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03/06/2021 ESMA32-65-324 Call for interest ESMA ECL Workshop , Reference PDF
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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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02/03/2021 ESMA32-65-324 Call for expression of interest CWG CRSC 2021 Reference PDF
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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 ESMA70-145-1020 List of national competent authorities that have increased the thresholds for the notification of transactions of persons discharging managerial responsibilities and closely associated persons 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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04/01/2021 EU-UKFCA MoU EU-UK FCA MoU on consultation, cooperation and exchange of information , Reference PDF
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04/01/2021 ESMA-UKFCA MoU ESMA-UK FCA MoU on consultation, cooperation and exchange of information , 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.

09/11/2020 ESMA31-67-127 Question and answers on Transparency Directive (TD) , , , , Q&A PDF
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06/11/2020 ESMA32-65-293 Application form for CFSC CWG , Reference DOCX
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03/11/2020 ESMA71-99-1423 QA Fast Track Peer Review- Wirecard , , Q&A PDF
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23/10/2020 ESMA31-62-1193 List of prospectus thresholds , , Reference PDF
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12/10/2020 ESMA22-105-1230 Annex to Opening Statement for ECON Hearing 12 October 2020 , , , , Reference PDF
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17/06/2020 ESMA63-46-710 Policy on the reimbursement for external persons , Reference PDF
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17/06/2020 ESMA63-46-716 Policy on the reimbursement of candidates and trainees , Reference PDF
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06/05/2020 ESMA70-156-2803 Response form- SME Growth Markets , , Reference DOCX
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17/04/2020 ESMA32-51-370 Q&A on ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures , Q&A PDF
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