Press releases - September 2010

Public procurement: Commission requests The Netherlands to comply with EU rules for land development projects in Ede and for public contracts for fire insurance

30/09/2010

IP/10/1233 Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has today decided to request The Netherlands to ensure fair access to public contracts in two separate cases, one concerning real estate development in the municipality of Ede and the other ...

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Posting of workers: the Commission welcomes Germany’s putting an end to the discriminatory treatment of non-German businesses and closes the infringement procedure

30/09/2010

IP/10/1250 Brussels, 30 September 2010 Following the judgment in case C-546/07, the German authorities have put an end to the discriminatory treatment of construction sector businesses established in Member States other than Germany....

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Payment services: Commission refers Poland to Court for not implementing EU rules

30/09/2010

IP/10/1249 Brussels, 30 September 2010 In order to ensure that EU citizens and businesses fully benefit from the Internal Market, the European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to implement the Payment ...

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Financial Services: Commission requests Slovenia to comply with EU rules on complementary health insurance

30/09/2010

IP/10/1247 Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has today decided to request Slovenia to ensure that its rules on complementary health insurance comply fully with the EU non-life insurance Directives and with EU rules on free movement of ...

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Financial Services: Commission requests Portugal to ensure proper application of EU rules for investment funds

30/09/2010

IP/10/1246 Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has today decided to request Portugal to comply with its obligations to apply all provisions of the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS Directive). ...

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Public procurement: Commission calls on Slovakia to respect EU rules for electronic toll collection contracts

30/09/2010

IP/10/1244 Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has requested Slovakia to ensure compliance with EU rules on public procurement for the selection of an electronic toll collection system operator....

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Public procurement: Commission refers Greece to Court over award procedures for urban planning contracts

30/09/2010

IP/10/1242 Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice over the direct award of public service contracts for cadastral mapping and planning services by the municipalities of Vasilika, Kassandra, ...

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Public procurement: Commission refers Hungary to Court to ensure fair access to public contracts

30/09/2010

IP/10/1240 Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has today acted to ensure fair access to public contracts by deciding to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the EU in two separate cases....

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Michel Barnier Membre de la Commission européenne chargé du Marché intérieur et des services Convergence et cohérence : les deux principes d'une régulation financière mondiale et effica français (fr)

29/09/2010

SPEECH/10/498 En avril, l'explosion d'un volcan islandais m'avait empêché de répondre à votre invitation. Aujourd'hui, les manifestations des syndicats européens ont failli mettre en cause ma participation....

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Making the Internal Market work: Member States need to pursue efforts to make the internal market a reality

23/09/2010

IP/10/1166 Brussels, 23 September 2010. Member States still perform well in writing Internal Market rules into national law, but the positive trend of recent years has stalled according to the European Commission's latest Internal Market Scoreboard....

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Statement of the European Commission following the final agreement on financial supervision reform

22/09/2010

MEMO/10/436 Brussels, 22 September 2010 Following the vote in the European Parliament on the financial supervision reform package the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso stated: "The banking crisis exposed the gaps in financial services ...

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Financial Supervision Package - Frequently Asked Questions

22/09/2010

MEMO/10/434 Brussels, 22 September 2010. Financial Supervision Package - Frequently Asked Questions...

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Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne chargé du Marché intérieur et des services Révision de la Directive sur les Marchés d'Instruments Financiers Audition publique sur la r français (fr)

20/09/2010

SPEECH/10/459 Mesdames, Messieurs, Je suis très heureux d'être parmi vous ce matin et de voir une telle assistance à cette audition publique que nous organisons sur la Directive sur les Marchés d'Instruments Financiers (MiF)....

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Conférence de presse du Commissaire Barnier, 15 septembre 2010 (speaking points) français (fr)

15/09/2010

MEMO/10/416 Brussels, 15 septembre 2010 Conférence de presse du Commissaire Barnier, 15septembre 2010 (speaking points) Règlements sur les dérivés et les ventes à découvert PRODUITS DERIVES : METTRE EN PLACE POUR LA PREMIERE FOIS DES REGLES POUR RENDRE ...

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Commission proposal on OTC Derivatives and Market infrastructures – Frequently Asked Questions

15/09/2010

MEMO/10/410 Brussels, 15 September 2010 What are derivatives? A derivative is a financial contract linked to the future value or status of the underlying to which it refers (e.g. the development of interest rates or of a currency value, or the possible ...

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Proposal for a Regulation on Short Selling and Credit Default Swaps - Frequently asked questions

15/09/2010

MEMO/10/409 Brussels, 15 September 2010 What is short selling? Short selling is the sale of a security that the seller does not own, with the intention of buying back an identical security at a later point in time in order to be able to deliver the security. ...

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New framework to increase transparency and ensure coordination for short selling and Credit Default Swaps

15/09/2010

IP/10/1126 Brussels, 15 September 2010 The European Commission today adopted a proposal for a regulation on short selling and certain aspects of Credit Default Swaps (CDS). Its main objectives are to create a harmonised framework for coordinated action ...

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Making derivatives markets in Europe safer and more transparent

15/09/2010

IP/10/1125 Brussels, 15 September 2010 As part of its ongoing work in creating a sounder financial system, the European Commission has tabled today a proposal for a regulation aimed at bringing more safety and more transparency to the over-the-counter ...

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Copyright: Commissioner Barnier welcomes agreement on greater access to books for the visually impaired

14/09/2010

IP/10/1120 Brussels, 14 September, 2010 Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, presided today over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on access to works for dyslexic or visually impaired readers The signing ...

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Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels 6 and 7 September 2010

06/09/2010

MEMO/10/392 Brussels, 6 September 2010 ECOFIN COUNCIL (AAT/CH) The Council of Economic and Finance Ministers will start at 9H on Tuesday 7 September. It will be attended by Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn and Commissioner for ...

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The European Commission green lights the exchange of audit working papers with Australia and the United States of America

01/09/2010

IP/10/1083 Brussels, 1 September 2010. The European Commission has adopted today a decision recognising the adequacy of the auditor oversight authorities of Australia and the United States of America. Adequacy refers to the ability of a third country authority ...

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Exchange of audit working papers with Australia and the United States of America – Frequently Asked Questions

01/09/2010

MEMO/10/390 Brussels, 1 September 2010. 1) Why has the Commission adopted a Decision on the exchange of audit working papers? Companies have gone worldwide and are listed on capital markets in different continents....

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