The European Commission has adopted on Oct 27th a review of EU banking rules (the Capital Requirements Regulation and the Capital Requirements Directive). These new rules will ensure that EU banks become more resilient to potential future economic shocks, while contributing to Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to climate neutrality.

The Commission proposes to give banks and supervisors additional time to properly implement the reform in their processes, systems and practices, and start applying the new rules from 1 January 2025. The extended implementation period will allow banks to focus on managing financial risks stemming from the COVID-19 crisis and on financing the recovery, and give them enough time to adjust before the reform reaches its full effect.

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