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December 2008

Date Theme Subject  
19.12.2008 Public Procurement Commission recognises need for accelerated procurement procedure
18.12.2008 Investment funds Commission launches public consultation on hedge funds (IP/08/2028)
17.12.2008 Review of the Single Market "The Single Market: our most valuable asset" (IP/08/2000)
15.12.2008 Public Procurement Updated lists of Contracting Authorities give better access to public contracts for businesses (IP/08/1971)
12.12.2008 Accounting European Commission grants equivalence in relation to third country GAAPs (IP/08/1962)
11.12.2008 FIN-NET Consultation on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the area of financial services (MEX/08/1210)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Private Equity: Progress on Disclosure and Transparency (Walker Guidelines) (SPEECH/08/701)
  Speech of C. McCreevy An exchange of views on Public Procurement (SPEECH/08/699)
  Speech of C. McCreevy A fair deal for Europe's creators (SPEECH/08/698)
10.12.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Speech at the European Contact Group/EGIAN dinner (SPEECH/08/692)
09.12.2008 Auditing International Auditing Conference with third countries (10.12.2008 – Brussels) - Midday Express
  Speech of C. McCreevy Final Closing Remarks at FEE Conference on Audit Regulation (SPEECH/08/691)
08.12.2008 Pharmacy services Workshop on "Access to High Quality Pharmacy Services": summary and presentations on-line
  Speech of C. McCreevy Speech at Annual AEJ Christmas lunch (SPEECH/08/684)
  Financial Markets Infrastructure Commission expert group takes stock of progress on harmonised solutions to cross-border barriers (IP/08/1903)
04.12.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Financial market controversies and the outlook for next year (SPEECH/08/676)
03.12.2008 Single Market News The English version of SMN 52 is on line
02.12.2008 Retail financial services Mortgage markets: Commission study shows varying national approach to regulation of 'non-credit' institutions (IP/08/1855)
  Future Single Market policy European Action Plan on e-signatures and e-identification
01.12.2008 Retail financial services Commission welcomes new industry rules on account switching (IP/08/1841)
  Councils Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council (MEMO/08/753)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) of the European Parliament  (SPEECH/08/665)

November 2008

Date Theme Subject  
28.11.2008 Councils Preparation of the Competitiveness Council of Ministers (MEMO/08/749)
27.11.2008 Infringements Free movement of capital: Commission calls again on Germany to apply a Court ruling on Volkswagen law (IP/08/1797)
    Public procurement: Commission asks Spain for information on compliance with Court judgement on public contract review procedures (IP/08/1796)
    Internal Market: Commission takes action to ensure that Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/1795)
    Professional qualifications: the Commission takes action against four Member States to guarantee the application of EU law (IP/08/1794)
    Freedom of establishment and freedom to supply services: closure of a number of infringement proceedings (IP/08/1793)
    Fuel distribution: the Commission decides to close the proceedings against Italy  (IP/08/1792)
    Public procurement: Commission refers Germany to Court of Justice over award of waste disposal contract without competitive tender procedure (IP/08/1791)
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Cyprus and Greece (IP/08/1790)
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Spain (IP/08/1789)
    Motor insurance: Commission requests information on Ireland's compliance with Court judgement (IP/08/1788)
    Insurance: Commission continues its scrutiny of the exemption of Irish Voluntary Health Insurance Board (VHI) from EU rules (IP/08/1787)
    Monopoly of collecting societies' activities: infringement proceedings against the Czech Republic and Hungary (IP/08/1786)
    Pharmacies: infringement proceedings against Italy (IP/08/1785)
    Free movement of capital: Commission contests Greek law on investment in strategic companies (IP/08/1784)
18.11.2008 Auditing Audit firms: Commission consults on ways to help create more market players (IP/08/1727)
17.11.2008 Single Market News The German and French version of issue 51 are on line
  Speech of C. McCreevy Prudential Supervision in an Integrated Market (SPEECH/08/623)
  Speech of C. McCreevy The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) (SPEECH/08/622)
14.11.2008 Accounting European Securities Committee votes to grant "equivalence" in relation to third country GAAPs (IP/08/1715)
13.11.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy The Single Market (SPEECH/08/610)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) (SPEECH/08/609)
12.11.2008 Rating Agencies Commission adopts proposal to regulate credit rating agencies (IP/08/1684)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Press Conference on Credit Rating Agencies (SPEECH/08/605)
11.11.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Opening address at the OHIM exhibition (SPEECH/08/602)
06.11.2008 C. McCreevy Commissioner McCreevy and MEP Ferber receive Postal Users Group inaugural Awards
05.11.2008 Securities First meeting of the working party on derivatives (MEMO/08/679)
  Accounting Commission adopts consolidated text of IFRS applicable in the EU (IP/08/1639)
  Accounting Commission welcomes IASB guidance on the application of fair value measurement when markets become inactive (IP/08/1636)

