The European Commission has today adopted Regulatory Technical Standards on criteria to identify categories of staff whose professional activities have a material impact on an institution’s risk profile. These standards supplement the requirements of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV) and will ensure that the CRD rules on remuneration are applied consistently across the EU.
“I welcome today’s agreement by Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on the creation of a regional division of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). I am very pleased to see those countries taking the lead on this important aspect of the future UPC”. Statement by Commissioner Barnier.
“If we want to play an active role in the world in future, and to have real strategic autonomy, we have to move forward together on defence”. Speech by Commissioner Barnier.
“Europe is at a turning point. Both politically and economically. […] For the first time in years, we do not have our backs against the wall. So now is the right time to move from a reactive to proactive approach”. Speech by Michel Barnier.
The changing international economic situation and constantly emerging new security concerns mean that the European defence industry must transform itself to be capable of maintaining the security of the EU in the years to come. In this context, the key objective of this high-level conference on “Setting the agenda for the European defence sector” - which will be opened by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso - is to work with this sector to identify the best ways to implement the actions set out in the recent Commission Communication on defence, in the light of the European Council Conclusions adopted in December 2013.
The European Commission’s online Single Market Scoreboard has been updated as regards two main governance tools: transposition of Single Market-related directives and infringements. With regard to the application of Single Market law, the number of infringements has not changed over the last six months, whereas the percentage of Single Market directives that have not been transposed into national law in time has gone up slightly to 0.7%.
“Europe needs modern and useful rules on transparency of non-financial information by certain large companies. I am glad to see that the European Parliament and the Council agree and support the Commission on this proposal”, said Michel Barnier.