Prepping the future : a pilot regime for market infrastructures based on DLT Published the 22.04.2021
The EC proposal 2020/0267 (COD) on a pilot regime for market infrastructures based on distributed ledger technology introduces the possibility for certain types of EU financial market participants to operate...
Digital finance package in the European Parliament: innovation and challenges   Published the 22.04.2021
On 14 April the ECON Committee met for a joint debate on the digital finance package. During the debate, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) discussed the three draft reports...
Combatting climate change: regulations and sanctions Published the 14.04.2021
EU rules on sustainable finance are not limited to Europe, but also to countries and actors outside European territory, as the rules on the distribution of products within the EU...
Financial Stability Board priorities for 2021: payments, Money Market Funds and COVID-19 Published the 14.04.2021
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) was established after the 2008 financial crisis to promote international financial stability by coordinating national financial authorities and international standard-setting bodies. It advises and reports...
Capital Markets Union: the rubber hits the road Published the 01.04.2021
When the European Commission adopted its ambitious Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan on 24 September 2020, the financial sector certainly welcomed many of the measures put forward as actions,...
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA): 10 years on Published the 01.04.2021
The establishment of the European Securities and Markets Authority in 2011 marked a change in the European financial markets supervision. ESMA was set up as part of the European System...
A new impetus for the Banking Union? Published the 23.03.2021
In the last year the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the build-up of non-performing loans on banks’ balance sheets, several (national) resolutions of mid-sized banks, low profitability as well...
New EBA guidelines in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing Published the 17.03.2021
The European Banking Authority (EBA) is tasked with fostering a common approach to help national competent authorities and financial institutions across the EU to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF)....
Is equal pay for equal work just a pipe dream? Published the 17.03.2021
Women in the European Union still earn on average 16% less than men. In Luxembourg the gender pay gap is 7.1% (according to the recent STATEC publication of 1 March...
Payments landscape: key findings during the health pandemic Published the 17.03.2021
The digital transformation of our society is accelerating and payments services are playing an increasingly important role, directly enabling that evolution. The dynamism of the payments landscape in Luxembourg reflects...


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