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Comment Letter on changes to EU State Aid Temporary Framework Image

Comment Letter on changes to EU State Aid Temporary Framework

30 Jun 2020
Invest Europe

In the context of a potential extension of the Temporary Framework to start ups, we call EU policymakers to explicitly authorise state aid schemes to businesses backed by venture capital and private equity. We describe why these viable companies are currently at risk of being considered "in difficulty", and hence excluded from the rules, due to the existing skewed state aid definitions.

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Comments on the Capital Markets Union High Level Forum Recommendations

30 Jun 2020
Invest Europe

In this response, we welcomed the findings contained in the report of the High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union, stressing the need for the European Commission to make it easier for professional and sophisticated investors to commit capital into the asset class.

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Joint industry letter on DAC 6 deferral - consistent application - JUNE 2020

29 Jun 2020

Invest Europe supported a joint industry letter on the consistent application of the DAC 6 deferral.

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Response to EC Consultation on the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive

12 Jun 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response we encourage the European Commission to be extremely cautious about expanding the scope of the NFRD too widely and too quickly, taking into account the disproportionate impact this could have on non-listed companies and in particular SMEs. Any changes to the NFRD regime should be considered in light of proportionality, materiality and flexibility. A voluntary and gradual approach is preferred.

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FDI screening in Europe: what do investors need to know?

20 May 2020
Invest Europe

As the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) screening landscape across Europe is rapidly evolving, Invest Europe has prepared a country-by-country overview to map different existing regimes and keep-track of latest developments with view to helping members assess how FDI screenings may impact their transactions.

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Response to EC Consultation on MiFID ii/MiFIR

18 May 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response we call the European Commission to introduce changes to its securities markets framework as part of its upcoming review, in particular when it comes to investor protection rules. Our main request is the reconsideration of the treatment of "sophisticated investors", such as HNWIs, which have so far been considered as retail clients under EU law.

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Letter to ESMA on MiFIR 3rd country equivalence

08 May 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

In this letter we express our concerns with some of the disclosure requirements ESMA would like to require from third country investments firms in its technical standards on the provision of investment services and activities in the Union.

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Joint EU Commissioners' reply to Invest Europe on Covid-19

06 May 2020
European Commission

In this reply three EU Commissioners agree and comment on the priorities suggested by Invest Europe to help our industry and the companies it supports face the Covid-19 crisis.

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Letter to the European Commission on UIDs definition in a state aid context

28 Apr 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

In this letter, we stress that the "undertakings in difficulty" (UIDs) definition in the Global Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) is wrongfully categorizing as in difficulty performing private equity-backed businesses that may as a result get excluded for liquidity support granted to businesses in the context of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Letter to the European Commission on state aid issues relating to the use of the SME Definition

28 Apr 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

We detail in this letter to the European Commission the concerns we have with the exclusion of private-equity and venture capital-backed businesses from the SME category, and subsequently of the ability to receive funding under the national Covid-19 support programmes, on the basis that they are deemed linked to other portfolio companies owned by the fund.

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