The Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU has published its work programme covering the period from 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015. Among the items noted in its programme are:

  • the proper and timely implementation of requisite measures, both legal and political, that are aimed at ensuring the smooth functioning of newly operational Banking Union mechanisms, will be a priority for the Presidency;
  • the Presidency will strive for substantial progress to be made on the draft Regulation on structural measures to improve the resilience of EU credit institutions;
  • the Presidency will work towards the finalisation of discussions on the revised Payments Services Directive; and
  • the Presidency intends to finalise discussions and reach agreement with the European Parliament on the draft Regulation on benchmarks.

View The programme of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, 6 January 2015