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EU’s contribution to energy efficiency in businesses is unclear

(Source ECA)

In a special report published today, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) calls for clarification of the contributions made by EU funds to energy efficiency in businesses. The auditors conclude that EU funding remains insufficiently linked to business needs. And its expected results, though they are impossible to capture under the […]

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ERIK THEDÉEN APPOINTED VICE CHAIR OF ESMA

 

The Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has appointed Erik Thedéen as its Vice Chair. Mr Thedéen, who is the Director General of the Swedish Finansinspektionen (FI), will serve a 2½ year term effective immediately.

He replaces Anneli Tuominen, Director-General of the Finnish Finanssivalvonta (FIN-FSA) who has completed her term.

Verena Ross, […]

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European Court of Auditors (ECA)

2022+ Work Programme

(Source: European Court of Auditors)

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) today published its work programme for 2022 and beyond, listing its strategic areas and audit priorities. These will cover a broad range of issues, reflecting the EU’s main challenges and key concerns. Foremost among them will be the EU’s response to the […]

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European Ombudsman

European Ombudsman

European Ombudsman

(Source: European Union)

Overview

Role: Investigates complaints against EU institutions, bodies, offices & agencies
Ombudsman: Emily O’Reilly
Established in: 1995
Location: Strasbourg (France)
WebsiteEuropean Ombudsman

The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about poor administration by EU institutions or other EU bodies. These may be lodged by citizens or residents of EU countries or by EU-based associations or businesses.

What does the Ombudsman do?

The Ombudsman […]

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European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

(Source: European Union)

Overview

Role: Ensures that EU institutions and bodies respect people’s right to privacy when processing their personal data
Supervisor: Wojciech Wiewiórowski
Established in: 2004
Location: Brussels (Belgium)
WebsiteEuropean Data Protection Supervisor

The EU institutions and bodies sometimes process citizens’ personal information – in electronic, written or visual format – in the course of […]

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European Data Protection Board (EDPB)
Europol

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) Info

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol)

(Source: European Union)

Overview

Role: Europol helps national law enforcement authorities fight serious international crime and terrorism.
Director: Catherine De Bolle
Established in: 1999
Number of staff: 900+
Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
Website: Europol

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) is the EU’s law enforcement agency, whose remit is to help make Europe safer by […]

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ESMA

ESMA LAUNCHES A COMMON SUPERVISORY ACTION WITH NCAS ON VALUATION OF UCITS AND OPEN-ENDED AIFS

(Source: ESMA)

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, is launching a Common Supervisory Action (CSA) with National Competent Authorities (NCAs) on the valuation of UCITS and open-ended Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) across the EU.

The CSA aims to assess compliance of supervised entities with the relevant valuation-related provisions in […]

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Eurostat

Annual inflation up to 5.0% in the euro area

(Source: Eurostat)

The euro area annual inflation rate was 5.0% in December 2021, up from 4.9% in November. A year earlier, the rate was -0.3%. European Union annual inflation was 5.3% in December 2021, up from 5.2% in November. A year earlier, the rate was 0.3%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the […]

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EIOPA

ESAs publish list of financial conglomerates for 2021

(Source: EIOPA)

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) – EBA, EIOPA and ESMA –published today the list of identified financial conglomerates for 2021.

The 2021 list includes 66 financial conglomerates with the head of group located in the European Union or European Economic Area, one financial conglomerate with the head of […]

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EIOPA publishes report on the application of the Insurance Distribution Directive

(Source: EIOPA)

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published today its first report on the application of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD), which regulates how insurance products are designed and distributed in the European Union.

Amongst others, this report examines:

any changes in the insurance intermediaries’ market structure;

any changes in the patterns of […]

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