Press releases - June 2011

Revisiter l’articulation des libertés économiques et des droits sociaux: une ambition pour la relance du Marché unique français (fr)

28/06/2011

SPEECH/11/485 Mesdames, Messieurs, Je sais que cette conférence a été riche en débats et en enseignements. Sur des sujets aussi complexes que l’articulation des droits sociaux fondamentaux et des libertés économiques, il faut savoir trouver le temps d’échanger, ...

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Joint Statement of Commissioner Michel Barnier and Minister of State Zoltán Cséfalvay, Chairman of the Competitiveness Council, on unitary patent protection

27/06/2011

MEMO/11/463 Brussels, 27 June 2011 Today the Council took a crucial step in improving the European patent system. Member States have agreed on the two regulations implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of unitary patent protection....

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Single Market Act: EU public procurement framework has saved around 20 billions euros

24/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 June – Budgetary constraints mean that efficient public purchasing is moving up the policy agenda in all Member States. In order to ensure the efficient use of public money, reforms to existing rules should ...

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Competitiveness Council – 27 June 2011

24/06/2011

MEMO/11/456 Brussels, 24 June 2011 An extraordinary meeting of the Competitiveness Council will be held in Luxembourg on Monday, 27June under the chairmanship of MrZoltánCséfalvay, Minister of State for Strategic Affairs of Hungary....

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Modernisation of EU public procurement rules – FAQs

24/06/2011

MEMO/11/455 Brussels, 24 June 2011 1. Why is the European Commission considering modernising the rules? Public procurement is faced today with an evolving political and economic context and important new challenges: the public purse is shrinking, and ...

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European Commission seeks to modernise Professional Qualifications Directive

22/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 June 2011 - In consultation with stakeholders, the European Commission is seeking to modernise the Professional Qualifications Directive ( Directive 2005/36/EC )....

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Green Paper on the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive – frequently asked questions

22/06/2011

MEMO/11/438 Brussels, 22 June 2011 1. Why do we need a well-functioning system of recognition of professional qualifications? EU Treaties endow citizens of the Member States with the right to live and work anywhere in the single market and to be treated ...

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Mettre les marchés financiers au service de l'économie réelle français (fr)

17/06/2011

SPEECH/11/449 Avant toute chose, je voudrais vous exprimer mes regrets de ne pas être avec vous aujourd'hui. Après consultation avec les autorités grecques qui sont engagées dans des discussions aussi importantes que complexes avec la Commission, la Banque ...

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Internal Market: Commission requests Belgium and Greece to implement bank capital rules

16/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 June 2011 - The European Commission has requested Greece and Belgium to notify within the next two months the measures they are taking to implement important rules concerning capital adequacy for banks ...

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Réforme de l'assurance : pour une croissance durable du secteur français (fr)

16/06/2011

SPEECH/11/448 Je vous remercie de votre invitation à cette troisième conférence internationale du CEA). Vous avez choisi cette année de vous interroger sur la réforme de l'assurance. "S'agit-il d'une opportunité ou d'une menace?" vous demandez-vous....

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Pension funds: Commission refers Poland to Court and calls on Estonia to comply with EU rules

16/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 June 2011 - The European Commission has today decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to fully implement the Occupational Pensions Directive into national law....

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Public contracts: the Commission calls on Bulgaria to guarantee respect for the principles of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination

16/06/2011

European Commission – Press Release Brussels, 16 June 2011 – The European Commission today called on Bulgaria to ensure full compliance with the EU rules on public contracts, in the light of a tender for security services launched by Elektroenergien Sistemen ...

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Marchés des matières premières : il nous faut plus de transparence et de règles français (fr)

14/06/2011

SPEECH/11/435 I- Quels sont les enjeux de ce débat ? Une volatilité excessive des prix des matières premières pose trois défis majeurs aux autorités publiques : un défi pour la sécurité alimentaire, un défi pour la croissance économique, un défi pour ...

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To be or not to be : Le droit d'auteur fait toute la différence français (fr)

08/06/2011

SPEECH/11/421 Mesdames, Messieurs, C'est un honneur pour moi d'être présent parmi vous aujourd'hui pour ce "Sommet mondial du droit d'auteur". Dans vos diverses fonctions vous représentez une assemblée mondiale des créateurs, auteurs, artistes, et promoteurs ...

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European Commission consults public authorities, business and civil society on access to external public procurement markets

07/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 07 June 2011 - The European Commission is consulting stakeholders in all EU Member States for their views on a new policy on access to the EU's public procurement markets as announced in the Single Market ...

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New external public procurement policy - Frequently Asked Questions

07/06/2011

MEMO/11/380 Brussels, 7 June 2011 1. What do public procurement rules do? Public procurement is about how public authorities (and the entities which they control) spend public money when buying goods, works or services on the market....

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Making the Reforms of the Financial System in Europe and in the United States a reality

03/06/2011

SPEECH/11/410 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a privilege for me to talk to you this morning. Brookings is one of the most influential think tanks. I am well aware of your efforts to study and discuss EU-US regulatory developments and relationships....

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