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13.12.2013 – Commission adopts the Report on the evaluation of the Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps
05.07.2012 – Commission adopts delegated act and regulatory technical standards on short selling

Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps with regard to definitions, the calculation of net short positions, covered sovereign credit default swaps, notification thresholds, liquidity thresholds for suspending restrictions, significant falls in the value of financial instruments and adverse events.

Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps with regard to regulatory technical standards for the method of calculation of the fall in value for liquid shares and other financial instruments

29.06.2012 – Commission adopts technical standards on short selling

Commission adopts implementing Regulation laying down implementing technical standards with regard to the means for public disclosure of net position in shares, the format of the information to be provided to the European Securities and Markets Authority in relation to net short positions, the types of agreements, arrangements and measures to adequately ensure that shares or sovereign debt instruments are available for settlement and the dates and period for the determination of the principal venue for a share according to Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and Council on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps

Commission adopts delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on notification and disclosure requirements with regard net short positions, the details of the information to be provided to the European Securities and Markets Authority in relation to net short positions and the method for calculating turnover to determine exempted shares

16.04.2012 – Notification by Austria of an existing national measure on short selling in accordance with article 46 of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012
24.03.2012 – Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and the Council of 14 March 2012 on short selling and certain aspects of Credit Default Swaps (OJ L 86/1)
24.11.2011 – Request for ESMA technical advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of Credit Default Swaps

The Commission sent a mandate to ESMA for advice on possible delegated acts concerning the Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of Credit Default Swaps

15.09.2010 – Commission adopts proposal for a Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of Credit Default Swaps
14.06.2010 – Commission services launch public consultation on short selling

The Commission services have launched a public consultation on short selling. Its purpose 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.