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2016

28.11.2016
Creating a Stronger Financial System: New EU rules for the recovery and resolution of Central Counterparties
11.11.2016
Adoption of a delegated act as well as regulatory and implementing technical standards for Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 on improving securities settlement in the EU and on central securities depositories
26.10.2016
Adoption of implementing technical standards on the format and frequency of trade reports to trade repositories
19.10.2016
Adoption of regulatory technical standards on the minimum details of the data to be reported to trade repositories
04.10.2016
The Commission adopts a delegated regulation on margin requirements for uncleared derivatives (Daily News 04/10/2016)
29.09.2016
The Commission sent a letter of formal notice to Cyprus, Romania and Spain requesting them take the necessary actions to comply with the Directive 98/26/EC on settlement finality in payment and securities settlement systems, as amended by Regulation No 648/2012.
10.06.2016
Adoption of a delegated regulation on central clearing for interest rate derivatives (Daily News 10/06/2016)
15.03.2016
The European Commission adopted an “equivalence” decision (implementing act) for the regulatory regime for central counterparties (CCPs) of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (IP/16/807)
01.03.2016
The European Commission adopted a new set of rules on central clearing for certain credit derivative contracts (IP/16/463)
10.02.2016
European Commission and the United States Commodity Futures Commission: Common approach for translatlantic CCPs (IP/16/281)

2015

16.11.2015
The Commission launches a call for applications with a view to selecting members of an informal expert group on post-trading – the European Post-Trading Forum – which is currently being established to assist the Commission in its review of the barriers to cross-border clearing and settlement. The call is open for applications until 21 December 2015.
13.11.2015
The European Commission adopts five ‘equivalence’ decisions (implementing acts) for the regulatory regimes for central counterparties (CCPs) in Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland and Republic of Korea. (IP/15/6075)
29.10.2015
European Parliament adopts Commission proposal to improve transparency of the shadow banking sector (IP/15/5930)
06.08.2015
The European Commission adopted a delegated regulation that makes it mandatory for certain over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate derivative contracts to be cleared through central counterparties (IP/15/5459)
05.06.2015
Pension funds granted further two-year exemption from central clearing requirements
21.05.2015
The European Commission launched a consultation on Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR) (IP/15/5014)
07.05.2015
Joint Statement between Jonathan Hill and Timothy Massad on CCP equivalence (STATEMENT/15/4944)
18.02.2015
The Commission launches a public consultation on an EU framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation (IP/15/4433)
18.02.2015
Unlocking Funding for Europe’s Growth: European Commission consults on Capital Markets Union (IP/15/4433)
03.02.2015
Derivatives: Commission recommends pension funds benefit from a further two year exemption from clearing obligations (IP/15/3643)

2014

30.10.2014
First 'equivalence' decisions for central counterparty regulatory regimes (IP/14/1228)
10.07.2014
The European Commission has updated its Frequently Asked Questions on CCP issuespdf Choose translations of the previous link 
28.04.2014
Financial integration and stability in a new financial architecture – Joint conference of the European Central Bank and the European Commission (Live video stream during the conference) (MEX/14/0428)
15.04.2014
The European Parliament adopted the Regulation on securities settlement and CSDs proposed by the Commission on March 2012 (STATEMENT/14/130)
31.03.2014
OTC Derivatives Regulators Group: Report to the FSB Plenary on Cross-border implementation issuespdf Choose translations of the previous link 
12.02.2014
Statement by the CFTC and the European Commission on progress relating to the implementation of the 2013 Path Forward Statement (STATEMENT/14/5)
30.01.2014
US-EU Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue: Joint statement

2013

07.11.2013
The Commission intends not to endorse ESMA’s draft implementing technical standards submitted by ESMA on 7 August 2013 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1247/2012
09.10.2013
Preventing Downfall: The EU’s Role in Bank Capitalization after the Crisis – Speech by Director-General for Internal Market and Services Jonathan Faull at the Atlantic Council, in Washington DC.
06.09.2013
OTC Derivatives Regulators Group: Report to the G20 Heads of State summit of 5/6 September 2013pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
12.07.2013
The European Commission adopted today a Delegated Regulation specifying the fees to be charged to trade repositories by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
12.07.2013
The European Commission has today adopted a delegated Regulation to include the central banks and debt management offices of Japan and the United States in the list of exempted entities under EMIR.
14.06.2013
The European Commission, in conjunction with the European Securities and Markets Authority, confirmed this week that it will apply to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the CFTC) for a substituted compliance assessment to be undertaken on EU rules in respect of the CFTC’s entity level and transaction level requirements for swaps.
24.05.2013
The Tax Barriers Business Advisory Group (TBAG): Report on Workable Solutions for Efficient and Simplified Fiscal Compliance Procedures related to Post-trading within the EUpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
16.05.2013
Memo on the practical implementation of the EMIR framework to non-EU central counterparties (CCPs)pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
18.04.2013
OTC Derivatives Regulators Group report to the G-20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of 18-19 April 2013pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
22.03.2013
OTC derivatives transactions: Commission adopts a report on the International Treatment of Central Banks and Debt Management Offices (MEX/13/0322)
11.03.2013
19/03/2013 – Joint EU Commission and ECB conference on “Post-trade harmonisation and financial integration in Europe”

2012

19.12.2012
Commission adopts technical standards for the Regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR) (IP/12/1419)
04.12.2012
Press statement on operating Principles and Areas of Exploration in the Regulation of the Cross-Border OTC Derivatives Marketpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
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 )
05.09.2012
Consultation on benchmarks and market indices (IP/12/939 Choose translations of the previous link )
01.08.2012
Info-letter issue #4 is onlinepdf Choose translations of the previous link 
07.03.2012
Commission acts to increase the safety and efficiency of securities settlement in Europe (IP/12/221 Choose translations of the previous link )
09.02.2012
Agreement on new European rules to regulate financial derivatives (EMIR)

2011

22.08.2011
Conference on the European post trading landscape, 24 October 2011, Brussels
12.07.2011
Info-letter issue #3 is onlinepdf Choose translations of the previous link 
02.05.2011
European Central Bank and European Commission hold joint conference to strengthen the foundations of integrated and stable financial markets (IP/11/518 Choose translations of the previous link )
13.01.2011
Enhancing safety of European financial markets: common rules for Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) and securities settlement (IP/11/29 Choose translations of the previous link )

2010

05.11.2010
Consultation on the harmonisation of securities law
15.09.2010
Making derivatives markets in Europe safer and more transparent (IP/10/1125 Choose translations of the previous link )
07.06.2010
Call for expressions of interest regarding the setting up of an Expert Group on Market Infrastructures (EGMI)
01.06.2010
Second issue of the Info letter