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24.07.2015 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring of Portuguese bank Banif
09.07.2015 Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to MasterCard on cross-border rules and inter-regional interchange fees
19.05.2015 Commission approves acquisition of TSB by Sabadell; major step in restructuring plan of Lloyds Banking Group
16.12.2014 State Aid: Commission approves aid to Banka Celje based on the restructuring plan of Banka Celje and its merger with Abanka
09.04.2015 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid in favour of Irish bank Permanent TSB
28.10.2014 State aid: Commission approves creation of Portuguese development financial institution
21.10.2014 Antitrust: Commission settles cartel on bid-ask spreads charged on Swiss Franc interest rate derivatives; fines four major banks € 32.3 million
21.10.2014 Antitrust: Commission settles RBS-JPMorgan cartel in derivatives based on Swiss franc LIBOR; imposes € 61.6 million fine on JP Morgan
16.10.2014 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid scheme for Irish credit unions
15.10.2014 State aid: Commission approves creation of British Business Bank
13.08.2014 State aid: Commission approves Abanka's restructuring plan
23.07.2014 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for Greek Piraeus Bank
23.07.2014 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for National Bank of Greece
20.06.2014 State aid: Commission approves revised restructuring plan for NCG following sale to Banesco Group
12.06.2014 State aid: Commission approves amendments to restructuring plan of Belgian insurer Ethias
10.06.2014 Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to ICAP for suspected participation in yen interest rate derivatives cartel
20.05.2014 Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to three banks for suspected participation in euro interest rate derivatives cartel
13.05.2014 State aid: Commission approves amendments to restructuring plan of UK bank Lloyds Banking Group
29.04.2014 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for Greek bank Eurobank
12.03.2014 State aid: Commission clears amended restructuring plan of Banco CEISS after integration with Unicaja
11.03.2014 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for Danish bank FIH
26.02.2014 Antitrust: Commisison makes Visa Europe's commitments to cut inter-bank fees and to facilite cross-border competition legally binding
24.02.2014 State aid: Commission approves restructuring of Cypriiot cooperative banks
18.12.2013 State aid: Commission approves rescue or restructuring aid for five Slovenian banks
18.12.2013 State aid: Commission approves restructuring plan of Dutch bank insurance company SNS REAAL
04.12.2013 Antitrust: Commission fines banks € 1.71 billion for participating in cartels in the interest rate derivatives industry
27.11.2013 Aides d'État: la Commission autorise la résolution du créancier hypothécaire français Crédit Immobilier de France
27.11.2013 State aid: Commission authorises restructuring aid for Italian bank Monti dei Paschi di Siena
15.10.2013 State aid: Commission adapts crisis rules for banks
11.10.2013 Mergers: Commission clears Belgian m-commerce joint venture by Belgacom and BNP Paribas Fortis
03.09.2013 State aid: Commission approves plan to orderly wind down Hypo Group Alpe Adria
22.08.2013 State aid: Commission approves amendments to German bank NORD/LB's restructuring plan
14.08.2013 Mergers: Commission clears the creation of a joint e-commerce venture between Telefónica, CaixaBank and Banco Santander
25.07.2013 State aid: Commission approves Banco Gallego's restructuring plan
24.07.2013 State aid: Commission finalises discussions on restructuring plans for Portuguese banks CGD, Banco BPI, BCP
17.07.2013 State aid: Commission approves support for transformation of Latvian Mortgage and Land Bank
17.07.2013 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into amended Spanish tax scheme for acquisition of shares in foreign companies
10.07.2013 State aid: Commission adapts crisis rules for banks
09.07.2013 State aid: Commission approves amendment of Bank of Ireland's restructuring plan
01.07.2013 Antitrust: Commission sends statement of objections to 13 investment banks, ISDA and Markit in credit default swaps investigation
27.06.2013 State aid: Commission approves Portuguese Guarantee Scheme on EIB lending
24.06.2013 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of NYSE Euronext by InterContinental Exchange
21.06.2013 State aid: Commission approves the provisional restoring to former level of a guarantee of German bank HSH Nordbank
13.06.2013 Antitrust: Commission market tests Visa Europe's commitments – frequently asked questions
13.06.2013 Antitrust: Commission closes investigation of EPC but continues monitoring online payments market
14.05.2013 Antitrust: Vice President Almunia welcomes Visa Europe's proposal to cut inter-bank fees for credit cards
14.05.2013 State aid: Commission clears new restructuring plan of Banco CEISS in view of its possible acquisition by Unicaja
03.05.2013 State aid: Commission approves liquidation aid for Greek ATE Bank
09.04.2013 Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into MasterCard inter-bank fees
26.03.2013 Antitrust: Commission extends CDS information market investigation to International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
20.03.2013 State aid: Commission orders partial recovery of state aid granted to short-term export-credit insurance companies Ducroire of Belgium and SACE BT of Italy
06.03.2013 State Aid: Commission approves Finnish short-term export-credit insurance scheme
21.02.2013 State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Crédit Immobilier de France
