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2014

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)
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)
21.10.2014
Commission adopts detailed rules on contributions of banks to resolution funds (IP/14/1181)
02.09.2014
The Single Resolution Board is looking for an office building in Brussels and publishes a property prospecting notice (2014/S 167-297211)
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)
11.07.2014
EU and US meet to discuss their shared interest in implementing and enforcing robust financial standards, including those on the G20 financial regulatory agendapdf(143 KB) Choose translations of the previous link 
10.07.2014
Commission requests United Kingdom to apply EU rules (MEMO/14/470)
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)
16.05.2014
Response to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) request for action plans to reduce reliance on Credit Rating Agency Ratings
15.05.2014
European Commission presents a first comprehensive review of the financial regulation agenda (IP/14/564)
05.05.2014
The Commission adopted today a report addressed to the European Parliament and the Council on the feasibility of a network of smaller credit rating agencies in the EU. (MEX/14/0505)
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)
28.03.2014
EU-Japan High Level Meeting on Financial Issues (MEX/14/328)
27.03.2014
The European Commission adopts a package of measures on long-term investment (IP/14/320)
27.03.2014
The European Commission adopted a Communication on crowdfunding. The objective of this Communication is to unleash the potential of crowdfunding within the EU by developing, in cooperation with stakeholders, a common understanding at EU level and preparing the ground for possible future actions. (IP/14/320)
20.03.2014
European Parliament and Council back Commission’s proposal for a Single Resolution Mechanism: a major step towards completing the banking union (STATEMENT/14/77)
04.02.2014
The Mortgage Credit Directive on credit agreements for consumers relating to residential immovable property has been adopted
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)

2013

19.12.2013
Banking union: Council agrees general approach on Single Resolution Mechanism (MEMO/13/1186)
16.12.2013
Appointment of Danièle Nouy as first Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism. (MEMO/13/1155)
16.12.2013
Appointment of Danièle Nouy as first Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism. (MEMO/13/1155)
15.10.2013
Council gives final approval for the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the first pillar of the Banking Union (MEMO/13/899)
15.10.2013
Council gives final approval for the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the first pillar of the Banking Union (MEMO/13/899)
03.10.2013
The European Commission has today launched a consultation inviting stakeholders to share their views about crowdfunding: its potential benefits, risks, and the design of an optimal policy framework to untap the potential of this new form of financing (IP/13/906)
12.09.2013
European Parliament vote confirms the creation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism for the eurozone (MEMO/13/781)
04.09.2013
The Commission has today adopted a communication on shadow banking and proposed new rules for money market funds (MMFs) (IP/13/812)
10.07.2013
The European Commission has today made a proposal for a Single Resolution Mechanism for the Banking Union. (IP/13/674)
26.06.2013
New Funds to make long-term investment easier: The European Commission has today proposed a new investment fund framework designed for investors who want to put money into companies and projects for the long term. These private European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) would only invest in businesses that need money to be committed to them for long periods of time. (IP/13/605)
25.04.2013
The European Financial Stability and Integration Report (EFSIR), presented today by the Commission at a joint conference with the European Central Bank, shows that, despite improvements, the financial crisis continued to exert a significant impact in holding back economic growth in 2012. (IP/13/367)
25.03.2013
European Commission launches Green Paper on the long-term financing of the European economy (IP/13/274)

2012

20.12.2012
Summary of responses received to the Commission’s green paper on shadow banking
18.12.2012
The European banking union, a precondition to financial stability and a historical step forward for European integration. Speech by Commissioner Barnier. (SPEECH/12/963)
13.12.2012
Banking union: Council agrees position on the single supervisory mechanism (MEMO/12/982)
21.11.2012
Commission requests Belgium, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland and Portugal to implement EU rules (MEMO/12/876)
05.10.2012
Consultation on a possible framework for the recovery and resolution of financial institutions other than banks
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 )
03.07.2012
Commission proposes legislation to improve consumer protection in financial services (IP/12/736 Choose translations of the previous link )
21.05.2012
Conference on Financial Conglomerates, 28.06.2012
26.04.2012
Post-crisis policy measures in the financial sector give way to longer-term growth goals (IP/12/424 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.02.2012
New booklet: Restoring the Health and Stability of the EU Financial Sectorpdf Choose translations of the previous link , 06.02.2012

