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04/01/2021 SSR sanctions Administrative measures and sanctions applicable in Member States to infringements of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) Reference PDF
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02/07/2020 SG34-45-937 slides Public hearing on ESG disclosures CP 2 July 2020- Slides , Reference PDF
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30/06/2020 SG34-45-937 Public hearing on ESG disclosures CP 2 July 2020- Agenda , Reference PDF
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18/11/2020 Net short thresholds Net short position notification thresholds for sovereign issuers Reference XLSX
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According to Article 7(2) of the Short Selling Regulation, ESMA has to publish a list of the thresholds applicable to the sovereign issuers for the purpose of the notification to competent authorities of significant net short position in sovereign debt.

The way these notification thresholds are defined is further specified in the Commission Delegated Regulation No 918/2012 (the “DR”). The DR specifies that initial threshold categories shall be:
1.0.1% applicable where the total amount of outstanding issued sovereign debt is between 0 and 500 billion euros;
2.0.5% applicable where the total amount of outstanding issued sovereign debt is above 500 billion euros or where there is a liquid futures market for the particular sovereign debt.

The additional incremental levels shall be set at 50% of the initial thresholds. The reporting thresholds shall be monetary amounts fixed by applying the percentage thresholds to the outstanding sovereign debt of the sovereign issuer. They will be revised and updated quarterly to reflect changes in the total amount of outstanding sovereign debt of each sovereign issuer.

In addition, the DR states that the amount of outstanding debt should be calculated using a duration adjusted approach. ESMA has published a Q&A document on how to proceed for the duration adjustment.

The table of thresholds contains the name of the sovereign issuer, the amount of outstanding debt duration adjusted, the initial threshold amount and the relevant percentage, the incremental threshold amount and the relevant percentage.

Please note that the figures of the amount of outstanding debt are duration adjusted (not nominal amounts) and are approximations provided by competent authorities.

10/07/2014 MOU IFRS ESMA IFRS Foundation and ESMA statement of protocols for cooperation on International Financial Reporting Standards Reference PDF
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21/12/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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21/12/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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02/08/2012 JC/P/2012/01 ESAs supervisory protocol on anti-money laundering of payment institutions Reference PDF
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01/12/2015 JC/2015/079 2015 list of identified Financial Conglomerates , Reference PDF
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11/11/2015 JC/2015/073/R Form_to_reply_cp_PRIIPS , Reference DOCX
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05/01/2016 JC/2015/073/E Errata PRIIPs Consultation Paper , Reference PDF
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The ESAs have identified errors in two formulas on page 37 (paragraphs 27 and 28 of Annex II (Market Risk Measure)) of the Joint Consultation Paper on PRIIPs Key Information Documents, published on 11 November 2015.  This document contains the correct formulas. 

05/10/2015 JC/2015/055 2016 Work Programme of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities Reference PDF
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05/10/2015 JC/2015/055 2016 Work Programme of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities Reference PDF
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The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities in 2016 will continue to prioritise consumer protection – in particular the work on Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs), and cross-sectoral risk analysis. Moreover, it will proceed with the joint regulatory work already underway in areas such as anti-money laundering, financial conglomerates and securitisation while being prepared to address any new developments in the European regulatory field if necessary.
10/10/2014 JC/2014/74 2015 Work Programme of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities Reference PDF
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25/08/2014 JC/2014/43 lt Vertybinių popierių (ESMA) ir bankų (EBI) sektorių skundų nagrinėjimo gairės , Reference PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today their Joint Committee final Report on guidelines for handling consumer complaints in the securities and banking sectors. The document aims to increase market confidence and for the benefit of consumers and firms alike it will ensure a harmonised approach to handling complaints for all 28 EU Member States and across all financial services sectors.The final report published today is part of the efforts of the European Supervisory Authorities to bring further supervisory convergence across the securities and banking sectors. It was developed on the basis of the existing complaints-handling guidelines established by EIOPA (the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) for the insurance sector. The report was launched for a public consultation last year and this final version takes into consideration the feedback received.ESMA and the EBA consider that these guidelines will ensure a consistent approach to complaints-handling across the EU. Consumers can purchase financial services and products in the investment, banking and insurance sectors across the entire EU Single Market and these guidelines will allow them to refer to a single set of complaints-handling arrangements. EU consumers will therefore be able to rely on the same approach irrespective of what type of product they have purchased and where they have purchased it.In addition to strengthening consumer protection -a key statutory objective for ESMA and for the EBA-, the guidelines will also allow firms, some of which sell products from more than one sector across the EU, to streamline and standardise their own complaints-handling arrangements. National regulators too will be able to supervise the same harmonised requirements across all sectors of financial services in their own jurisdictions.The guidelines will be translated into the official languages of the European Union (EU) and they will become applicable two months after the date of publication of their translations.

23/10/2014 JC/2014/071 List of identified financial conglomerates Reference PDF
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The Joint Committee publishes the 2014 List of Identified Financial Conglomerates. The latest version of the list shows 71 financial conglomerates with the head of group in an EU/EEA country, one with the head of group in Australia, two with the head of the group in Switzerland, and two with the head of group in the United States.
02/10/2013 JC/2013/051 Joint Committee of the ESAs’ 2014 Work Programme Reference PDF
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The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA, EIOPA) publishes today its Work Programme for next year. Throughout 2014, the Joint Committee will give high priority to the areas of Consumer Protection and Cross-Sectoral Risk Analysis, as in the current year. The Joint Committee will also bring forward its regulatory work already underway in key areas such as Financial Conglomerates, Anti-Money Laundering, Benchmark setting processes and Credit Rating Agencies. Furthermore, the Joint Committee will keep on monitoring closely legislative and regulatory developments both at the European and international level, so as to ensure appropriate and timely follow-up, including in relation to Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs).
16/01/2013 JC/2013/02 Joint Committee of the ESAs’ 2013 Work Programme Reference PDF
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In 2013, the Joint Committee will give high priority to the areas of consumer protection and risk analysis. The Joint Committee will also pursue the regulatory work initiated in 2012 in key areas such as Financial Conglomerates, AntiMoney Laundering and Credit Ratings, and will give more visibility to its work to externalstakeholders.
24/10/2012 JC/2012/88 EBA, EIOPA and ESMA’s Response to the European Commission’s Call for Advice on the Fundamental Review of the Financial Conglomerates Directive Reference PDF
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20/07/2012 JC/2012/12 List of identified financial conglomerates Reference PDF
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