IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 12 March 2019

Our telegram headlines today*: 


  • Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 12 March 2019 +++ 
  • Remarks by EU Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference +++ 


  • IMF Executive Board Concludes First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions with Greece +++ 
  • IMF Country Report No. 19/73: Greece - First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Greece +++ 


  • EU Commission welcomes progress on the proposal for an EU classification system for sustainable economic activities


  • The evolution of banking regulation - Panel remarks by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB
  • ECB changes the acronym for its euro short-term rate
  • Euro area securities issues statistics: January 2019
  • Letter from Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Papadimoulis, MEP, on the ECB’s operational efficiency
  • ECB: Peter Praet: Q&A on Twitter
  • Global growth on life support? The contributions of fiscal and monetary policy since the global financial crisis


  • Progressive forces in Europe promote gender balance - S&D frontrunner for equality
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Jean-Claude Juncker verteidigt Finanz-Spitzenposten an Männer


  • Latest updates by the BIS
    • John C Williams: The economic outlook - the "new normal" is now
    • Sabine Lautenschläger: The evolution of banking regulation
    • Lesetja Kganyago: Independence and policy flexibility - why should central banks be independent?
    • Yutaka Harada: Economic activity, prices, and monetary policy in Japan
    • Philip Lowe: The housing market and the economy
    • Jon Cunliffe: When expectations meet the future
    • Lael Brainard: Navigating cautiously
    • Denis Beau: Monetary and financial challenges for the Euro area - what are our options?


    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Exemption for the Central Bank of The People's Republic of China under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR)
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1799 as regards the exemption of the People’s Bank of China from the pre- and post-trade transparency requirements in Regulation (EU) No 600/2014
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... on supplementing Directive (EU) 2015/2366 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on the criteria for appointing central contact points within the field of payment services and on the functions of those central contact points


  • Minutes - Monday, 11 March 2019 - PE 636.377v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


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