IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 19 December 2018

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GREEN FINANCE: 

  • EU Council agrees position on low carbon benchmarks and disclosure requirements +++ 

MONEY LAUNDERING: 

  • Anti-money laundering: EU Council agrees on joint position to reinforce supervision of banks +++ 

BANKING UNION: 

  • The Court of Justice alone has jurisdiction to determine whether the legality of the ECB’s decision opposing the acquisition by Fininvest and Mr Berlusconi of a qualifying holding in Banca Mediolanum is affected by any defects vitiating the preparatory acts by the Banca d’Italia +++ 
  • Payments in the EU: EU Council confirms political agreement to reduce charges and increase transparency
  • A better deal for consumers: EU Commission welcomes agreement on cheaper cross-border payments and fairer currency conversions
  • EP At a Glance - Briefing papers: “Debt Sustainability Assessment: the State of the Art” - PE 624.395 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • EBF: Responsible Banking Workshop, 5 February 2019 in Brussels

ITALY

  • The European Commission replies to the Italian government on its fiscal plans
  • Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis: College read-out and remarks on the Italian budget
  • EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici: College read-out and remarks on the Italian budget

ECB

  • Latest publications by the ECB
    • Re-use of collateral: leverage, volatility, and welfare
    • The natural rate of interest: estimates, drivers, and challenges to monetary policy
    • Emerging market vulnerabilities – a comparison with previous crises

ESMA

  • ESMA tells firms to provide clients with information on the implications of Brexit
  • ESMA to renew restrictions on CFDs for a further three months from 1 February 2019
  • ESMA consults on measures to promote sustainability in EU capital markets
  • Library document - Consulation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II
  • Library document - Consultation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II
  • Library document - Consultation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in the UCITS Directive and AIFMD
  • Library document - Consulation Paper on Disclosure Requirements Applicable to Credit Ratings
  • Consultation - Consultation on integrating sustainability risks and factors in the UCITS Directive and AIFMD
  • Consultation - Consulation on Disclosure Requirements Applicable to Credit Ratings
  • Hearing - HEARING ON MEASURES TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY IN EU CAPITAL MARKETS

STAFF CHANGES

  • Commission appoints senior managers in its departments for energy, financial services and capital markets

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG FISMA
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… determining, for a limited period of time, that the regulatory framework applicable to central counterparties in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is equivalent, in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… determining, for a limited period of time, that the regulatory framework applicable to central securities depositories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is equivalent in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2205, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/592 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1178 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the date at which the clearing obligation takes effect for certain types of contracts
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2251 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the date until which counterparties may continue to apply their risk-management procedures for certain OTC derivative contracts not cleared by a CCP
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2205, Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/592 and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1178 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on the clearing obligation to extend the dates of deferred application of the clearing obligation for certain OTC derivative contracts
  • DG ECFIN
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on recent developments as regards euro coins

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 1 - 27 - Establishment of the European Monetary Fund - PE 632.679v01-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs

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