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Friday, 29 September 2017

EU Commission: Is female genital mutilation a problem for the EU?

Is female genital mutilation a problem for the EU?

Yes it is. It is estimated that 180,000 girls and women are at risk of female genital mutilation in the EU each year. This harmful practice leaves many long-lasting consequences for the victim and in some cases, can be fatal.
However, we do not have a full picture of the phenomenon because of underreporting and not enough comparable data. This year, EIGE is continuing to work on the topic and support more Member States better understand and address the problem.

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ESMA appoints new standing committee chairs

ESMA appoints new standing committee chairs

Friday 29 September 2017 08:49

ESMA has appointed new chairs for its Corporate Finance, Corporate Reporting, Financial Innovation, Market Integrity, Post-Trading and Secondary Markets Standing Committees as well as its Commodity Derivatives Task Force.

The new chairs begin their two year terms on 1 October.

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Bjorn Hansen selected as ECHA's new Executive Director

The Management Board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has selected Bjorn Hansen as ECHA's next Executive Director.

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Final report on draft RTS on the trading obligation for derivatives under MiFIR

Friday 29 September 2017 10:36

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ESMA finalises MiFID II's derivatives trading obligation

ESMA finalises MiFID II's derivatives trading obligation

Friday 29 September 2017 10:59

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standard (RTS) implementing the trading obligation for derivatives under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). ESMA's draft RTS provides the implementing details for on-venue trading of interest rate swaps (IRS) and credit default swaps (CDS).

MiFIR's trading obligation will move over-the-counter (OTC) trading in liquid derivatives onto organised venues. Trading derivatives on-venue will bring transparency into the OTC sphere, benefiting investors and regulators alike. Enhanced transparency will provide better information on prices,...

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