October 2008

Date Theme Subject  
23.10.2008 Electronic Public Procurement Commission assesses the use of electronic procurement in Europe (IP/08/1577)
17.10.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Time for regulators to get a better view of derivatives (SPEECH/08/538)
  Pharmacy services Workshop on Access to High-Quality Pharmacy Services within the EU: establishment of new information network
16.10.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Challenges for corporate governance in the EU (SPEECH/08/537)
  Infringements Anti-money laundering: Commission takes action to ensure that Belgium, Ireland, Spain and Sweden implement EU laws (IP/08/1522)
    Free movement of capital: Commission closes infringement proceedings against Italy regarding new regime for motorway concessions (IP/08/1521)
    Internal Market: Commission takes action to ensure that 10 Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/1520)
    Company law and corporate governance: Commission takes action to ensure that 12 Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/1519)
    Freedom to provide services: infringement proceedings against Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom (IP/08/1518)
    Reimbursement of the cost of cross-border medical treatment: infringement proceedings against Spain, France, Luxembourg and Portugal (IP/08/1517)
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Germany concerning road maintenance services and flight measure services (IP/08/1516)
    Public procurement: Commission asks Italy for information on compliance with Court judgement on helicopter purchase contracts (IP/08/1515)
    Public procurement: infringement procedures against Greece (IP/08/1514)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Protecting innovation in Europe (SPEECH/08/532)
15.10.2008 Accounting Accounting standards: Commission adopts amendments to mitigate consequences of financial turmoil
  Speech of C. McCreevy The need of a patent system for Europe (SPEECH/08/527)
  Banking Commission sets out proposal to increase minimum protection for bank deposits to €100,000 (IP/08/1508)
  Payment Services Commission proposes extension of rules on cross-border euro payments to direct debits (IP/08/1506)
13.10.2008 Electronic money Commission proposes clear legal framework for innovative payment solutions (IP/08/1491)
10.10.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy European Private Company (SPEECH/08/517)
09.10.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Lamfalussy follow up: future structure of supervision (SPEECH/08/513)
08.10.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy The Private Equity Industry within the European Economic Model  (SPEECH/08/505)
06.10.2008 Protection of pay-TV services Europe-wide protection against conditional-access piracy still indispensable (IP/08/1462)
  Councils Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council (MEMO/08/605)
03.10.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy The new Postal Directive (SPEECH/08/485)
  Speech of C. McCreevy 10th Birthday Dinner Speech (SPEECH/08/486)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Achievements and issues with MiFID, SEPA/PSD Progress (SPEECH/08/487)
  Speech of C. McCreevy An Ageing Society – Can we afford to live longer (SPEECH/08/488)
02.10.2008 Auditing International Auditing Conference with third countries: Better cooperation between public oversight systems – 10.12.2008, Brussels
  Securities Conference on reviewing Market Abuse regime - 12.11.2008, Brussels
  Pharmacy services Workshop on "Access to High Quality Pharmacy Services" 15 October 2008
01.10.2008 Banking Commission proposes revision of bank capital requirements rules to reinforce financial stability  (IP/08/1433)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Capital Requirements Directive - Press Conference (SPEECH/08/478)

