“I welcome the trilogue agreement reached tonight between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive. This is a fundamental step towards the completion of the Banking Union”. Statement by Commissioner Barnier.
The European Parliament confirmed today its willingness to make the mortgage credit sector subject to heightened consumer protection measures at EU level by approving the new rules on mortgage credit lending.
The European Commission has launched today a public consultation as a part of the on-going effort to review and modernise the EU copyright rules. The consultation invites stakeholders to share their views on a number of issues: territoriality in the Internal Market, harmonisation, limitations and exceptions to copyright in the digital age; fragmentation of the EU copyright market; and how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of enforcement.
“I want to tell investors that it is time to look further forward, and to cease anxiously focusing on immediate events and instead invest in our future”. Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the Conference of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC) at the Committee of the Regions.
Commissioner Barnier welcomes trilogue agreement by Council and Parliament on the EU co-financing of EFRAG, IFRS Foundation and PIOB
“This agreement is a very important step towards ensuring that the beneficiary organisations continue to play an important role in the elaboration of accounting and auditing standards and that the EU’s interests are properly taken into account in that process”. Statement by Commissioner Barnier.
“I would like to congratulate the Lithuanian Presidency for its excellent work and significant progress in the negotiations on the different issues addressed at the Competitiveness Council”. Statement by Commissioner Barnier.
“The real objective (...) of the European project is to enable people to live in peace, to live with dignity, to live a better life. This ideal is threatened by the current crisis, by the level of unemployment, the suffering of families and the despair to which this often leads. This is what we must overcome. Not only here in Greece but also in the rest of Europe”. Speech by Commissioner Barnier at a round table bringing together representatives of the economic and financial sector in Athens.
The new rules introduce a common definition of trade secrets, as well as means through which victims of trade secret misappropriation can obtain redress. They will make it easier for national courts to deal with the misappropriation of confidential business information, to remove the trade secret infringing products from the market and make it easier for victims to receive damages for illegal actions.
Commissioner Barnier replies to emails calling for stronger rules to stop unfair trading practices between supermarkets and their suppliers
Commissioner Barnier has received a large number of identical emails calling for stronger and enforced rules at the EU level to stop unfair trading practices between supermarkets and their suppliers. Given the amount of received messages, it was not possible for the Commissioner to reply individually to each sender, so he chose to reply on this website.
Intellectual property and modernisation of the business environment: two drivers of competitiveness in Europe.
"Europe is, and must remain, a breeding ground for creativity, research and innovation". Speech by Commissioner Barnier to the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee.