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Commission adopts detailed rules on contributions of banks to resolution funds
21/10/2014

The European Commission has today adopted a delegated act and a draft proposal for a Council implementing act to calculate the contributions of banks to the national resolution funds and to the Single Resolution Fund respectively.

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European Commission proposes ratification of Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to books for visually impaired persons
21/10/2014

The Treaty will ensure that books in formats such as Braille, large print, e-books and audio books with special navigation tools, produced under copyright exceptions, can be exchanged across borders, not only within the EU but also between the EU and third countries.

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Commission adopts detailed prudential rules for banks and insurers to stimulate investment in the economy
10/10/2014

The European Commission adopted today delegated acts under the Solvency II Directive and the Capital Requirements Regulation which will help promote high quality securitisation, ensure that banks have sufficient liquid assets in testing circumstances and introduce international comparability to leverage ratios.

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Commission adopts Regulatory Technical Standards to implement stricter rules on credit rating agencies
30/09/2014

The European Commission adopted three Regulatory Technical Standards which will help to implement key provisions of the Regulation on Credit Rating Agencies by setting out reporting and disclosure requirements in three important areas.

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Disclosure of non-financial information: Europe’s largest companies to be more transparent about how they operate
29/09/2014

The European Commission welcomes today’s adoption by the Council of the Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by large companies and groups. Companies concerned will disclose information on policies, risks and outcomes as regards environmental matters, social and employee-related aspects, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery issues, and diversity on boards of directors.

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Attack to win games and defend to win trophies: safeguarding financial stability in the EU single market
29/09/2014

“We have attacked through the overhaul of the financial framework of the last five years. Now we need to defend what we have achieved by remaining alert to new and potential risks. Adapt to changing circumstances. And play as a team to win the global competition”. Speech by Vice President Barnier at the Worshipful Company of World Traders, London.

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Competitiveness Council - 25-26 September
Competitiveness Council - 25-26 September
24/09/2014

The first Competitiveness Council under the mandate of the Italian EU Presidency will take place in Brussels on 25-26 September 2014. The Council will discuss the mid-term review of the EU’s economic growth programme, the Commission’s Implementation Roadmap “A New Deal for European Defence”, the implementation of the patent package, and the opportunity of extending EU-wide geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products.

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