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December

22.12.2010Financial Services
New booklet: “Towards More Responsibility and Competitiveness in the European Financial Sectorpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
20.12.2010Free movement of capital, Infringements
Commission grants Hungary extension of transitional period for the acquisition of agricultural land (IP/10/1750 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.12.2010Services Directive
Commission publishes results of stakeholder consultation in the context of the Directive’s implementation process
16.12.2010Payment services
Commission sets deadline for pan-European payment system (IP/10/1732 Choose translations of the previous link )
16.12.2010Payment services
Frequently asked questions: Full SEPA migration (MEMO/10/688 Choose translations of the previous link )
15.12.2010Media
Commission proposes to ratify the Council of Europe “Conditional Access” Convention to strengthen protection against piracy (more information)
14.12.2010Free movement of professionals
Communicationpdf from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)
14.12.2010Free movement of capital
Commission proposes to maintain restrictions on the sale of agricultural land in Bulgaria and Romania until the end of the transitional period
14.12.2010
Public consultation on the UCITS legislative modifications
14.12.2010Industrial Property
Commission opens the way for some Member States to move forward on a unitary patent (IP/10/1714 Choose translations of the previous link )
11.12.2010Securities
Directive 2010/73/EUpdf PDF of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 amending Directives 2003/71/EC on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading and 2004/109/EC on the harmonisation of transparency requirements in relation to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market
10.12.2010Industrial Property
EU patent: Results of the Competitiveness Councilpdf
10.12.2010Services Directive
State of implementation of the Services Directivepdf Choose translations of the previous link  PDF – Information note from the Commission to the Competitiveness Council of 10 December 2010
08.12.2010Financial Services
Strengthening sanctions for violations of EU financial services rules: the way forward (IP/10/1678 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.12.2010Postal services
The final report of “Study on the external dimension of the EU postal acquis (WIK-Consult / Jim Campbell)”pdf Choose translations of the previous link  has been posted on our website
06.12.2010Postal services
The final report of “Main developments in the postal sector (2008–2010) (Copenhagen Economics, November 2010)”pdf Choose translations of the previous link  has been posted on our website
03.12.2010Free movement of professionals
Additional experience reports
02.12.2010Investment Funds
The Commission has sent a provisional request for advice on level 2 measures concerning the future AIFM Directive to CESR
02.12.2010Payment services
Commission adopts a Communication and a Decision on electronic invoicing (IP/10/1645 Choose translations of the previous link )
01.12.2010Postal services
European Regulators Group for postal services (ERGP) held its inaugural meeting

November

30.11.2010Insurances
Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of International Insurance Corporation (IIC) NV (OJ C323)
26.11.2010Retail financial services
Consultation on legislative steps for the Packaged Retail Investment Products (PRIPs) initiative (MEX/10/1126 Choose translations of the previous link )
26.11.2010Financial Services
Calls for expression of interest regarding the setting up of future stakeholder groups for the new supervisory authorities
25.11.2010Insurances
Consultation on the Review of the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD)
24.11.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Commission calls on Greece to amend procedure for awarding supply contract for submarine battery kits (IP/10/1558 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Portugal: to ensure fair access to public contracts over € 25 million (IP/10/1555 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Greece back to Court for supply contracts of medical equipment to hospitals (IP/10/1552 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Belgium: to apply fair and transparent procedure for educational building contracts in Eupen (IP/10/1598 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010Free movement of professionals, Infringements
Commission requests Greece to end discrimination on nurses qualifications (IP/10/1556 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010Insurances
Consultation on the Level 2 implementing measures for Directive 2009/138/EC on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency Ⅱ)
24.11.2010Free movement of capital, Infringements
Commission seeks Portugal’s compliance with Court ruling on special powers in Portugal Telecom (IP/10/1560 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010Services, Infringements, Gambling > Infringements
Commission welcomes France’s decision to open its gambling market and closes infringement procedure (IP/10/1597 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.11.2010Accounting
Consultation on Disclosure of Non-Financial Information by Companies
22.11.2010Company Law
Consultation on Disclosure of Non-Financial Information by Companies
19.11.2010Company Law
Commission presents Report on how the European Company Statute (SE) works for business (IP/10/1531 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.11.2010Free movement of professionals
Additional experience reports
12.11.2010Banking
Commissioner Barnier welcomes G20 support for new capital and liquidity requirementspdf Choose translations of the previous link 
12.11.2010Copyright
Public Hearing on Audiovisual Productions (Brussels, 13.12.2010)
11.11.2010
Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFMD”): Frequently Asked Questions (MEMO/10/572 Choose translations of the previous link )
11.11.2010Investment Funds
European Commission statement at the occasion of the European Parliament vote on the directive on hedge funds and private equity (MEMO/10/573 Choose translations of the previous link )
11.11.2010Enforcement of intellectual property rights
Study report on rapid information exchange on counterfeiting and piracypdf Choose translations of the previous link 
10.11.2010Services Directive
Ireland adopts lawpdf PDF implementing the Services Directive
05.11.2010Securities
The European Commission consults on further policy in the field of credit rating agencies (IP/10/1471 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.11.2010Financial Markets Infrastructure
Consultation on the harmonisation of securities law
04.11.2010Services Directive
Czech Republic organises seminar on “Implementation of the Services Directive”

October

28.10.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Germany: to comply with Court judgment on the award of a waste disposal contract in Bonn (IP/10/1440 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.10.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Greece: to review award of contract for ICT services (IP/10/1441 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.10.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Commission refers the Czech Republic to the EU Court of Justice for not complying with EU rules in the purchase of military transport aircraft (IP/10/1438 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.10.2010Occupational pensions, Infringements
European Commission calls on Czech Republic to respect Court ruling on pension funds (IP/10/1439 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.10.2010Financial Services, Infringements
European Commission calls on Czech Republic to respect Court ruling on pension funds (IP/10/1439 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.10.2010Financial Services
Vacancies in new European Supervisory Authorities – Senior management
26.10.2010Free movement of professionals
Making it easier for professionals to work across the EU (Speech by Commissioner Barnier)
26.10.2010Accounting
Public consultation on country-by-country reporting by multinational companies
26.10.2010Company Law
Public consultation on country-by-country reporting by multi­national companies
25.10.2010Payment services
Hearing: Towards Full SEPA migration, 17.11.2010
22.10.2010Free movement of professionals
More information regarding the evaluation of the directive
22.10.2010Free movement of professionals
Commission publishes reports on how Professional Qualifications Directive works in practice (IP/10/1367 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.10.2010Banking
Commission services launch consultation on further capital buffers for banks (MEX/10/1022)
20.10.2010Banking
Commission sets out its plans for a new EU framework for crisis management in the financial sector (IP/10/1353 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.10.2010Public Procurement
Public consultation (Green Paper): “Expanding the use of e-Procurement in the EU
18.10.2010Public Procurement
Launch of e-CERTIS, the free on-line source of information for public procurement
14.10.2010Insurances
Public Hearing on the revision of the Insurance Mediation Directive (10.12.2010)
13.10.2010Accounting
European Commission conference: Financial reporting and auditing. A time for change? (9–10.02.2011)
13.10.2010Auditing
The European Commission consults on how the European audit market can be improved (IP/10/1325 Choose translations of the previous link )
13.10.2010Auditing
EU Audit Policy Info-letter – Autumn 2010pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
11.10.2010Services Directive
Germany: German Ministry of Economy and Technology commissions study on the set-up of the “points of single contact” in the EUPDFDeutsch
07.10.2010Financial Services
New Leaflet: The European Union’s roadmap for Financial Reformpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
06.10.2010Retail financial services
Commission consults on access to a basic payment account (MEX/10/1006 Choose translations of the previous link )
04.10.2010Public Procurement
Open hearing “Accelerating e-Procurement: what role for the EU?”, Brussels 25 November 2010
01.10.2010Public Procurement
Directive 2009/81/EC on defence and sensi­tive security pro­cure­ment: guidance notes on the most important aspects of the Directive
01.10.2010Services Directive
Commission publishes video on “Points of Single Contact”

September

30.09.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Netherlands: to comply with EU rules for land development projects in Ede and for public contracts for fire insurance (IP/10/1233 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Germany: to Court to ensure fair access to architectural services in Niedernhausen (IP/10/1245 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Slovakia: to respect EU rules for electronic toll collection contracts (IP/10/1244 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Greece: to Court over award procedures for urban planning contracts (IP/10/1242 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Sweden: fair access to waste management contracts (IP/10/1442 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Hungary: to Court to ensure fair access to public contracts (IP/10/1240 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Insurances, Infringements
Commission requests Slovenia to comply with EU rules on complementary health insurance (IP/10/1247 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Investment Funds, Infringements
Commission requests Portugal to ensure proper application of EU rules for investment funds (IP/10/1246 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Securities, Infringements
Commission requests Portugal to ensure proper application of EU rules for investment funds (IP/10/1246 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Securities, Infringements
Payment services: Commission refers Poland to Court for not implementing EU rules (IP/10/1249 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Payment services, Infringements
Commission refers Poland to Court for not implementing EU rules (IP/10/1249 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Financial Services, Infringements
Commission requests Portugal to ensure proper application of EU rules for investment funds (IP/10/1246 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010Accounting
The ARC voted in favour of the adoption of Annual improvements 2010
30.09.2010Services, Infringements
The Commission welcomes Germany’s putting an end to the discriminatory treatment of non-German businesses and closes the infringement procedure (IP/10/1250 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.09.2010Securities
Commission adopts a Decision on the recognition of the legal and supervisory framework of Japan as equivalent to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on credit rating agencies
25.09.2010Insurances
Decision on a reorganisation measure relating to ARFIN Compagnia di Assicurazioni e Riassicurazioni SpA (OJ C259)
23.09.2010Services Directive
The Netherlands: the province of Noord-Brabant publishes video Nederlands on the benefits of the points of single contact
22.09.2010Financial Services
Michel Barnier hails agreement on new European financial supervision
21.09.2010Financial Services
Vacancies in new European Supervisory Authorities
21.09.2010Services Directive
Germany: Landkreis Soltau-Fallingbostel publishes video Deutsch about the services of its “point of single contact”
15.09.2010Securities
Commission adopts proposal for a Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of Credit Default Swaps
15.09.2010Financial Markets Infrastructure
Making derivatives markets in Europe safer and more transparent (IP/10/1125 Choose translations of the previous link )
14.09.2010Copyright
Commissioner Barnier welcomes agreement on greater access to books for the visually impaired (IP/10/1120 Choose translations of the previous link )
13.09.2010Free movement of professionals
Summary report – meeting 17 March 2010 with professional organisations on evaluation of directive regarding professional qualifications.
11.09.2010Insurances
Winding-up proceedings – Decision to open winding-up proceedings (Voluntary winding-up following a decision of the extraordinary general meeting of the mutual enterprise Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Wzajemnych Bezpieczny DOM concerning the winding-up of the insurance undertaking) (OJ C245)
04.09.2010Insurances
Decision to reduce the period of validity of the insurance contracts in respect of International Insurance Corporation (IIC) NV (OJ C 239)
01.09.2010Auditing
The European Commission green lights the exchange of audit working papers with Australia and the United States of America (IP/10/1083 Choose translations of the previous link )

August

23.08.2010Insurances
Commission urges insurance companies to participate in the Solvency Ⅱ Quantitative Impact Study: QIS5 (IP/10/1064 Choose translations of the previous link )
10.08.2010Postal services
European Commission has established the European Regulators Group for Postal Services, ERGP (2010/C 217/07pdf)
05.08.2010Public Procurement
Consultation on an EU Initiative on Concessions (MEX/10/0805)

July

30.07.2010Securities
Public hearing on the “Review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)” (20/21.09.2010)
30.07.2010Retail financial services
Call for applications for the Financial Services User Group (FSUG) opened (MEX/10/0730 Choose translations of the previous link )
26.07.2010Accounting
New regulation adopting standards/interpretations: IFRIC 19, IFRS 1
23.07.2010Banking
Publication of the results of the EU-wide stress-testing exercise (MEMO/10/356 Choose translations of the previous link )
23.07.2010Banking
The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) has published the results of the banking stress-tests, carried out in cooperation with the EU national supervisory authorities, the ECB and the European Commission. Details of the results for all 91 banks involved can be found on the CEBS website. (MEMO/10/355 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.07.2010Accounting
Updated table on the “Use of options of the IAS Regulation by Member States
22.07.2010Services Directive
Cyprus adopts law implementing the Services Directive PDFελληνικά
20.07.2010Accounting
New regulation adopting standards/interpretations: IAS 24, IFRIC 14, IFRS 8
12.07.2010Insurances
Commission proposes package to boost consumer protection and confidence in financial services (IP/10/918 Choose translations of the previous link )
12.07.2010Insurances
Consultation on the White Paper on Insurance Guarantee Schemes
12.07.2010Banking
Commission proposes package to boost consumer protection and confidence in financial services (IP/10/918 Choose translations of the previous link )
12.07.2010Securities
Commission proposes package to boost consumer protection and confidence in financial services (IP/10/918 Choose translations of the previous link )
12.07.2010Financial Services
Commission proposes package to boost consumer protection and confidence in financial services  (IP/10/918 Choose translations of the previous link )
07.07.2010Occupational pensions
EU launches public debate on the future of pensions (IP/10/905 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.07.2010Insurances
Fifth Quantitative Impact Study: Call for Advice and Technical Specifications
01.07.2010Accounting
ARC meeting
01.07.2010Investment Funds
Commission acts to improve investor protection and efficiency in the EU investment fund market (IP/10/869 Choose translations of the previous link )
01.07.2010Financial Services
Commission acts to improve investor protection and efficiency in the EU investment fund market (IP/10/869 Choose translations of the previous link )
01.07.2010Industrial Property
Commission proposes translation arrangements for future EU Patent (IP/10/870 Choose translations of the previous link )
01.07.2010Accounting
New regulation adopting standards/interpretations: IFRS 1, IFRS 7

June

30.06.2010Services Directive
Commission consults interested stakeholders in the context of the Directive’s implementation process (IP/10/862 Choose translations of the previous link )
29.06.2010Services Directive
United Kingdom publishes leafletpdf Choose translations of the previous link PDF on Services Directive
28.06.2010Securities
Consultation on market abuse directive
25.06.2010Retail financial services
Your experience of changing banks – send your feedback
24.06.2010Free movement of professionals, Infringements
Commission refers Luxembourg back to Court for failing to comply with common rules (IP/10/817 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.06.2010Accounting
New regulation adopting standards/interpretations: IFRS 1
24.06.2010Infringements
Commission acts to ensure that 12 Member States implement EU rules on shareholders’ rights in listed companies and public procurement redress (IP/10/815 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.06.2010Services Directive
Commission transmits reasoned opinion to Member States who have not yet notified the adoption of all the regulatory changes required by the Directive (IP/10/821 Choose translations of the previous link )
23.06.2010Free movement of professionals
Contract notice – services – professional qualifications
23.06.2010Enforcement of intellectual property rights
Counterfeiting and Piracy – Frequently Asked Questions (MEMO/10/272 Choose translations of the previous link )
23.06.2010Enforcement of intellectual property rights
Parliament and the Commission award prizes for winners of ‘Real Fake’ competition (IP/10/785 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.06.2010Auditing
Call 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)
19.06.2010Insurances
Winding-up proceedings – Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of ARFIN Compagnia di Assicurazioni e Riassicurazioni SpA (OJ C160)
14.06.2010Securities
Consultation on short selling
11.06.2010Auditing
Monitoring Group issues Consultation Paper on its assessment of the implementation of the IFAC reforms 1pdf Choose translations of the previous link , 2pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
09.06.2010Insurances
Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Progress Assicurazioni SpA (OJ C147)
08.06.2010Services Directive
Hungary publishes leaflet on Services Directive PDFMagyar
07.06.2010Financial Markets Infrastructure
Call for expressions of interest regarding the setting up of an Expert Group on Market Infrastructures (EGMI)
07.06.2010Payment services
SEPA Council meets for the first time; discussespdf Choose translations of the previous link  migration end-date and future of SEPA project for cards
04.06.2010Accounting
Report on convergence between International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and third country national Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAPs)
03.06.2010Free movement of professionals
Consolidated versions of the annexes of the Directive
03.06.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Portugal: fair access to notebook computers and Internet services contracts for education purposes (IP/10/678 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.06.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Netherlands: land development project in Eindhoven (IP/10/679 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.06.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Germany: construction of trade fair halls in Cologne and waste disposal contracts in Hamm (IP/10/683 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.06.2010Payment services, Infringements
Commission acts to ensure that 8 Member States implement EU rules on payment services and public procurement redress (IP/10/682 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.06.2010Accounting
EFRAG Compatibility Analysis: IFRS for SMEs and the EU Accounting Directives ↗
03.06.2010Company Law, Infringements
Commission asks France to respect European laws on anti-money laundering (IP/10/681 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.06.2010Services, Infringements
The Commission takes action to enforce the right of self‑employed persons to provide services in Belgium (IP/10/680 Choose translations of the previous link )
02.06.2010Payment services
SEPA migration end-date, DG Internal Market and Services working document
02.06.2010Financial Services
Communication on Financial Services 2010–2011 – “Regulating financial Services for financial growth” (IP/10/656 Choose translations of the previous link )
02.06.2010Company Law
Commission reports on the application by Member States of Recommendations on remuneration issues
02.06.2010Company Law
Consultation on the corporate governance in financial institutions and remuneration policies
02.06.2010Company Law
Consultation on the corporate governance in financial institutions and remuneration policies
01.06.2010Financial Markets Infrastructure
Second issue of the Info letter

May

31.05.2010Accounting
Summary of the consultation on IFRS for SMEs and minutes of the 25 May Stakeholders meeting
27.05.2010Insurances
Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of Seguros Mercurio, SA (OJ C132)
27.05.2010Banking
The first meeting of ILEG will be held in July 2010 in Brussels.
27.05.2010Securities
Commission reviews the operation of Transparency Directive and calls for views on future changes
26.05.2010Banking
Commission sets out vision for bank resolution funds (IP/10/610 Choose translations of the previous link )
25.05.2010Securities
Public hearing “Market abuse: promoting deterrence, market integrity and investor protection” (02.07.2010)
25.05.2010Services Directive
State of implementation of the Services Directivepdf – Information note from the Commission to the Competitiveness Council of 25th/ 26th May 2010
20.05.2010Banking
Group of Experts in Banking Issues (GEBI): list of members
20.05.2010Financial Services
Financial market regulation: Delivering on the EU's G20 commitments (speech of M. Barnier)
20.05.2010Services Directive
Portugal adopts law implementing the Services Directive (Press release Português, law PDFPortuguês)
19.05.2010Free movement of professionals
Communication from the Commissionpdf: Notification of evidence of formal qualifications, Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex Ⅴ)
19.05.2010Payment services
Commission publishes results of a consultation on e-invoicing
18.05.2010Investment Funds
Council to negotiate with Parliament on draft EU rules for hedge fund managerspdf
17.05.2010Financial Services
Press Conference: Financial regulatory reform – Where we stand and next steps
06.05.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Netherlands: contract award in Province of Noord-Holland (IP/10/499 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.05.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Germany: fair access to waste disposal contract in Nordsachsen (IP/10/500 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.05.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Czech Republic: public procurement rules for military aircraft (IP/10/501 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.05.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
United Kingdom: land contract in York (Commission closes infringement procedure) (IP/10/507 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.05.2010Securities
Conference on the operation of the Transparency Directive 2004/109/EC (11.06.2010)
06.05.2010Company Law
Commission to take on bottlenecks to financing of SMEs (IP/10/522 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2010Free movement of capital, Infringements
Commission acts to put an end to special rights of the Greek state in the Public Power Corporation (IP/10/503 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2010Securities, Infringements
Commission calls on Hungary to implement Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) (IP/10/497 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2010Securities, Infringements
Commission acts to put an end to special rights of the Greek state in the Public Power Corporation (IP/10/503 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2010Services, Infringements
Commission acts to protect patients’ rights in Spain, Slovakia and Denmark (IP/10/505 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2010Services, Infringements
Commission calls on Greece to end fixed minimum fees for lawyers (IP/10/498 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2010Services, Infringements
Commission refers Greece to Court over discriminatory rules on petrol stations (IP/10/506 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2010Services, Infringements
Commission action makes setting up business in Ireland easier (IP/10/502 Choose translations of the previous link )
04.05.2010Insurances
Getting implementation of Solvency Ⅱ right (Speech of Barnier)
04.05.2010Financial Services
Speech of M. Barnier: “The priorities for financial services for the coming year” (SPEECH/10/202 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.05.2010Services Directive
Leaflet for consumers: Get the services you need wherever you arepdf Choose translations of the previous link  PDF
02.05.2010Securities
Commission proposes improved EU supervision of Credit Rating Agencies and launches debate on corporate governance in financial institutions (IP/10/656 Choose translations of the previous link )

