Press releases - June 2012

Commissioner Barnier welcomes the European Council's agreement on the seat of the Unified Patent Court – the final element in the patent package

29/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 29 June 2012 "I am pleased that the Member States have reached the long-awaited agreement allowing for the achievement of our initiative on the European unitary patent....

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Short selling: Commission adopts technical standards

29/06/2012

The European Commission has today set out the detailed rules aimed at reducing the risk of settlement failures linked to naked short selling, as well as the means by which market participants should disclose significant short positions to the market.

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Short selling: technical standards – Frequently asked questions

29/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 29 June 2012 What is short selling? Short selling is the sale of a security that the seller does not own, with the intention of buying back an identical security at a later point in time in order to be able to deliver ...

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Commissioner Michel Barnier welcomes trilogue agreement by Council and Parliament on European Venture Capital Funds and European Social Entrepreneurship Funds

28/06/2012

uropean Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 June 2012 "This agreement sends an important signal that taking concrete measures to aid growth in Europe is at the heart of our work. At their meeting on 1 March 2012, the Heads of State and Government underlined ...

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European Commission: building blocks towards economic growth

27/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 June 2012 On 28th and 29th June, EU leaders will come together at the European Council to agree on a comprehensive package of measures to boost growth and jobs in the European Union, a "Compact for Growth And Jobs". ...

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Commissioner Michel Barnier welcomes the agreement reached on an international treaty for the protection of artists in the audiovisual sector

26/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 June 2012 The Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have today signed a treaty on the protection of audiovisual performances. "The agreement reached on this treaty today in Beijing is ...

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Binnenmarkt: Kommission will Hindernisse für den Vertrieb europäischer Filme in Katalonien beseitigen Deutsch (de) español (es) français (fr)

21/06/2012

Europäische Kommission Pressemitteilung Brüssel, den 21.Juni2012 Die Europäische Kommission hat Spanien aufgefordert, diskriminierende Vorschriften aufzuheben, die den Vertrieb nichtspanischer Filme behindern....

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Public procurement: Commission requests Slovenia to implement EU defence procurement rules

21/06/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 June 2012 The European Commission has requested Slovenia to notify within the next two months the measures it is taking to implement EU rules for defence procurement (Directive 2009/81/EC )....

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

21/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 June 2012 BUDG CNECT EMPL ENER ENTR ENVI HOME JUST MARKT MOVE SANCO TAXUD AT 652 653 646 BE 651 634 629 BG 654 672 CY 669 640 655 645 642 629 DE 648 646 647 DK 651 EE 630 EL 671 629 ES 649 663 629 FI 650 651 638 641 ...

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More growth through better single market governance and boosting services

08/06/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 June 2012 The Single Market is a key driving force behind economic growth. But to deliver growth and jobs, better implementation of existing rules is essential....

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Implementation of the Services Directive: a partnership for new growth in services 2012-2015 – Frequently Asked Questions

08/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 June 2012 1. What exactly is the 'services package'? The 'services package' is the set of actions that the Commission is proposing to stimulate growth in the services sector....

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Better governance for the Single Market - Frequently Asked Questions

08/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 June 2012 1. What is governance of the Single Market? Governance of the Single Market is the set of institutional mechanisms, rules and practices to design, implement, apply and enforce the Single Market regulatory ...

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New crisis management measures to avoid future bank bail-outs

06/06/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 June 2012 The financial crisis highlighted that public authorities are ill-equipped to deal with ailing banks operating in today's global markets. In order to maintain essential financial services for citizens ...

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Bank recovery and resolution proposal: Frequently Asked Questions

06/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 June 2012 I. CONTEXT 1. Why is the Commission proposing a framework for bank recovery and resolution? The financial crisis has seen a number of large banks bailed out with public funds because they were considered ...

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Commissioner Michel Barnier welcomes trilogue agreement by Council and Parliament on the Orphan Works Directive

06/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 June 2012 "Public libraries and museums will be able to digitise, preserve and put on-line the cultural treasures they have in their collections. European citizens will have the opportunity to access our common cultural ...

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