Public consultation on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities
Omtale publisert av Stortingets EU/EØS-nytt 24.5.2017
BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens pressemelding 21.3.2017)
Commission launches public consultation on the way forward for European Supervisory Authorities
The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on the operation of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs). These are the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The ESAs are a cornerstone of the reforms put in place in the wake of the financial crisis. They have played a key role in ensuring that the financial markets across the EU are well regulated, strong and stable. Since their establishment, the ESAs have contributed to the building of the Single Rulebook for financial services (banking, insurance and capital markets) and to the convergence of supervisory practices, in order to ensure a robust financial framework for the Single Market and to underpin the creation of the Banking Union. Our aim now is to identify areas where the effectiveness and efficiency of the ESAs can be strengthened and improved. More coordinated and integrated supervision will be increasingly important in future, notably to develop and integrate EU capital markets through Capital Markets Union. Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President responsible for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, said: “The EU needs to step up its efforts to build more integrated, efficient and stable financial markets so that it is equipped to deal with new challenges. Sound and efficient financial supervision is key to this goal. In the six years following the crisis, the European Supervisory Authorities have carried out important work in developing a Single Rulebook for financial services. I want to hear from all stakeholders about how we can ensure that these Authorities have the most impact in supporting greater convergence of supervisory practices in our Member States”. A general review of the ESAs is foreseen for this year and mandated by their founding Regulations. The consultation will run until 16 May 2017.
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