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Copyright: summary report of the public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules
23/07/2014

The summary report published today provides a qualitative overview of the input received from a wide range of stakeholders, including consumers, rights holders, business and institutional users of copyright works, collective rights management organisations and governments.

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Langfristige Finanzierung für Infrastrukturvorhaben [Long-term investment for infrastructure] – Article
27/07/2014

“We need new instruments that are better suited for long-term financing and especially for infrastructure projects”. Vice-President Barnier explains what the EU has done in this respect. Article by Michel Barnier, Börsen-Zeitung.

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The right to a basic bank account for all European citizens: Commission welcomes Council adoption
23/07/2014

The Directive will foster the creation of a real single market for retail financial services bringing numerous benefits to EU citizens by providing them with a right to a basic payment account irrespective of their place of residence or financial situation.

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Single Market Scoreboard: EU countries are dismantling barriers to the European single market
17/07/2014

The Scoreboard provides country-specific information and analyses in detail how certain governance tools function and policies are applied in each country. The scope of the Single Market Scoreboard has been extended to two specific policy areas: public procurement and postal services.

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Financial crime and cyber security handbook – Foreword
16/07/2014

“Strengthening sanctioning regimes against market abuse is one of the key elements of the EU’s financial sector reform”. Foreword by Commissioners Viviane Reding and Michel Barnier

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Commission wants to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain
15/07/2014

The Communication on unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain is addressed to stakeholders and Member States.

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Green Paper on Geographical Indication protection at EU level for non-agricultural products
15/07/2014

The Commission launches public consultation on a possible extension of geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products. Names such as champagne or prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham) that identify agricultural products with specific characteristics attributable to their place of origin are protected at EU level.

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