The Renew Europe
Group in the European Parliament welcomes the decision of EU ambassadors to
support German financial regulator Verena Ross to become the next chair of the
European Securities and Markets Authority.
Garicano (Ciudadanos, Spain), Vice-Chair of Renew Europe Group in charge of
economic affairs, said:
Verena Ross on winning the ballot in the Council! I am looking forward to an
easy confirmation by the European Parliament, after some months waiting and
watching the Council playing petty political games with the lives of others''.
European Parliament push has succeeded and Verena Ross is the fourth
consecutive woman, after Christine Lagarde at the ECB, Petra Hielkema at
EIOPA, and Natasha Cazenave also at the ESMA, to be appointed to the top
jobs in European financial regulators and supervisors”, added Garicano.
European Securities and Markets Authority has been without a chair since March,
due to a political standoff in the Council of the European Union. ESMA sets the
EU’s trading standards on shares, bonds, derivatives and commodities, and it
plays a key role overseeing multitrillion-euros clearinghouses.