IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 4 April 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# EFSF: 

  • EFSF raises €5 billion in two bond deals +++ 

# EMU: 

  • Discours du Commissaire Pierre Moscovici à la session plénière du Parlement européen +++ 
  • Response letter by President Dijsselbloem to the members of the European Parliament +++ 
  • EU Commission Answer - Exceptional circumstances clause under the Stability and Growth Pact - E-000484/2017 +++ 
  • MEPs lashed out at Commission and IMF in debate on Greek economy +++ 
  • IW Cologne on the European Monetary Union: Crisis does not justify a deeper integration +++ 

# ECB

  • ECB: New €50 banknote starts circulating today
  • ECB Speech  Mario Draghi: Address to mark the launch of the new €50 banknote
  • ECB Speech  Vítor Constâncio: Effectiveness of Monetary Union and the Capital Markets Union
  • ECB Euro area insurance corporation and pension fund statistics

# BANKING UNION

  • ECB Speech  Peter Praet: It is urgent to agree on an ambitious timetable for completing the Banking Union
  • State aid: Commission investigates alternative to divestment commitment for Royal Bank of Scotland

# INSURANCES

  • DG FISMA proposal on a bilateral agreement and its provisional application on prudential measures regarding insurance and reinsurance the EU and the USA
  • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Bilateral Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on prudential measures regarding insurance and reinsurance
  • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Bilateral Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on prudential measures regarding insurance and reinsurance

# ESMA

  • ESMA publishes responses to TR portability consultation
  • ESMA proposes updates to endorsement guidelines for 3rd country credit ratings
  • ESMA updates MIFiD II/MIFiR investor protection Q&As

# UKRAINE

  • IMF COUNTRY FOCUS: Ukraine Receives IMF Support But Must Accelerate Reforms
  • IMF Country Report No. 17/83 : Ukraine : 2016 Article IV Consultation and third review under the Extended Arrangement, Requests for a Waiver of Non-Observance of a Performance Criterion, Waiver of Applicability, Rephasing of Access and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ukraine
  • IMF Transcript of Media Call at the Completion of 2016 Article IV Consultation with Ukraine and Third Review of Ukraine’s EFF

# BIS

  • Prudential treatment of problem assets - definitions of non-performing exposures and forbearance - Bank for International Settlements
  • Yannis Stournaras: Greece and the euro area going forward - Bank for International Settlements
  • Andreas Dombret: The cake's getting smaller. Consolidation and reorientation in the German banking sector - Bank for International Settlements

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2152 2017 Rev 1 - Working Party on Financial Services (RRM - Attachés + Experts



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