European Banking Authority (EBA)

The European Banking Authority (EBA) is an independent EU Authority which works to ensure effective and consistent prudential regulation and supervision across the European banking sector. Its overall objectives are to maintain financial stability in the EU and to safeguard the integrity, efficiency and orderly functioning of the banking sector.

EBA at a glance



This 2018 edition of the annual TESAT report issued by EUROPOL provides an overview of the nature and volume of terrorism that the EU faced in 2017.

“The human suffering and the threat of terrorist attacks still remains high in Europe. In 2017 European countries were again hit by terrorist attacks and there were many innocent victims of this indiscriminate violence. It therefore goes without saying that combatting terrorism remains a top priority for Europol.”


OTC markets in Europe

When the Markets of Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) came into force in 2007,  there was a concern that a rising proportion of European equity trading would move  to over-the-counter (OTC) markets. More than two years later, this does not seem to have materialised.

In 2009, the European market share of OTC equities trading amounted  to 37.4%, down from 38.2% in 2008, with Germany displaying the highest share in 2009  at 44.2% and the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries the lowest one at 15.8% .

Source: CESR 2009 Report

Press release of the week

Press release of the week
Evenimentele saptamanii


en EU divided over Greek IMF bailout – Financial Times ,  February 9 2010

Sharp divisions have emerged within Europe over how to deal with Greece’s budget crisis on the eve of a summit that will be dominated by talks over a possible rescue plan. Non-eurozone countries, led by the UK and Sweden, on Tuesday broke from the public position of Germany, France and other euro area states by suggesting that, if Greece required help, the International Monetary Fund was best placed to supply it.


en Oranges and lemons in Ukraine Financial Times, February 8 2010

At first sight, the prospect of a Viktor Yanukovich presidency in Ukraine looks like part of a depressing pattern for democracy around the world. Mr Yanukovich was the “bad guy” during Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in 2004. He was backed by Russia and accused of electoral fraud. The western world cheered when he was swept aside in favour of the heroic, pro-western Viktor Yushchenko. But now Mr Yanukovich is back and history seems to have gone into reverse.

ru Виктор Янукович обошел Юлию Тимошенко на 3,48% голосов Kommersant, 10.02.2010

Центральная избирательная комиссия Украины после обработки 100% электронных протоколов участковых избирательных комиссий сообщила, что во втором туре выборов президента за Виктора Януковича проголосовали 48,95% избирателей. Юлия Тимошенко получила 45,47% голосов. Таким образом разрыв между конкурентами на пост президента составляет 3,48% голосов.


ru Россия защитит свободу ядерным оружием  10.02.2010

Россия обозначила случаи, в которых может применить ядерное оружие: ракеты будут выпущены при возникновении угрозы ее суверенитету и территориальной целостности. Такие данные содержатся в закрытом для печати документе “Основы политики Российской Федерации в области ядерного сдерживания”.

ru Инфляция в России с начала года составила 1,9%,  10 февраля 2010г

Инфляция в России за период со 2 по 8 февраля текущего года составила 0,2%, всего с начала года – 1,9%. Об этом говорится в сообщении Федеральной службы государственной статистики (Росстат). В 2009г. инфляция с начала года составляла 2,9%, с начала месяца – 0,5%, в целом за февраль – 1,7%.