Council confirmed the agreement reached with Parliament in the "trialogue" stage of negotiations for the three new European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and said it would finalise a consolidated version of the draft Directive on the basis of the agreement. It also confirmed agreement to the creation of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). Its meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs committee also discussed coordination of levies on financial institutions and the possible introduction of a financial transaction tax. The Council and Commission should report on these in October.