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ESMA statement on supervisory coordination on accounting for COVID-19-related rent concessions
21 Jul 2020
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a public statement recommending coordination of supervisory action with regards to issuers’ accounting for COVID-19-related rent concessions.
Podcast on the public sector and the coronacrisis (part 2)
21 Jul 2020
Accountancy Europe has released a second podcast on the wider repercussions of COVID-19 for the public sector. The new podcasts discusses the long-term actions required to help overcome the effects of COVID-19.
ESMA, EBA reiterate that IFRSs do not hamper sustainable investment behaviour
17 Jul 2020
In April 2020, the European Commission (EC) published a consultation on a renewed sustainable finance strategy and in that context tried to reopen the debate on whether IFRS rules hinder sustainable investment behaviour despite contrary findings from the Fitness Check on the EU framework for public reporting by companies in 2018, corresponding analyses by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) following the Fitness Check, and the European Banking Authority (EBA) report on undue short-term pressure from the financial sector on corporations.
ESMA updates ESEF reporting manual
10 Jul 2020
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an update of its European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) Reporting Manual. The manual is aimed at all market participants involved in the implementation of the requirements set out in the ESEF Regulation.
Podcast on the public sector and the coronacrisis
06 Jul 2020
Accountancy Europe has released a podcast exploring how the COVID-19 crisis differs from the 2008/09 financial crisis and the wider repercussions of the global lockdown across the economy for the public sector.
Example of an annual financial report in ESEF format
18 Jun 2020
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published on its website an example of an annual financial report which is prepared in the new European Single Electronic Format (ESEF).
Accountancy Europe publishes follow-up paper on interconnected standard-setting
16 Jun 2020
In December 2019, Accountancy Europe has published a paper describing and calling for a global solution to interconnected standard-setting that can meet the need for reliable, consistent information in non-financial reporting that is interconnected with financial reporting. A follow-up paper has now been made available that analyses the feedback received, provides an update on the latest EU and global developments, and reflects on a way forward.
Responses to the EC consultation on the revision of the NFRD show desire for global standard-setting in this area
15 Jun 2020
In February 2020, the European Commission (EC) launched a public consultation on a revision of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). Among the proposals included in the consultation document was the suggestion that an EU standard-setter could be installed that would set European non-financial reporting standards.
Recent sustainability and integrated reporting developments
09 Jun 2020
A summary of recent developments at IMF, CDSB, GRI, the ESAs, SSE, BCBS, IIRC, BMJV, ISAR, and JPX.
Accountancy Europe recommends actions for the public sector in the context of COVID-19
03 Jun 2020
Accountancy Europe has analysed short-term and long-term actions that could support the public sector in countering the pandemic's impact, among them many actions with regard to transparency and reporting.

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