEMO/13/1176)
12.12.2013
European Parliament and EU Member States reached an agreement in trilogue on the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (MEMO/13/1140)
16.07.2013
The CRD IV package which transposes – via a Regulation and a Directive – the new global standards on bank capital (commonly known as the Basel III agreement) into the EU legal framework, entered into force today. (MEX/13/0716)
08.05.2013
Commission acts to make bank accounts cheaper, more transparent and accessible to all (IP/13/415)
24.04.2013
Stakeholders meeting on Bank Structural Reform, 17.05.2013
08.03.2013
The Commission has published the summary of responsespdf as well as individual replies to the consultation on a possible framework for the recovery and resolution of financial institutions other than banks.

2012

20.12.2012
Contributions and summary of responses received to the consultation on the recommendations of the High-level Expert Group on Reforming the structure of the EU banking sector
20.12.2012
Summary of responses received to the Commission’s green paper on shadow banking
13.12.2012
Banking union: Council agrees position on the single supervisory mechanism (MEMO/12/982)
05.10.2012
Consultation on a possible framework for the recovery and resolution of financial institutions other than banks
03.10.2012
Consultation on the recommendations of the High-level Expert Group on reforming the structure of the EU banking sector
02.10.2012
High-level Expert group on reforming the structure of the EU banking sector presents its report (IP/12/1048 Choose translations of the previous link )
12.09.2012
Commission proposes new ECB powers for banking supervision as part of a banking union (IP/12/953 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.06.2012
New crisis management measures to avoid future bank bail-outs (IP/12/570 Choose translations of the previous link )
16.05.2012
Commission invitation to an informal exchange of views about future trading book capital requirementspdf Choose translations of the previous link 
03.05.2012
High-level Expert Group on possible reforms to the structure of the EU banking sector: consultation
19.03.2012
Taking action on shadow banking: avoiding new sources of risk in the financial sector (IP/12/253 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.02.2012
Commissioner Barnier appoints members of a High-level Expert Group on possible reforms to the structure of the EU banking sector Choose translations of the previous link 

2011

24.11.2011
Commission takes Italy and Poland to Court for incomplete transposition of the third Directive on capital requirements (IP/11/1439 Choose translations of the previous link )
29.09.2011
Commission requests Spain and The Netherlands to implement capital rules (IP/11/1123 Choose translations of the previous link )
29.07.2011
Final texts of the new proposals on captial requirements
20.07.2011
Commission wants stronger and more responsible banks in Europe (IP/11/915 Choose translations of the previous link )
16.06.2011
Commission requests Belgium and Greece to implement bank capital rules (IP/11/714 Choose translations of the previous link )
19.05.2011
Commission requests implementation of latest bank capital requirements rules (IP/11/612 Choose translations of the previous link )
09.02.2011
Public Consultation on possible measures to strengthen bank capital requirements for counterparty credit risk
06.01.2011
Commission seeks views on possible EU framework to deal with future bank failures (IP/11/10 Choose translations of the previous link )

2010

12.11.2010
Commissioner Barnier welcomes G20 support for new capital and liquidity requirementspdf Choose translations of the previous link 
22.10.2010
Commission services launch consultation on further capital buffers for banks (MEX/10/1022)
20.10.2010
Commission sets out its plans for a new EU framework for crisis management in the financial sector (IP/10/1353 Choose translations of the previous link )
23.07.2010
Publication of the results of the EU-wide stress-testing exercise (MEMO/10/356 Choose translations of the previous link )
23.07.2010
The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) has published the results of the banking stress-tests, carried out in cooperation with the EU national supervisory authorities, the ECB and the European Commission. Details of the results for all 91 banks involved can be found on the CEBS website. (MEMO/10/355 Choose translations of the previous link )
12.07.2010
Commission proposes package to boost consumer protection and confidence in financial services (IP/10/918 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.05.2010
The first meeting of ILEG will be held in July 2010 in Brussels.
26.05.2010
Commission sets out vision for bank resolution funds (IP/10/610 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.05.2010
Group of Experts in Banking Issues (GEBI): list of members
20.04.2010
Study on the feasibility of reducing obstacles to the transfer of assets within a cross border banking group during a financial crisis
20.04.2010
Study on Pre-insolvency – Early intervention – Reorganization – Liquidation
19.04.2010
Insolvency Law Group of Experts (ILEG): list of memberspdf PDF
14.04.2010
Insolvency Law Group of Experts (ILEG): The Commission aims to complete the selection process for ILEG by April the 30th. Afterwards selected and non-selected members will be personally contacted. The first meeting of GEBI is foreseen in the first half of June.
06.04.2010
Group of Experts in Banking Issues (GEBI): The Commission aims to complete the selection process for GEBI by April the 30th. Afterwards selected and non-selected members will be personally contacted. The first meeting of GEBI is foreseen in the first half of June.
31.03.2010
Public hearing on further possible changes to the Capital Requirements Directive (“CRD IV”) on 26 April 2010
30.03.2010
European Banking Committee Info-letter pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
26.02.2010
Financial crisis response: Commission asks stakeholders for views on further possible changes to Capital Requirements Directive (“CRD”) (IP/10/197 Choose translations of the previous link )
08.02.2010
Insolvency Law Group of Experts (ILEG) - Addendum to the call for expression of interest
08.02.2010
Insolvency Law Group of Experts (ILEG) - Addendum to the call for expression of interest
01.02.2010
Banking Expert Group – call for expressions of interest (MEX/10/0201 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.01.2010
Conference on Cross-border Crisis Management (19.03.2010)
15.01.2010
Call for expression of interest