IEU MONITORING: Euro & Finance Telegram 27 Feb 2018


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# FINTECH: 

  • EU Commission VP Dombrovskis speech at the Afore Consulting's 2nd Annual Fintech and Digitalisation Conference 

# CRYPTO-CURRENCIES: 

  • Bundesfinanzministerium: Umsatzsteuerliche Behandlung von Bitcoin und anderen sog. virtuellen Währungen; EuGH-Urteil vom 22. Oktober 2015, C-264/14, Hedqvist 

# EUROPEAN SEMESTER: 

  • EP Opinion - European Semester for economic policy coordination: Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2018 - PE 616.539v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education 

# ECB: 

  • MEPs back Luis De Guindos for ECB Vice-President, but want rules overhauled +++ 
  • GUE/NGL: Political horse-trading to deliver ECB job for de Guindos despite conflicts of interest +++ 
  • ECB: Deconstructing monetary policy surprises: the role of information shocks +++ 
  • ECB: Priors for the long run 

# PAYMENT SERVICES

  • ECB: Yves Mersch: Innovation and digitalisation in payment services

# BANKING UNION

  • ECB: Proportionality in banking supervision

# ESMA

  • Steven Maijoor - Speech at the 2nd Annual FinTech and Digitisation Conference

# BIS

  • Latest VIP documents published by the BIS
  • Yannis Stournaras: The future of the Greek economy
  • David Ramsden: The UK's productivity growth challenge
  • Joachim Wuermeling: Collaboration instead of rivalry - thoughts on a digital financial centre of Europe
  • Pillar 3 disclosure requirements - updated framework (consultative document)
  • The Basel Committee consults on revisions to the Pillar 3 disclosure framework
  • Pillar 3 disclosure requirements - updated framework (consultative document) - Bank for International Settlements

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG FISMA
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Completing the Capital Markets Union by 2019 - time to accelerate delivery
    • Proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil relatif aux prestataires européens de services de financement participatif pour les entreprises
    • Proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil visant à faciliter la distribution transfrontière de fonds communs de placement et modifiant les règlements (UE) nº 345/2013 et (UE) nº 346/2013
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS FinTech Action plan: For a more competitive and innovative European financial sector
    • Proposition de directive du Parlement européen et du Conseil modifiant la directive 2014/65/UE concernant les marchés d’instruments financiers
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Action Plan: Financing Sustainable Growth
    • Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the issue of covered bonds and covered bond public supervision and amending Directive 2009/65/EC and Directive 2014/59/EU
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 as regards exposures in the form of covered bonds
    • Proposition de directive du Parlement européen et du Conseil modifiant la directive 2009/65/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil et la directive 2011/61/UE du Parlement européen et du Conseil en ce qui concerne la distribution transfrontière des fonds communs de placement
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS on the applicable law to the proprietary effects of transactions in securities
    • Opinion of the RSB Accompanying the document Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) for Business and Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments
    • Opinion of the Board - IA
    • Final opinion

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • 27 February - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market (A. Schwab)
  • 27 February - EBA discharge 2016 (K. Swinburne)
  • 27 February - EIOPA discharge 2016 (K. Swinburne)
  • 27 February - ESMA discharge 2016 (K. Swinburne)
  • 21 February - Final vote - Common Corporate Tax Base (P. Tang)
  • 21 February - Single vote - Proposal to reject the Commission proposal - Common Corporate Tax Base (P. Tang)
  • 21 Feburary - Final vote - Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) (A. Lamassoure)
  • 21 February - Single vote- Proposal to reject the Commission proposal - Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) (A. Lamassoure)
  • 21 February - European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2018 (H. Bayet)
  • 21 February - Annual report on Competition Policy (R. Tremosa i Balcells)
  • 21 February - Safeguarding competition in air transport (R. Tremosa i Balcells)
  • 29 January - Commission Delegated Regulation amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 supplementing Directive (EU) 2015/849, as regards adding Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago and Tunisia to the table in point I of the Annex
  • 29 January - Reconsultation - Prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing (K. Kariņš, J. Sargentini)
  • 24 January - Framework for the recovery and resolution of central counterparties (J. von Weizsäcker, K. Swinburne)
  • 24 January - Harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation) (R. Gualtieri)
  • 24 January - Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements (E. Maurel)
  • 24 January - Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the EU, of the Bilateral Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on prudential measures regarding insurance and reinsurance (R. Gualtieri)
  • 24 January - Banking Union - Annual Report 2017 (S. Loones)
  • 24 January - Reform of the European Union’s system of own resources (L. Morgano)

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 1693 2018 Rev 1 Working Party on Financial Services (RRM - attachés only)
  • Cm 1717 2018 Rev 1 Financial Counsellors Working Party Meeting
  • Cm 1744 2018 Init Fiscal Counsellors/Attachés from the Permanent Representations


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