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ESEF implementation begins in Europe, and ESAP promises easy data access

2021 has seen the initial implementation of the Inline XBRL-based European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) for financial reporting across Europe. This shared, machine-readable format aims to make European data consistent and comparable and offers potentially important insights.

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EU announces ESAP portal, to offer digital data from across Europe in one place

The EU has turned the page on a new chapter in corporate reporting, with the announcement of legislation to create the European Single Access Point (ESAP), providing a free single point of access to digital information on EU listed companies and investment products.

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An XBRL future for Europe? ESAP consultation draws 84% ESEF approval rating

All 154 submissions to the European Commission consultation on the establishment of a European Single Access Point (ESAP) are now available to download, and we’re pleased to see a strong positive response in favour of using XBRL.

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Advocating structured data for ESAP

XBRL International has submitted its response to the European Commission consultation on the establishment of a European Single Access Point (ESAP) for all reporting data. We argue that ESAP should be the primary source of information disclosed to markets in Europe, driven by XBRL for maximum utility.

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ESAP consultation on EU data portal closing soon

If you have views on the proposed European Single Access Point, now is the time to make them known! The European Commission consultation was originally closing next week, but has now been extended by a week through 12 March 2021.

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ESG reporting has joined the mainstream as standards setting begins

2021 has in many ways been the “year of ESG” – of environmental, social and governance issues – and has seen several crucially important developments, particularly in terms of sustainability reporting standards and requirements.

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Milestone EU agreement on public country-by-country tax reporting

After several years of negotiations, the European Council and European Parliament have reached political agreement on disclosure by multinational companies of the tax they pay in each country.

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Fitness check finds EU financial reporting fit for purpose

The European Commission has published the results of its 2018 ‘fitness check’ assessment of public reporting by EU companies.

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Big news! Europe to get mandatory digital ESG disclosure using Inline XBRL

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), to amend and replace the current Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).

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Interested in ESEF filings?

There is, as yet, no easy way to find European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) submissions and the valuable information they contain – although progress towards the European Single Access Portal (ESAP) is likely to change that over time. So XBRL US has started a collection point of its own to help data consumers access the filings.

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