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ESMA publishes extract on enforcement decisions on financial statements

28 July 2016

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an extract from its confidential database of enforcement decisions on financial statements. The extract includes a selection of 12 decisions that were taken by national enforcers in the period from February 2014 to April 2016.

ESMA is publishing extracts from its confidential database of enforcement decisions on financial statements, with the aim of providing issuers and users of financial statements with relevant information on the appropriate application of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

European enforcers monitor and review IFRS financial statements and consider whether they comply with IFRS and other applicable reporting requirements, including relevant national law.

Publication of enforcement decisions will inform market participants about which accounting treatments European national enforcers may consider as complying with IFRS; that is, whether the treatments are considered as being within the accepted range of those permitted by IFRS. Such publication, together with the rationale behind these decisions, will contribute to a consistent application of IFRS in the European Economic Area.

ESMA will continue publishing further extracts from the database on a regular basis, with the next extract expected to be published by the end of the year 2016.