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In this section, you will find news, press releases and speeches published by the EBA as well as a calendar of events including the EBA's major activities and key dates

Latest news and press releases

  • EBA consults on technical standards on MREL reporting by Resolution Authorities

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on the procedures and templates which Resolution Authorities should use when informing the EBA of the minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) that have been set for each institution under their jurisdiction. These standards will enable the EBA to monitor on a consistent basis the implementation of MREL across the Union.

    24/10/2016 - News

  • EBA calls for a simplified and more harmonised large exposures regime

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its response to the European Commission’s call for advice of 26 April 2016 on the review of the large exposures framework laid down in the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). The EBA’s response has been provided in the form of a report divided in three different sections and including also recommendations to entrust the EBA with additional mandates to further simplify and harmonise the large exposures regime. This report will support the Commission in its review of the large exposures framework as part of the overall CRR review.

    24/10/2016 - Press releases

  • EBA holds a public hearing on Covered Bonds

    On 18 November 2016, from 13.00 to 16.00 UK time, the European Banking Authority (EBA) will be holding a public hearing to outline its draft proposals on the European covered bond framework. The hearing comes as a follow-up to the recommendation by the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and ahead of the expected publication of the final report by end of 2016.

    20/10/2016 - News

  • EBA recommends that only investment firms identified as GSIIs and OSIIs be subject to the full CRDIV/CRR

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) responded today to the European Commission’s call for technical advice on the criteria to identify the class of investment firms for which the prudential regime laid down in the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) and Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) is applicable. In general, the EBA recommends that only those investment firms that are currently identified as Other Systemically Important Institutions (OSIIs) remain subject to the full CRD/CRR regime.

    20/10/2016 - News

  • EBA publishes work programme for 2017

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its detailed annual work programme for 2017, describing the specific activities and tasks of the Authority for the coming year, as well as a multiannual work programme, highlighting the key strategic areas of work in the coming years (from 2017 to 2020).

    12/10/2016 - Press releases

  • EBA recalls key deadlines for data submission for the 2017 benchmarking exercise of internal approaches

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a reminder to competent authorities of the key dates for the submission of data for the 2017 benchmarking exercise for internal approaches for credit and market risk. This would ensure a smooth and timely start of the exercise although the Commission’s endorsement of the amended version of the Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on benchmarking of internal approaches for running the 2017 exercise is still pending.

    12/10/2016 - News

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