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2010
13.10.2010European Commission conference: Financial reporting and auditing. A time for change? (9–10.02.2011)
13.10.2010The European Commission consults on how the European audit market can be improved (IP/10/1325)
13.10.2010EU Audit Policy Info-letter – Autumn 2010
01.09.2010The European Commission green lights the exchange of audit working papers with Australia and the United States of America (IP/10/1083)
22.06.2010Call for tender: study on the effects of the implementation of the “acquis” on statutory audits of annual and consolidated accounts including the consequences on the audit market (MARKT/2010/15/F)
11.06.2010Monitoring Group issues Consultation Paper on its assessment of the implementation of the IFAC reforms PDFEnglish, PDFEnglish
27.04.2010 Commissioner Barnier will launch a Green Paper on auditing in the autumn
19.03.2010Competent authorities for the tasks provided for in the Statutory Audit Directive PDF (2006/43/EC)
11.03.2010Commission publishes the results of the public consultation on the adoption of International Auditing Standards (ISA) in the EU
09.03.2010Links to public registers of statutory auditors and audit firms
09.03.2010Competent authorities for the tasks provided for in the Statutory Audit Directive PDF (2006/43/EC)
08.03.2010Scoreboard on the status of implementation of the Directive on statutory audit (2006/43/EC) in Member States
05.02.2010The European Commission gives green light to the co-operation of Member States with Canada, Japan and Switzerland on the exchange of audit working papers (IP/10/136)
05.02.2010The European Commission gives green light to the co-operation of Member States with Canada, Japan and Switzerland on the exchange of audit working papers (IP/10/136)
2009
08.12.2009 The European Group of Auditors’ Oversight Bodies (EGAOB) has developed a Guidance Paper on the Cooperation Between Competent Authorities within the EU
13.11.2009 Scoreboard on the status of implementation of the Directive on statutory audit (2006/43/EC) in Member States
06.11.2009 Conference on International Developments in Accounting and Auditing (8 February 2010)
28.09.2002 Decision establishing a Community programme to support specific activities in the field of financial services, financial reporting and auditing – more information
16.09.2009 Scoreboard on the status of implementation of the Directive on statutory audit (2006/43/EC) in Member States
11.09.2009 Commission proposes cooperation on the exchange of audit working papers between Member States and Canada, Japan and Switzerland (IP/09/1304)
19.08.2009 Commission publishes a study on the comparison of the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) with the auditing standards of the US PCAOB
23.07.2009 Scoreboard on the status of implementation of the Directive on statutory audit (2006/43/EC) in Member States
15.07.2009 International audit market: consultation respondents recognise need to remove barriers to entry (IP/09/1139)
25.06.2009 Commission takes action to ensure that Member States implement EU rules (IP/09/1004)
22.06.2009 Commission consults the public on the adoption of International Auditing Standards in the EU and publishes a study on potential costs and benefits (IP/09/975)
17.06.2009 National transposition measures for Directive 2006/43/EC as of 26 May 2009
28.05.2009 Scoreboard on the status of implementation of the Directive on statutory audit (2006/43/EC) in Member States
19.05.2009 The Monitoring Group adopts a Charter
  • Press Release PDFEnglish
  • Charter PDFEnglish
01.03.2009 Scoreboard on the status of implementation of the Directive on statutory audit (2006/43/EC) in Member States
19.02.2009 Audit Working papers – Statement by Charlie McCreevy, Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services (MEMO/09/79)
09.02.2009 Comment letter by the Commission services in reply to the request for public comment by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on its “proposed rule amendments concering the timing of certain inspections of non-US audit firms, and other issues relating to inspections of non-US firms”. PDFEnglish
26.01.2009 Commission adopts measures to strengthen supervisory committees and standard-setting bodies for accounting and auditing (IP/09/125)
More information
26.01.2009 Statutory Audit Directive: Commission services propose a Draft Decision on the adequacy of the competent authorities of certain third countries to be adopted through comitology procedure PDF - 120 KBEnglish
2008
10.12.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy: Speech at the European Contact Group/EGIAN dinner (SPEECH/08/692)
09.12.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy: Final Closing Remarks at FEE Conference on Audit Regulation (SPEECH/08/691)
09.12.2008 International Auditing Conference with third countries (10.12.2008 – Brussels) – Midday Express
02.12.2008 Report of the European Group of Auditors’ Oversight Bodies (EGAOB)PDFEnglish
18.11.2008 Audit firms: Commission consults on ways to help create more market players (IP/08/1727)
10.11.2008 Scoreboard on the status of implementation of the Directive on statutory audit (2006/43/EC) in Member States
02.10.2008 International Auditing Conference with third countries: Better cooperation between public oversight systems – 10.12.2008, Brussels
04.08.2008 Commission decision cuts red tape for audit firms from third countries (IP/08/1238)
31.07.2008 Scoreboard on the transposition of the Directive on Statutory Audit (2006/43/EC) PDFEnglish
06.06.2008 Commission issues Recommendation on limiting audit firms’ liability (IP/08/897)
22.05.2008 The PIOB (Public Interest Oversight Board) issues its third public report
20.05.2008 The Nominating Committee of the Monitoring Group welcomes the European Commission to its membership PDFEnglish
13.05.2008 Commission issues Recommendation to strengthen confidence in statutory audit (IP/08/734)
14.03.2008 Comment letter by the Commission services in reply to the request for public comment by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on its “proposed policy statement: guidance on Rule 4012” PDF - 28 KBEnglish
11.03.2008 Directive 2008/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 amending Directive 2006/43/EC on statutory audits of annual accounts and consolidated accounts, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission
28.01.2008 Statutory Audit Directive: Commission services propose a transitional period for audit activities of certain third country auditors and audit entities to be adopted through comitology procedure 
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2007
20.12.2007 Lot 1 of a study on International Auditing Standards (ISA) has been awarded to the Duisburg-Essen University. This study aims at addressing the incremental direct and indirect costs, as well as the benefits resulting from any possible adoption by the European Commission of ISAs. The results are expected for the first quarter of 2009.
