EP has approved the political agreement it reached with the Council on the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The final adoption of MAR will take place after final political agreement on the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID 2/MiFIR), as many aspects of MAR need to be aligned with MiFID 2/MiFIR. The Directive on Criminal Sanctions for Market Abuse (CSMAD) is still in its trilogue negotiations stage. (Source: EP Endorsement of the Political Agreement on MAR and EP Adopted Text of MAR)