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17 June 2016

Markets in financial instruments: One-year delay enacted

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The Council adopted a regulation and a directive enacting a one-year delay to new securities market rules.

The one-year postponement of transposition and application deadlines has become necessary because essential data infrastructures will not be in place on time. It will affect the provision of services for investments in financial instruments and the operation of regulated financial markets.

The postponement was agreed with the European Parliament on 2 May 2016.

Full press release

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