Speeches - April 2010

The future of the postal sector and the digital revolution: a partnership for the future


In his speech to the second high level conference on Postal Services in Valencia, Commisioner Barnier gave his vision for the future of the postal sector in the digital age.


A new ambition for the European Market pdf - 67 KB [67 KB] français (fr)


At an exchange of views with the European Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, Mr Barnier presented the Commission's work programme in the area of internal market and services for 2010-2011.

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Services Directive - the situation today and the next steps pdf - 28 KB [28 KB] français (fr)


At the inter-parliamentary committee meeting with national parliaments on 'making the internal market for services work: state of play and challenges ahead', Mr Barnier gave an update on the Services Directive.

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Forging a new deal between finance and society: restoring trust in the financial sector


In a keynote speech to the 8th Annual Financial Services Conference in Brussels, Mr Barnier set out his views on forging a new deal between the world of finance and society which would restore trust in the financial sector.


Financial Regulation Reform: we need to seize the moment


Eurofi Conference, Madrid - In the absence of Mr Barnier, Mr Algirdas Šemeta (Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud) kindly delivered his speech on financial regulation reform at the Eurofi Conference dinner.


We need a European approach to crisis resolution


Frankfurt - Speech of Commissioner Michel Barnier at the conférence on "financial integration and stability: the legacy of the crisis".


Global challenges; global responses pdf


At a breakfast meeting with representatives of the financial sector in the City of London, Mr Barnier underlined his commitment to better regulation, but at the same to time to consultation and to enhanced dialogue with stakeholders.