Enhanced Cooperation Financial Transaction Tax

03 September 2014

EFSA wrote to the finance ministers of states participating in the enhanced cooperation procedure for the European financial transaction tax (FFT). EFSA spells out the highly negative consequences that the FTT would have not only for the economy – it would put a damper on growth – but also for issuers and investors, who are the end-users of financial markets. These findings are based on a report by Oliver Wyman titled The impact of the EU-11 financial transaction tax on end-users.

US and European Financial Services Trade Associations Statement on TTIP

 25 March 2014

ESMA members, together with other financial market trade associations, issued a statement in support of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that includes financial services regulatory coordination, in advance of the March 26 EU‐US Summit attended by US President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.

Use of Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) codes under the EMIR regulation

17. January 2013

European trade associations write a joint letter to members in order to raise the awareness of the requirement to use legal entity identifier (LEI) codes under the EMIR regulation.

Coherent European implementation timeframes

27 November 2012

EFSA raises its voice towards EU institutions, requesting a stronger coherence with respect to European implementation timeframes.

CESR’s Call for Evidence (CESR/08-1010) concerning the Regulation of Short Selling

2o January 2009

EFSA submits a comment letter in reply to CESR's call for evidence concerning the regulation of short selling.