21.02.2013 Financial services: Registration for co(re)insurance workshop on 12 March now open
11.02.2013 Financial services: Publication of study on co(re)insurance and workshop announcement for 12 March 2013
11.02.2013 Aides d’État: la Commission autorise temporairement une aide au sauvetage en faveur de la Banque PSA Finance
21.01.2013 State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue recapitalisation of Portuguese bank Banif
20.12.2012 State aid: Overview of decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis
20.12.2012 State aid: Commission's contribution to Spanish financial assistance programme focusing on banking sector
20.12.2012 Déclaration sur Dexia
20.12.2012 Aprobación de los planes de reestructuración de del segundo grupo de bancos españoles que precisaban ayuda estatal: Banco Mare Nostrum, Banco Caja3, Liberbank y Banco CEISS
20.12.2012 State aid: Commission approves restructuring plans of Spanish banks Liberbank, Caja3, Banco Mare Nostrum and Banco CEISS
18.12.2012 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into payment of dividends by Caixa Geral de Depósitos
17.12.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Italian bank Monte dei Paschi
05.12.2012 State aid: Commission approves emergency rescue aid for Austrian bank Hypo Group Alpe Adria
28.11.2012 State aid: Commission approves restructuring plans of Spanish banks BFA/Bankia, NCG Banco, Catalunya Banc and Banco de Valencia
28.11.2012 State aid: recapitalisation of Spanish banks - the Commission's role under EU State aid control
28.11.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of stakes in Dutch wholesale clothing company HVEG by ABN AMRO and Rabobank
20.11.2012 State aid: the Commission approves a new Spanish scheme for the early depreciation of assets acquired via finance leases
20.11.2012 Mergers: Commission approves joint acquisition of HDI Poland by Talanx and Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance
19.11.2012 Commission approves amendments to the restructuring plan of ING
12.11.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of part of French insurance company Gan Eurocourtage by rival Helvetia
06.11.2012 State Aid: Commission approves Cypriot bank guarantee scheme
17.10.2012 State Aid: Commission clears creation of UK Green Investment Bank
04.10.2012 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for Austrian bank Hypo Tirol
20.09.2012 Mergers: Commission approves joint venture between Euler Hermes and Mapfre in delcredere insurance
19.09.2012 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid to Austrian bank ÖVAG
13.09.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue recapitalisation of Cyprus Popular Bank
01.08.2012 Antitrust: Commission closes investigation in P&I Clubs case
31.07.2012 Antitrust: Commission sends supplementary statement of objections to Visa
27.07.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves aid to Alpha Bank, EFG Eurobank, Piraeus Bank and National Bank of Greece; opens in-depth investigations
27.07.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves aid for Greek Nea Proton Bank and opens in-depth investigation
25.07.2012 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid to BayernLB subject to repayment of €5 billion of aid
25.07.2012 State aid: Commission requests Ireland to end unlimited guarantee for Voluntary Health Insurance Board (VHI)
25.07.2012 State aid: Commission approves Spanish recapitalisation scheme for credit institutions
25.07.2012 State aid: Commission finds sale of Dexia BIL contains no state aid
25.07.2012 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for the sale of Spanish UNNIM Banc SAU to BBVA
25.07.2012 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for German bank NORD/LB
24.07.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of part of French insurance company Gan Eurocourtage by rival Allianz of Germany
18.07.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves recapitalisation of Caixa Geral de Depósitos
12.07.2012 Antitrust: Commission market tests improved commitments on Reuters Instrument Codes
12.07.2012 Call for tenders: Broad merchant payment acceptance survey
03.07.2012 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Talaris Topco by Glory in cash handling product sector
02.07.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves a second recapitalisation in favour of NLB and opens in-depth investigation on the restructuring plan of the bank
29.06.2012 State aid: Commission consults on draft Communication on short-term export credit insurance
29.06.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves public support granted to Danish FIH Erhvervsbank A/S ("FIH") and opens a formal investigation
27.06.2012 State aid: Commission approves state support for Spanish Bankia/BFA
12.06.2012 State Aid: Commission approves Finnish short-term export credit insurance scheme
06.06.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves increase of refinancing guarantee for Dexia SA and DCL and extends investigation
01.06.2012 State aid: Overview of decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis
31.05.2012 State aid: Commission extends in-depth investigation into the orderly resolution plan of the Dexia group
30.05.2012 State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for the sale of Spanish Banco CAM to Banco Sabadell
24.05.2012 Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgment in MasterCard case
16.05.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves aid for the resolution of Greek T Bank
11.05.2012 State aid: Commission approves ING's restructuring plan from 2009 anew and opens an in-depth investigation on later amendments to the plan
10.05.2012 Speech: Europe's banking sector after the crisis: Oversight, regulation and responsibility