April

30.04.2010Public Procurement
European Commission working document: measurement of Indicators for the economic impact of public procurement policy.
30.04.2010Free movement of professionals
Code of conduct as approved by the Group of Coordinators (2005/36/ECpdf Choose translations of the previous link )
29.04.2010Postal services
The future of the postal sector and the digital revolution: a partnership for the future Choose translations of the previous link  (Speech of M. Barnier)
27.04.2010Free movement of professionals
Scoreboard on the Professional Qualifications Directivepdf Choose translations of the previous link  (2005/36/EC) – Second version, 15.04.2010
27.04.2010Auditing
Commissioner Barnier will launch a Green Paper on auditing in the autumn
26.04.2010Financial Services
Forging a new deal between finance and society: restoring trust in the financial sector 26/04/2010 (speech of M. Barnier)
23.04.2010Postal services
European Commission Second High Level Conference on Postal Services – “Delivery Services for a Digital World” (29–30 April 2010)
21.04.2010Accounting
The stakeholders meeting on the review of the Accounting Directives and the IFRS for SMEs will take place on 25.05.2010 in Brussels
20.04.2010Banking
Study on the feasibility of reducing obstacles to the transfer of assets within a cross border banking group during a financial crisis
20.04.2010Banking
Study on Pre-insolvency – Early intervention – Reorganization – Liquidation
19.04.2010Banking
Insolvency Law Group of Experts (ILEG): list of memberspdf PDF
16.04.2010Insurances
The European Commission has published for consultation draft technical specifications for the fifth Quantitative Impact Study (QIS5) exercise that will be run from August to November this year
15.04.2010Insurances
Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of KD Life Asigurări S.A. (OJ C95)
14.04.2010Banking
Insolvency Law Group of Experts (ILEG): The Commission aims to complete the selection process for ILEG by April the 30th. Afterwards selected and non-selected members will be personally contacted. The first meeting of GEBI is foreseen in the first half of June.
14.04.2010Financial Services
Conglomerates’ Conference: “The ‘invisibilities’ within the most visible”, 07.06.2010
12.04.2010Financial Services
We need a European approach to crisis resolution (speech of M. Barnier)
06.04.2010Banking
Group of Experts in Banking Issues (GEBI): The Commission aims to complete the selection process for GEBI by April the 30th. Afterwards selected and non-selected members will be personally contacted. The first meeting of GEBI is foreseen in the first half of June.
01.04.2010Insurances
Winding-up proceedings – Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of Commercial Value Insurance A.A.E. (OJ C87)
01.04.2010Insurances
Winding-up proceedings – Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of Progress Assicurazioni S.p.A. (OJ C87)

