On August 5, 2015, the European Commission published a report on its assessment of the appropriateness of the rules governing the levels of application of the prudential requirements under the Capital Requirements Directive and the Capital Requirements Regulation, together CRD IV. In the EU, subject to certain exceptions, the supervision of a banking group which includes several banks or investment firms is undertaken at the level of the entire banking group (so called consolidated supervision) as well as at the individual level. The outcome of the assessment is that the Commission does not think that it is appropriate to propose amendments to the rules at this time as consideration needs to be given to the impact of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, implementation of the liquidity coverage requirement and the application of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive.

The report is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2015/EN/1-2015-388-EN-F1-1.PDF.