“Today is a momentous day for banking union. A memorable day for Europe’s financial sector. (...) Taxpayers will no longer foot the bill when banks make mistakes. We are ending the era of massive bail-outs”. Commissioner Barnier’s remarks at the ECOFIN Council press conference.
“The proposals of the Presidency form a very good basis for further work and should give us the elements we need to reach an agreement today (...) We have some concerns regarding the credibility of the system. It will be the result of a negotiation but it must remain effective and understandable”. Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the ECOFIN Council.
“Just a few days after the agreement on bank recovery and resolution, we are taking another important step towards completing the single rulebook on crisis management for credit institutions in the EU”. Statement by Commissioner Barnier.
“This is a first step towards increasing audit quality and re-establishing investor confidence in financial information, an essential ingredient for investment and economic growth in Europe”. Statement by Commissioner Barnier.
Christmas season is a time when more people than usual are sending parcels, and the delivery market is being put to the test. The Commission has today adopted a communication on completing the single market for parcel delivery to boost e-commerce in the EU, and to ensure that e-retailers and consumers have access to affordable and high-quality parcel delivery services.
“As Chair of the Supervisory Board of the SSM, Danièle Nouy will play a central role in the banking union. She is an excellent choice for the tough job ahead”. Statement by Commissioner Barnier.
“If social entrepreneurship has fared better in the crisis than other sectors, it is because it is built to human scale. (...) It is precisely to consider the dynamism of social entrepreneurship together with people in that sector, and to draw together the roadmap for the years to come, and to gather priorities for the next Commission, that I want to organise a large-scale, inclusive event in Strasbourg on 16 and 17 January 2014”. Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the inauguration of REALIS (Réseau actif pour l’Innovation sociale) in Montpellier.