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13/04/2021 ESMA70-145-1398 IT_templates , Reference XLSX
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13/04/2021 ESMA70-145-1395 DATA_templates TRs , Reference XLSX
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13/04/2021 ESMA70-145-1397 TRs IC_templates , Reference XLSX
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13/04/2021 ESMA70-145-1396 GOV_BUS_FIN_FEE_templates , Reference XLSX
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29/03/2021 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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29/01/2021 ESMA 80-196-5030 Response form to Public Consultation on Fees charged to Credit Rating Agencies by ESMA Reference DOCX
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15/01/2021 ESMA50-164-772 Links to the national websites explaining the procedures for notifications of net short positions Reference PDF
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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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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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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.

08/07/2020 ESMA33-5-852 Response Form for the Call for Evidence on Access and Use of Credit Ratings_Questionnaire C Reference DOCX
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08/07/2020 ESMA33-5-850 Response Form for the Call for Evidence on Access and Use of Credit Ratings_Questionnaire B Reference DOCX
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08/07/2020 ESMA33-5-851 Response Form for the Call for Evidence on Access and Use of Credit Ratings_Questionnaire A Reference DOCX
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04/06/2020 ESMA41-356-82 Public Notice- Scope Ratings GmbH Reference PDF
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06/05/2020 ESMA70-156-2803 Response form- SME Growth Markets , , Reference DOCX
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20/12/2019 ESMA71-100-1792 CRAs and TRs Follow Up Fees Factsheet , , Reference PDF
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05/12/2019 ESMA33-5-370 Response Form CP on GLs on Internal Controls for CRAs Reference DOCX
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02/12/2019 ESMA80-191-932 Guidance on registering securitisation repositories Reference PDF
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06/08/2019 ESMA74-361-75 Call for interest DAG members , Reference PDF
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