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Finalising the Banking Union: European Parliament backs Commission’s proposals (Single Resolution Mechanism, Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, and Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive)

15.04.2014: "The EU has lived up to its commitments. Thanks to the assiduous work of the co-legislators, we have turned the idea of a Banking Union into reality in less than two years".

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European Commission proposes to strengthen shareholder engagement and introduce a "say on pay" for Europe’s largest companies

09.04.2014: The European Commission has today adopted a package of measures to improve the corporate governance of around 10 000 companies listed on Europe’s stock exchanges. The package includes a proposal to revise the existing Shareholder Rights Directive, a recommendation to improve corporate governance reporting, and a proposal for a directive on single-member companies.

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