Press releases - June 2010

Services Directive: Commission consults interested stakeholders in the context of the Directive's implementation process

30/06/2010

IP/10/862 Brussels, 30 June 2010. Services Directive: Commission consults interested stakeholders in the context of the Directive's implementation process. The transposition deadline for the Services Directive was the end of December 2009....

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Reasoned opinion - Article 259 TFEU - Hungary/Slovakia

24/06/2010

IP/10/827 Brussels, 24 June 2010. Reasoned opinion - Article 259 TFEU - Hungary/Slovakia. The Commission today (24 June 2010) adopted a reasoned opinion in the infringement procedure brought by Hungary against Slovakia under Article 259 of the TFEU....

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Internal market: the Commission takes action to ensure non‑discriminatory treatment for European citizens buying land in Germany

24/06/2010

IP/10/820 Brussels, 24June 2010. Internal market: the Commission takes action to ensure non‑discriminatory treatment for European citizens buying land in Germany The European Commission has decided today to take action to ensure non‑discriminatory treatment ...

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Internal Market: Commission refers Austria to Court over restrictions on investment in agricultural real estate in Vorarlberg

24/06/2010

IP/10/810 Brussels, 24 June 2010. Internal Market: Commission refers Austria to Court over restrictions on investment in agricultural real estate in Vorarlberg The European Commission has today acted to ensure the compliance with the Treaty rules on free ...

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Professional qualifications: Commission refers Luxembourg back to Court for failing to comply with common rules

24/06/2010

IP/10/817 Brussels, 24 June 2010. Professional qualifications: Commission refers Luxembourg back to Court for failing to comply with common rules The European Commission has acted today to ensure that common EU rules on the mutual recognition of professional ...

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EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

24/06/2010

IP/10/798 Brussels, 24 June 2010. EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against 27 Member States ...

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Services Directive: good progress on implementation, but more needs to be done

24/06/2010

IP/10/821 Brussels, 24 June 2010. Services Directive: good progress on implementation, but more needs to be done The European Commission has today taken a new step to ensure that work is speeded up in the twelve Member States that have not yet finalised ...

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Internal Market: Commission acts to ensure that 12 Member States implement EU rules on shareholders' rights in listed companies and public procurement redress

24/06/2010

IP/10/815 Brussels, 24 June 2010. Internal Market: Commission acts to ensure that 12Member States implement EU rules on shareholders' rights in listed companies and public procurement redress In order to ensure that EU citizens and businesses fully benefit ...

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Intellectual property rights: Parliament and the Commission award prizes for winners of Real FAKE competition

23/06/2010

IP/10/785 Brussels, 23 June 2010. Intellectual property rights: Parliament and the Commission award prizes for winners of Real FAKE competition Today, the Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier, and members of the European Parliament ...

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Counterfeiting and Piracy - frequently asked questions

23/06/2010

MEMO/10/272 Brussels, 23 June 2010. Counterfeiting and Piracy - frequently asked questions What is the difference between counterfeiting and piracy? A counterfeit good is an unauthorised imitation of a branded good....

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Public consultation on Short Selling and Credit Default Swaps-Frequently asked questions

14/06/2010

MEMO/10/255 Brussels, 14 June 2010. Public consultation on Short Selling and Credit Default Swaps-Frequently asked questions What is the purpose and subject of the consultation? The purpose of the document being published today is to consult market participants, ...

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Consultation on Derivatives and Market Infrastructures - frequently asked questions

14/06/2010

MEMO/10/256 Brussels, 14 June 2010. Consultation on Derivatives and Market Infrastructures - frequently asked questions Why has the Internal Market and Services Directorate General of the European Commission launched another public consultation on Derivatives ...

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Financial Crime: Commission asks France to respect European laws on anti-money laundering

03/06/2010

IP/10/681 Brussels, 3 June 2010. Financial Crime: Commission asks France to respect European laws on anti-money laundering The Commission has acted today to ensure that common rules on financial crime are respected in France....

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EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

03/06/2010

IP/10/670 Brussels, 3 June 2010 EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented In its monthly decision package, t he European Commission is pursuing legal action against several Member States for failing ...

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Internal Market: the Commission takes action to enforce the right of self‑employed persons to provide services in Belgium

03/06/2010

IP/10/680 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Internal Market: the Commission takes action to enforce the right of self‑employed persons to provide services in Belgium. The European Commission has today decided to bring an action against Belgium before the Court of Justice. ...

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Public procurement: Commission requests Germany to comply with Court judgment on the construction of trade fair halls in Cologne and to ensure fair access to waste disposal contracts in Hamm

03/06/2010

IP/10/683 Brussels, 3 June 2010. Public procurement: Commission requests Germany to comply with Court judgment on the construction of trade fair halls in Cologne and to ensure fair access to waste disposal contracts in Hamm The European Commission has ...

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Internal Market: Commission acts to ensure that 8 Member States implement EU rules on payment services and public procurement redress

03/06/2010

IP/10/682 Brussels, 3 June 2010. Internal Market: Commission acts to ensure that 8 Member States implement EU rules on payment services and public procurement redress In order to ensure that EU citizens and businesses fully benefit from the Internal Market, ...

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Public procurement: Commission refers Netherlands to Court over land development project in the Municipality of Eindhoven

03/06/2010

IP/10/679 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Public procurement: Commission refers Netherlands to Court over land development project in the Municipality of Eindhoven The European Commission has decided to refer the Netherlands to the Court of Justice over the direct ...

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Public procurement: Commission acts to ensure fair access to notebook computers and Internet services contracts for education purposes in Portugal

03/06/2010

IP/10/678 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Public procurement: Commission acts to ensure fair access to notebook computers and Internet services contracts for education purposes in Portugal The European Commission has acted to ensure that EU rules on public procurement ...

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Distance marketing of financial services: the Commission continues infringement proceedings against the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Italy.

03/06/2010

IP/10/688 Brussels, 3 June 2010. Distance marketing of financial services: the Commission continues infringement proceedings against the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Italy. Today the European Commission decided to send reasoned opinions to the Netherlands, ...

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Commission proposes improved EU supervision of Credit Rating Agencies and launches debate on corporate governance in financial institutions

02/06/2010

IP/10/656 Brussels, 2 June 2010. Commission proposes improved EU supervision of Credit Rating Agencies and launches debate on corporate governance in financial institutions As part of its work on preventing a future financial crisis and strengthening the ...

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Improving EU supervision of Credit Rating Agencies - frequently asked questions

02/06/2010

MEMO/10/230 Brussels, 3rd June 2010 - Improving EU supervision of Credit Rating Agencies - frequently asked questions (see also IP/10/656 ) Why is the European Commission proposing amendments to the Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) Regulation? The Credit ...

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European Commission Green Paper on corporate governance in financial institutions and report on remunerations - frequently asked questions

02/06/2010

MEMO/10/229 Brussels, 2nd June 2010 - European Commission Green Paper on corporate governance in financial institutions and report on remunerations - frequently asked questions Why has the European Commission decided to launch a public consultation on ...

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