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21/09/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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21/09/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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24/01/2019 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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31/10/2018 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.

23/08/2018 ESMA50-164-772 Links to the national websites explaining the procedures for notifications of net short positions Reference 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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01/02/2016 2016/200 MiFID registers- information about web service , Reference PDF
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This document sets out the web service for the following registers:

Shares admitted to trading on regulation markets

Exempted shares

Systematic internalisers

Regulated Markets

Multilateral trading facilities

Central counterparties

04/12/2015 2013/74 HR Smjernice Izuzeće za aktivnosti održavanja tržišta i aktivnosti na primarnom tržištu u skladu s Uredbom (EU) 236/2012 Europskog parlamenta i Vijeća o kratkoj prodaji i određenim aspektima kreditnih izvedenica na osnovi nastanka statusa neispunjavanja obve Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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12/09/2015 SSR sanctions Administrative measures and sanctions applicable in Member States to infringements of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) Reference 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.
12/11/2013 2013/1643 Cover Note- Public statement containing information on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive (ESMA/2013/1642) , Reference PDF
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In accordance with its mandate to take appropriate action in the context of takeover bids as per Article 1.3 of Regulation (EU) 1095/2010 (ESMA Regulation), ESMA is releasing a public statement on shareholder cooperation and acting in concert under the Takeover Bids Directive (Directive 2004/25/EC). This statement has been prepared following the review and report by the European Commission on the application of the Takeover Bids Directive and is based on information collected about the practices and application of that Directive. The statement has been prepared in order to help shareholders identify activities in relation to which they can cooperate (insofar as those activities are available to them under national company law), without that cooperation, in and of itself, leading to a conclusion that the shareholders are acting in concert and thus being at risk of having to make a mandatory bid under the Takeover Bids Directive. These activities are presented in the statement in the form of a “White List”. The statement has been prepared by the Takeover Bids Network, a permanent working group operating under the auspices of ESMA that promotes exchange of information on practices and application of the Takeover Bids Directive across the European Economic Area, thereby strengthening a common supervisory culture. The Takeover Bids Network is a specialist group composed of the national competent authorities appointed under the Takeover Bids Directive. The competent authorities represented on the ESMA Board of Supervisors are not in all cases appointed as competent authorities within the Takeover Bids Directive. The authorities not represented on the Board of Supervisors but competent within the area of takeovers are the Austrian Takeover Commission, the Irish Takeover Panel, the Oslo Stock Exchange of Norway, the Takeover Panel of Sweden and the Takeover Panel of the United Kingdom. These five authorities have contributed to the public statement and will have regard to it in the same manner as the other members of the Takeover Bids Network when assessing whether shareholders are acting in concert under their national takeover rules.
02/04/2013 2013/74 DE Ausnahme für Market-Making-Tätigkeiten und Primärmarkttätigkeiten gemäß der Verordnung (EU) Nr. 236/2012 des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates über Leerverkäufe und bestimmte Aspekte von Credit Default Swaps , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 SV Undantag för marketmakerfunktioner och primärmarknadsoperationer enligt Europaparlamentets och rådets förordning (EU) nr 236/2012 om blankning och vissa aspekter av kreditswappar , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 ES Exención para las actividades de creación de mercado y las actividades de los operadores primarios autorizados en virtud del Reglamento (UE) n.° 236/2012 del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo sobre las ventas en corto y determinados aspectos de las permuta , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 SL O izjemi za dejavnosti vzdrževanja trga in za dejavnosti na primarnem trgu v skladu z Uredbo (EU) 236/2012 Evropskega parlamenta in Sveta o prodaji na kratko in določenih vidikih poslov kreditnih zamenjav , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 SK Výnimka pre činnosti tvorby trhu a operácie na primárnom trhu podľa nariadenia Európskeho parlamentu a Rady (EÚ) č. 236/2012 o predaji nakrátko a určitých aspektoch swapov na úverové zlyhanie , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 RO Derogări pentru activităţile de formator de piaţă şi operaţiunile de pe piaţa primară conform Regulamentului (UE) nr. 236/2012 al Parlamentului European şi al Consiliului privind vânzarea în lipsă şi anumite aspecte ale swapurilor pe riscul de credit , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 PT Isenção para as atividades de criação de mercado e as operações do mercado primário ao abrigo do Regulamento (UE) n.º 236/2012 do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho relativo às vendas a descoberto e a certos aspetos dos swaps de risco de incumprimento , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 PL Wyłączenie w przypadku działalności animatora rynku oraz działalności na rynku pierwotnym na mocy rozporządzenia Parlamentu Europejskiego i Rady (UE) nr 236/2012 w sprawie krótkiej sprzedaży i wybranych aspektów dotyczących swapów ryzyka kredytowego , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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02/04/2013 2013/74 NL Vrijstelling voor activiteiten van marketmakers en handelingen op de primaire markt krachtens Verordening (EU) nr. 236/2012 van het Europees Parlement en de Raad betreffende short selling en bepaalde aspecten van kredietverzuimswaps , Guidelines & Recommendations PDF
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