Press releases - January 2013

Speech - Trois clés pour restaurer durablement la confiance dans le secteur financier européen français (fr)

31/01/2013

Commission européenne Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Speech - 11ème conférence annuelle des services financiers européens Bruxelles, le 31 janvier 2013 Mesdames et Messieurs, Cher Pedro Solbes Mira, Permettez-moi de commencer ce discours par un sujet d'actualité important : j’étais la...

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Mediation on private copying and reprography levies: António Vitorino presents his Recommendations to Commissioner Barnier

31/01/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 January 2013 The mediation process on private copying and reprography levies has concluded with the presentation today of the Mediator’s Recommendations to Commissioner Barnier.

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Commission adopts a European Retail Action Plan and consults on unfair trading practices

31/01/2013

European Press release Brussels, 31 January 2013 Commission The European Commission has today adopted a European Retail Action Plan and a Green Paper on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food and non-food supply chain.

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European Retail Action Plan and Green Paper on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food and non-food supply chain – frequently asked questions

31/01/2013

Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 January 2013 European What are the existing challenges in the retail sector? Retailers are faced with various challenges that differ according to the size of the business concerned and its specific sector of activity.

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Bringing online music within the reach of all Europeans

28/01/2013

European Commission Michel BARNIER Member of the European Commission, responsible for Internal Market and Services MIDEM 2013 – Conference "Music for everyone" Cannes, 27 January 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you to all of you for responding to this joint invitation from MIDEM and the European Commission.

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January infringements package: main decisions

24/01/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 January 2013 January January COMPETITION DIGITAL AGENDA EMPLOYMENT ENERGY INDUSTRY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP ENVIRONMENT JUSTICE INTERNAL MARKET & SERVICES TRANSPORT HEALTH & CONSUMER POLICY TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION AT               1 2     BG 1     2  ...

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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 22 January 2013

18/01/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 January 2013 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance Ministers will take place on Tuesday, 22 January at 10.00. The European Commission will be represented by Olli Rehn, Vice President and Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal...

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Statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier following the vote in the European Parliament on new European rules to regulate credit rating agencies

16/01/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 January 2013 I congratulate the European Parliament on today's agreement on additional rules for credit rating agencies (CRAs) which will considerably improve the quality of ratings. Credit rating agencies will have to be more transparent when rating sovereign states and will have to follow stricter...

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New rules on credit rating agencies (CRAs) – frequently asked questions

16/01/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 January 2013 I. GENERAL CONTEXT AND APPLICABLE LAW 1. What is a credit rating? A credit rating is an opinion issued by a specialised firm on the creditworthiness of an entity (e.g. an issuer of bonds) or a debt instrument (e.g. bonds or asset-backed securities).

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Débat sur les agences de notation de crédit français (fr)

15/01/2013

Commission européenne Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Session plénière du Parlement europén Strasbourg, le 15 janvier 2013 Mesdames et Messieurs les Députés, Monsieur le rapporteur, Madame le Ministre ; Nous allons franchir ensemble une étape supplémentaire, nécessaire, de ce grand mouvement qui...

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Statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier on the impact of the latest Basel Committee liquidity developments for Capital Requirements (CRD 4) in the EU

07/01/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 January 2013 (in the light of the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) meeting and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision press release dated 6 January 2013) "I welcome the unanimous agreement reached by the Basel Committee on the revised liquidity coverage ratio...

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