• 6 October 2015

    On September 30, 2015, the European Commission presented a comprehensive roadmap holding future initiatives and officially published draft regulations on securitisation, capital requirements and solvency as part of its overall scheme for the implementation of a Capital Market Union. A number of public consultations have also been launched.

  • 30 September 2015

    At the annual conference of the European Banking Federation, EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill presented his list of priority issues and forthcoming initiatives as for financial stability, financial services and the capital market union. The European Commission has also set up two consultation rounds for the purpose of preparing and streamlining new initiatives pertaining to a single European digital market. 

  • 18 September 2015

    Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission traditionally opened the political year by delivering his State of the Union Speech and presenting the Commission’s priority issues for the coming year. On September 12, 2015, an ECOFIN meeting took place in order to discuss the next commitments for broadening the EMU. Furthermore, the European Parliament has published its own draft report on the Capital Markets Union and the challenges posed by the existing financial regulation. 

  • 17 September 2015
    The Belgian Leasing Association has the pleasure of inviting you at its seminar which will be held in Groot-Bijgaarden, near Brussels, at the ‘Salons Waerboom’ on Thursday October 22, 2015.
  • 26 August 2015

    On August 4, 2015, the Council approved new regulation aimed at protecting Member States lying outside the euro area against the risks caused by the financial aid given to a country within the euro zone area within the framework of the European Financial Mechanism. The Euro Group also welcomes the agreement which has been signed with Greece within the framework of the ESM programme. The European institutions will put an amount of 86 billion EUR at the disposal of this Mechanism as a compensation for the huge efforts made by Greece. At the end of July, the European Commission reached an agreement on a number of measures which should guarantee a successful start of the European Investment Plan in autumn. 

  • 20 July 2015

    On July 7, 2015, Vice-Commissioner Frans Timmermans delivered a speech in the European Parliament in which he made an assessment of the Commission’s activities for the year 2015 up to now and discussed the 2016 programme. On July 12, 2015, the European Ministers reached an agreement about the next steps to be taken in order to solve the Greek crisis. At the Ecofin meeting on 14 July, 2015, a discussion was held about the programme of the Luxemburg Presidency, the report made by 5 Presidents and the specific country recommendations. Moreover, Commissioner Jonathan Hill launched a broad consultation round with the financial world about the consequences of the Capital Requirements Directive for corporate lending.

  • 10 July 2015

    On 29 June, the European Council approved new regulation aimed at enhancing the reporting and transparency of securitisation transactions. That same day, the Latvian Presidency achieved a breakthrough as for the most important conditions to be included into the Directive concerning network and information protection. In its turn, the freshly installed Luxemburg Presidency of the European Council presented its programme and list of priority actions for the next six months to the European Parliament. 

  • 8 July 2015

    On 22 June, five Presidents presented their ambitious plans for a further development and broadening of the Economic and Monetary Union. The European Parliament has approved regulation on additional measures for putting the European Investment Plan into practice. During the public hearing with Danièle Nouy in the European Parliament on June 25, Mrs. Nouy made a plea for more coordination at the European and international level for the purpose of harmonising regulation and supervision.

  • 26 June 2015

    On June 16, 2015, the Council of the Ministers of Justice reached an agreement on the harmonisation of the regulation for data protection. On 17 June 2015, the European Commission presented its action plan for fair and efficient corporate taxation. At the ECOFIN meeting on June 19, 2015, an agreement was reached on the Council’s approach as for the Bank Structural Reforms, a discussion was held about the approval of the measures to be taken for a stronger Capital Markets Union and stricter budgetary recommendations were issued for Malta, Poland and the United Kingdom. 

  • 19 June 2015
    Europese Commissie

    At the ECB Conference on June 4, 2015, Vice-Chairman Ansip drew the attention at the need for a balance between innovation, security and regulation as for payments. The public hearing on the Capital Markets Union on June 8, 2015, provided the occasion for a speech by Jonathan Hill and centred on improved access to financing as well as on the new forms of financing. Also, the Interchange Fees Regulation came into effect on June 8, 2015 and the European Banking Authority gave its technical advice on the contributions to the Resolution Fund.