EURO & EMU Telegram - published 15 December 2015


  • Speech  Mario Draghi: Monetary policy and structural reforms in the euro area
  • Speech by EU Commission President Juncker at the European Parliament Plenary session on the Economic and Monetary Union
  • Dijsselbloem: "No reason for euro cynicism, but no quick fix for indebtedness"
  • "The eurozone needs a more expansionary fiscal policy for more investment and a real recovery" say S&Ds
  • EU-Abgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE) zum Fünf-Präsidenten-Bericht: Euro so nicht
  • EMU - Outlook for the European Council of 17-18 December 2015 - European Parliamentary Research Service


  • State aid: Commission approves fourth prolongation of Polish credit union resolution scheme
  • Moody's: European banking outlook 2016; banks' fundamentals are stable but asset risk and profitability pressures will remain in 2016


  • CEPS: Relaunching the European Retail Finance Market: Comments on the Commission's Green Paper


  • EU Parliament: Insurance -  Solvency II Delegated Regulation - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


  • Briefing - Occupational pensions: Revision of the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision Directive (IORP II) - EP THINKTANK
  • Better Finance: “Significant Setback: Protection of EU Pension Savers to be reduced by the EU Parliament?”


  • Banking: EU Commission Conference on Covered Bonds


  • Belgium: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission


  • EIOPA provides update on consumer trends


  • EBA issues final Guidelines on institutions exposures to shadow banking entities and recommends approach to limiting risks
  • EBA identifies areas of improvement in the cooperation between EU and third countries


  • ESMA: Q&A AIFMD 15 Dec 2015 Tuesday 15 December 2015 13:52


  • ECB: Focus: What is behind the low investment in the euro area? Responses from a survey of large euro area firms (Economic Bulletin 8/2015)
  • ECB: Working paper no. 1873: Dating systemic financial stress episodes in the EU countries
  • ECB: Working paper no. 1872: Fiscal rules, fiscal space and procyclical fiscal policy
  • ECB: Working paper no. 1871: How do speed and security influence consumers' payment behavior?
  • ECB: Working paper no. 1870: Regional dynamics of economic performance in the EU: To what extent spatial spillovers matter?
  • Latest ECB decisions on coin issuances


  • Latest Bank of International Settlement publications
    • 15Dec/Kikuo Iwata: Japan's economy and monetary policy Speech by Mr Kikuo Iwata, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan, at a meeting with business leaders, Okayama, 2 December 2015.
    • 15Dec/Amando M Tetangco, Jr: Evolving cyber threats - are we prepared? Speech by Mr Amando M Tetangco, Jr, Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP, the central bank of the Philippines), at the Cybersecurity Summit for the Financial Services Industry, Manila, 24 November 2015.
    • 15Dec/Gent Sejko: Do crises change economic fundamentals in SEE Speech by Mr Gent Sejko, Governor of the Bank of Albania, at the Conference "Do crises change economic fundamentals in SEE?", hosted by the Bank of Albania, organised in cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford, Tirana, 30 October 2015.
    • 15Dec/Timothy Lane: Inflation targeting - a matter of time Remarks by Mr Timothy Lane, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, to the CFA Society Atlantic Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 27 October 2015.
    • 15Dec/Fernando Restoy: The Banking Union - achievements and challenges Speech by Mr Fernando Restoy, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Spain, at the closure of the presentation of the third report on the Banking Union "La Unión Bancaria: suma y sigue", organised by Centro de Sector Financiero PwC and IE Business School, Madrid, 2 December 2015.
    • 15Dec/DeLisle Worrell: Keeping the economy stable and achieving growth Featured address by Dr DeLisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, at the BCCI Finance & investment Luncheon Seminar, Bridgetown, 28 October 2015.
    • 15Dec/Ignazio Visco: The Bank of Italy's analysis of household finances Concluding remarks by Mr Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of Italy, at the conference "The Bank of Italy's Analysis of Household Finances - Fifty years of The Survey on Household Income and Wealth and the Financial Accounts", Rome, 4 December 2015.



  • Position of the European Parliament - Interchange fees for card-based payment transactions - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2013)0265
  • Amendments 001-002 - Motion for a resolution on completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union - B8-1347/2015(001-002)
  • Amendments 003-007 - Motion for a resolution on completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union - B8-1347/2015(003-007)
  • Amendments 008-017 - Motion for a resolution on completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union - B8-1347/2015(008-017)
  • Amendments 018-027 - Motion for a resolution on completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union - B8-1347/2015(018-027)
  • Amendments 028-037 - Motion for a resolution on completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union - B8-1347/2015(028-037)
  • Amendments 038-048 - Motion for a resolution on completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union - B8-1347/2015(038-048)


  • Pe 49 2015 Cor 1 DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on insurance distribution (recast)


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