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On European Union macro-prudential oversight of the financial system and establishing a European Systemic Risk Board
Article 7

Article 7 — Impartiality

  1. When participating in the activities of the General Board and of the Steering Committee or when conducting any other activity relating to the ESRB, the members of the ESRB shall perform their duties impartially and solely in the interest of the Union as a whole. They shall not seek nor take instructions from any government, the Union institutions or any other public or private body.
  2. No member of the General Board (whether voting or non-voting) shall have a function in the financial industry.
  3. Neither the Member States, the Union institutions nor any other public or private body shall seek to influence the members of the ESRB in the performance of the tasks set out in Article 3(2).
  4. No member of the General Board (whether voting or non-voting) shall have a function in the central government of a Member State.