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9 November 2018
PE 625.579v02-00 A8-0362/2018

on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments

(COM(2018)0099 – C8-0102/2018 – 2018/0047(COD))

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Rapporteur: Caroline Nagtegaal

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments

(COM(2018)0099 – C8-0102/2018 – 2018/0047(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2018)0099),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 53(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8-0102/2018),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 11 July 2018(1),

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A8-0362/2018),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

Amendment    1

AMENDMENTS BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT(2)*

to the Commission proposal

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2018/0099 (COD)

Proposal for a

DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

amending Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 53(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Central Bank(3),

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee(4),

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure,

Whereas:

(1)  Crowdfunding is a financial technology solution that provides SMEs, and, in particular, start-ups and scale-ups, with alternative access to finance, in order to promote innovative entrepreneurship in the Union, thereby strengthening the Capital Markets Union . That in turn contributes to a more diversified financial system that is less dependent on bank financing, therefore limiting systemic and concentration risks. Other benefits of promoting innovative entrepreneurship through crowdfunding are the unlocking of frozen capital for investment in new and innovative projects, the acceleration of efficient allocation of resources and a diversification of assets.

(2)  Under Regulation (EU) XXX/XXX of the European Parliament and of the Council(5) legal persons can choose to apply to the national competent authority for an authorisation as crowdfunding service providers.

(3)  Regulation (EU) XXX/XXXX [Regulation on European crowdfunding service providers] provides for uniform, proportionate and directly applicable requirements for authorisation and supervision of crowdfunding service providers▌.

(4)  To provide legal certainty as to the scope of persons and activities falling within the respective scope of Regulation (EU) XXX/XXXX and of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council(6), and in order to avoid that the same activity is subject to different authorisations within the Union, legal persons authorised as crowdfunding service providers under Regulation (EU) XXX/XXXX [Regulation on European crowdfunding service providers] should be excluded from the scope of Directive 2014/65/EU.

(5)  As the amendment provided for in this Directive is directly linked to Regulation (EU) XXX/XXXX [Regulation on crowdfunding services in the European Union], the date from which Member States are to apply the national measures transposing that amendment should be deferred in order to coincide with the date of application laid down in that Regulation.

(5a)  Virtual currencies are used by retail investors as substitutes for other assets. Unlike other financial instruments, virtual currencies are largely unregulated at present. As a consequence, markets for virtual currencies lack transparency, can be prone to market abuse and suffer from a lack of basic investor protection. The Commission should keep virtual currencies under review and propose clear guidance setting out the conditions under which virtual currencies could be classified as financial instruments and, if necessary, add virtual currencies to the list of financial instruments, as a new category. If the Commission concludes that it is appropriate to regulate virtual currencies, it should submit to the European Parliament and to the Council a proposal on the same.

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

In Article 2(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU, the following point (p) is added:

“(p)  crowdfunding service providers as defined in Article 3(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) XXX/XXX of the European Parliament and of the Council* and legal persons providing crowdfunding services in accordance with national law, as long as they are below the threshold of Article 2(d) of Regulation (EU) XXX/XXX of the European Parliament and of the Council*.

_____________________________________________________________

*  Regulation (EU) XXX/XXX of the European Parliament and of the Council on European crowdfunding service providers (OJ L […], […], p. […]).”.

Article 2

1.  Member States shall adopt and publish, by [Publications Office: 6 months from entry into force of the Crowdfunding Regulation], the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive.

Members States shall apply those measures from [Publications Office: date of entry into application of the Crowdfunding Regulation].

2.  Member States shall communicate to the Commission and to ESMA the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 3

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 4

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels,

For the European Parliament  For the Council

The President  The President

(1)

  OJ C 367, 10.10.2018, p. 65.

(2)

* Amendments: new or amended text is highlighted in bold italics; deletions are indicated by the symbol ▌.

(3)

  OJ C […], […], p. […].

(4)

  OJ C […], […], p. […].

(5)

  Regulation (EU) XXX/XXX of the European Parliament and of the Council on European crowdfunding service providers (OJ L […], […], p. […]).

(6)

  Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Directive 2002/92/EC and Directive 2011/61/EU (OJ L 173, 12.6.2014, p. 349).


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Markets in financial instruments

References

COM(2018)0099 – C8-0102/2018 – 2018/0047(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

7.3.2018

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

ECON

16.4.2018

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

ITRE

16.4.2018

IMCO

16.4.2018

JURI

16.4.2018

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

ITRE

24.4.2018

IMCO

23.4.2018

JURI

27.3.2018

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Caroline Nagtegaal

31.5.2018

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

29.8.2018

9.10.2018

 

 

Date adopted

5.11.2018

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

41

2

0

Members present for the final vote

Pervenche Berès, David Coburn, Markus Ferber, Jonás Fernández, Stefan Gehrold, Roberto Gualtieri, Gunnar Hökmark, Danuta Maria Hübner, Petr Ježek, Philippe Lamberts, Bernd Lucke, Ivana Maletić, Marisa Matias, Gabriel Mato, Caroline Nagtegaal, Luděk Niedermayer, Sirpa Pietikäinen, Anne Sander, Martin Schirdewan, Kay Swinburne, Paul Tang, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Marco Valli, Jakob von Weizsäcker

Substitutes present for the final vote

Richard Corbett, Mady Delvaux, Bas Eickhout, Ashley Fox, Eva Joly, Thomas Mann, Eva Maydell, Luigi Morgano, Lieve Wierinck

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Tiziana Beghin, Esther de Lange, John Flack, Aleksander Gabelic, Anna Hedh, Agnes Jongerius, Syed Kamall, Ricardo Serrão Santos, Tom Vandenkendelaere, Roberts Zīle

Date tabled

9.11.2018


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

41

+

ALDE

Petr Ježek, Caroline Nagtegaal, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Lieve Wierinck

ECR

John Flack, Ashley Fox, Syed Kamall, Bernd Lucke, Kay Swinburne, Roberts Zīle

EFDD

Tiziana Beghin, David Coburn, Marco Valli

PPE

Markus Ferber, Stefan Gehrold, Gunnar Hökmark, Danuta Maria Hübner, Esther de Lange, Ivana Maletić, Thomas Mann, Gabriel Mato, Eva Maydell, Luděk Niedermayer, Sirpa Pietikäinen, Anne Sander, Tom Vandenkendelaere

S&D

Pervenche Berès, Richard Corbett, Mady Delvaux, Jonás Fernández, Aleksander Gabelic, Roberto Gualtieri, Anna Hedh, Agnes Jongerius, Luigi Morgano, Ricardo Serrão Santos, Paul Tang, Jakob von Weizsäcker

VERTS/ALE

Bas Eickhout, Eva Joly, Philippe Lamberts

2

-

GUE/NGL

Marisa Matias, Martin Schirdewan

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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