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Derivatives & EMIR

A strong consumer voice in EU policy-making

The EU's agreement to fund Finance Watch and Better Finance is part of an effort to further increase the involvement of non-industry stakeholders in financial services policy-making.

Central counterparties

The European Commission has put forward a proposal for legislation on the recovery and resolution of CCPs.

Commission puts forward new rules for the recovery and resolution of central counterparties

The European Commission has today proposed new rules to ensure that both central counterparties (CCPs) and national authorities in the European Union have the means to act decisively if a CCP were to fail. The main objective of the proposed regulation is to ensure that CCPs' critical functions are preserved while maintaining financial stability and preventing the costs associated with the restructuring and resolution of failing CCPs from falling on taxpayers.

Commission presents package to strengthen EU banking sector as well as proposals to fine-tune financial services rules

The European Commission has today put forward a package of proposals aimed at completing the reform of the financial regulatory system launched in the wake of the financial crisis. The package includes proposed amendments to the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Directive (CRD) as well as the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) and the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation (SRMR). The amendments contain measures that will strengthen the resilience of the EU banking sector and thereby increase markets' confidence in it. The proposals have three concrete goals: