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24/05/2012 2012/328 Keynote speech at the ICMA conference- Verena Ross Speech PDF
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Verena Ross, Executive Director of ESMA, today gave the keynote address at the ICMA conference in Milan
13/06/2012 2012/367 The role of ESMA in European and international regulatory cooperation Speech PDF
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Speech by Verena Ross, Executive Director of ESMA, given on 12 June 2012 at the International Council of Securities Associations in Copenhagen
20/06/2012 2012/378 Operation of notifications of MiFID Article 41 suspensions and removals of financial instruments from trading Reference PDF
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This protocol has been created to ensure effective co-operation between Competent Authorities (CAs) with respect to their obligations under Article 41 of MiFID (Suspension and removal of in-struments from trading).The purpose of the notification obligations under Article 41 is to afford investors across all Mem-ber States the same level of protection regardless of where they trade. In order to achieve this outcome, a shared understanding of the different circumstances under which trading may be suspended in different Member States according to their national law and the expected course of action under Article 41 is helpful. To ensure trading is suspended or an instrument is removed from trading in an effective and timely way, an effective communication process is necessary.The protocol will be kept under review in light of practical experience.
28/06/2012 2012/412 Activity Report on IFRS Enforcement in the European Economic Area in 2011 Final Report PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Activity Report on IFRS Enforcement in the European Economic Area in 2011. The report provides an overview of the monitoring of compliance of financial information with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and enforcement action taken in the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2011. The report is based on the activities of the European Enforcers Coordination Sessions (EECS) and of the accounting enforcers in the EEA (European enforcers).  This operates under ESMA's oversight and its main objective is to coordinate the enforcement activities of Member States in order to increase convergence amongst European enforcer's activities which should contribute to fostering investor confidence. Its main functions include coordination of enforcement activities through the exchange of views on particular accounting matters, providing feedback to the International Accounting Standards Board on issues related to the application of the IFRS and work on dedicated projects identified as key priorities. This report: provides an overview of enforcement activities in the EEA and the coordination of enforcement through EECS; presents the outcome and some tentative conclusions relating to the enforcement of IFRS; and provides a summary of EECS engagement with third country accounting enforcers. The report is based on the activities of EECS and the European enforcers during 2011 relating to: Activities undertaken or coordinated at European level; Issues brought to the attention of the standard setter; Ex-ante activities incurred as part of the preparation of the annual review process; Findings in respect of reviews conducted in 2011; Actions taken to improve the quality of future financial reporting; and Decisions and emerging issues discussed during EECS meetings in the year.

05/07/2012 2012/425 Keynote address of Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA at the Europlace Financial Forum Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor delivered the key note speech at the Europlace Financial Forum in Paris on 4 July 2012.
23/08/2012 2012/464 ESMA Letter to IFRS Interpretations Committee on the scope of IFRS 2 and 3 Letter PDF
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25/07/2012 2012/478 ESMA MiFID database- description of webservice Reference PDF
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This document provides useful information for developers wanting to use the webservice provided in ESMA's MIFID databases.
26/07/2012 2012/482 Review of Greek Government Bonds accounting practices , Final Report PDF
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This report includes a Review of Greek Government Bonds accounting practices in the IFRS Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2011.

26/07/2012 2012/483 ESMA publishes review of accounting treatment of Greek sovereign debt , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published Review of Greek Government Bonds accounting practices in the IFRS Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2011, which sets out the results of the review conducted by ESMA on accounting practices and disclosures regarding exposure to Greek government bonds. The ESMA review considered a sample of 42 European financial institutions, each with significant exposure to Greek government bonds totalling an estimated gross exposure of around €80 billion.

16/08/2012 2012/525 Summary of responses on considerations of materiality in financial reporting , Final Report PDF
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16/08/2012 2012/526 Announcement of roundtable on materiality in financial reporting- 1 October 12 Reference PDF
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19/09/2012 2012/579 Statement by Steven Maijoor at the ECON hearing on 19/09/2012 , Speech PDF
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Statement given by Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, at the ECON hearing in the European Parliament on 19 September 2012
19/09/2012 2012/589 Financing European Growth: the challenge for markets, policy-makers and investors Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA, spoke at the AFME Roundtable in Brussels on 18 September 2012.
25/09/2012 2012/604 ESMA – Issues and Priorities Speech PDF
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Speech given by Steven Maijoor, at the EFAMA Investment Managment Forum 2012, in Brussels on 25 September 2012
10/10/2012 2012/656 12th Extract from the EECS’s Database of Enforcement Report PDF
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10/10/2012 2012/669 Challenges in the European Supervision of Asset Management Speech PDF
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Speech by Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, at the BVI Asset Management Conference in Frankfurt on 9 October 2012.
17/10/2012 2012/675 Restoring investors’ trust in Europe’s markets Speech PDF
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Speech by Steven Maijoor, at the BBA Annual Conference 2012, on 17 October 2012 in London.
12/11/2012 2012/725 European common enforcement priorities for 2012 financial statements Reference PDF
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07/02/2012 2012/73 What problems do consumers face when seeking financial advice?- speech by Steven Maijoor Speech PDF
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This speech was delivered at the EP/EC event "Financial advice provided by non-profit entities to consumers" on 7 February 2012.
12/11/2012 2012/730 ESMA announces enforcement priorities for 2012 financial statements , Press Release PDF
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