ESMA has published a protocol for national supervisors to use to meet their obligations under Article 41 of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). This article gives operators of regulated markets the power to suspend or remove from trading certain financial instruments. MiFID requires a pan-EEA framework for information sharing. (Source: ESMA Protocol on Operation of Notifications of MiFID Article 41 Suspensions and Removals of Financial Instruments from Trading)