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Commission adopts detailed prudential rules for banks and insurers to stimulate investment in the economy

10.10.2014: The European Commission adopted today delegated acts under the Solvency II Directive and the Capital Requirements Regulation which will help promote high quality securitisation, ensure that banks have sufficient liquid assets in testing circumstances and introduce international comparability to leverage ratios.

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European Commission proposes ratification of Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to books for visually impaired persons

21.10.2014: The Treaty will ensure that books in formats such as Braille, large print, e-books and audio books with special navigation tools, produced under copyright exceptions, can be exchanged across borders, not only within the EU but also between the EU and third countries.

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The Commission has taken several infringement decisions
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Infringements: Bulgaria must allow bank customers to access their money (IP/14/1041)

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