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L’Unità di Informazione Finanziaria per l’Italia (UIF), con newsletter n. 5 di dicembre 2021, ha fornito aggiornamenti sull’ampia riforma della normativa antiriciclaggio europea avviata con la pubblicazione dell’”AML Package” il 20 luglio 2021.
Il pacchetto legislativo si compone di quattro proposte della Commissione europea (3 regolamenti e una sesta direttiva antiriciclaggio).
In attuazione dell’Action Plan del 2020, l’intervento è volto:
- ad un’armonizzazione più stringente degli obblighi antiriciclaggio per gli operatori;
- al rafforzamento dei poteri e della cooperazione delle autorità;
- alla creazione di una Anti Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) europea con compiti di supervisione antiriciclaggio e di supporto e coordinamento delle FIU.
This decision has been communicated to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. In 2022, the EBA will carry out its regular annual transparency exercise.
The decision to run the next EU-wide stress test in 2023 reflects the ongoing progress that EU banks are making in strengthening their capital positions and the work to be done for the preparation of the next stress test exercise. Competent Authorities as well as market participants will, in the meantime, be able to use the significant quantitative and qualitative information generated by the 2021 EU-wide stress test.
Published in the Official Journal of the European Union of 22 December 2021 the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU, Directive 2004/109/EC, Directive 2006/43/EC and Regulation (EU) No 537/2014, as regards corporate sustainability reporting.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (‘CSRD’), and considers that high-quality sustainability reporting will be a key component in the implementation of the European Green Deal, including the ambitious targets of the Fit for 55 Package.
Notably, the CSRD’s expansion to cover all large companies meeting certain conditions, as well as listed SMEs, is going to support transforming the European economy in line with the Paris Agreement, as is the mandate for EFRAG to develop coherent EU Non-Financial Reporting Standards.
Published in the Official Journal of the European Union of 22 December 2021 the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2284 of 10 December 2021 laying down implementing technical standards for the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/2033 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to supervisory reporting and disclosures of investment firms.
The Regulation provides investment firms with templates and tables that provide sufficiently complete and comparable information on the composition and quality of their own funds.
Specifically, it introduces:
- a quantitative disclosure template on the composition of own funds;
- flexible template on the reconciliation of regulatory own funds with the audited financial statements;
- a template with information on the most relevant features of own funds instruments issued by the investment firm.