On 4 February 2020, we blogged that the European Securities and Markets Authority had published a final report on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on postponing the date of entry into force of Commission Delegated Regulation EU 2018/1229 (the RTS on settlement discipline) to 1 February 2021. Annex IV to the final report contained a draft Commission Delegated Regulation, which was submitted for endorsement by the European Commission.

On 8 May 2020, the Commission endorsed the draft Delegated Regulation which enters into force three days following the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.