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Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)

02.07.2014

The Court of Auditors publishes a special report: “European banking supervision taking shape – EBA and its changing context”

12.09.2013 - 29.10.2013

Following the European Parliament Plenary vote on the legislative resolution for the European Banking Authority (EBA) Regulation and the Council agreement conferring specific supervision tasks on the European Central Bank, the European Union formally adopted the creation of a bank single supervisory mechanism (SSM), led by the European Central Bank, with the objective to strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union. Both legal texts were published in the Official Journal on 29 October 2013.

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19.03.2013

The Parliament and the Council reached a political agreement on the Single Supervisory Mechanism package. COREPER on 18 April approved the final compromise texts.

12.09.2012

The Commission proposed a single supervisory mechanism (SSM) for banks led by the European Central Bank (ECB) in order to strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union. The set of proposals is a first step towards an integrated “banking union” which includes further components such as a single rulebook, common deposit protection and a single bank resolution mechanisms. The proposals concern:

  • A regulation giving strong powers for the supervision of all banks in the euro area to the ECB and national supervisory authorities i.e. the creation of a single supervisory mechanism;
  • A regulation with limited and specific changes to the regulation setting up the European Banking Authority (EBA) to ensure a balance in its decision making structures between the euro area and non-euro area Member States;
  • communication outlining the Commission's overall vision for rolling out the banking union, covering the single rulebook, common deposit protection and a single bank resolution mechanism.

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