On 3 December 2021, the European Commission published the opening remarks made by Mairead McGuiness at the Structured Dialogue with the ECON Committee in the European Parliament. Among others things the remarks mention that:

  • An extension of the equivalence decision for UK CCPs will be proposed early in 2022.
  • The goal is to set up the new EU authority to fight money laundering by 2023 and for it to be operational from 2024. For this to happen, trilogues on the Commission’s anti-money laundering package needs to be wrapped up by the end of 2022.