Press releases - November 2010

Michel Barnier Membre de la Commission européennMichel Barnier Membre de la Commission européenne chargé du Marché intérieur et des services Comment retrouver la croissance? Forum Comit français (fr)

30/11/2010

SPEECH/10/704 Michel Barnier Membre de la Commission européenne chargé du Marché intérieur et des services Comment retrouver la croissance? Forum Comité des Régions: 'Single Market Act' Bruxelles, le 30 novembre 2010 Je suis très heureux d'être parmi ...

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Statement by Commissioner Barnier on the outcome of the Competitiveness Council on the issue of the European patent

26/11/2010

MEMO/10/621 Brussels, 25 November 2010 As everyone knows, there is no unanimity in Council on the language regime for the European patent. The way is paved to exploit the possibilities offered by the Lisbon Treaty....

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Public procurement: Commission refers Greece back to Court for supply contracts of medical equipment to hospitals

24/11/2010

IP/10/1552 Brussels, 24 November 2010 The European Commission has referred Greece back to the EU's Court of Justice because of its failure to apply EU rules on public procurement as regards contracts for supplies of medical equipment to hospitals....

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Public procurement: Commission requests Belgium to apply fair and transparent procedure for educational building contracts in Eupen

24/11/2010

IP/10/1598 Brussels, 24 November 2010 The European Commission has requested Belgium to ensure that EU rules on public procurement – the purchase of goods or services by public authorities – are applied properly, notably in the case of a public works contract ...

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On-line gambling: Commission welcomes France's decision to open its gambling market and closes infringement procedure

24/11/2010

IP/10/1597 Brussels, 24 November 2010 The European Commission has ensured that French citizens will have access to a wider choice of duly authorised on-line gambling services as a result of the changes made to France's laws on on-line gambling....

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Free movement of capital: Commission seeks Portugal's compliance with Court ruling on special powers in Portugal Telecom

24/11/2010

IP/10/1560 Brussels, 24 November 2010 The European Commission has decided today to ask Portugal for information on measures taken to comply with a July 2010 Court of Justice ruling ( C-171/08 ) that the Portuguese State's special rights in Portugal Telecom ...

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Public procurement: Commission calls on Greece to amend procedure for awarding supply contract for submarine battery kits

24/11/2010

IP/10/1558 Brussels, 24 November 2010 The European Commission has decided to request Greece to ensure full compliance with EU public procurement rules in relation to the award of a contract for submarine battery kits....

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Professional qualifications: Commission requests Greece to end discrimination on nurses qualifications

24/11/2010

IP/10/1556 Brussels, 24 November 2010 The European Commission today has requested Greece to comply with EU rules on the mutual recognition of nurses' professional qualifications. The Commission considers that Greece has breached these rules by requiring ...

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Public procurement: Commission requests Portugal to ensure fair access to public contracts over €25 million

24/11/2010

IP/10/1555 Brussels, 25 November 2010 The European Commission has requested Portugal to amend its rules on public contracts worth more than €25 million so as to ensure full compliance EU rules on fair and transparent public procurement....

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Company law: Commission presents Report on how the European Company Statute works for business

19/11/2010

IP/10/1531 Brussels, November 19, 2010 The European Commission has presented a Report to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of the Regulation on the Statute for a European Company (Societas Europaea or SE)....

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European Company Statute - Frequently Asked Questions

19/11/2010

MEMO/10/592 Brussels, 19 November 2010 1. What is the European Company Statute (SE Statute)? The European Company Statute gives companies operating in more than one Member State the option of establishing themselves as a single company under EU law....

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Statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier on the outcome of the extraordinary Competitiveness Council on the issue of the European patent français (fr)

11/11/2010

MEMO/10/569 Brussels, 11 October 2010 En français: Déclaration du Commissaire Barnier à l'issue du Conseil extraordinaire Compétitivitésur la question du brevet européen Les discussions d'aujourd'hui montrent, malheureusement, une nouvelle fois, qu'un ...

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European Commission statement at the occasion of the European Parliament vote on the directive on hedge funds and private equity

11/11/2010

MEMO/10/573 Brussels, November 11, 2010. The European Parliament has just voted through, with a very large majority, the Directive on Alternative Investment Funds Managers (AIFM). These were difficult negotiations but the final outcome will result in a ...

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Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (‘AIFMD’): Frequently Asked Questions

11/11/2010

MEMO/10/572 Brussels, November 11, 2010. Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (‘AIFMD’): Frequently Asked Questions 1 What is an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (‘AIFM’)? An AIFM is a manager of an alternative investment fund....

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Preparation for the Competitiveness Council of Ministers, 10 November 2010

09/11/2010

MEMO/11/551 Brussels, 9 November 2010 An extraordinary session of the EU's Competitiveness Council will meet in Brussels on Wednesday 11 November under the chairmanship of the Belgian Presidency: Mr Vincent Van Quickenborne (Minister for Enterprise and ...

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Financial services: The European Commission consults on further policy in the field of credit rating agencies

05/11/2010

IP/10/1471 Brussels, 5 November 2010. As part of its further work in creating a sounder financial system, the Commission services have launched today a broad consultation on credit rating agencies (CRAs)....

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Statement by United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler and European Commissioner Michel Barnier

02/11/2010

MEMO/10/539 Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 2010 United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler and European Commissioner Michel Barnier met today in Chicago to discuss a range of issues concerning the oversight of commodity ...

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