2011

09.12.2011
Amended rules for financial conglomerates supervision enter into force, 09.12.2011
08.12.2011
Consultation on the application of Directive 2007/44 EC as regards acquisitions and increase of holdings in the financial sector
27.10.2011
Commission requests Poland and Slovenia to implement rules for settlement systems and collateral arrangements (IP/11/1262 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.10.2011
New rules for more efficient, resilient and transparent financial markets in Europe (IP/11/1219 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.10.2011
European Commission seeks criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation to improve deterrence and market integrity (IP/11/1218 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.10.2011
Getting tough on insider dealing and market manipulation (IP/11/1217 Choose translations of the previous link )
10.02.2011
Regulating financial services for sustainable growth – Progress reportpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
19.01.2011
Additional legislative proposal to complete the framework for financial supervision in Europe (IP/11/49 Choose translations of the previous link )
19.01.2011
Call for expression of interest in the appointment as members of the joint Board of Appeal of the three Supervisory Authoritiespdf

2010

22.12.2010
New booklet: “Towards More Responsibility and Competitiveness in the European Financial Sectorpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
08.12.2010
Strengthening sanctions for violations of EU financial services rules: the way forward (IP/10/1678 Choose translations of the previous link )
26.11.2010
Calls for expression of interest regarding the setting up of future stakeholder groups for the new supervisory authorities
28.10.2010
European Commission calls on Czech Republic to respect Court ruling on pension funds (IP/10/1439 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.10.2010
Vacancies in new European Supervisory Authorities – Senior management
07.10.2010
New Leaflet: The European Union’s roadmap for Financial Reformpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
30.09.2010
Commission refers Poland to Court for not implementing EU rules (IP/10/1249 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010
Commission requests Portugal to ensure proper application of EU rules for investment funds (IP/10/1246 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.09.2010
Michel Barnier hails agreement on new European financial supervision
21.09.2010
Vacancies in new European Supervisory Authorities
12.07.2010
Commission proposes package to boost consumer protection and confidence in financial services  (IP/10/918 Choose translations of the previous link )
01.07.2010
Commission acts to improve investor protection and efficiency in the EU investment fund market (IP/10/869 Choose translations of the previous link )
02.06.2010
Communication on Financial Services 2010–2011 – “Regulating financial Services for financial growth” (IP/10/656 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.05.2010
Financial market regulation: Delivering on the EU's G20 commitments (speech of M. Barnier)
17.05.2010
Press Conference: Financial regulatory reform – Where we stand and next steps
05.05.2010
Commission acts to put an end to special rights of the Greek state in the Public Power Corporation (IP/10/503 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2010
Commission calls on Hungary to implement Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) (IP/10/497 Choose translations of the previous link )
04.05.2010
Speech of M. Barnier: “The priorities for financial services for the coming year” (SPEECH/10/202 Choose translations of the previous link )
26.04.2010
Forging a new deal between finance and society: restoring trust in the financial sector 26/04/2010 (speech of M. Barnier)
14.04.2010
Conglomerates’ Conference: “The ‘invisibilities’ within the most visible”, 07.06.2010
12.04.2010
We need a European approach to crisis resolution (speech of M. Barnier)
31.03.2010
Financial regulation in Europe – where next? Choose translations of the previous link  (speech of M. Barnier)
22.03.2010
Conference: “Financial Integration and Stability: the Legacy of the Crisis”, Frankfurt am Main, 12.04.2010
19.03.2010
Laying the foundations for crisis prevention and management in Europe (speech of M. Barnier)
18.03.2010
What financial stability for the future? (speech of M. Barnier)
17.03.2010
A better framework for the financial sector (speech of M. Barnier)
16.02.2010
Acting without delay to clean up financial markets Choose translations of the previous link  (speech of M. Barnier)
07.01.2010
Commission publishes European Financial Integration Report on 2009