Press releases - February 2013

Remarques du Commissaire Michel Barnier lors de la Conférence de presse tenue au Parlement Européen sur les règles imposant des exigences en capital plus strictes pour les banques français (fr)

28/02/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 February 2013 Bonjour à chacun d'entre vous et merci à M. Karas et à Mme Bowles de m'associer à la présentation de l'accord politique construit cette nuit, c'est-à-dire un projet de compromis qui doit encore être soumis après les ajustements techniques, au COREPER et au...

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Speech: 2013, année charnière de la régulation du secteur bancaire français (fr)

26/02/2013

Commission européenne Michel Barnier Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services 4th Future of Banking Forum Paris, 26 février 2013 Mesdames et Messieurs, Les prévisions économiques rendues publiques vendredi dernier par la Commission européenne confirment une conjoncture faible en France et en Europe.

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Joint Statement by Commissioners Potočnik and Barnier on privatisation of water services

22/02/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 February 2013 In reaction to recent media reports, the European Commission would like to state clearly that it does not have a policy of forcing Member States to privatise water services.

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L’investissement de long terme, clé du succès de l’économie européenne à court terme français (fr)

21/02/2013

Commission européenne Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Table ronde FESE-CFA « Financer l’investissement de long terme dans l’économie européenne » Bruxelles, le 21 février 2013 Mesdames et Messieurs, Monsieur le Président, « Sur le long terme, nous sommes tous morts », disait Keynes.

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Speech: Dialogue structure à la Commission Marché intérieur et protection des consommateurs français (fr)

21/02/2013

Commission européenne Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne,chargé du marché intérieur et des Services Speech: Commission Marché intérieur et protection des consommateurs (IMCO) au Parlement européen/Bruxelles 21 février 2013 Monsieur le Président, Mesdames et Messieurs les députés, Je vous remercie de m’accueillir aujourd’hui pour faire le point sur les...

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Internal Market Scoreboard: a record-breaking 15th anniversary edition!

19/02/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 February 2013 Despite the challenging times, Member States have performed better than ever in transposing EU rules into national law on time according to the European Commission's Internal Market Scoreboard published today.

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SPEECH: Single European Patent: a major achievement but still some way to go

18/02/2013

European Commission Michel BARNIER European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services SPEECH: Conference on the European Unitary Patent/Brussels 18 February 2013 Honourable Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for having taken part in today's discussions.

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Speech: Why Global Markets Require Global Rules – and US-EU Cooperation

15/02/2013

European Commission Michel BARNIER Member of the European Commission responsible for Internal Market and Services Speech: Transatlantic Finance Initiative, New York 15 February 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, When the financial crisis hit a few years ago, we had no choice. We needed a global reform effort.

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Competitiveness Council – 18-19 February 2013

15/02/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 February 2013 The first EU Competitiveness Council under the mandate of the Irish EU Presidency will meet in Brussels on Monday, 18 and Tuesday, 19 February chaired by Mr Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Mr Seán Sherlock, Minister for Research and...

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European Citizens' Initiative hits 1 million signatures

11/02/2013

Commission Press release Brussels, 11 February 2013 European Organisers of the Right2Water initiative have announced that they have collected more than one million signatures: it could be the first European Citizens' Initiative to succeed in collecting the necessary number of statements of support.

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Statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier on interbank interest rate benchmarks

08/02/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 February 2013 Interbank interest rate benchmarks are systemic benchmarks which are important for the transmission of the euro area’s monetary policy. The Commission is therefore following developments on Euribor, in particular the recent departure of a number of panel banks.

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Speech: Cinquante ans d'amitié franco-allemande au service de l'Union européenne: l'Union européenne, un modèle pour d'autres réconciliations français (fr)

07/02/2013

Commission européenne Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Université Pontificale Grégorienne Rome, le 7 février 2013 Monsieur le Recteur, Monseigneur, Madame la Ministre, Monsieur le Président, Mesdames et Messieurs, Permettez-moi tout d’abord de remercier l’université pontificale grégorienne et nos deux ambassadeurs, M.

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Frequently asked questions: Anti-Money Laundering

05/02/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 February 2013 1. What are money laundering and terrorist financing? 1.1 What is money laundering? Money laundering is the conversion of the proceeds of criminal activity into apparently clean funds, usually via the financial system.

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Anti-Money Laundering: Stronger rules to respond to new threats

05/02/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 February 2013 The Commission has today adopted two proposals to reinforce the EU's existing rules on anti-money laundering and fund transfers. The threats associated with money laundering and terrorist financing are constantly evolving, which requires regular updates of the rules.

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SPEECH - Licences for Europe: quality content and new opportunities for all Europeans in the digital era

04/02/2013

European Commission Michel BARNIER Member of the European Commission, responsible for Internal Market and Services SPEECH - Launch of the initiative “Licences for Europe” Brussels, 4 February 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to thank each and every one of you for attending the launch of the "Licences for Europe"...

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Speech: The Single Market: Europe's path to growth and jobs

01/02/2013

European Commission Michel BARNIER Member of the European Commission, responsible for Internal Market and Services Conference “Single Market and Growth in 2013” The City of London, 1 February 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, let me thank the City of London, and Lord Mayor Alderman Roger GIFFORD, for inviting...

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