On 18 May 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), noted the non-renewal of the emergency restrictions on short selling and similar transactions by the following national competent authorities:

  • Finanzmarktaufsicht (FMA) of Austria;
  • Financial Securities and Markets Authority (FSMA) of Belgium;
  • Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) of France;
  • Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC) of Greece; and
  • Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) of Spain.

 ESMA also notes the early termination of the emergency restrictions by the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) of Italy, that was due to expire on 18 June 2020.