Press releases - May 2010

Commission sets out vision for bank resolution funds

26/05/2010

IP/10/610 Brussels, 26 May 2010 Commission sets out vision for bank resolution funds The European Commission is today proposing that the European Union establishes an EU network of bank resolution funds to ensure that future bank failures are not at the ...

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Bank Resolution Funds – Frequently Asked Questions

26/05/2010

Memo/10/214 Brussels, 26 May 2010 Bank Resolution Funds – Frequently Asked Questions Why is the Commission adopting a Communication at this time? There is broad global agreement that taxpayers should not again be expected to foot the bill of future financial ...

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Competitiveness Council – 25/26 May 2010

21/05/2010

MEMO/10/208 Brussels, 21.05.2010 Competitiveness Council – 25/26 May 2010 The EU Competitiveness Council will meet in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday, 25 and 26 May under the chairmanship of the Spanish Presidency: Mr Don Miguel Sebastián (Industry, ...

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Statement by President Barroso on the occasion of the hand-over of the Report by Professor Mario Monti on a new strategy for the Single Market

10/05/2010

SPEECH/10/230, Brussels, 10 May 2010 - President Barroso receives today the report of professor Mario Monti on a new strategy for the Single Market. He had entrusted Mario Monti with the mission to prepare the report in October 2009...

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Commission to take on bottlenecks to financing of SMEs

06/05/2010

IP/10/522 Brussels, 06 May 2010 Commission to take on bottlenecks to financing of SMEs Data from the European Commission and European Central Bank indicate that bank credit standards are still tight, net demand for loans from enterprises declined and ...

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Latest trends in SMEs access to finance and EU financial instruments

06/05/2010

Memo/10/167 Brussels, 06 May 2010 Latest trends in SMEs access to finance and EU financial instruments This memo informs on latest trends in SMEs access to finance (part 1) and on the financial instruments under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework ...

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Internal Market: Commission acts to put an end to special rights of the Greek state in the Public Power Corporation

05/05/2010

IP/10/503 Brussels, 5 May 2010 Internal Market: Commission acts to put an end to special rights of the Greek state in the Public Power Corporation The European Commission has today acted to ensure compliance with the Treaty rules on free movement of capital ...

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Financial markets: Commission calls on Hungary to implement Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)

05/05/2010

IP/10/497 Brussels, 5 May 2010 Financial markets: Commission calls on Hungary to implement Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) The European Commission has today acted to ensure safer and more competitive financial markets by asking Hungary ...

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Establishment: Commission refers Greece to Court over discriminatory rules on petrol stations

05/05/2010

IP/10/506 Brussels, 5 May 2010 Establishment: Commission refers Greece to Court over discriminatory rules on petrol stations The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice over its rules restricting the establishment of petrol ...

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Patient rights: Commission acts to protect patients' rights in Spain, Slovakia and Denmark

05/05/2010

IP/10/505 Brussels, 5 May 2010 Patient rights: Commission acts to protect patients' rights in Spain, Slovakia and Denmark The European Commission has decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice, and to send Slovakia a formal request to comply with ...

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Establishment: Commission action makes setting up business in Ireland easier

05/05/2010

IP/10/502 Brussels, 5 May 2010 Establishment: Commission action makes setting up business in Ireland easier Following changes to Irish legislation that remove obstacles to setting up a business in Ireland, the European Commission has closed its infringement ...

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Services: Commission calls on Greece to end fixed minimum fees for lawyers

05/05/2010

IP/10/498 Brussels, 5 May 2010 Services: Commission calls on Greece to end fixed minimum fees for lawyers The European Commission has decided to send a formal request to Greece asking for an amendment of its legislation on the minimum prices that lawyers ...

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Public procurement: Commission closes infringement procedure against United Kingdom over land contract in York

05/05/2010

IP/10/507 Brussels, 5 May 2010 Public procurement: Commission closes infringement procedure against United Kingdom over land contract in York The European Commission has decided to close a legal case against the United Kingdom concerning the award of ...

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Public procurement: Commission calls on Czech Republic to respect public procurement rules for military aircraft

05/05/2010

IP/10/501 Brussels, 5 May 2010 Public procurement: Commission calls on Czech Republic to respect public procurement rules for military aircraft The European Commission has today acted to ensure fair access to public contracts by asking the Czech Republic ...

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Public procurement: Commission refers Netherlands to Court over contract award in Province of Noord-Holland

05/05/2010

IP/10/499 Brussels, 5 May 2010 Public procurement: Commission refers Netherlands to Court over contract award in Province of Noord-Holland The European Commission has decided to refer the Netherlands to the Court of Justice over the award of a public ...

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