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16/05/2022 ESMA70-156-4754 Compliance table on Guidelines on MiFID II/MiFIR obligations on market data , Compliance table PDF
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13/05/2022 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.

13/05/2022 ESMA32-339-208 Public statement on Transparency on implementation of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts Statement PDF
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13/05/2022 ESMA32-63-1277 Public statement on Implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on half-yearly financial reports Statement PDF
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12/05/2022 ESMA71-99-1943 ESMA appoints new member to its Management Board- Press release , , , Press Release PDF
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11/05/2022 ESMA ED Calendar 2022 calendar of the Executive Director of ESMA Reference PDF
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11/05/2022 ESMA22-106-3829 Overview of planned consultation papers 2022 Reference PDF
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02/05/2022 ESMA82-402-859 Response form for the Joint Consultation Paper concerning sustainable disclosures for STS securitisations Reference DOCX
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02/05/2022 JC 2022 22 Joint Consultation on sustainability disclosures for STS securitisation Consultation Paper PDF
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02/05/2022 ESMA70-449-501 Opinion ITS insider lists , , , Opinion PDF
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02/05/2022 ESMA70-449-497 Opinion RTS liquidity contracts for SME Growth Market issuers , , , Opinion PDF
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29/04/2022 ESMA42-646012687-331 ESMA Guidelines , Reference XLSX
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20/04/2022 ESMA80-187-945 Verena Ross' speech at ECMI/CEPS Webinar, 20 April 2022 , , Speech PDF
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Verena Ross' speech at ECMI/CEPS Webinar, 20 April 2022: "ESMA – driving forward high-quality supervision and transparency in a single EU capital market"

19/04/2022 ESMA65-8-9568 FIRDS Reference Data Functional Specifications v2.10 Reference PDF
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19/04/2022 ESMA 65-8-9654 FIRDS Reference Data XML Schema v1.2.1 Reference ZIP
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11/04/2022 ESMA22-440-241 ESMA Staff Stakeholder contacts in the first quarter 2022 Reference PDF
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04/04/2022 ESMA70-448-10 Final Report- Short Selling Regulation Review Final Report PDF
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01/04/2022 ESMA32-51-370 Q&A on ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures , Q&A PDF
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31/03/2022 ESMA42-111-6889 Follow-up to GLEFI Peer Review Report , Reference PDF
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30/03/2022 ESMA70-155-6641 Opinion on the assessment of pre-trade transparency waivers Opinion PDF
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