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Consultation on short selling

Consultation on Short Selling

Policy field(s)
Internal market, securities

Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from market participants, national governments and national competent authorities.

Period of consultation
From 14.06.2010 to 10.07.2010 - closed.

Objective of the consultation
The purpose of this public document is to consult market participants, governments, regulators and other stakeholders on possible provisions to be considered in a forthcoming Commission proposal for stand alone legislation dealing with potential risks arising from short selling.

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Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details
Responsible services: DG Internal Market and Services / Unit G3
Postal address:Responses by email only please

Reason why the consultation period is less than 8 weeks
  • High political priority and urgency of the issue in the context of the financial crisis and recent volatility in Euro denominated sovereign bonds.
  • Previous public consultation in the context of the review of the Market Abuse Directive.

Number of responses received to this consultation

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In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Commission’s Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps