EU Newsletter

Easier access to corporate information for investors: Council agrees its position on a single access platform
EU Newsletter · 30. June 2022
Council agreed its position on the European single access point (ESAP) proposal, which is part of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) package.

Council and EP agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
EU Newsletter · 24. June 2022
New rules on corporate sustainability reporting: provisional political agreement between the Council and the European Parliament

ECB publishes its Survey on Access to Finance for Enterprises between October 2021 and March 2022
EU Newsletter · 09. June 2022
The results of the Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises (SAFE) in the euro area for the period from October 2021 to March 2022 indicate that the recovery in firms’ economic activity continued but firms’ profitability was reduced by surging input costs.

State of play of the review of the NACE classification
EU Newsletter · 07. April 2022
The review of the NACE is now drawing to a close, and the current near-final version of the new NACE is presented in the enclosed Structure of the new NACE version document for your information.

EU and US agree on a principle-based Trans-Atlantic  Data Privacy Framework
EU Newsletter · 05. April 2022
The European Commission and the United States have agreed in principle on 25 March 2022 on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework...

Artificial Intelligence
EU Newsletter · 25. March 2022
Strong debate and several reports in the European Parliament on the draft AI Act

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
EU Newsletter · 18. March 2022
EU Parliament adopts the JURI Committee report which clarifies obligations for companies’ sustainability reporting but leaves all SMEs out of the mandatory framework

EU Commission publishes the EU Data Act and a Staff Working Document on EU Data Spaces
EU Newsletter · 24. February 2022
This Data Act is a horizontal regulation which will be completed by sectoral regulation if needed. The aim of this regulation is to foster a fair access to EU data and to foster and boost data sharing in particular for industrial data. The Data Act proposes to increase data sharing possibilities between businesses (B2B) but also between businesses and governments (B2G)

ESMA becomes supervisor of EU Data Reporting Service Providers
EU Newsletter · 08. February 2022
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, on 1 January 2022 took on its new mandate as direct supervisor of the largest EU Data Reporting Service Providers (DRSPs).

Austrian Data Protection Authority rules that the use of Google Analytics is in breach of GDPR
EU Newsletter · 07. February 2022
In what can constitute a landmark decision on January 13th 2022, the Austrian Data Protection Authority ruled that the use of Google Analytics violates the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

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