September 2008

Date Theme Subject  
30.09.2008 Postal services The final report of the Ecorys study on the main developments in the postal sector (2006-2008) has been posted on our website, see studies.
29.09.2008 Accounting McCreevy announces major initiatives on accounting rules for small businesses (MEMO/08/589)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Winning in Challenging Times (SPEECH/08/471)
26.09.2008 Councils Commission welcomes Council support for plans to combat counterfeiting and piracy more effectively (IP/08/1416)
  Securities 'MiFID one year on' conference, 13.11.2008, Brussels
25.09.2008 Company Law Commission proposes further simplification of EU rules on mergers and divisions (IP/08/1407)
  Councils Preparation of the Competitiveness Council of Ministers (MEMO/08/585)
22.09.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Intervention on Lehne and Rasmussen Reports (SPEECH/08/451)
19.09.2008 Consultations Consultation on policy proposals regarding credit rating agencies: the contributions are online
18.09.2008 Infringements Commission acts to ensure that 12 Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/1368)
    Commission closes infringement procedure against Finland concerning company representatives (IP/08/1363)
    Closure of infringement procedure concerning Hungarian fee for pharmaceutical sales representatives (IP/08/1361)
    Free movement of services: infringement proceedings against Italy over extrajudicial debt recovery services shelved (IP/08/1360)
    Free movement of capital: Commission requests Poland to remove investment restrictions on open pension funds (IP/08/1359)
    Free movement of capital: Commission refers Portugal to European Court of Justice over special rights held by the State/public entities in EDP (Energias de Portugal) (IP/08/1357)
    Free movement of services: infringement proceedings against France for obstructing online sales of optical products and glasses (IP/08/1354)
    Freedom of establishment for pharmacies: infringement proceedings against Germany and Portugal (IP/08/1352)
    Professional qualifications: Commission requests information on Spain's compliance with Court judgement on hospital pharmacists (IP/08/1350)
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Ireland concerning award procedure for interpretation services by Department of Justice (IP/08/1349)
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Spain regarding the joint ventures set up by IVVSA and AUMSA (IP/08/1348)
17.09.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy The importance of smaller quoted companies to the European economy (SPEECH/08/443)
16.09.2008 Single Market News The English version of SMN 51 is on line
11.09.2008 Councils Preparation of Eurogroup and Informal Economic and Finance Ministers Council (MEMO/08/558)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Cross-border Insurance Groups Supervision (SPEECH/08/423)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Cross-border Banking Groups Supervision  (SPEECH/08/422)
10.09.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Financial Turmoil: latest developments on policy response  (SPEECH/08/417)
09.09.2008 Occupational Pensions Consultation: Harmonisation of solvency rules applicable to Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORPs)
  Speech of C. McCreevy Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue 2008  (SPEECH/08/411)
04.09.2008 Payments Commission and ECB support launch of pan-European SEPA Direct Debit; provide guidance to industry (IP/08/1290)
  Financial services Commission nominates members of Expert Group on Credit Histories (IP/08/1286)
03.09.2008 Single Market News The German and French version of issue 50 are on line  

August 2008

Date Theme Subject  
27.08.2008 Industrial Property Conference on industrial property rights - Strasbourg, 16-17.10.2008  
22.08.2008 Financial Markets Infrastructure Commission expert group calls for harmonised solution to dismantle legal barriers in cross-border securities transactions (IP/08/1271)  
21.08.2008 Payment services Commission and ECB welcome clarifications on a SEPA-wide payment cards market (IP/08/1268)  
20.08.2008 Banking The Commission staff request feedback on possible changes to the trading book capital requirements for 'incremental' risks  
13.08.2008 Pharmacy services Workshop on "Access to High Quality Pharmacy Services", 15 October 2008  
12.08.2008 Financial Services Commission services publish the record of the Open Hearing on retail investment products held on 15 July 2008 in Brussels  
05.08.2008 Securities Open Hearing on Commodity Derivatives - Brussels, 25 September, 2008  
04.08.2008 Auditing Commission decision cuts red tape for audit firms from third countries (IP/08/1238)  

