On December 2, 2015, the European Banking Authority published a report on the administrative penalties for breach of national law implementing the Capital Requirements Directive imposed by Member States and published on an anonymous basis. Under the CRD, Member States must publish details of any administrative penalties imposed for breach of the relevant national law except in certain circumstances where the CRD allows the publication to be anonymous. The EBA is required to report on any divergences between member states in their approach to the publication of penalties on an anonymous basis and in the duration of the publication under national law. The EBA makes the following recommendations: (i) the penalties should be published on a dedicated part of the website to enhance accessibility; (ii) the decision should also be published in English or a summary thereof; and (iii) the grounds for deciding to publish a decision on an anonymous basis should be disclosed, where appropriate.

The report is available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/983359/EBA-Op-2015-18+Report+on+publication+of+administrative+penalties+on+anonymous+basis.pdf.