Speeches - January 2011

The Services Directive one year on: continuing the momentum to seek growth

31/01/2011

Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the Business Europe and Eurochambres' joint conference "Implementation Of The Services Directive: One Year On. "

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The Internal Market Information System and the Services Directive: how to realise the potential of the Single Market by reinventing administrative cooperation pdf - 32 KB [32 KB] français (fr)

27/01/2011

Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the conference "The IMI Network and the Services Directive - Releasing the Full Potential"

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Occupational pensions in the Netherlands pdf - 42 KB [42 KB] français (fr)

25/01/2011

"Occupational pensions are an important pillar in the retirement system and we do not want to penalize the system". Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the Dutch Pension Funds' Annual Meeting.

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European Parliament confirms the appointment of the new Chairmen to the three new European Supervisory Authorities

25/01/2011

Following the vote in the European Parliament confirming the appointment of the three new Chairmen to the three new European Supervisory Bodies (Andrea Enria for the European Banking Authority, Steven Maijoor for the European Securities and Markets Authority and Gabriel Bernardino for the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority), European Commissioner Michel Barnier said:

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Copyright in the digital era pdf - 41 KB [41 KB] français (fr)

22/01/2011

"My ambition, and that of my colleagues of the European Commission, is to ensure that the great opportunities afforded by the single market can benefit all creators, all artists and with them all citizens". Speech by Commissioner Barnier at MidemNet in Cannes.

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Public services and the Single Market Act pdf - 41 KB [41 KB] français (fr)

12/01/2011

To remain competitive the European Union must be ambitious on services of general interest. Speech by Commissioner Barnier to the Public Services Intergroup of the European Parliament.

 

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Towards a fairer and more sustainable retail and distribution sector: keys for reinvented competitiveness pdf - 63 KB [63 KB] français (fr)

12/01/2011

Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the Eurocommerce conference "A competitive business sector: key for sustainable food supply chain".

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The date of 1st January 2011 marks a turning point for the European financial sector

01/01/2011

Today, three new European Authorities for the supervision of financial activities – for banks, markets and insurances and pensions respectively -  start their work a few days after the launch of the European Systemic Risk Board.

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