July 2008

Date Theme Subject  
31.07.2008 Securities Consultation by the Commission services on Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) (IP/08/1224)  
24.07.2008 Free movement of capital Transitional measures for the acquisition of agricultural real estate  
23.07.2008 Securities EU Presidency and Commission welcome launch of TARGET2 – Securities "T2S" project (IP/08/1193)  
17.07.2008 Investment Funds Impact Assessment report on Private Placement – need for further preparatory work  
16.07.2008 Investment Funds Commission proposes improved EU framework for investment funds (IP/08/1161)  
  Copyright Commission adopts forward-looking package (IP/08/1156)  
  Industrial Property Commission launches strategy to drive innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace (IP/08/1157)  
15.07.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Open Hearing on Retail Investment Products  
09.07.2008 Internal Market Scoreboard Best result ever - Member States reach new target ahead of deadline (IP/08/1122)  
08.07.2008 Securities Commission services publish the report from the European Securities Markets Expert Group (ESME) on commodity derivatives and related business  
07.07.2008 Banking European Banking Committee Newsletter  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Regulation & Supervision after the Credit Crunch  (SPEECH/08/379)  
03.07.2008 Corporate governance Commission appoints new members of European Corporate Governance Forum (IP/08/1081)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy The Financial Turmoil - The role of the EU-Commission
 (SPEECH/08/370)
 
02.07.2008 Banking Commission publishes feedback document on the responses received to the public consultation on amendments to the Banking Directives and continues consultation on a specific issue  

June 2008

Date Theme Subject  
26.06.2008 Infringements Public procurement: Commission pursues infringement procedures concerning implementation of Remedies Directive in Belgium, France and Ireland (IP/08/1038)  
    Public procurement: infringement procedures against Ireland concerning contracts for Dundalk bypass motorway and animal identification tags (IP/08/1037)  
    Internal Market: Commission takes action to ensure that six Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/1036)  
    Internal Market: Commission refers France to Court of Justice over restrictions on provision of services by networks of audit firms (IP/08/1035)  
    Free movement of capital: Commission requests Slovakia to remove investment restrictions on statutory pension funds (IP/08/1034)  
    Free movement of services: infringement proceedings against Estonia and Portugal (IP/08/1033)  
    Public procurement: Commission sends formal request to Czech Republic regarding regional bus transport services (IP/08/1030)  
    Public procurement: Commission closes infringement proceedings against France concerning Law on public project contracting and its relationship to private project management ("Loi MOP") (IP/08/1026)  
    Public procurement: Commission requests information on Greece’s compliance with Court of Justice judgment (IP/08/1023)  
26.06.2008 Single Market News The English version of SMN 50 is on line  
25.06.2008 Company Law "Think Small First": A Small Business Act for Europe (IP/08/1003)  
24.06.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Empowering consumers by promoting access to the 21st Century Market (SPEECH/08/352)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy The EU Internal Market for Postal Services – creating it together (SPEECH/08/351)  
20.06.2008 Professional qualifications Consolidated versions of the annexes of the Directive 2005/36/EC  
18.06.2008 Accounting Authorities responsible for regulation of public companies announce next steps regarding the creation of a group to interact with the international accounting standards committee foundation (IP/08/966)  
16.06.2008 Financial services Commission encourages applications for new Expert Group on Credit Histories (IP/08/944)  
16.06.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Ensuring access to basic financial services – a shared responsibility (SPEECH/08/334)  
13.06.2008 Postal services Commissioner McCreevy to host high-level conference on postal market reform (IP/08/928)  
06.06.2008 Financial conglomerates EFCC Newsletter N°1  
  Auditing Commission issues Recommendation on limiting audit firms' liability (IP/08/897)  
05.06.2008 Infringements Anti-money laundering: Commission takes measures against 15 Member States for non timely implementation (IP/08/860)  
    Freedom of establishment: Commission asks Spain to comment on Andalusian rules regarding commercial premises  (IP/08/861)  
    Freedom of establishment: the Commission challenges the French hydroelectric concession system  (IP/08/862)  
    Freedom to provide services: infringement proceedings brought against Germany on account of Saarland training legislation  (IP/08/863)  
    Professional qualifications: Commission acts to ensure eight Member States implement EU laws  (IP/08/864)  
    Professional qualifications: Commission refers Italy and Poland to Court of Justice over non-implementation of EU laws (IP/08/865)  
    Professional qualifications: Commission requests information on Germany's compliance with Court of Justice judgement (IP/08/866)  
    Public procurement: Commission closes infringement case against Germany concerning an urban development project in Flensburg (IP/08/867)  
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Austria concerning award of planning services in Güssing (IP/08/868)  
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Spain concerning award of contracts for the supply of helicopters (IP/08/869)  
    Motor insurance: Commission takes action to ensure that five Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/870)  
    Free movement of capital: Commission closes case against Austria concerning liquidity reserve obligations in certain banking sectors (IP/08/871)  
    Company law: Commission takes measures against 11 Member States over non-implementation of EU rules on cross-border mergers (IP/08/872)  
    Free movement of capital: Commission calls on Germany to apply Court ruling on Volkswagen law (IP/08/873)  
04.06.2008 Securities The Commission services publish two reports from the European Securities Markets Expert Group (ESME) on the Role of Credit Rating Agencies and on the relationship between Article 10 of the Prospectus Directive and the Transparency Directive.  
03.06.2008 Financial Services Open Hearing on Retail Investment Products - Brussels, 15th July, 2008  

