EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Vera Jourova, commissioner for security union Julian King, and commissioner for digital economy and society Mariya Gabriel: new measures to  counter terrorism and invest in cybersecurity. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Plans to fine online platforms for failing to act within an hour to take down terrorist-related material is not a case of censorship, EU security comm(...)

At the moment, EU states are free to apply common rules against money laundering in different manners, a situation that has led to poor supervision in some cases. Photograph: iStock

European Union regulators have drawn up a preliminary plan for a possible tightening of rules against money laundering after a series of high-level ca(...)

The European Central Bank in Germany. Photograph: iStock

It seemed like good news for Europe when Sharon Donnery, deputy governor of the Irish Central Bank, made an application to be the top banking supervis(...)

Ms Donnery  already leads an ECB taskforce charged with bringing down the euro zone’s trillion euro problem of soured credit inherited from the financial crisis and concentrated in southern Europe

Germany is backing Irishwoman Sharon Donnery as the next head of the European Central Bank’s banking watchdog, hoping she will be tough on tackling ba(...)

The leadership of the Single Supervisory Mechanism will change on January 1st. Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank’s next big appointment will cast a shadow that’s long enough to influence who succeeds Mario Draghi as president. Applicati(...)

Governor Philip Lane with deputy governor Sharon Donnery. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Government is facing a tricky choice between two possible runners for top jobs in the European Central Bank system in the next year or so, with th(...)

Daniele Nouy, chair of the supervisory board of the European Central Bank. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The European Central Bank (ECB) has advertised for a new bank supervisory chief, looking for an expert to oversee a bloated and inefficient sector tha(...)

The ECB said banks must submit “complete and high quality” licence applications for euro zone hubs by the end of this month to ensure there is no disruption in business with EU customers after Brexit Day. Photograph: PA

Banks have failed to make enough progress in their Brexit preparations and should not expect “miracle” public intervention to help them, the European (...)

New research  from the Central Bank warns that nearly 4 per cent of Irish mortgages taken out before the crash could default in the event of a financial shock

There’s a new lender on the pitch for property developers. A new fund that plans to lend to Irish developers for the construction of new houses went l(...)

Research published by the Central Bank found that households with a high current loan-to-value ratios on their mortgages were vulnerable to a shock.

Nearly 4 per cent of Irish mortgages taken out before the crash could default in the event of a financial shock, according to a new study. The resear(...)

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