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Single Market Scoreboard: EU countries are dismantling barriers to the European single market

The Scoreboard provides country-specific information and analyses in detail how certain governance tools function and policies are applied in each country. The scope of the Single Market Scoreboard has been extended to two specific policy areas: public procurement and postal services.


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Michel Barnier
Commission wants to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain

The Communication on unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain is addressed to stakeholders and Member States.


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Green Paper on Geographical Indication protection at EU level for non-agricultural products

The Commission launches public consultation on a possible extension of geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products. Names such as champagne or prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham) that identify agricultural products with specific characteristics attributable to their place of origin are protected at EU level.


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Commission recommends principles to ensure effective protection of consumers in the online gambling services sector

The European Commission adopted the Recommendation on principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and the prevention of minors from gambling.


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The Commission launched a public consultation on the potential economic consequences of country-by-country reporting under Directive 2013/36/EU (Capital Requirements Directive or CRD)

The purpose of this consultation is to collect information and obtain input from all interested stakeholders on the potential economic consequences of public disclosure by banks and investment firms on a country-by-country basis of their profit and loss before tax, tax on profit or loss and public subsidies received.


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Directive on interconnection of business registers: first set of obligations transposed by Member States

As of today, business registers will also have to make available information on the rules in their national law, according to which third parties can rely on certain company documents.


Michel Barnier
Vice-President Barnier welcomes Court of Auditors’ special report: “European banking supervision taking shape – EBA and its changing context”

“I believe the European Banking Authority’s role in the overall supervisory architecture is crucial. (...) While the establishment of the Banking Union (...) will affect the functioning of the EBA, it does not call into question its existence.” Statement by Vice-President Barnier.