Other news - February 2011

Legislative proposal
Linking business registers across Europe will stimulate cross-border trade and save up to 70 million euro a year

24/02/2011

The Commission today adopted a proposal to interconnect business registers within the EU. Company registers provide company information that is essential for consumers and business partners alike, such as information on a company's legal form, its seat, capital and legal representatives.

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IMI, Your Europe Advice and SOLVIT: Commission acts to make the Single Market deliver better for business and citizens

21/02/2011

Today the European Commission published a strategy to exploit the full potential of the Internal Market Information (IMI) system. It also published the 2010 annual reports on Your Europe Advice and SOLVIT, two services that help European citizens and businesses understand and defend their rights in the EU.

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Audit
Conference on Financial Reporting and Auditing – A time for change?

10/02/2011

On 9 and 10 February 2011, the European Commission held a high-level conference on accounting and auditing issues: "Financial Reporting and Auditing – A time for change?".

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2011 – Année utile et essentielle pour la mise en Ĺ“uvre de la reforme des services financiers français (fr)

10/02/2011

Discours du Commissaire Barnier à l'occasion de la 9ème conférence annuelle sur les services financiers.

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Michel Barnier
First anniversary of Commissioner Barnier taking office

10/02/2011

The 10th of February 2011 marks the first anniversary of Commissioner Barnier taking office. The "One Year Progress Report" sets out what has been done in the area of financial services and what is next on the agenda to achieve a stronger, safer and more responsible financial system.

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SMACT conference
Single Market: Time to Act!

08/02/2011

Speeches by President Barroso and Commissioner Barnier at the high level conference "Single Market: Time to Act!"

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Michel Barnier
The Commission calls for action on commodities and raw materials

02/02/2011

Excessive volatility of prices on all major commodity markets occurs at a time when the competitiveness of European industry crucially depends on efficient and secure access to raw materials. Raw materials are vital for the EU’s economy and particularly crucial for the development of modern environmentally friendly technologies such as electric cars and photovoltaics.

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