May 2008

Date Theme Subject  
30.05.2008 Councils Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council (MEMO/08/352)  
29.05.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Ensuring access to basic financial services – a shared responsibility (SPEECH/08/283)  
28.05.2008 Councils Preparation of the Competitiveness Council of Ministers (MEMO/08/345)  
27.05.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Update on the Internal Market - IMCO Committee (SPEECH/08/276)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Opening speech on private copying levies
Conference on 'private copying levies' – Public Hearing  (SPEECH/08/270)
 
26.05.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Eurocodes Launch (SPEECH/08/268)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Economic aspects of Lisbon Treaty (SPEECH/08/266)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy A Value Added Treaty for Europe and its Citizens (SPEECH/08/265)  
23.05.2008 Financial services Commission consults on review of Decisions establishing the Committees of Supervisors (IP/08/783)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Ireland and the European Union: our joint economic future (SPEECH/08/260)  
19.05.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Speech at the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) (SPEECH/08/253)  
16.05.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Development in the field of Company Law (SPEECH/08/248)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Single Market as a driver for a competitive economy (SPEECH/08/247)  
14.05.2008 Financial Services The Commission opens a call for applications for the Expert Group on Financial Education (EGFE) (IP/08/745)  
13.05.2008 Auditing Commission issues Recommendation to strengthen confidence in statutory audit (IP/08/734)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Conference on Counterfeiting and Piracy (SPEECH/08/237)  
  Councils Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council (MEMO/08/298)  
07.05.2008 Insurance Public Consultation on insurance guarantee schemes (Midday express)  
06.05.2008 Solvit Single Market problem-solving network sees 75% growth in case volume in 2007 (IP/08/694)  
  Infringements Corporate governance and company law: Commission takes action to ensure that five Member States implement EU rules (IP/08/692)  
    Internal Market: Commission requests Belgium to amend law on supplementary health insurance provided by private sickness funds (IP/08/691)  
    Internal Market: Commission closes case against Austria regarding boiler inspection services (IP/08/690)  
    Internal Market: Commission inquires into restrictions on estate agents' activities in Cyprus (IP/08/689)  
    Professional qualifications: Commission acts to ensure nine Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/688)  
    Professional qualifications: Commission acts to ensure that Portugal and the United Kingdom implement EU laws (IP/08/687)  
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Germany concerning award of discount contracts by statutory sickness insurance funds (IP/08/686)  
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Italy concerning public contracts awarded by City of Rocca Priora (IP/08/685)  
05.05.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy The EU and the East (SPEECH/08/225)  

