Press releases - February 2011

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

24/02/2011

IP/11/221 Brussels, 24 February 2011. Linking business registers across Europe will stimulate cross-border trade and save up to 70million euro a year The Commission today adopted a proposal to interconnect business registers within the EU....

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Interconnection of business registers: frequently asked questions

24/02/2011

MEMO/11/115 Brussels, 24 February 2011. What are business registers? Business registers provide information on a company's legal form, its seat, capital and its legal representatives. This information is essential for consumers and business partners....

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Your Europe Advice and SOLVIT: two European services allowing business and citizens to take full advantage of the Single Market

21/02/2011

IP/11/204 Brussels, 21 February 2011. Today the European Commission 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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Internal Market Information (IMI) System: Frequently Asked Questions

21/02/2011

MEMO/11/99 Brussels, 21 February 2011. What is IMI? The Internal Market Information (IMI) system is a multilingual electronic tool that allows national, regional and local authorities to communicate quickly and easily with their counterparts in other Member ...

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Annual reports on Your Europe Advice and SOLVIT: Frequently asked questions:

21/02/2011

MEMO/11/100 Brussels, 21 February 2011. What is Your Europe Advice? Your Europe Advice is a service that provides free, personalised advice to EU citizens on legal questions or problems they may encounter when in another EU country....

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Free movement of capital: Commission requests Italy to modify privatisation law over investment restrictions

16/02/2011

IP/11/175 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has requested Italy to modify legislation that grants the State special powers to intervene in ownership and management decisions in privatised companies operating in strategic sectors such ...

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

16/02/2011

memo/11/86 Brussels, 16 February 2011 Infringement package : overview of press releases EMPL ENV JUST MARKT MOVE SANCO TAXUD Austria IP/11/163 IP/11/191 Belgium IP/11/165 IP/11/172 IP/11/159 Cyprus IP/11/182 IP/11/186 Czech Republic IP/11/163 France IP/11/160 ...

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Internal Market: Commission requests Sweden to ensure EU businesses can set up operations and supply services

16/02/2011

IP/11/183 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has today requested Sweden to change its legislation so as to comply with its obligations under EU law to allow businesses from other Member States to provide cross-border services in Sweden ...

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Internal market: unjustified restrictions on estate agents' activities in Cyprus removed

16/02/2011

IP/11/182 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has decided to terminate the infringement proceedings against Cyprus relating to the Law on estate agents, which restricted the activities of professionals from other Member States....

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Insurance: Slovenia referred to EU Court over complementary health insurance

16/02/2011

IP/11/181 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has decided to refer Slovenia to the Court of Justice because its rules on complementary health insurance do not fully comply with EU non-life insurance Directives and EU rules on the free movement ...

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Internal market: Commission requests Greece to end restrictions on wholesalers’ right of establishment

16/02/2011

IP/11/180 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has today decided to ask Greece to remove the obstacles to the freedom of establishment for wholesalers of fresh agricultural products and fresh meat at and within a radius of 2 km of the central ...

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Free movement of capital: Commission refers Greece to Court over investment restrictions

16/02/2011

IP/11/179 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the EU Court of Justice for maintaining investment restrictions on in breach of EU rules on the free movement of capital....

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Michel Barnier Membre de la Commission européennMichel Barnier Membre de la Commission européenne chargé du Marché intérieur et des services "Audit 2011 – L'Année de l'Audace" Confé français (fr)

10/02/2011

SPEECH/11/89 Michel Barnier Membre de la Commission européenne chargé du Marché intérieur et des services "Audit 2011 – L'Année de l'Audace" Conférence de la DG MARKT: "Financial Reporting and Auditing: A time for change?" Bruxelles, le 10 février 2011 ...

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Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européennMichel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services 2011 – Année utile et essentielle pour l français (fr)

10/02/2011

SPEECH/11/91 Mesdames, Messieurs, Permettez-moi de vous tracer le chemin de ce qui nous attend en cette année 2011, qui est une année essentielle pour la reforme du secteur financier. Essentielle parce que d’ici la fin de l'été, nous voulons mettre sur ...

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Consultation on counterparty credit risk - frequently asked questions

09/02/2011

MEMO/11/77 Brussels, 9 February 2011 What is the consultation about? The purpose of this consultation is to gather stakeholders' views on two specific issues in the area of counterparty credit risk, namely: Capitalisation of bank exposures to central ...

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Michel Barnier Membre de la Commission européennMichel Barnier Membre de la Commission européenne chargé du Marché intérieur et des services " Nous devons agir ensemble ! " Conférence français (fr)

08/02/2011

SPEECH/11/84 Mesdames et messieurs, chers amis, Nous avons assisté à une journée de débats denses et passionnés. Cette journée sera naturellement une étape importante du débat européen que la Commission a lancé....

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Appointment of the three new Chairmen to the three new European Supervisory Bodies

03/02/2011

MEMO/11/74 Brussels, 3 February 2011 Following the vote in the European Parliament confirming the appointment of the three new Chairmen to the three new European Supervisory Bodies (Andrea Enria for the European Banking Authority, Steven Maijoor for the ...

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The Commission calls for action on commodities and raw materials

02/02/2011

IP/11/122, Brussels, 2 February 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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