We researched and summarised for you, all recent regulatory updates from Cyprus and Europe, which are applicable for Regulated Companies operating in the Region.  

We support our clients and associates by providing a comprehensive page with the recent circulars, directives, and guidance issued by the following Regulators:


06/03/2023 - C551 - EU Council's Restrictive Measures against Russia due to its military aggression against Ukraine

CySEC draws the attention of the Regulated Entities to the new reporting obligations, following the amendments of Article 8 of Council Regulation (EU) No. 269/2014 and Article 5a of Council Regulation (EU) No. 833/2014, as published in the Official Journal of the European Union, dated 25 February 2023.

The relevant amendments of both articles are quoted in the below link.  
C551-EU Council's Restrictive Measures


14/03/2023 - C553 - CySEC provides guidelines on certain aspects of the compliance function requirements.

 The CySEC provides guidance on the application of certain aspects of the compliance function requirements provided in article 17(2) of the Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law and Article 22 of the MiFID II Delegated Regulation 2017/565, in order to ensure the common, uniform and consistent application of these legal requirements.  
C553 Compliance function 


No new announcements/circulars/directives for this month



07/03/2023 - ECB Consumer Expectations Survey results – January 2023

Key highlights compared with December 2022:

  • Consumer expectations for inflation 12 months and three years ahead declined.
  • Expectations for nominal income growth over the next 12 months continued to rise, while expectations for nominal spending growth declined further.
  • Expectations for economic growth over the next 12 months became less negative, and expectations for the unemployment rate in 12 'months' time decreased.
  • Consumers' expectations for growth in the price of their home over the next 12 months weakened, while those for mortgage interest rates 12 months ahead remained unchanged. 


16/03/2023 - EBA publishes Handbook on data submission for supervisory benchmarking.

The EBA published a Handbook on supervisory benchmarking of internal models. The Handbook is an online tool providing guidance and links to relevant documents and information for supervisory benchmarking to facilitate accessibility.  
For more details, refer to the following links:

20/03/2023 - SRB, EBA and ECB Banking Supervision statement on the announcement on 19 March 2023 by Swiss authorities

The Single Resolution Board, the EBA and ECB Banking.  
Supervision welcomes the comprehensive set of actions taken yesterday by the Swiss authorities in order to ensure financial stability following the events regarding Credit Swiss. 

Announcement on 19 March 2023 by Swiss authorities 



06/03/2023 -  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) 

ESMA and the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) have signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which strengthens collaboration between the two institutions.

The MoU notably incorporates new cooperation areas under the market correction mechanism (MCM) Regulation and benchmarks related to the energy sector.  It also details the role of the recently established ACER–ESMA Task Force.

ACER–ESMA Task Force


20/03/2023-ESMA raises concerns with the proposed changes to the insider list regime.

ESMA has sent a letter to the European Parliament and Council raising concerns with proposed changes to the insider list regime in the Markets Abuse Regulation.

Listing Act legislative proposal – Insider List Regime  


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