April 2008

Date Theme Subject  
28.04.2008 Enforcement of intellectual property rights Commission to hold conference on counterfeiting and piracy (IP/08/652)  
  Financial services Payment security is key to improving consumer confidence in new payment services, says Commission report (IP/08/653)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Speech on the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day  (SPEECH/08/217)  
25.04.2008 Electronic pay-services Replies to the public consultation on conditional access
25.04.2008 Copyright Public Hearing on Private Copying Levies
24.04.2008 Securities markets Commission proposes amendments to Settlement Finality Directive and Financial Collateral Directive (IP/08/636)  
23.04.2008 Insurance Public Hearing on Insurance Guarantee Schemes on Monday, 2nd June 2008 (Midday Express)  
22.04.2008 Accounting Commission Services report on convergence efforts of key partner countries (IP/08/619)  
21.04.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy The Safety and Efficiency of Post-Trading Arrangements in Europe (SPEECH/08/209)  
18.04.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Making the best of SEPA  (SPEECH/08/205)  
17.04.2008 Company Law Commission cuts unnecessary administrative burdens in EU company law (IP/08/598)  
16.04.2008 Banking Commission consults on amendments to the Banking Directives (IP/08/583)  
14.04.2008 Single Market News The German and French version of issue 49 are on line  
08.04.2008 Clearing & Settlement Commission encourages applications for new CESAME II Group (IP/08/543)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy International Developments in Insurance Regulation (SPEECH/08/185)  
03.04.2008 Investment Funds Retail investment products: Commission publishes feedback statement on call for evidence (IP/08/500)  
  Infringements Freedom to provide services: infringement proceedings against Austria (IP/08/508)  
    Freedom of establishment: Commission brings Spain before the Court of Justice (IP/08/507)  
    Banking: Commission closes case against France over law on current account interest (IP/08/506)  
    Public procurement: Commission requests Italy to comply with Court of Justice judgement (IP/08/505)  
    Professional qualifications: infringement proceedings against Belgium, the Czech Republic and Spain (IP/08/504)  
    Professional qualifications: Commission acts to ensure eight Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/503)  
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Italy and Germany concerning waste management services (IP/08/502)  
    Internal Market: infringement proceedings against Italy, Slovakia and the United Kingdom (IP/08/501)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Successes and new challenges in the implementation of the Single Market (SPEECH/08/170)  
  Councils Preparation of Eurogroup and Informal Economic and Finance Ministers Council (MEMO/08/203)  
01.04.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Latest developments on policy response to financial turmoil (SPEECH/08/162)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Single Euro Payments Area (SPEECH/08/161)
 
 

March 2008

Date Theme Subject  
31.03.2008 Insurance Solvency II: Publication of QIS4 Technical Specifications  
17.03.2008 Banking European Banking Committee Newsletter  
  Securities Commission services publish a call for applications with the view to appoint some new members for the European Securities Markets Expert Group (ESME) PDFDeutschEnglishFrançais  
13.03.2008 Investment Funds Industry report recommends new EU retail product framework for real estate funds (IP/08/442)  
10.03.2008 Company Law Commission holds conference on the European Private Company (IP/08/411)  
06.03.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Aspects of the Financial Turmoil (SPEECH/08/127)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Solvency II: a window of opportunity for European consumers and industry (SPEECH/08/128)  

February 2008

Date Theme Subject  
29.02.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy How the Internal Market Works for Business in Lithuania  (SPEECH/08/118)  
28.02.2008 Single Market News The English version of SMN 49 is on line  
  Infringements Public procurement: Infringement proceedings against France  (IP/08/326)  
    Vocational qualifications: infringement proceedings against France  (IP/08/327)  
    Spain: reimbursement of the cost of hospital care required during a temporary stay in another Member State  (IP/08/328)  
    Free movement of services: Commission acts to remove obstacles to provision of gambling services in Greece and the Netherlands  (IP/08/330)  
    Freedom of establishment: infringement proceedings against Portugal  (IP/08/332)  
    Internal market: infringement proceedings against Italy in respect of service stations (fuel distribution)  (IP/08/341)  
    Internal Market: infringement proceedings against Czech Republic and Latvia regarding non-implementation of EU rules  (IP/08/347)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Speech at the "International Financial Crisis: Its causes and what to do about it?" workshop of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)  (SPEECH/08/111)  
27.02.2008 Postal services Publication of Postal Directive marks start date for real market opening  (IP/08/323)  
27.02.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Financial Markets Developments  (SPEECH/08/110)  
26.02.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Transatlantic Co-operation and
the Global Dimension of the Single Market (SPEECH/08/138)
 
