Friday 26 April 2013
09:00 - 15:30
European Commission Representation in Spain
Paseo de la Castellana, 46
On Friday, 26 April 2013, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted an information seminar in Madrid at the European Commission Representation in Spain on the issue of late payment and the application of a new European directive to tackle the problem.
This directive is an important legal development for businesses, particularly SMEs, and public authorities in Ireland and across the EU. It puts in place strict time-lines and tough penalties for payment between businesses, and between businesses and public authorities.
The seminar provided participants with an opportunity to learn more about the problem of late payment and the new measures being put in place to address the issue.
It included presentations from Mr. Francisco Fonseca Morillo, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Spain; Mr. Antonio Beteta, Secretary of State for Public Administrations, Ministry of Finance; Mr. Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission; Mr. Antonio Alarcó Hernández, Senator, Spokesperson on Development and Innovation, Senate Commission on the Economy and Competitiveness; Mr. Pablo Arias Echeverría, MEP and Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee; Mr. Lorenzo Amor, President of the Self-Employed Workers’ Association (ATA); Ms. Idaira Robayna Alfonso, Legal Officer, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Mr. Julio Fuentes Gómez, Deputy Director-General, General Technical Secretariat, Ministry of Justice; Mr. Luis Salvaterra, Managing Director, Intrum Justitia Spain; Mr. Pere Brachfield, Plataforma Multisectorial contra la Morosidad; Mr. César Redondo, CESCE; Ms. Laura Martín Moya, Lawyer, Osborne Clarke; and Dr. Josep Gracia Casamitjana, Secretary-General for the Official Manresa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Professor of Private International Law at the Universidad Autónoma in Barcelona.
This campaign is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise & Industry and is part of the European Commission’s ongoing commitment to promoting economic growth and European business.
Brochure [396 KB]
Poster [350 KB]
Real Decreto-ley 4/2013
Speakers at the Late Payment Information Seminar in Spain [251 KB]
Participants at the Late Payment Information Seminar in Spain [315 KB]
Mr. Pablo Arias Echeverría, MEP, addresses participants [152 KB]
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