On April 17, 2015, the European Banking Authority published its annual assessment on the EU Colleges of Supervisors. Colleges bring together regulatory authorities that supervise a banking group and provide a framework for coordinating and performing supervisory duties within the EU banking sector. The College of Supervisors is established for EEA banks with subsidiaries or significant branches in other EEA countries and includes national regulators from the EU as well as non-EU areas when necessary. The EBA’s assessment specifies an action plan for 2015, and states that the College’s 2014 action plan was fulfilled to a reasonable extent with improvements in the efficiency of EU supervisory cooperation and the development of a better understanding of the risk profiles of cross-border banking groups. The 2015 action plan covers issues such as: (i) credit, conduct and IT risk; (ii) key tasks for supervisory colleges, including joint decisions on capital and liquidity; and (iii) how best to align the functioning of the College with the new Regulatory Technical Standards and Implementing Technical Standards on the operational functioning of supervisory colleges. 

The assessment is available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/1042260/Accomplishment+of+2014+EBA+Colleges+Action+Plan+and+ 2015+EBA+Colleges+Action+Plan.pdf