  Payment services EU rules on cross-border euro payments should be extended, says Commission report  (IP/08/305)  
22.02.2008 Councils Preparation of the Competitiveness Council of Ministers English  
18.02.2008 Public Procurement Commission issues guidance on setting up Institutionalised Public-Private Partnerships  (IP/08/252)  
14.02.2008 Copyright "Performing artists - no longer be the 'poor cousins' of the music business" – Charlie McCreevy (IP/08/240)  
  Copyright Commission to launch fresh look at Copyright Levies (IP/08/238)  
  Scoreboard Member States back on track (IP/08/235)  
12.02.2008 Investment Funds Commission publishes new research on investment policies of UCITS funds (IP/08/209)  
11.02.2008 Councils Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council (MEMO/08/82)  
  Electronic pay-services (conditional access) Directive on the protection of conditional-access services: Commission consultation of interested parties (IP/08/202)  
08.02.2008 Single Market News The German and French version of issue 48 are on line  
  Speech of C. McCreevy The European Commission's policy priorities for the insurance sector  (SPEECH/08/69)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Private Equity (SPEECH/08/68)  
07.02.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Crisis or no crisis – Lessons for financial markets and regulators   (SPEECH/08/62)  
06.02.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Credit Crisis & the Aftermath (SPEECH/08/60)  

January 2008

Date Theme Subject  
31.01.2008 Postal services Commission welcomes the adoption of the EU Postal Directive. Market Opening brings clear benefits for postal users (IP/08/163)  
  Infringements Free movement of services: Commission inquires into restrictions on the provision of certain gambling services in Sweden (IP/08/118)  
    Free movement of services: Commission inquires into restrictions on gambling services in Germany (IP/08/119)  
    Free movement of capital: Commission refers Portugal to the European Court of Justice over special rights held by the State/public entities in Portugal Telecom (IP/08/120)  
    Freedom of establishment: Commission inquires into restrictions on the establishment of retail facilities in Poland (IP/08/121)  
    Free movement of services: infringement proceedings against Sweden (IP/08/122)  
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Italy (IP/08/123)  
    Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Germany (IP/08/124)  
    Internal Market: Commission acts to ensure Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/125)  
    Internal Market: Commission refers Czech Republic, Poland and Spain to Court of Justice over non-implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) (IP/08/126)  
29.01.2008 Conveyancing services
  • Publication of a study by ZERP (Bremen University) on EU conveyancing services market, IP/08/101
  • Study on EU conveyancing services market
 
  Speech of C. McCreevy Completing the Single Market for EU citizens and delivering the Lisbon Agenda  (SPEECH/08/52)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Making the Single Market work better for business (SPEECH/08/49)  
  Speech of C. McCreevy Opportunities and challenges of the internationalisation of financial markets (SPEECH/08/46)  
28.01.2008 Payment services Joint statement by the European Commission and the European Central Bank welcoming the formal launch of SEPA payment instruments by EU banks, IP/08/98  
  Speech of C. McCreevy SEPA Goes live (SPEECH/08/41)  
  Auditing 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  
25.01.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Address to the Swiss Bankers Association  (SPEECH/08/38)  
22.01.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy Is the Single Market delivering for Ireland ? (SPEECH/08/32)  
21.01.2008 Payment services 'SEPA Goes Live' - Official Launch of the Single Euro Payments Area, IP/08/66  
21.01.2008 Financial services Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, MEMO/08/28  
15.01.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy SOLVIT celebration  (SPEECH/08/16)  
10.01.2008 Speech of C. McCreevy The Importance of Open Markets  (SPEECH/08/4)  
08.01.2008 Accounting Commission adopts an "equivalence mechanism" in relation to third country GAAPs (IP/08/20)  
07.01.2008 Insurance Study on insurance guarantee schemes in the EU  

 

 

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