IEU EURO Telegram - 28 April 2016


  • EU Parliament on Interest rates: final vote to ensure robust and transparent benchmark setting
  • Text adopted - Indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0146 - Thursday, 28 April 2016 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • EU Commission welcomes European Parliament's backing for new rules to prevent manipulation of financial benchmarks
  • EPP:  Benchmarks: Parliament tackles unfair deals between banks
  • EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur Abstimmung im Plenum über Benchmarks
  • ALDE: European Parliament adopts legislation to end interest rate fraud
  • Financial benchmarks - EP adopts a much too timid response to recent Libor, Forex and commodity index rigging scandals - GREENS-EFA


  • EU Council on markets in financial instruments: Negotiations to start on one-year delay (MIFID & MIFIR)
  • The Commission is today taking stock of the progress made in the first six months since the adoption of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan and it is publishing the first CMU status report
  • ST 8372 2016 INIT COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Capital Markets Union: First Status Report
  • ST 8371 2016 INIT COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT European Financial Stability and Integration Review (EFSIR): A focus on Capital Markets Union
  • DG FISMA: April issue of newsletter is out!
  • Retail financial services and insurance - European Economic and Social Committee
  • REFIT evaluation of the financial conglomerate directive (FICOD) - FISMA - REFIT - Impact assessement planned : No


  • Financial services: Commission requests BELGIUM, LATVIA, THE NETHERLANDS and SLOVAKIA to apply EU rules on prudential requirements for banks and investment firms
  • Financial services: Commission requests BELGIUM and SLOVENIA to apply EU rules on Bank Recovery and Resolution
  • 28Apr/Ignazio Visco: Fact-finding inquiry on the Italian banking and financial system and the protection of savings, also regarding supervision, crisis resolution and European deposit insurance


  • DG ECFIN: Ex-Ante publication of Call for Tender 2016 ECFIN 004/A STUDY ON Lessons from the US for the functioning of EMU
  • Structural reforms in the member states: EU Council agrees position on support programme
  • PES deepens the discussion on making the EMU more progressive 
  • ifo-Präsident Fuest schlägt nachrangige Anleihen für Euroländer vor


  • ECB: Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional sector: 4th Quarter 2015
  • ECB/2016/7 Decision (EU) 2016/661 of the ECB of 15 April 2016 on the total amount of annual supervisory fees for 2016
  • ECB: Interview  Peter Praet: Interview with Expansión
  • ECB: Interview  Mario Draghi: Interview with Bild
  • # EBA
  • Latest Q&A by EBA



  • Question to the ECB - Banif bank - PE 580.573v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Question to the ECB - BANIF IV - PE 580.651v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Question to the ECB - BANIF V - PE 580.653v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Question to the ECB - BANIF VI - PE 580.654v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Question to the ECB - European banks colluded with Mossack-Fonseca to set up offshore companies used for tax evasion purposes - PE 580.582v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Question to the ECB - BANIF VII - PE 580.655v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Question to the ECB - Changing the emphasis of the ECB's monetary policy - PE 580.526v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Amendments 135 - 347 - Prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading - PE 582.054v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

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