CMFB Opinions

The CMFB has, in particular, the task of expressing opinions on the development and coordination of the monetary, financial and balance of payments statistics required for the policies implemented by the Council, the Commission, and the various committees assisting them.

The CMFB may 

  • be asked to express opinions on the links between monetary, financial and balance of payments statistics on the one hand, and certain other economic statistics on the other, in particular those on which national accounts are based;
  • express opinions on its own initiative on any questions relating to the establishment or the implementation of statistical programmes in the monetary, financial and balance of payments fields;
  • express opinions on its own initiative on any questions relating to those statistics that are of common concern to the Commission and national statistical authorities, on the one hand, and the European Central Bank (ECB) and national central banks, on the other. 
In the execution of its tasks, the Committee shall give its views to all interested parties.


2017-07-13

CMFB opinion on the statistical classification of the Hungarian Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) (link)

2017-04-06

CMFB opinion on the nature of the banking levies collected under the BRRD in 2015 and transferred to the SRB/SRF in 2016 (link)

2017-01-23

CMFB opinion on the statistical classification of the Hellenic deposit and Investment Guarantee Fund (TEKE) (link)

2016-12-02

CMFB opinion on business identifiers and business registers - Recommendations for statistical production (link)

2016-09-30

CMFB opinion on the statistical classification of BANIF residual entity (link)

2016-09-12

CMFB opinion on re-shaping the connection between business statistics and BOP-IIP (link)

2016-06-15

CMFB opinion on travel and tourism statistics (link)

2016-05-13

CMFB opinion on the principles for re-shaping the connection between business statistics and BoP/IIP (link)

2015-09-07

CMFB opinion of the statistical classification of entities under resolution (link)

2014-05-19

CMFB opinion on the revised questionnaire relating to the EDP notification tables (link)

2013-11-18

CMFB opinion on unbalanced transfers of pension obligations to the government under ESA2010 (link)

2013-07-22

CMFB opinion on a supplement on contingent liabilities and other potential obligations to the EDP related questionnaire (link)

2013-03-18

CMFB opinion regarding a clarification of the criteria used for the recording of capital injections (link)

2013-01-22

CMFB opinion on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) (link)

2012-12-18

CMFB opinion on Recording of Low Interest Rate Loans (link)

2012-09-21

CMFB opinion on new MGDD Section Recording of Emission permits for the Manual on Government Deficit and Debt  (link)

2012-07-26

CMFB opinion on the recording of some trade credits operations incurred by government units (link)

2012-06-15

CMFB opinion on revised EDP inventories (link)

2012-03-12

CMFB opinion on amendment of MGDD Chapter IV.5 Financial defeasance  partial rerouting (link)

2012-03-12

CMFB opinion on amendment of MGDD Chapter III.4a  VI.4  VI.5  VII.4  (link)

2012-03-06

CMFB opinion on amendment of MGDD Chapter II.4 Recording of interest  (link)

2011-12-09

CMFB opinion on Public Corp Questionnaire relating to the EDP notification tables (link)

2011-09-30

CMFB opinion on amendment of MGDD chapter IV Financial Defeasance (link)

2011-05-24

CMFB opinion on ESS Work Programme  2013-2017 (link)

2011-03-23

CMFB opinion on European Stability Mechanism (link)

2011-03-10

CMFB opinion on the recording in national accounts of the European Stability Mechanism (link)

2011-01-25

CMFB opinion on on the recording in national accounts of the EFSF (link)

2010-12-10

CMFB opinion a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ESA 2010 (link)

2010-09-07

CMFB opinion on the draft Third Edition of the Manual on Government Debt and Deficit  (link)

2010-03-23

CMFB opinion on a proposal for a Regulation of the EP and of the Council on European statistics on tourism (link)

2009-08-06

CMFB opinion on revised EDP notification tables and on questionnaire relating to EDP (link)

2009-03-18

CMFB opinion on statistical accounting consequences for government of the financial turmoil (link)

2009-03-18

CMFB opinion on statistical accounting consequences for government of the financial turmoil UK's Special Liquidity Scheme (link)

2008-12-15

CMFB opinion on the proposal for a Commission implementing Regulation on FATS quality reports (link)

2008-01-30

CMFB opinion on the proposal for two Commission implementing regulations related to FATS (link)

2007-04-05

CMFB opinion concerning securitisation operations undertaken by government  (link)

2006-05-18

CMFB opinion on IASB exposure draft 8 on operating segments (link)

2006-03-01

CMFB opinion on the format of EDP pre-notification questionnaire  Article 8a of Regulation-2103-2005 (link)

2006-01-30

CMFB opinion on the treatment of military equipment expenditure in national accounts  (link)

2005-07-29

CMFB opinion on the recording of the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (link)

2005-05-20

CMFB opinion on the CMFB consultation on the securitisation operations of SCIP 1 and SCIP 2 in Italy (link)

2005-05-20

CMFB opinion on CMFB consultation on the role of ISPA in the financing of the high speed railway link in Italy (RFI – TAV) (link)

2004-12-14

CMFB opinion on the treatment in national accounts of transfers from the EU budget to the Member States (link)

2004-10-21

CMFB Opinion on  the IASB's Exposure Draft 7 Financial Instruments disclosure (link)

2004-07-09

CMFB opinion on the IASB's Exposure Draft of Proposed Amendments to IAS 39 Financial Instruments (link)

2004-01-30

CMFB opinion on the treatment in national accounts of assets related to public-private partnership contracts (link)

2003-10-20

CMFB opinion on the treatment in national accounts of payments to government by public corporations in the context of the transfer to Government of the unfunded pension schemes that they operate for their employees (link)

2003-08-11

CMFB opinion on the treatment in national accounts of the transfer of assets from the EFTA (link)

2003-08-11

CMFB opinion on the treatment in national accounts of capital injections by government units in public corporations (link)

2003-03-12

CMFB opinion on Part V of the ESA95 Manual on government deficit and debt (link)

2002-12-23

CMFB opinion on the treatment of the case of the bond conversion under Law 483-93 in Italy (link)

2002-09-13

CMFB opinion on draft EC regulation 448-98 and amendment of EC regulation 2223-96 on FISIM (link)

2002-07-02

CMFB opinion on the treatment of securitisation operations undertaken by general government (link)

2002-06-11

CMFB opinion on the treatment of non-returned banknotes and coins in the context of the cash changeover (link)

2002-06-11

CMFB opinion on the draft EC decision concerning the principles for measuring prices and volumes in national accounts (link)

2002-05-08

CMFB opinion on the manual on compilation of taxes and social payments on a quarterly basis  (link)

2002-03-02

CMFB opinion on the treatment of securitisation operations undertaken by general government (link)

2001-05-10

CMFB opinion on the proposal for the regulation implementing EC regulation on quarterly general accounts for general government (link)

2001-01-25

CMFB opinion on the requirements for balance of payments (BOP) and international investment position (IIP) statistics (link)

2000-06-15

CMFB opinion of the treatment of mobile phone licenses in national accounts (link)