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17/04/2019 ESMA32-63-711 Letter to IFRS IC- Presentation of lump-sum compensation payments in the airline industry Letter PDF
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17/04/2019 ESMA32-63-699 Letter to IFRS IC- Application of hyperinflationary accounting Letter PDF
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01/04/2019 ESMA32-63-697 Letter to IFRS IC- Determination of the lease term Letter PDF
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05/03/2018 ESMA70-145-386 Technical Advice on the evaluation of certain elements of the Short Selling Regulation Final Report PDF
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07/02/2018 ESMA32-67-453 Letter to Monitoring Group on Governance and Oversight of IAASB Letter PDF
189.21 KB
20/12/2017 ESMA32-63-413 Letter to IFRS IC on voluntary tax payments Letter PDF
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13/09/2017 ESMA32-67-423 Letter to the IASB on post-implementation review- IFRS 13 fair value measurement , , Letter PDF
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07/07/2017 ESMA70-145-127 Consultation paper on the evaluation of the short-selling regulation , Consultation Paper PDF
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22/12/2016 2016/1617 2016-1617 Comment Letter to EFRAG IFRS 16 Preliminary Consultation Letter PDF
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20/12/2016 2016/1660 2016-1660 Comment letter to EFRAG on the Draft endorsement advice on Amendments on IFRS 4 Letter PDF
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18/12/2015 2015/1887 Follow-up report on the development of the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research and Analysis , Final Report PDF
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18/08/2015 2015/1258 ESMA submission to IFRS IC on IAS 20 Letter PDF
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30/06/2015 2015/1057 ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures , Final Report PDF
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08/06/2015 2015/920 Impact of the Best Practice Principles for Providers of Shareholder Voting Research and Analysis , Consultation Paper PDF
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Responding to this Call for Evidence ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions presented throughout the paper. Comments are most helpful, if they:a.    respond to the question stated;b.    indicate the specific question to which they relate; andc.    contain a clear rationale.  ESMA will consider all comments received by 27 July 2015. All contributions should be submitted online at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’. Publication of responses All contributions received will be published following the close of the Call for Evidence, unless you request otherwise.  Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publically disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you, if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman.Data protection Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading Legal Notice.Who should read this Call for Evidence This Call for Evidence will be of relevance to persons and entities participating in the voting chain, particularly proxy advisors, investors, companies listed in Europe, proxy solicitors and consultants.
05/06/2015 2015/911 ESMA Submission to IFRS IC on Application of IAS 12 Letter PDF
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31/03/2015 2015/659 ESMA Report on Enforcement and Regulatory Activities of Accounting Enforcers in 2014 , Final Report PDF
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23/02/2015 2015/168 Letter to EU Institutions re ESMA’s 2015 Work Programme , , Letter PDF
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Dear Mr Gualtieri, Ms Ribkina and Commissioner Hill, On 30 September 2014 we sent you ESMA’s Work Programme for 2015, which was based on the budget request that had been approved by ESMA’s Board of Supervisors: a budget of €38,639,000 and 147 Establishment Plan posts. The EU budget had not been voted at the time. Following the adoption of the EU budget, ESMA’s 2015 expenditure budget is €33,601,402 (plus an additional €3,100,000 from assigned revenues for tasks delegated from National Competent Authorities) with an Establishment Plan of 137 posts. ESMA’s Board of Supervisors has approved a revised work programme to account for the difference of €5m and 10 Establishment Plan posts; representing a 15% reduction compared to the planned ESMA budget and 7% of its Establishment Plan. ESMA will therefore lack sufficient resources to execute all the tasks that were initially planned for 2015. The Work Programme explains the areas where reprioritisation had to take place, including the risk that ESMA will not fully meet its legal obligations, for instance due to the delay of delivery compared to legally set timetables. A summary of the deprioritised tasks is annexed to the Work Programme and reproduced in the table below. 2014/1200rev ESMA Work Programme
23/02/2015 2015/419 IFRS IC Agenda Item Request: Measurement of minimum funding requirement in pension asset ceiling test Letter PDF
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10/07/2014 2014/807 Final Report on ESMA Guidelines on enforcement of financial information , Final Report PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final Guidelines on the enforcement of financial information published by listed entities in the European Union (EU). The aim of the guidelines is to strengthen and promote greater supervisory convergence in existing enforcement practices amongst EU accounting enforcers. The Guidelines set out the principles to be followed by accounting enforcers throughout the enforcement process by defining the objectives, the characteristics of the enforcers, and some common elements in the enforcement process.

16/06/2014 2014/643 Review on the application of accounting requirements for business combinations in IFRS financial statements , Final Report PDF
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This report evaluates the consistency of application of key requirements of IFRS 3 - Business Combinations and how compliant and entity-specific IFRS 3 disclosures are in the 2012 annual IFRS financial statements of a sample of 56 issuers in the European Union (EU). It also includes other IFRS 3 issues identified as part of the enforcement experience of European national enforcers (European Enforcers) that participate in the European Enforcers Coordination Sessions (EECS).