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    Welcoming Bulgaria & Croatia to European banking supervision

    Bulgaria and Croatia are joining European banking supervision as the ECB establishes close cooperation with their national supervisory authorities. The ECB will start supervising significant Bulgarian and Croatian banks on 1 October 2020 after the significance assessment.

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7 July 2020 THE SUPERVISION BLOG

Supervising the new normal

How do we ensure that supervision remains effective during the crisis, and which aspects will be crucial in determining the shape of the EU banking sector in the medium term? These are the key questions supervisors must now answer, writes Supervisory Board member Kerstin af Jochnick.

9 July 2020 THE SUPERVISION BLOG

Banks need to continue to focus on Brexit preparations

The ECB will continue to engage with all banks affected by Brexit to ensure that they achieve their target operating models in a timely manner, says Supervisory Board Vice-Chair Yves Mersch. We will not accept banks attempting to operate as empty shells.

02/07/2020
Yves Mersch: In the spirit of European cooperation
Introductory remarks by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the Salzburg Global webinar
25/06/2020
Yves Mersch: The World Economy Transformed
Remarks by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee Webinar Series
22/06/2020
Pentti Hakkarainen: Completing the banking and capital market union under new circumstances
Impulse by Pentti Hakkarainen, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, Frankfurt Finance Summit
17/06/2020
Andrea Enria: ECB Banking Supervision’s approach to climate risks
Keynote speech by Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the European Central Bank Climate and Environmental Risks Webinar
12/06/2020
Andrea Enria: Introductory Statement
Introductory statement by Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the virtual meeting of the European CFO Network organised by UniCredit Group

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23/06/2020
Andrea Enria: Interview with Il Sole 24 Ore
Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Fabio Tamburini and published on 23 June 2020
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13/05/2020
Andrea Enria: “The current crisis is a wake-up call”
Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, Supervision Newsletter
20/04/2020
Andrea Enria: Interview with El Confidencial
Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Jorge Zuloaga on 16 April and published on 20 April 2020
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01/04/2020
Andrea Enria: Interview with Bloomberg TV
Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Anna Edwards and Matt Miller on 31 March and published on 1 April 2020
01/04/2020
Andrea Enria: How European Banking Supervision can help fight the economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe
Opinion piece by Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, published in Les Echos, Expansión, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Phileleftheros, La Stampa and Ta Nea on 30 March 2020, in Jornal de Negócios on 31 March 2020, in the Times of Malta on 1 April 2020 and in Latvijas Avīze on 3 April 2020

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09/07/2020
Yves Mersch: Brexit: banks must prepare for the end of the transition period
Blog post by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

Summary

The ECB will continue to engage with all banks affected by Brexit to ensure that they achieve their target operating models in a timely manner, says Supervisory Board Vice-Chair Yves Mersch. We will not accept banks attempting to operate as empty shells.

07/07/2020
Kerstin af Jochnick: Supervising the new normal
Blog post by Kerstin af Jochnick, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

Summary

How do we ensure that supervision remains effective during the crisis, and which aspects will be crucial in determining the shape of the EU banking sector in the medium term? These are the key questions supervisors must now answer, writes Supervisory Board member Kerstin af Jochnick.

01/07/2020
Edouard Fernandez-Bollo: Clarifying the ECB’s supervisory approach to consolidation
Blog post by Édouard Fernandez-Bollo, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

Summary

As the ECB publishes its draft Guide on consolidation in the banking sector, Supervisory Board member Edouard Fernandez-Bollo explains in his blog post the key aspects of how the ECB assesses consolidation projects involving euro area banks.

12/05/2020
Elizabeth McCaul: A pragmatic SREP delivers appropriate supervision for the crisis
Blog post by Elizabeth McCaul, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

Summary

The 2020 supervisory review takes a pragmatic approach while aiming to maintain an accurate view of banks’ soundness, writes Supervisory Board member Elizabeth McCaul. We focus on how banks manage risks to capital and liquidity, and intend to keep Pillar 2 requirements and guidance stable.

08/05/2020
Pentti Hakkarainen: The first lesson from the pandemic: state-of-the-art technology is vital
Blog post by Pentti Hakkarainen, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

Summary

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how important technology is for banks’ business continuity, writes Supervisory Board member Pentti Hakkarainen. This offers opportunities but also challenges, as reliance on technology can lead to an increase in IT and cyber risks.

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1 July 2020 PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Supervisory approach to consolidation

Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft Guide on the supervisory approach to consolidation in the banking sector. In the Guide the ECB clarifies how supervisors assess consolidation projects involving euro area banks.

The consultation is open until 1 October 2020.

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