(Utkast) Delegert kommisjonsforordning (EU) .../... av 13. desember 2018 om endring av delegert kommisjonsforordning (EU) 2017/565 når det gjelder visse registreringskrav for fremme av bruk av vekstmarkeder for SMB-er i forbindelse med til europaparlaments- og rådsdirektiv 2014/65/EU
(Draft) Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) .../... of 13 December 2018 amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/565 as regards certain registration conditions to promote the use of SME growth markets for the purposes of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
Utkast til delegert kommisjonsforordning sendt til Europaparlamentet og Rådet for klarering 13.12.2018
BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens pressemelding 13.12.2018)
Capital Markets Union: Commission adopts revamped rules to promote the use of SME Growth Markets
Today, the Commission adopted new rules to further improve and diversify funding sources for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), an objective at the heart of the Capital Markets Union (CMU). The revamped rules aim to further facilitate the registration of trading venues as 'SME Growth Markets', a new category of trading venue dedicated to small issuers, by broadening the current definition of SMEs, ultimately making those markets more attractive to small issuers and investors. The rules also aim to ensure a minimum level of liquidity on SME Growth Markets, contributing to increase investor confidence in this asset class. Moreover, SME Growth Market operators will be given more flexibility in imposing reporting requirements, thereby easing administrative burdens for SMEs. Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President responsible for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, said: “Small and medium enterprises are the backbone of the European economy. It is in everyone's interest that SMEs have easy access to finance, can grow and create new jobs. Today we are making it easier and cheaper for SMEs to list on capital markets. Currently out of 20 million SMEs in Europe, only about 3000 are listed on stock exchanges. We have to change that.” The rules adopted today take form of an amendment to an existing Delegated Regulation under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and will be in force after 3 months unless the European Parliament and the Council object to them. These measures complement the proposal for a regulation adopted by the Commission in May 2018 on the promotion of the use of SME Growth Markets, for which the Parliament already adopted its negotiating stance on 3 December 2018. The Council now needs to finalise its general approach for inter-institutional negotiations to start.