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