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1997-12-08 Paris France


New organizational charter adopted 11 Sep 2001 by Decision of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), following the Resolution of the Stockholm (Sweden) European Council of Heads of State and Government, Mar 2001. Developed into a decentralized agency of F-XF2147 - European Union (EU), 1 Jan 2011, by amending Decision No 716/2009/EC of E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union and F-XF0667 - European Parliament (EP) and repealing European Commission Decision 2009/77/EC. Part of European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS).


Enhance investor protection; promote stable and orderly financial markets.


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Board of Supervisors, composed of 31 national authorities, including non-voting members from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and representatives from: E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC); E-XJ2856 - European Banking Authority (EBA); E-XJ4312 - European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA); E-XJ2857 - European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB); Management Board; Joint Board of Appeal, with EIOPA and EBA; Standing Committees; Securities Markets Stakeholders Group (SMSG).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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