20.12.2007 Lot 2 of a study on International Auditing Standards (ISA) has been awarded to the Maastricht University. The study mainly aims at examining differences between the ISAs and the auditing standards mandated by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board of the United States of America. The results are expected for the first quarter of 2009.
19.12.2007 Mr. McCreevy presents statutory audit package (SPEECH/07/835)
27.11.2007 Speech of C. McCreevy: EU-US cooperation on reporting standards audit oversight and regulation (SPEECH/07/757)
23.10.2007 Ownership rules for audit firms: Commission publishes independent study on the impact on the audit market (IP/07/1570)
17.10.2007 Commission requests France to remove obstacles to provision of services by networks of audit firms (IP/07/1520)
12.08.2007 Study on international standards on auditing (2 lots) 2007/S 154-191087
12.07.2007 Commission sets out vision for simplifying EU rules on company law, accounting and auditing (IP/07/1087)
  Auditing: consultation shows support for Commission action on non-EU audit firms (IP/07/1084)
18.06.2007 Commission publishes results of consultation on possible reform of liability rules in the EU (IP/07/845)
13.06.2007 Commissioner McCreevy and Minister Yamamoto meet to discuss Financial Services and in particular Accounting and Auditing issues PDF - 28 KBEnglish
12.06.2007 EU Commissioner McCreevy meets Vice Minister of Finance Wang Jun PDF - 28 KBEnglish
31.05.2007 The PIOB (Public Interest Oversight Board) issues its second public report
06.03.2007 EU Commissioner McCreevy meets with PCAOB Chairman Mark Olson on EU-US cooperation on audit regulation (IP/07/286)
18.01.2007 Commission consults on possible reform of liability rules in the EU (IP/07/60)
11.01.2007 Commission consults on regulation of non-EU audit firms (IP/07/31)
2006
12.10.2006 Speech of C. McCreevy: EU audit regulation and international cooperation
04.10.2006 Auditors’ liability: Commission publishes independent study on economic impact of current rules
24.06.2006 Study on ownership rules applying to the audit firms and their consequences on audit market concentration 2006/S 118-125103
09.06.2006 Directive 2006/43/EC has been published in the Journal L 157.
16.05.2006 The PIOB (Public Interest Oversight Board) issues its first public report
25.04.2006 Council adopts new EU rules on audit of company accounts
2005
14.12.2005 European Group of Auditors’ Oversight Bodies” created
12.12.2005 Auditors’ liability: Summary Record of  European Forum on limitation of financial burdens
15.11.2005 Auditors’ liability: new European Forum on limitation of financial burdens
11.10.2005 Charlie McCreevy welcomes the agreement reached in Council on the 8th Company Law Directive on statutory audit
28.09.2005 European Parliament votes in favour of the Commission proposals for the 8th Company Law Directive on statutory audit
2004
16.03.2004 Commission proposes Directive to combat fraud and malpractice
2003
21.05.2003 Commission Communication “Reinforcing the Statutory audit in the European Union
24.04.2003 EU concerned about US audit registration step
2002
18.04.2002 Commission services publish analysis of repercussions of Enron collapse
2001
15.01.2001 Study on civil liability of statutary auditors
2000
18.12.2000 Commission launches consultations on independence of statutary auditors
21.11.2000 Commission issues Recommendation setting minimum quality assurance standards for statutory audits
1998
07.05.1998 Commission Communication on the statutory audit in the European Union
1996
05.12.1996 New European approach on statutory auditing to be launched
24.07.1996 Commission adopts Green Paper on the Role, Position and Liability of Statutory Auditors

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