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It’s not shaping up to be a great month for the UK government with respect to the EU – a pretty poor showing at the European elections, a looming defeat over the Spitzenkandidaten process and now, just to top it off, a troublesome legal opinion fro…

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Has the Liikanen report become the Barnier plan?Update 30/01/14 11:45:Some eagle eyed HM Treasury officials have flagged up that the recitals of the proposal (the preamble points before the articles of the regulation) do allow for the derogation to app…

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The Times’ Juliet Samuel has an interesting story today looking at the progress on bank bail-in rules and resolution funds at the EU level (via some leaked docs relating to the EU’s Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive). Despite another round of me…

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The European Commission this morning unveiled its initial proposals to regulate ‘shadow banking’ and money market funds (MMFs) – the press release is here and the FAQs are here and here.We covered this issue back in May when we exclusively releas…

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Despite some sizeable differences, EU finance ministers finally managed to reach an agreement on the bank bail-in plans last night (after only 25 hours of talks in the past few days). As always with this type of EU deals, it is a compromise and often a…

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Yesterday saw the opening salvo of what is sure to become a heated debate over the new ‘technical standards’ for the EU’s banker bonus rules. Why is this so important? Well, these rules will essentially determine how far reaching the EU’s already…

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