18/10/2021 | ESMA
1 Foreword and general context
The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) work programme for 2022 is established at a time of significant change for the Authority. The review of its founding Regulation (the ESAs’ Review) and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR 2.2) including the set-up of the Central Clearing Counterparty (CCP) Supervisory Committee have had a considerable impact on ESMA’s activities and organisation since 2020.
In 2022, ESMA will continue to focus on its objectives of enhancing investor protection and promoting stable and orderly financial markets. As such, ESMA will continue to contribute to the EU priorities in relation to the development of a Capital Markets Union (CMU), Innovation and Digitalisation, and Sustainable Finance.