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A stronger and more integrated European financial supervision

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Commission proposes reforms for further financial integration and a full Capital Markets Union; EU-Canada trade agreement enters into force Capital Markets Union Following President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union address on 13 September, in which he underlined the importance of further building the Capital Markets Union, the Commission has today adopted wide-ranging proposals […]

Join the ESMA Conference on 17 October 2017

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Join the ESMA Conference on 17 October 2017 in Paris. Participants will be discussing “The State of European Financial Markets”. The ESMA Conference 2017 will be a unique gathering of political decision makers, global regulators and high-profile financial industry leaders. Around 350 participants will discuss the state of European financial markets – including the key […]

Loss of biodiversity endangers our livelihood

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

EESC sounds the alarm and blames Commission and Member States for lack of political will. The EESC sounds the alarm amid a summer of heavy storms, landslides and other freak weather events. Several EESC proposals for the better protection of nature have been met with no reaction from the Commission or the Member States so […]

European American Chamber of Commerce of Carolinas Announces New Executive Director

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) announced the appointment of Samantha Spratt as the new Executive Director of its Carolinas Chapter. “EACC plays a vital role in promoting Europe-US Commercial relations”, said attorney Howard Daniel, Board President and Founding member of EACC Carolinas. “Samantha is uniquely qualified to help grow the Carolina Chapter and […]

Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following the incident in Turku, Finland

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

It is with great concern that I have learnt of the violent attacks in Turku, Finland. While details are still emerging, we strongly condemn this unprovoked attack which comes only 24 hours after the horror that unfolded in Spain. My thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones. I express my full solidarity with […]

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the World Humanitarian Day 2017

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The European Union (EU) is committed to the safety of humanitarian workers. Every year, the EU marks World Humanitarian Day by adding its voice to the global campaign that honours humanitarian workers who, day after day, put their lives on the line to save the lives of others. World Humanitarian Day marks the anniversary of […]

ESMA updates its MiFID II guidelines on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronisation

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

ESMA updates its MiFID II guidelines on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronization The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an update of its Guidelines on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronisation under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). The updates corrects some unintended factual mistakes, […]

Draft technical advice, implementing technical standards and guidelines under the MMF Regulation

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the responses received to its Consultation on Draft technical advice, implementing technical standards and guidelines under the MMF Regulation. Responding to this paper The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) invites responses to the specific questions listed in Consultation Paper on Draft technical advice, implementing technical […]

Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates)

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Market infrastructure and payments Eurosystem standards for the use of triparty agents (TPAs) in Eurosystem credit operations On 28 July 2017 the Governing Council approved the Eurosystem standards for the use of triparty agents (TPAs) in Eurosystem credit operations in order to increase transparency on the eligibility assessments for market participants. The Eurosystem standards for […]

June 2017 – Euro area unemployment at 9.1% – EU28 at 7.7%

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Brussels, 31 July 2017 The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1% in June 2017, down from 9.2% in May 2017 and down from 10.1% in June 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.7% in June 2017, stable compared to May […]