IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 7 January 2019

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EURO AREA: 

  • Euro celebrates its 20th birthday +++ 
  • Keynote Speech of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis on Latvia's Five Years with the Euro +++ 
  • S&D leader Bullmann: the Euro is one of the great achievements of European integration +++ 

EFSF: 

  • EFSF raises €3 billion in new 7-year bond +++ 

ECB: 

  • ECB Event Welcome, Andrea Enria! +++ 
  • Latest publications by the ECB +++ 
    • Luis de Guindos: Fostering resilience and convergence in Economic and Monetary Union
    • Benoît Cœuré: Entretien avec France Inter
    • Sabine Lautenschläger: Interview with Deutschlandfunk
    • Monetary developments in the euro area: November 2018
    • Economic Bulletin
    • An assessment of draft budgetary plans for 2019
    • Liquidity conditions and monetary policy operations in the period from 1 August to 30 October 2018
    • The future of central banking. Festschrift in honour of Vítor Constâncio (Colloquium held on 16-17 May 2018)
    • Understanding the slowdown in growth in 2018
    • CON/2019/01 Opinion on the legal framework for covered bonds
    • CON/2018/58 Opinion on macroprudential tools
    • ECB/2018/35 Decision (EU) 2018/2049 of the ECB of 12 December 2018 on the approval of the volume of coin issuance in 2019
    • Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Flanagan, MEP, on consumer protection
    • Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Chountis, MEP, on non-performing loans
  • EU Parliament Report - ECB Annual Report 2017 - A8-0424/2018 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • EP Question to the ECB - Exemption from the clearing requirement for pension scheme arrangements - PE 632.163v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

  • EU Commission publishes draft rules to ensure investment firms and insurance distributors consider sustainability topics when advising clients

BANKING UNION

  • EU Parliament Report - Banking Union - annual report 2018 - A8-0419/2018 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • BdB übernimmt 2019 Federführung der Deutschen Kreditwirtschaft

EBA

  • EBA publishes response to letter received on reclassification of grandfathered own funds instruments
  • Latest Q&A by the EBA

ESA

  • ESAs publish joint report on regulatory sandboxes and innovation hubs

CAPITAL MARKETS UNION

  • Capital Markets Union: Common EU rules on securitisation will apply as of 1 January
  • Investment firms: Council agrees position on new regulatory and supervision framework
  • EPP Group: Towards more effective EU Financial Market Supervision

ESMA

  • ESMA Calendar for January 2019
  • ESMA updates its Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR commodity derivatives topics
  • ESMA updates its Q&As on MiFID II and MiFIR transparency topics
  • ESMA: Library document - Summary of Conclusions BoS and SMSG meeting 8 November 2018
  • ESMA: Library document - Summary of Conclusions SMSG meeting 8-9 November 2018
  • ESMA: Library document - SMSG End of Term Report 2018

INDICATORS

  • Flash estimate - December 2018 - Euro area annual inflation down to 1.6%
  • November 2018 compared with October 2018 - Industrial producer prices down by 0.3% in euro area - Down by 0.4% in EU28

BIS

  • Latest publications by the BIS
    • Vitas Vasiliauskas: Financial innovation
    • Fehmi Mehmeti: The importance of the banking sector in Kosovo's economy and the central bank's commitment to its development
    • Fehmi Mehmeti: Banking sector is contributor to the country's economic growth
    • Globalisation and deglobalisation
    • Gent Sejko: The importance of media in analysing Albania's monetary policy
    • Per Jansson: Monetary policy in less favourable times - what are the options?

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG FISMA
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK Third Progress Report on the reduction of non-performing loans and further risk reduction in the Banking Union
  • DG ECFIN
    • Commission opinion in accordance with Article 19 of the Statute of the European Investment Bank
    • Commission opinion in accordance with Article 19 of the Statute of the European Investment Bank

REGISTER OF DELEGATED ACTS

  • Corrigendum: The European Commission adopted a corrigendum for Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/1108 of 7 May 2018 supplementing Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regulatory technical standards on the criteria for the appointment of central contact points for electronic money issuers and payment service providers and with rules on their functions (Text with EEA relevance.)

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Answer to a written question - Enforcement of anti-money laundering rules in Latvia - E-005065/2018(ASW)
  • Answer to a written question - Estonia and Danske Bank - E-005493/2018(ASW)
  • Answer to a written question - Italian victims of the banking system - P-005674/2018(ASW)
  • Amendments 386 - 662 - Establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment - PE 632.154v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • CM 1026 2019 INIT Working Party on Financial Services (Attachés)
  • ST 5014 2019 INIT Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 as regards minimum loss coverage for non-performing exposures - Confirmation of the final compromise text with a view to agreement
  • ST 5020 2019 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prudential supervision of investment firms and amending Directives 2013/36/EU and 2014/65/EU and Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prudential requirements of investment firms and amending Regulations (EU) No 575/2013, (EU) No 600/2014 and (EU) No 1093/2010 - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament
  • ST 5020 2019 REV 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prudential supervision of investment firms and amending Directives 2013/36/EU and 2014/65/EU and Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prudential requirements of investment firms and amending Regulations (EU) No 575/2013, (EU) No 600/2014 and (EU) No 1093/2010 - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament
  • ST 5020 2019 REV 2 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prudential supervision of investment firms and amending Directives 2013/36/EU and 2014/65/EU and Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prudential requirements of investment firms and amending Regulations (EU) No 575/2013, (EU) No 600/2014 and (EU) No 1093/2010 - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament
  • ST 5021 2019 INIT Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the prudential requirements of investment firms and amending Regulations (EU) No 575/2013, (EU) No 600/2014 and (EU) No 1093/2010 - Presidency compromise proposal
  • ST 5022 2019 INIT Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the prudential supervision of investment firms and amending Directives 2013/36/EU and 2014/65/EU - Presidency compromise proposal

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