On 21 December 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its annual report on administrative and criminal sanctions, as well as other administrative measures, issued under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in 2019. The report shows that Member State national competent authorities (NCAs) and other authorities imposed a total of €88 million in fines related to 339 administrative and criminal actions under MAR.
ESMA is required to publish an annual report with aggregated information on all penalties and measures imposed by NCAs pursuant to Article 33 of MAR. The information in the report informs ESMA’s ongoing work aimed at fostering supervisory convergence in the application of the MAR and contributes to its goal to develop an EU outcomes focused supervisory and enforcement culture. Further detailed information on public sanctions and measures issued by NCAs can be found in ESMA’s register located on its website.