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May 2015

21.05.2015Financial Markets
The European Commission launched a consultation on Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR) (IP/15/5014)
European Parliament agrees negotiating mandate for regulation of financial benchmarks (STATEMENT/15/4994)
07.05.2015Financial Markets
Joint Statement between Jonathan Hill and Timothy Massad on CCP equivalence (STATEMENT/15/4944)
05.05.2015Payment services
Commissioner Hill welcomes agreement on the revised Payment Services Directive (IP/15/4916)

April 2015

27.04.2015Financial Services
The Commission is publishing today its annual European Financial Stability and Integration Report (Daily News 27/04/2015)
20.04.2015Investment Funds
Council adopts new rules on long-term investment funds (ELTIFs regulation) (press release of the Council)

March 2015

26.03.2015Free movement of capital, Infringements
Commission opens infringement procedures against Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovakia on investor restrictions for agricultural land (IP/15/4673)
26.03.2015Investment Funds, Infringements
Commission asks Italy and Estonia to enact EU rules on Alternative Investment Funds (MEMO/15/4666)
Commission appoints Mr Wolf Klinz as President of EFRAG (Daily News 19/03/2015)
10.03.2015Investment Funds
Commissioner Hill welcomes agreement reached in European Parliament on Long Term Investment Funds (IP/15/4572)
05.03.2015Payment services, Free movement of capital
The 4th edition (2015) of the staff working document on the movement of capital and the freedom of payments is available on our website

February 2015

The Commission launches a consultation on the Prospectus Directive with a view to making it easier for companies (including SMEs) to raise capital throughout the EU while ensuring effective investor protection (IP/15/4433)
18.02.2015Securities, Financial Markets
The Commission launches a public consultation on an EU framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation (IP/15/4433)
EU Council backs European Commission proposal to fight against the manipulation of financial benchmarks (IP/15/4422)
Commission requests EIOPA's advice by end of June 2015 regarding the treatment of insurers’ investments in infrastructure under Solvency II (letter from Jonathan Faull, Director General, to Gabriel Bernardino, EIOPA Chairmanpdf Choose translations of the previous link )
03.02.2015Financial Markets
Derivatives: Commission recommends pension funds benefit from a further two year exemption from clearing obligations (IP/15/3643)