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  • 3 February 2023

Serbia: EIB Global invests €76 million in upgrading education and waterway transportation

EIB Global, the arm of the European Investment Bank (EIB) devoted to activities outside the European Union, has unlocked €76 million to further support the modernisation of Serbia’s education and sustainable transport infrastructure. This includes a €40 million loan to build, renovate and equip educational facilities across the country. Most of the investments will be made in regional training centres that offer upper secondary vocational training and education. These infrastructure improvements will provide modern learning conditions and improve the quality of education, while also increasing productivity and employability in the country.
  • 3 February 2023

IP infringement a major threat to EU SMEs

Infringement of intellectual property rights (IPR) is a major risk for the profitability and survival of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), according to a joint report by the EUIPO, through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report ‘Risks of Illicit Trade in Counterfeits to Small and Medium-Sized Firms’, released on Tuesday 31 January also shows that SMEs whose intellectual property is violated are 34 % less likely to survive after 5 years.
  • 3 February 2023

New Q&As available

New Q&As available iris.hude@esma… 03 February 2023 Fund Management Innovation and Digital Prospectus Trading The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has today updated its Questions and Answers on the following topics: DLT Pilot Regulation Prospectus Regulation application of the UCITS Directive 03/02/2023 ESMA70-460-189 Q&As DLT Pilot Regulation 03/02/2023 ESMA31-62-1258 Q&As on the Prospectus Regulation 03/02/2023 ESMA34-43-392 Q&A on the application of the UCITS Directive
  • 3 February 2023

EIOPA publishes monthly technical information for Solvency II Relevant Risk Free Interest Rate Term Structures – end-January 2023

EIOPA publishes monthly technical information for Solvency II Relevant Risk Free Interest Rate Term Structures – end-January 2023 ​Today, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published technical information on the relevant risk-free interest rate term structures (RFR) with reference to the end of January 2023. This month, RFR technical information has been calculated based on changes reflected in...
  • 3 February 2023

Monthly update of the symmetric adjustment of the equity capital charge for Solvency II – end-January 2023

Monthly update of the symmetric adjustment of the equity capital charge for Solvency II – end-January 2023 ​The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published the technical information on the symmetric adjustment of the equity capital charge for Solvency II with reference to the end of January 2023. Click here to view the documentation. Legal Background The symmetric...
  • 3 February 2023

Working group on euro risk-free rates

Working group on euro risk-free rates iris.hude@esma… 03 February 2023 Image /benchmark-providers/working-group-euro-risk-free-rates
  • 3 February 2023

EIOPA aims to strengthen oversight of third country governance arrangements with supervisory statement

EIOPA aims to strengthen oversight of third country governance arrangements with supervisory statement The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published today a Supervisory Statement to strengthen the supervision and monitoring of insurance undertakings’ and intermediaries’ activities when using governance arrangements in third countries. EIOPA has previously...
  • 3 February 2023

Croatian companies say climate change is negatively affecting business in EIB Investment Survey 2022

The European Investment Bank (EIB) launched its annual EIB Investment Survey at an event organised with the Croatian National Bank today. The survey interviewed over 12 000 companies across the European Union (including 481 in Croatia) and 800 US firms. Keynote speeches by EIB Vice-President Teresa Czerwińska, Governor of the Croatian National Bank Boris Vujčić and Croatian Minister of Finance Marko Primorac, as well as presentations by Director of the EIB Economics Department Debora Revoltella, described the state of the Croatian economy, companies’ perceptions of the challenges they face and opportunities provided by Croatia’s accession to the euro and Schengen areas.