Press releases - May 2011

Statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier following the agreement at the Competitiveness Council on micro-entities

30/05/2011

MEMO/11/362 Brussels, 30 May 2011 The Competitiveness Council today was dominated by a recurring theme: how to help small businesses (SMEs). There are over 20 million small businesses in Europe which are the strength of our economy....

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Statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier on Basel III and its implementation into EU law (Capital Requirements Directive - CRDIV)

27/05/2011

MEMO/11/354 Brussels, 27 May 2011 Statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier on BaselIII and its implementation into EU law (Capital Requirements Directive - CRDIV) A few weeks ago, some people were accusing us of damaging the economic recovery by implementing ...

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Competitiveness Council – 30 & 31 May 2011

27/05/2011

MEMO/11/352 Brussels, 27 May 2011 The EU competitiveness Council will meet in Brussels on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May under the chairmanship of Mr Zoltan Csefalvay, Minister of State for Strategic Affairs of Hungary....

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Une stratégie en matière de droits de propriété intellectuelle français (fr)

24/05/2011

SPEECH/11/379 La Commission a adopté ce matin 3 documents qui participent à relever le grand défi de la protection et de la valorisation de la propriété intelectuelle sous toutes ses formes. D’abord un document cadre sur la propriété intelectuelle, une ...

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Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights – Frequently Asked Questions

24/05/2011

MEMO/11/327 Brussels, 24 May 2011 What are Intellectual Property Rights? Intellectual property rights (IPR) cover all forms of commercial activitiesand artistic creations. They fall into two categories: industrial property and copyright....

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Intellectual Property Strategy – Frequently Asked Questions

24/05/2011

MEMO/11/332 Brussels, 24 May 2011 1. What are Intellectual Property Rights? Intellectual property rights (IPR) cover all forms of commercial activities and artistic creations. They fall into two categories: industrial property and copyright....

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Orphan works – Frequently asked questions

24/05/2011

MEMO/11/333 Brussels, 24 May 2011 1. What are orphan works and why is a proposal to deal with them needed? As part of the Commission's IPR Strategy adopted today, the Commission adopted a proposal to establish common rules on the digitisation (the conversion ...

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Commission sets out "blueprint" for Intellectual Property Rights to boost creativity and innovation

24/05/2011

IP/11/630 Brussels, 24 May 2011 Intellectual property rights (IPR), which comprise patents, trademarks, designs and geographical indications, as well as copyright (authors' rights) and rights related to copyright (for performers, producers and broadcasters), ...

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Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européennMichel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Vers un marché européen des équipements français (fr)

23/05/2011

SPEECH/11/372 Mon collègue Antonio TAJANI et moi-même, sommes très heureux de vous souhaiter la bienvenue à cette conférence de haut niveau sur les industries et marchés de défense et sécurité. Je voudrais d'abord remercier le Président du Parlement européen, ...

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Public procurement: The Netherlands agrees to apply EU rules for land development projects in Ede and for public contracts for fire insurance

19/05/2011

IP/11/600 Brussels, 19 May 2011 The European Commission has welcomed The Netherlands' compliance with EU public procurement rules in two cases, one concerning real estate development in the municipality of Ede and the other concerning Dutch authorities' ...

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

19/05/2011

memo/11/312 Brussels, 19 May 2011 AGRI EMPL ENER ENTR ENV INFSO MARKT MOVE SANCO TAXUD Austria 585 587 Belgium 602 612 587 589 607 608 Bulgaria 587 Cyprus 597 589 Czech Republic 591 Estonia 589 France 610 595 596 587 589 601 603 Germany 598 585 Greece ...

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Internal Market: Commission requests implementation of latest bank capital requirements rules

19/05/2011

IP/11/612 Brussels, 19 May 2011 The European Commission has requested Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain to notify measures within two months to implement important rules concerning the capital adequacy and the remuneration policies of ...

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SPEECH/11/317Michel Barnier Member of the European Commission and Former Minister Towards a New EuropeHumboldt University Berlin - 9 May 2011

09/05/2011

SPEECH/11/317 Michel Barnier Member of the European Commission and Former Minister Towards a New Europe Humboldt University Berlin - 9 May 2011 Only a few days ago, in Finland, and a few months ago, in France, over 20% of those countries’ citizens cast ...

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European Central Bank and European Commission hold joint conference to strengthen the foundations of integrated and stable financial markets

02/05/2011

IP/11/518 Brussels, 2 May 2011 The European Commission is hosting today in Brussels the second of a series of annual conferences, jointly organised with the European Central Bank (ECB). This conference features a number of top-level financial market participants, ...

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Michel Barnier Membre de la Commission européennMichel Barnier Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services L'avenir de la régulation et de la supervi français (fr)

02/05/2011

SPEECH/11/297 Je suis heureux d'ouvrir ce premier panel consacré à l'avenir de la réforme de la régulation et de la supervision financière. Soyons francs : j'éprouve une certaine méfiance vis-à-vis des grandes constructions théoriques sur le futur en ...

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