On May 7, 2015, the European Commission and US Commodity Futures Trading Commission published a statement made jointly by Jonathan Hill, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, and Timothy Massad, CFTC Chairman. Mr Massad and Commissioner Hill discussed a possible European Commission equivalence decision for CCPs regulated and supervised by the CFTC, and the statement reveals that discussions will continue so that an approach may be finalized by summer 2015.

The statement is available at: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4944_en.htm?locale=en.