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Plenary round-up – Brussels, February II 2018

The session’s highlights included debates on the humanitarian situation in Syria, the outcome of the informal European Council, and activation of Article 7 (1) with regard to Poland. The European Commission also made statements on UN Human Rights Council sessions in 2018, the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, its former President Barroso’s lobbying activities, and removal of third countries from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. Among the votes held, Parliament agreed to set up a new special committee on tax questions (TAXE 3) and elected a new vice-president. Continue reading

Amending the bank resolution framework – BRRD and SRMR [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Carla Stamegna (2nd edition, updated on 28.6.2019), In May 2019, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the proposals amending the EU legislative framework on bank resolution, consisting of the Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive, and the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation. Resolution is the restructuring of a bank which is failing or likely … Continue reading

The cost of banking – Recent trends in capital requirements

Written by Andrej Stuchlik, As the European Banking Authority gets set to release the results of the latest stress tests on 51 major EU banks, EPRS looks at the developing rules on capital requirements for financial institutions in the EU. Capital and liquidity requirements are provisions to make banking activities safer through measures to cover … Continue reading

European banks [What Think Tanks are Thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, European banks have come under the spotlight once again, as the unusual volatility of their share prices has raised question-marks about their health in a changing regulatory environment and about the sustainability of the euro area’s economic recovery more generally. Euro-area banks have had to adapt to new resolution rules, which … Continue reading

Money Market Funds: Impact Assessment of Substantive EP Amendments

Written by Claudio Collovà Executive Summary Europe Economics was asked to assess the feasibility and impacts of potential changes contained in a number of substantive amendments to the proposed regulation on Money Market Funds (MMFs) being considered by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. The amendments in question would require any constant net asset value … Continue reading

Covered bonds – ripe for expansion?

Written by Angelos Delivorias The covered bond is a debt instrument with a long history in Europe. There has never been a default of a covered bond, and they performed relatively well during the latest financial crisis. They are characterised by the double protection offered to their holders, the separation of collateralised assets in a … Continue reading

Reforming the structure of the EU banking sector

Written by Marcin Szczepanski The financial and economic crisis has been marked by the ‘Too big to fail’ problem – a number of financial institutions of a size large enough to pose a systemic problem to the economy required public support to continue operations. According to economic research this has led to implicit subsidies and a distortion of … Continue reading

Legislative package on shadow banking

In its 2012 own initiative report the European Parliament endorsed the following definition of shadow banking: “a system of intermediaries, instruments, entities or financial contracts generating a combination of bank-like functions but outside the regulatory perimeter or under a regulatory regime which is either light or addresses issues other than systemic risks, and without guaranteed … Continue reading

TTIP and Financial Services

Updated on 29 January 2015 Written by Jan Baeverstroem, According to a study from the Congressional Research Service: EU-U.S. Economic Ties: Framework, Scope, and Magnitude , February 2014, total EU foreign direct investments in the United States amounted to $1,647.6 billion at the end of 2012 (62.2% of total). Out of this, $356.8 billion (21.7%) … Continue reading

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