The European Central Bank (“ECB”) has published a Public Consultation on a draft Addendum to the ECB Guide on options and discretions available in Union law.

The consultation document sets out the ECB’s approach to the exercise of options and discretions provided for in Regulation 575/2013 (on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms) and Directive 2013/36/EU (on access to the activity of credit institutions and the prudential supervision of credit institutions and investments firms).

This publication is the second phase of the ECB’s project on options and discretions.