ESMA has announced that it will publish its first EU-wide stress tests for central counterparties (CCPs) on 29 April 2016. The aim of the stress test is to assess the resilience and safety of CCPs and to identify possible vulnerabilities. The stress test will focus on the counterparty credit risk that CCPs would face as a result of multiple clearing member (CM) defaults and simultaneous market price shocks. ESMA will publish the final results on 29 April 2016 after markets have closed. The results will be presented in an aggregated and anonymised manner.