Press releases - July 2013

Speech: Présentation de la Communication Défense français (fr)

24/07/2013

Commission européenne Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Speech: Conférence de presse conjointe avec le Président Barroso et le Vice-Président Tajani Bruxelles, le 24 juillet 2013 Je pense depuis longtemps que l'Union européenne qui est un très grand marché ne doit pas...

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Remarques introductives sur le paquet paiement français (fr)

24/07/2013

Commission européenne Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Conférence de presse conjointe avec le Commissaire Joaquín Almunia Bruxelles, le 24 juillet 2013 Bonjour à chacune et chacun d'entre vous, Nous sommes heureux, avec Joaquín Almunia, de vous retrouver pour vous présenter ces...

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Towards a more competitive and efficient defence and security sector

24/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 July 2013 The strategic and geopolitical environment is constantly evolving. The world’s balance of power is shifting as new centres of gravity are emerging and the US is rebalancing its strategic focus towards Asia.

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Towards a more competitive and efficient European defence and security sector

24/07/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 July 2013 A more influential Europe needs a strong and active common foreign and security policy, which in turn demands a more competitive and efficient defence and security sector.

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New rules on Payment Services for the benefit of consumers and retailers

24/07/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 July 2013 In order to adapt EU payments market to the opportunities of the single market and to support the growth of the EU economy, the European Commission adopted today a package including: A new payment Services Directive ("PSD2") A proposal for regulation on...

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Payment Services Directive and Interchange fees Regulation: frequently asked questions

24/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 July 2013 I. Payment Services Directive 1. GENERAL QUESTIONS 1.1 What has been the impact of the Payment Services Directive of 2007? The Payment Services Directive (PSD), adopted in 2007, has brought substantial benefits to the European economy in easing market entry for new actors,...

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Time for a new Transatlantic Partnership

17/07/2013

European Commission Michel BARNIER European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services Transatlantic Policy Network Washington DC, 16 July 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, Some people must have looked at the launch of the TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] negotiations last week like an aircraft taking off against a strong...

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Capital Requirements - CRD IV/CRR – Frequently Asked Questions

16/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 July 2013 1. CONTEXT Why was a revision of the Capital Requirements Directive necessary? The package adopted by Council and Parliament and published in the Official Journal on 27 June 2013 builds on the lessons learnt from the recent crisis that has shown that losses in...

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Interdependent swaps markets need interactive cross-border rules

15/07/2013

European Commission Michel BARNIER European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services Brookings Institution - Restoring Momentum in Transatlantic Cooperation on Financial Reform Washington DC, 15 July 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank both the Global Financial Markets Association and the Brookings Institution for inviting me to...

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Speech - The single market in financial services: we need the UK on board

12/07/2013

European Commission Michel BARNIER European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services Speech - Conference: “Britain, the EU and the Single Market in Financial Services” London, 12 July 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, Let me first thank Policy Network, and its President Peter Mandelson, for inviting me.

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The European Commission and the CFTC reach a Common Path Forward on Derivatives

11/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 July 2013 European Commissioner Michel Barnier and United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler today announced a Path Forward regarding their joint understandings on a package of measures for how to approach cross-border derivatives.

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Extraits de la conférence de presse donnée par le Commissaire Barnier sur le mécanisme de résolution unique des banques de l’union bancaire : français (fr)

10/07/2013

Commission Europenne MEMO Βruxelles, le 10 juillet 2013 «Aujourd’hui pour la zone euro et ceux qui vont la rejoindre, nous mettons fin à cette double fragmentation entre autorités de résolution et autorités de supervision qui étaient jusqu’à présent juxtaposées, alors même qu’il y a une interdépendance évidente dans la zone...

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A comprehensive EU response to the financial crisis: a strong financial framework for Europe and a banking union for the eurozone

10/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Βrussels, 10 July 2013 INTRODUCTION The financial crisis highlighted the need for better regulation and supervision of the financial sector. It is the reason why the European Commission has since 2010 proposed nearly 30 sets of rules to ensure all financial actors, products and markets are appropriately regulated...

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Proposal for a Single Resolution Mechanism for the Banking Union – frequently asked questions

10/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2013 1. Why is the Commission proposing a Single Resolution Mechanism in addition to the draft Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive? The proposed Directive on Bank Recovery and Resolution (BRRD) (see IP/12/570) would, when adopted, determine the rules for how EU banks in difficulties...

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Commission proposes Single Resolution Mechanism for the Banking Union

10/07/2013

European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2013 Commission The European Commission has today proposed a Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) for the Banking Union. The mechanism would complement the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) (IP/12/953) which, once operational in late 2014, will see the European Central Bank (ECB) directly supervise banks in...

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Speech - L’Union bancaire, et après ? Réinventer l'Union européenne français (fr)

08/07/2013

Commission européenne Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Speech - Entretiens du Palais Farnèse Rome, le 8 juillet 2013 Mesdames et Messieurs, Après cinq ans de crise financière, économique, sociale et politique, les Européens sont à un moment de vérité.

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Déclaration de la Commission sur le marché unique numérique français (fr)

04/07/2013

Commission européenne Michel BARNIER Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Parlement européen – Séance plénière Strasbourg, le 4 juillet 2013 Monsieur le Président, Mesdames et Messieurs les députés, Le Marché unique numérique représente un potentiel considérable.

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Single Market Scoreboard website launched – new figures are now available online

04/07/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 July 2013 With today's launch of the online only Single Market Scoreboard, a more comprehensive and user-friendly reporting system has been put in place. The Single Market Scoreboard incorporates comprehensive reports on 13 governance tools including monitoring the correct transposition of EU directives, analysis of...

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