08.05.2012 State aid: Commission launches major initiative to modernise state aid control
04.05.2012 Speech: Integrating payments in the EU: A new approach Conference on Card, Internet and Mobile Payments
25.04.2012 State aid: Commission temporarily approves Danish rescue aid to facilitate merger between Vestjysk Bank and Aarhus Lokalbank
04.04.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of joint control over Polish insurer Warta by Talanx and Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance
03.04.2012 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into a Belgian protection scheme for shareholders of financial cooperatives
03.04.2012 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into sale of Dexia BIL
30.03.2012 State aid: Commission approves amendment to Commerzbank restructuring plan
28.03.2012 Short term trade finance and credit insurance in the European Union
27.03.2012 Overview of decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis
27.03.2012 State aid: Commission approves restructuring of Banco Portugues de Negócios (BPN)
14.03.2012 State aid: Commission approves two UK schemes easing SMEs access to credit
27.02.2012 Growth, state aid and Eurobonds
24.02.2012 Restructuring EU banks: The role of State aid control
22.02.2012 State aid: Commission approves support measures for Hungarian bank FHB
17.02.2012 State aid: Commission approves guarantee scheme on liabilities for merging banks in Denmark
6.02.2012 State aid: Overview of pending decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis
01.02.2012 Mergers: Commission prohibits proposed merger between Deutsche Börse AG and NYSE Euronext – frequently asked questions
1.02.2012 Mergers: Commission blocks proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext
25.01.2012 State aid: Commission grants temporary approval to Latvian support for Latvian Mortgage and Land Bank and opens in-depth review into the measures for the bank's transformation
24.01.2012 Speech: Banking sector and State aid Economist Conferences: "The third Future of Banking Summit"
11.01.2012 Breaking down barriers to secure and innovative card, internet and mobile payments
21.12.2011 State aid: Commission temporarily approves guarantees on the refinancing of Dexia and DCL and opens in-depth investigation
20.12.2011 State aid: Commission approves split-up of WestLB
20.12.2011 State aid: Commission approves Irish resolution scheme for credit unions
20.12.2011 State aid: Commission approves second restructuring plan of Bank of Ireland
14.12.2011 Speech by Joaquín Almunia: A fair and open system for payments in the Single Market
14.12.2011 Antitrust: Commission market tests Thomson Reuters' commitments on Reuters Instrument Codes
1.12.2011 State aid: Commission extends crisis rules for banks
1.12.2011 State aid: crisis-related aid aside, Scoreboard shows continued trend towards less and better targeted aid
1.12.2011 State aid: Overview of pending decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis
15.11.2011 Antitrust: Commission makes Standard & Poor's commitments to abolish fees for use of US International Securities Identification Numbers binding
30.11.2011 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of RBS assets by Banco Santander
24.10.2011 State aid: Commission opens in-depth review of restructuring of Banco Português de Negócios
17.10.2011 State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Dexia Bank Belgium; opens in-depth investigation
30.9.2011 State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Spanish savings banks NCG Banco, Catalunya Banc and Unnim Banc
26.9.2011 Antitrust: Commission opens investigation in e-payment market
20.9.2011 State aid: Overview of decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis
20.09.2011 State aid: Commission approves restructuring of HSH Nordbank, subject to conditions
06.09.2011 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Fortis Commercial Finance Holding by BNP Paribas
04.08.2011 Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext
18.07.2011 State aid: Commission approves restructuring plan of Hypo Real Estate and clears the aid
30.6.2011 Mergers: Commission clears merger of Polish banking and insurance subsidiaries of Austria's Raiffeisen and Greece's EFG Eurobank Ergasias
06.6.2011 State aid: Commission approves liquidation aid for Danish Eik Bank
06.6.2011 State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Danish Amagerbanken
01.6.2011 Commission authorises extension of bank support schemes in Ireland and Spain
23.5.2011 State aid: Overview of decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis
23.05.2011 State aid: Commission approves restructuring plan of Agricultural Bank of Greece
18.4.2011 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of certain assets of UK financial firm Egg by Barclays Bank
05.4.2011 State aid: Overview of decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis
31.03.2011 State aid: Commission approves Austrian State support for the restructuring of Kommunalkredit
7.03.2011 State aid: Commission temporarily clears support for Nova Ljubljanska Banka
16.02.2011 Statement by Joaquín Almunia Competition Commissioner and Vice President of the Commission on WestLB
3.02.2011 State aid: Overview of national measures adopted as a response to the financial/economic crisis
26.01.2011 State aid: Commission rules against the unequal treatment resulting from certain insurance policies ("contrats solidaires" and "contrats responsables")
20.01.2011 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of general insurance and reinsurance group Brit Insurance by private equity investment funds CVC and Apollo






  
  
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