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Directive (EU) 2019/2162 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive (EU) 2019/2162 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on the issue of covered bonds and covered bond public supervision and amending Directives 2009/65/EC and 2014/59/EU (Text with EEA relevance)

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TITLE VI FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 30Transitional measures

1.Member States shall ensure that covered bonds issued before 8 July 2022 that comply with the requirements laid down in Article 52(4) of Directive 2009/65/EC, as applicable on the date of their issue, are not subject to the requirements set out in Articles 5 to 12 and Articles 15, 16, 17 and 19 of this Directive, but may continue to be referred to as covered bonds in accordance with this Directive until their maturity.

Member States shall ensure that the competent authorities designated pursuant to Article 18(2) of this Directive monitor the compliance of covered bonds issued before 8 July 2022 with the requirements laid down in Article 52(4) of Directive 2009/65/EC, as applicable on the date of their issue, as well as with the requirements of this Directive, insofar as they are applicable in accordance with the first subparagraph of this paragraph.

2.Member States may apply paragraph 1 to tap issues of covered bonds for which the opening of the ISIN is before 8 July 2022 for up to 24 months after that date, provided that those issues comply with all the following requirements:

(a)

the maturity date of the covered bond is before 8 July 2027;

(b)

the total issue size of tap issues made after 8 July 2022 does not exceed twice the total issue size of the covered bonds outstanding on that date;

(c)

the total issue size of the covered bond at maturity does not exceed EUR 6 000 000 000 or the equivalent amount in domestic currency;

(d)

the collateral assets are located in the Member State that applies paragraph 1 to tap issues of covered bonds.

Article 31Reviews and reports

1.By 8 July 2024, the Commission shall, in close cooperation with EBA, submit a report to the European Parliament and to the Council, together with a legislative proposal, if appropriate, on whether and, if so, how an equivalence regime could be introduced for third-country credit institutions issuing covered bonds and for investors in those covered bonds, taking into consideration international developments in the area of covered bonds, in particular the development of legislative frameworks in third countries.

2.By 8 July 2025, the Commission shall, in close cooperation with EBA, submit a report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the implementation of this Directive with regard to the level of investor protection and on the developments regarding the issue of covered bonds in the Union. The report shall include any recommendations for further action. The report shall include information on:

(a)

developments regarding the number of permissions to issue covered bonds;

(b)

developments regarding the number of covered bonds issued in compliance with the provisions of national law transposing this Directive and with Article 129 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013;

(c)

developments regarding the assets collateralising the issue of covered bonds;

(d)

developments regarding the level of overcollateralisation;

(e)

cross-border investments in covered bonds, including inward investment from and outward investment to third countries;

(f)

developments regarding the issue of covered bonds with extendable maturity structures;

(g)

developments regarding the risks and benefits of the use of exposures as referred to in Article 129(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013;

(h)

the functioning of covered bond markets.

3.By 8 July 2024, Member States shall transmit information on the issues listed in paragraph 2 to the Commission.

4.By 8 July 2024, after commissioning and receiving a study assessing the risks and benefits arising from covered bonds with extendable maturity structures and after consulting EBA, the Commission shall adopt a report and shall submit that study and that report to the European Parliament and to the Council, together with a legislative proposal, if appropriate.

5.By 8 July 2024, the Commission shall adopt a report on the possibility of introducing a dual-recourse instrument named European Secured Notes. The Commission shall submit that report to the European Parliament and to the Council, together with a legislative proposal, if appropriate.

Article 32Transposition

1.Member States shall adopt and publish, by 8 July 2021, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

They shall apply those measures at the latest from 8 July 2022.

When Member States adopt those measures, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or shall be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. The methods of making such reference shall be laid down by the Member States.

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

Article 33Entry into force

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

Article 34Addressees

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

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