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EBA Chairman dismisses rumours over haircuts to Greek deposits

Andrea Enria, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA), the EU institution that brings together the banking supervisors and regulators of the EU, said today in a statement: "I am not aware of any plans to introduce haircuts to retail depositors of Greek banks, as reported in the media this morning. I highly doubt that any authority or public body at EU or Member State level could consider this option, as it would be against EU law and the EBA would immediately start breach of EU law proceedings". In his statement Enria reminded that "EU legislation is in place to protect retail Greek depositors, as any other depositor in the EU".

04/07/2015

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  • EBA Chairman dismisses rumours over haircuts to Greek deposits

    Andrea Enria, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA), the EU institution that brings together the banking supervisors and regulators of the EU, said today in a statement: "I am not aware of any plans to introduce haircuts to retail depositors of Greek banks, as reported in the media this morning. I highly doubt that any authority or public body at EU or Member State level could consider this option, as it would be against EU law and the EBA would immediately start breach of EU law proceedings". In his statement Enria reminded that "EU legislation is in place to protect retail Greek depositors, as any other depositor in the EU".

    04/07/2015 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final technical standards to ensure effective resolution under the BRRD

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on the Minimum Requirement for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL), and on the contractual recognition of bail-in. Both standards provide further specification of essential elements to ensure the effectiveness of the resolution regime established by the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD). These standards are part of the EBA’s major programme of work to implement the BRRD and address the problem of too-big-to-fail banks.

    03/07/2015 - Press releases

  • EBA defines functioning of EU banking resolution colleges

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a set of Final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) that specifies the functions of the EU resolution colleges established for resolving failing banks operating on a cross-border basis in the European Economic Area (EEA). These RTS have been developed within the framework established by the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (the BRRD) and specify how resolution colleges should function, from their establishment to going concern, and from planning the resolution of an institution to managing situations of cross-border resolution.

    03/07/2015 - Press releases

  • EBA issues final standards on processes for notifying that a banking institution is failing

    The EBA published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on notifications and notice of suspension. These RTS have been developed within the framework established by the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) and aim at harmonising at EU level the process and content of notifications, as well as the notice of suspension, to be followed when a banking institutions operating in the EU is failing or likely to fail.

    03/07/2015 - Press releases

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