INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 19 Dec 2017

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# ECB: 

  • MEP Question to the ECB - Criticisms of European banking regulation by Bank of Spain inspectors - PE 615.294v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs +++ 
  • MEP Question to the ECB - Labour market reforms and wage cuts in Spain - PE 615.297v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs 

# ESMA: 

  • Latest publications by ESMA +++ 
    • ESMA updates its Q&As on MiFID II/MiFIR Investor Protection topics +++ 
    • ESMA updates its MiFID II Q&As on transparency and market structures +++ 
    • ESMA provides guidance on cross-border investment services and MiFID transposition +++ 
    • Library document - Benchmarks attributes +++ 
    • Library document - Response form for the Consultation Paper on Technical standards on disclosure requirements, operational standards, and access conditions under the Securitisation Regulation +++ 
    • Library document - Response form for the Consultation Paper on STS notification +++ 
    • Library document - Response form for the Consultation Paper on Third Party Firm +++ 
    • Library document - Procedure for reporting of circuit breakers’ parameters by NCAs to ESMA +++ 
    • Library document - Consultation_Paper_STS notification +++ 
    • Library document - Consultation_Paper_Disclosure_and_Operational_Standards +++ 
    • Library document - Consultation Paper Third-Party Firm  STS Verification Application 


  • ECA: Bank resolution: work started, but still a long way to go, say EU Auditors
  • State aid: EU Commission approves recapitalisation of the Lithuanian Central Credit Union


  • ESAs publish final draft technical standards amending margin requirements for non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives
  • EBA technical standards will help reduce divergent practices in the application of simplified obligations and waivers in recovery and resolution planning
  • EBA publishes Opinion on the transition from PSD1 to PSD2


  • Optimistic UK business confidence indicators predict smooth Brexit - Bruegel


  • OECD: Norway should strengthen its economic capacity to thrive in a changing world


  • IMF: Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Belarus
  • IMF Country Report No. 17/383 : Republic of Belarus : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Belarus
  • IMF Country Report No. 17/384 : Republic of Belarus : Selected Issues


  • MEDDELANDE FRÅN KOMMISSIONEN TILL RÅDET OCH EUROPAPARLAMENTET om halvtidsöversyn av handlingsprogrammet för utbyte, stöd och utbildning med avseende på skydd av euron mot förfalskning (Perikles 2020-programmet)


  • Cm 5535 2017 Init Ad Hoc Working Party on the Strengthening of the Banking Union
  • Cm 5510 2017 Init Working Party on Financial Services (RRM - attachés and 1 expert)


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