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02/03/2021 ESMA32-60-721 Press release- ESMA supports increasing corporate transparency through ESAP , Press Release PDF
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01/03/2021 ESMA30-379-483 Press Release- Advice on Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation , Press Release PDF
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05/11/2020 ESMA30-379-334 PR CP under Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation , Press Release PDF
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16/07/2020 ESMA71-99-1366 ESMA publishes its first Review Reports on the MiFIR transparency regime , Press Release PDF
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29/04/2020 ESMA71-99-1323 ESMA NAL Opinion on delegated acts climate benchmarks , Press Release PDF
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23/04/2020 JC 2020 41 ESAs consult on Environmental, Social and Governance disclosure rules , Press Release PDF
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17/04/2020 ESMA71-99-1313 Benchmarks MoU- 30 Mar (MAS ESMA) , , Press Release PDF
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11/03/2020 ESMA70-156-1434 Compliance table for Guidelines on non-significant benchmarks (ESMA70-145-1209) , Compliance table PDF
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09/03/2020 ESMA71-99-1287 ESMA Supervision WP 2020 , , , , , Press Release PDF
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14/02/2020 ESMA71-99-1285 ESMA responds to European Commission consultation on the Benchmark Regulation review , Press Release PDF
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06/02/2020 ESMA71-99-1283 ESMA Sustainable Finance PR , Press Release PDF
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04/02/2020 ESMA71-99-1281 Press_Release- Review Report on equity transparency regime Press Release PDF
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18/12/2019 ESMA71- 1-99-119 Press release on undue short-termism Press Release PDF
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18/07/2019 ESMA71-99-1199 Press Release for CRA sustainability , Press Release PDF
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23/05/2019 ESMA71-99-1164 Press release: ESMA appoints chair for its new Coordination Network on Sustainability , Press Release PDF
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07/02/2018 ESMA71-99-945 EC ECB ESMA FSMA press release on WG on RFR composition Press Release PDF
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21/09/2017 ESMA71-99-595 New Working Group on a Risk-Free Reference Rate for the Euro Area Press Release PDF
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Today, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission announce the launch of a new working group tasked with the identification and adoption of a "risk-free overnight rate" which can serve as a basis for an alternative to current benchmarks used in a variety of financial instruments and contracts in the euro area.

The working group, chaired by a private sector representative and with the Secretariat to be provided by the ECB, will regularly consult market participants and end-users, as well as gather feedback from other public authorities. Its terms of reference will be made public and the group will regularly report on its meetings. This is to ensure transparency on all steps in the identification and adoption of a new risk free rate.

04/05/2017 ESMA71-99-398 Joint Public Statement FSMA-ESMA regarding EURIBOR Press Release PDF
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In September 2016, the FSMA, as the national competent authority for Belgium, established the Euribor college and chaired its inaugural meeting. The college includes ESMA, the national competent authorities of the various banks contributing to the Euribor, as well as the national competent authorities of Member States for which the Euribor presents a systemic character because of its importance for their real economy, for the financing of households and enterprises, or for consumers in general. The Euribor college, chaired by the FSMA, currently consists of 17 national supervisory authorities and ESMA. The ECB has attended its meetings as an invited expert.

In 2015, EMMI developed a methodology that would ground the Euribor entirely on transactions (“Euribor+”) and has subsequently carried out a “pre-live verification” exercise, based on data gathered from 31 banks over a period running from September 2016 to February 2017. On May 4th 2017, after consultation with the FSMA and as a result of its pre-live verification exercise, EMMI published its decision not to pursue a transition to the proposed Euribor+ methodology in the short term.

The college of Euribor takes note of this decision and will continue to engage with EMMI on alternative plans for Euribor reform and transition.

30/03/2017 ESMA71-99-374 ESMA publishes final rules to ensure integrity of EU financial benchmarks , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final report containing the draft regulatory and implementing technical standards (RTS/ITS) under the Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). These contain the detailed rules to implement the new European regulatory framework aimed at ensuring the accuracy and integrity of benchmarks across the European Union.

21/12/2016 2016/1682 2016-1682 Press Release on Feedback Statement on ESEF , , , Press Release PDF
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