ESMA updates on the impact on its databases & IT systems of a no-deal Brexit scenario on 12 April 2019
- The maintenance window of the Financial Instruments Reference Data System (FIRDS) system will take place from Friday 12 April 2019 21:30 CEST until Wednesday 17 April 2019 12:00 CEST (noon);
- The maintenance window of the Financial Instrument Transparency System (FITRS) system will take place from Friday 12 April 2019 21:30 CEST until Monday 22 April 2019 12:00 CEST (noon);
- For the purpose of transaction reporting during the FIRDS maintenance window, NCAs shall continue using the latest available reference data from before 12 April 2019; and,
- The termination / authorisation date for UK entries in ESMA databases submitted before Brexit, in particular financial instruments, authorised entities, prospectuses and others, will be set to 12 April 2019.
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ECHA’s scientific committees support restricting PAHs in granules and mulches19/09/2019 12:20:00
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July 2019 compared with June 2019 - Production in construction down19/09/2019 11:20:00
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Collecting litter and data to combat plastic pollution19/09/2019 09:25:00
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EIOPA establishes Consultative Expert Group on Digital Ethics in Insurance18/09/2019 15:25:00
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EIOPA calls for a sound cyber resilience framework18/09/2019 12:25:00
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Statement by the EC following the working lunch between President Juncker & PM Johnson17/09/2019 15:25:00
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Control of arms export17/09/2019 14:37:00
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