Press releases - April 2011

Frequently asked questions: Extension of transitional periods for the acquisition of agricultural land

14/04/2011

Memo/11/244 Brussels, 14 April 2011 What does the extension refer to? The 2003 Act of Accession provides that the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia may maintain the existing restrictions in their legislation at the date ...

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Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Gestion des Crises Parlement Suédois Stockholm, le 14 avril 2011 français (fr)

14/04/2011

SPEECH/11/270 Monsieur le Président (Per Westerberg), Monsieur le Ministre (Peter Norman), Monsieur le Gouverneur (Stefan Ingves), Monsieur le Président (Martin Andersson), Madame Rosenberg, Mesdames et Messieurs députés, Mesdames, Messieurs, Tout d'abord, ...

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Twelve projects for the 2012 Single Market: together for new growth

13/04/2011

IP/11/469 Brussels, 13 April 2011. The Single Market is still the nucleus and the core economic driving force of the European Union. It also remains our most effective means of responding to the current economic crisis....

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Single Market Act – Frequently Asked Questions

13/04/2011

MEMO/11/239 Brussels, 13 April 2011. 1. What is the Single Market? The Single Market of the European Union is the common area between the 27 EU countries where goods, services, capital and persons can circulate freely....

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Commission proposes unitary patent protection in 25 Member States – Frequently Asked Questions

13/04/2011

MEMO/11/240 Brussels, 13 April 2011. Why does Europe need unitary patent protection? Unitary patent protection would make it possible for inventors (individuals, companies or institutions) to protect their invention in 25 Member States by submitting a ...

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Commission proposes unitary patent protection to boost research and innovation

13/04/2011

IP/11/470 Brussels, 13 April 2011. As part of the Single Market Act presented today (see IP/11/469 ), the European Commission has tabled today a package of two legislative proposals, under enhanced cooperation, that will radically reduce the cost of patents ...

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Joint statement by Commissioner Stefan Füle and Commissioner Michel Barnier on the outcome of the referendum on the IceSave agreement

11/04/2011

MEMO/11/231 Brussels, 11 April 2011 The Commission takes note of the negative vote in the referendum on the new IceSave bill concerning the terms and conditions for the loan repayment by the Icelandic Deposit Guarantee scheme to the UK and the Netherlands. ...

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Auditing: Commission requests Cyprus to establish an effective public oversight system

06/04/2011

IP/11/415 Brussels, 6 April 2011 The European Commission has today asked Cyprus to respect EU rules on auditing. Under these rules, Member States should have set up a public oversight system for statutory auditors and audit firms under national law....

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Free movement of capital: Commission acts to ensure unrestricted access to buy a second home in Cyprus

06/04/2011

IP/11/416 Brussels, 6 April 2011 The European Commission has today asked Cyprus to respect EU rules that give nationals from the EU, as well as from Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, the right to buy a second home in Cyprus without restrictions....

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Public procurement: Spain amends its legislation on public sector contracts following infringement procedure

06/04/2011

IP/11/430 Brussels, 6 April 2011 The European Commission has closed infringement proceedings against Spain over a series of provisions in Spanish public procurement law on modification of public contracts after award as the law in question (Spanish Law ...

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

06/04/2011

memo/11/220 Brussels, 6 April 2011 Infringement package: overview of press releases CLIMA EMPL ENER ENV HOME INFSO JUST MARKT MOVE TAXUD Austria 433 431 Belgium 419 434 435 438 421 422 423 425 427 Bulgaria 424 Cyprus 440 415 416 426 Czech Republic 424 ...

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Professional qualifications: Commission asks Sweden to change its laws on the recognition of general practitioners' qualifications

06/04/2011

IP/11/417 Brussels, 6 April 2011 The European Commission has today asked Sweden to comply with EU rules on the automatic recognition of general practitioners. The Commission considers that Sweden has breached these rules by maintaining two different qualifications ...

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Corporate governance framework for European companies: what needs to be improved?

05/04/2011

IP/11/404 Strasbourg, 5 April 2011 ? One of the lessons of the financial crisis is that corporate governance, until now usually based on self-regulation, was not as effective as it could have been. It is important that companies are better run....

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Frequently Asked Questions: Consultation on the EU corporate governance framework

05/04/2011

MEMO/11/218 Strasbourg, 5 April 2011 What is corporate governance? Corporate governance is about how companies are managed and controlled. It is also about the existing relationships between a company’s management, its board, its shareholders and its ...

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