Position papers

  • The Pan-European Guarantee Fund

    State aid 30 June 2021

    The European Association of Guarantee Institutions (AECM), the European Association of Public Banks (EAPB), the European Association of Long-Term Investors (ELTI), the Network of European Financial Institutions for SMEs (NEFI) and the association of Crafts and SMEs in Europe (SMEunited) would like to draw your attention on a difficulty in the area of access to finance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  • EAPB position on extension and adaptation of the COVID TF

    State aid 30 June 2021

    In the context of the survey sent by the European Commission to Member States concerning a possible extension and possible future adjustment of the Temporary Framework, the European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) is pleased to provide its comments on the basis of the EAPB members’ experience with the implementation of COVID specific support measures deployed during the crisis as regards the State aid aspects.

  • EAPB position on draft risk finance guidelines

    State aid 30 June 2021

    The EAPB welcomes the opportunity to comment on the public consultation on the revision of the Guidelines on State aid to promote risk finance investments. In principle, we welcome the changes envisaged by the European Commission, in particular the merging of the existing requirements for the ex-ante assessment and the adaptation to the definition of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) with regard to the definition of an innovative enterprise of medium capitalisation and the focus on the registration date as the relevant point in time for the receipt of risk finance aid.

  • EAPB position - EBA Discussion Paper on management and supervision of ESG risks

    Banking supervision 2 February 2021

    This Discussion Paper provides a comprehensive proposal on how ESG factors and ESG risks could be included inthe regulatory and supervisory framework for credit institutions and investment firms. The paper identifies forthe first time common definitions of ESG risks, building on the EU taxonomy and an overview of currentevaluation methods. It also outlines recommendations for the incorporation of ESG risks into business strategies,governance and risk management as well as supervision.

  • TR delegated regulation EAPB position final

    21 December 2020

    The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft Delegated Regulation on climate change mitigation and adaptation under Taxonomy Regulation. EAPB members actively contribute to achieving the EU’s climate and sustainability objectives by funding sustainable projects across Europe.

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