(CDS) should be cleared through a central counterparty (CCP) until the systemic danger of interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange derivatives has been demonstrated. The regulation of the authorisation
The introduction of binding minimum rates for the collection, recovery, re-use and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment is inherently inappropriate, as producers have virtually no influence [...] influence on the attainability of these rates. However, the proposed simplification of the reporting obligations for producers is to be welcomed, as this increases efficiency.
provisions are introduced the Directive is questionable from an ordoliberal viewpoint. The proposed flat rate compensation for late payment by public authorities is contradictory to the principle of compensation
information costs. The problem is that the Commission makes the general assumption that the lower rate of growth in cross-border e-commerce is due to uncertainties about delivery, and considers this to
The Commission correctly emphasises the advantage of risk-based pricing for disaster insurance. Flat-rate insurance premiums should therefore be rejected. Compulsory insurance should also be rejected because
Though the centralisation of the supervision of credit rating agencies with ESMA is justifiable, it is not absolutely necessary. At the same time, it is questionable whether or not it is inn line with [...] law. Therefore, the maintenance of federal supervisory structures for ESMA and for the supervision rating agencies is a better solution.
should apply only to credit rating agencies whose ratings are to be used in the calculation by financial service providers of necessary own funds. Ratings of credit rating agency from outside the EU should
proposed to Member States, both the statutory and effective retirement age and the female employment rate are right as they could lessen the financial burden engendered by demographic change. A blanket regulation
By upgrading a rating to “investment-grade rating”, public guarantees (or credits) can lead to a situation in which investors subscribe project bonds and thus encourage the participation of private investors
distort the jobs market to the detriment of the older workforce. In addition, the youth unemployment rates, when looked at in isolation, significantly overstate the problem of youth unemployment. Only the