On 16 November 2023, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a final report containing policy recommendations for the regulation of crypto and digital assets. The recommendations are principles-based and outcomes-focused and are aimed at the activities performed by crypto-asset service providers (CASPs). In line with IOSCO’s established approach for

On 16 November 2023, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a final report containing policy recommendations for the regulation of crypto and digital assets. The recommendations are principles-based and outcomes-focused and are aimed at the activities performed by crypto-asset service providers (CASPs). In line with IOSCO’s established approach for

On 5 October 2023, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its second consultation paper on technical standards under the Regulation on Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA). Consultation on the first package concluded in September 2023 (please see our earlier blog for additional background).

This second consultation package covers six draft

On 29 September 2023, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published Technical Advice on two delegated acts that the European Commission (Commission) is mandated to develop under the Regulation on Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA). These include a delegated act on the most relevant indicators in relation to specific criteria for determining

On 25 September 2023, the Council of the European Union (Council) Working Group on Financial Services held a discussion on the European Commission (Commission) proposal on the establishment of a digital euro.

Since 2021, the Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) have been preparing the establishment of the

On 28 April 2021 the Portuguese Presidency of the Council held a meeting of a Council working group in order to continue its legislative review of the proposed regulation on digital operational resilience for the financial sector (DORA). During the meeting, Member States discussed certain issues relating to the scope of the proposed

On 12 April 2021 the Portuguese Presidency of the Council held a meeting to continue Member States’ discussions on the proposed regulation on digital operational resilience for the financial sector (DORA). The agenda for the meeting included discussion on proportionality in DORA as well as scope and timeline of specific regulatory technical standards

On 14 April 2021, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) held a committee meeting in which it discussed the main legislative proposals under the European Commission’s (Commission) Digital Finance Strategy. During the discussion, the committee members considered the draft reports on the following legislative proposals:

On Thursday, 21 January, the Portuguese presidency of the Council holds its first working group on the review of the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on digital operational resilience for the financial sector (DORA). The Council is still in its initial phase of examining the proposal. The Council Presidency Is taking an

On Tuesday, 8 December 2020, the outgoing German Presidency of the Council held another working group to continue its substantive review of the European Commission’s proposal for regulation on digital operational resilience in financial services (DORA). On the agenda for discussion was, among other, in-depth review of certain provisions concerning third-party ICT service