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Financial services: Infringements

Overall view of infringement proceedings and the implementation of Community Directives

Read also specific Infringement cases for Banking and Insurance


30.09.2010 Financial Services: Commission requests Portugal to ensure proper application of EU rules for investment funds (IP/10/1246)
  Payment services: Commission refers Poland to Court for not implementing EU rules (IP/10/1249)
05.05.2010 Financial markets: Commission calls on Hungary to implement Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) (IP/10/497)
  Free movement of capital: Commission acts to put an end to special rights of the Greek state in the Public Power Corporation (IP/10/503)
20.11.2009 Financial services: Commission takes action to ensure that 10 Member States implement EU rules (IP/09/1760)
08.10.2009 Free movement of capital: Commission contests Greek Decree stipulating a 5% voting cap in electricity company PPC (IP/09/1480)
  Commission takes action to ensure that Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Poland implement EU laws (IP/09/1481)
31.01.2008 Commission refers Czech Republic, Poland and Spain to Court of Justice over non-implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) (IP/08/126)
10.01.2006 Commission acts to ensure seven Member States implement EU laws (IP/06/14)
18.10.2005 Commission acts to ensure 12 Member States implement EU laws
17.10.2005 Infringement proceedings against Austria, Finland, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Sweden 
13.10.2005 Commission closes case against Italy on accounting rules for professional sports clubs (“Salva-Calcio”)
03.08.2005 Commission moves against 16 Member States for failure to implement EU legislation on financial services
07.07.2005 Commission calls on Spain to apply Court of Justice ruling on privatisation law and to comply with law on investment in companies
22.12.2004 Commission acts to ensure eight Member States implement EU laws
13.07.2004 Internal Market: The Commission asks nine Member States to implement various EU laws
09.07.2004 Free movement of capital: Commission closes case against Portugal over privatisation law
See also 15.5.2003
09.02.2004 Money laundering: Commission asks six Member States to apply the EU law they have agreed
14.07.2003 Commission moves against 13 Member States for failure to implement EU legislation
10.07.2003 Germany and Austria must end discrimination against foreign investment funds; Commission seeks information from France
15.05.2003 Commission calls on Portugal to apply a ruling of the Court of Justice; proceedings against France are closed
13.05.2003 The Court finds against the Spanish and United Kingdom rules regulating special shares ("golden shares")
19.12.2002 Taxation of investment funds: infringement procedure against Germany
14.11.2002 Commission requests Austria to amend rules on co-operative banks' liquidity reserves
27.07.2001 UK to be referred to Court over investor compensation Directive
24.10.2000 Commission decides to request Austria to end tax discrimination on securities
05.07.2000 Free movement of capital: Spain referred to Court of Justice
27.03.2000 Commission closes infringement cases against Portugal concerning BSCH/Champalimaud !DE
06.03.2000 Commission sends reasoned opinion to Belgium over discriminatory tax regime !DE
11.01.2000 Infringement proceedings against Luxembourg and Portugal
03.11.1999 Commission refers BSCH/Champalimaud case to the Court of Justice
20.10.1999 Commission to send reasoned opinion to Portugal over veto against BSCH participation in Champalimaud group
15.10.1999 Infringement proceedings against France and Italy in the field of stock exchanges !DE
30.07.1999 Infringement procedures against Italy, Spain, Austria, France and Luxembourg
20.07.1999 Infringement procedure against Portugal over veto against BSCH participation in Grupo Mundial Confiança !DE
18.01.1999 Proceedings before European Court of Justice against France and Luxembourg
12.01.1998 Commission pursues infringement proceedings against Belgium, Spain and the United Kingdom !DE
15.10.1997 Money laundering: Commission decides to refer case against Austria to the Court of Justice
03.02.1997 Germany referred to Court over investment trust restrictions !de
02.07.1996 Commission to send reasoned opinion to Austria

Last update: 24-01-2013