The Maltese Presidency has published the EU Council’s work programme for 1 January to 30 June 2017. Items of interest include the following: (i) the Maltese Presidency will continue to push forward discussions on the CMU, particularly on the common rules on securitisation; (ii) revisions will be made to the EuVECA and EuSEF Regulations; (iii) review of EMIR, which is expected in the first quarter of 2017; and (iv) the Maltese Presidency will seek to conclude negotiations on MLD5 and reach political agreement.