EBA has released the methodology and macroeconomic scenarios for its 2016 EU-wide stress test. It is designed to provide supervisors, banks and other market participants with a common analytical framework to consistently compare and assess the resilience of EU banks to economic shocks. The common methodology assesses solvency and covers all main risk types whilst the adverse scenario, designed by the ESRB, reflects the four systemic risks that currently represent the most material threats to the stability of the EU banking sector. EBA has also published related technical documents, including a set of FAQs on the stress tests. The test will cover a sample of 51 EU banks covering 70% of the banking sector in the EU and EBA expects to publish the results in the third quarter of 2016. (Source: EBA launches stress tests for 2016)