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    Marking a key milestone

    Joining European banking supervision is a key milestone, say Martina Drvar and Radoslav Milenkov who represent Croatia and Bulgaria, respectively, on the Supervisory Board. The Newsletter also looks at good governance in times of crisis, the impact of the crisis on small banks, and Brexit.

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic
18 November 2020 SPEECH

We need more integrated banking markets

Banks are changing from shock amplifiers to shock absorbers thanks to the banking union, says Supervisory Board Chair Andrea Enria. However, capital and liquidity remain trapped within national borders. We try to counter ringfencing until European deposit insurance materialises.

17 November 2020 FIRESIDE CHAT

Banks should guard against cliff effects

Banks should be proactive in their credit risk management, says Supervisory Board member Kerstin af Jochnick. She also talks about the supervisory relief measures, banks’ lacklustre use of buffers, and the supervisory impact of the coronavirus crisis.

24/11/2020
Edouard Fernandez-Bollo: Facing up to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and Brexit
Presentation by Edouard Fernandez-Bollo, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at a virtual meeting of the Working Group Financial Services by Kangaroo Group
18/11/2020
Andrea Enria: The yin and yang of banking market integration – the case of cross-border banks
Speech by Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the 7th Annual Digital Conference on the Banking Union
17/11/2020
Kerstin af Jochnick: COVID-19: recovery and regulatory response
Conversation between Kerstin af Jochnick, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, and Tim Adams, President and CEO of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), at the IIF 7th Annual European Banking Union Colloquium
04/11/2020
Elizabeth McCaul: Out of the past, into the future: Transatlantic views on the next stage for European banking supervision
Keynote speech by Elizabeth McCaul, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB at the European Institute of Financial Regulation (EIFR) Webinar on “Banking Supervision in Europe: a US perspective”
04/11/2020
Yves Mersch: Q&A at UBS event
Transcript of Q&A session following a fireside chat with Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at an online UBS event on the European economic and policy outlook, conducted on 30 October 2020

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21/11/2020
Yves Mersch: Interview with Börsen-Zeitung
Interview with Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Kai Johannsen and published on 21 November 2020
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18/11/2020
“Joining European banking supervision marks a key milestone for us”
Interview with Martina Drvar and Radoslav Milenkov, Members of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, Supervision Newsletter, 18 November 2020
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05/11/2020
Andrea Enria: Interview with De Tijd and L’Echo
Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Pieter Suy and Olivier Samois
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27/10/2020
Andrea Enria: Bank asset quality: this time we need to do better
Opinion piece by Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, a short version was published in the Financial Times on 27 October 2020
12/10/2020
Andrea Enria: Interview with Handelsblatt
Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, by Yasmin Osman and Kathrin Jones, conducted on 5 October 2020 and published on 12 October 2020
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09/10/2020
Andrea Enria, Edouard Fernandez-Bollo: Fostering the cross-border integration of banking groups in the banking union
By Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, and Edouard Fernandez-Bollo, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

Summary

We need to foster the integration of cross-border banking groups to ensure that timely liquidity support is provided within them, Andrea Enria and Edouard Fernandez-Bollo say in our latest blog post. To achieve this, recovery plans could be strengthened by using group support agreements.

28/07/2020
Andrea Enria: The coronavirus crisis and ECB Banking Supervision: taking stock and looking ahead
By Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

Summary

Euro area banks are resilient to the stress caused by the coronavirus crisis, our analysis shows. The assessment of the results justifies our decision to extend our dividend recommendation. Supervisory Board Chair Andrea Enria also clarifies the timeline for banks to replenish capital and liquidity buffers.

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.

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20 October 2020 BANKING SUPERVISION PORTAL

Gateway to our online services

Our banking supervision portal is live! It offers a single point of access for external users to use our online services to initiate supervisory processes or exchange documents with ECB staff. Further services will be added as they become available.

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Use the ECB’s online whistleblowing platform to report a suspected breach of EU banking supervision law.

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