March

31.03.2010Banking
Public hearing on further possible changes to the Capital Requirements Directive (“CRD IV”) on 26 April 2010
31.03.2010Financial Services
Financial regulation in Europe – where next? Choose translations of the previous link  (speech of M. Barnier)
31.03.2010Enforcement of intellectual property rights
Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union has opened a consultation process on the review of EU legislation on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) on 25 March 2010
30.03.2010Insurances
Public Hearing on Level 2 implementing measures for Solvency II (04.05.2010)
30.03.2010Banking
European Banking Committee Info-letter pdf Choose translations of the previous link 
24.03.2010Accounting
New regulation adopting standards/interpretations: IFRS 2, Improvements to IFRS (2007–2009)
23.03.2010Company Law
Commission launches consultation on how European Company Statute (SE) works (IP/10/338 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.03.2010Financial Services
Conference: “Financial Integration and Stability: the Legacy of the Crisis”, Frankfurt am Main, 12.04.2010
22.03.2010Accounting
Technical meetings on Classification and Measurement of financial instruments, Brussels. (Insurance sector on 20 April, banking industry on 22 April, accounting / auditing and public authorities on 23 April, investors and other stakeholders on 26 April)
19.03.2010Financial Services
Laying the foundations for crisis prevention and management in Europe (speech of M. Barnier)
19.03.2010Auditing
Competent authorities for the tasks provided for in the Statutory Audit Directivepdf Choose translations of the previous link  (2006/43/EC)
18.03.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Spain: school bus services and Hungary: reform of national law, office equipment contracts (IP/10/306 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Portugal: access for individuals to public service contracts (IP/10/303 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Austria and Germany: called to review award of contracts for food supply to Upper Austrian hospitals and for waste disposal in Wesermarsch (Lower Saxony) (IP/10/302 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010Free movement of professionals, Infringements
Commission takes action to ensure that 12 Member States implement EU rules (IP/10/305 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010Free movement of capital, Infringements
Commission acts to remove restrictions on investment in agricultural real estate in Austria (IP/10/301 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010Occupational pensions, Infringements
Infringement proceedings against Poland (IP/10/305 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010Financial Services
What financial stability for the future? (speech of M. Barnier)
18.03.2010Services, Infringements
Commission takes action against Belgium (temporary employment agencies), Germany (care service reimbursement) and Portugal and Austria (patent agents) (IP/10/307 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010Services, Infringements
Commission asks the Netherlands to put an end to unjustified restrictions on the posting of workers (IP/10/304 Choose translations of the previous link )
17.03.2010Financial Services
A better framework for the financial sector (speech of M. Barnier)
16.03.2010Payment services
The Payment Services Directive – What it means for consumers (brochure)
16.03.2010Payment services
The Single Euro Payments Area – What it means for small and medium sized businesses (brochure)
12.03.2010Copyright
 Public Hearing on the Governance of Collective Rights Management in the EU, Brussels, 23.4.2010
11.03.2010Enforcement of intellectual property rights
Invitation to tender for a contract to develop a methodology and to assess the scope, scale and impact of counterfeiting and piracy in the internal market.
11.03.2010Auditing
Commission publishes the results of the public consultation on the adoption of International Auditing Standards (ISA) in the EU
10.03.2010Insurances
Michel Barnier announces an in-depth examination of insurance against natural catastrophes (IP/10/258 Choose translations of the previous link )
09.03.2010Auditing
Links to public registers of statutory auditors and audit firmspdf Choose translations of the previous link 
09.03.2010Auditing
Competent authorities for the tasks provided for in the Statutory Audit Directivepdf Choose translations of the previous link  (2006/43/EC)
08.03.2010Auditing
Scoreboard on the status of implementation of the Directive on statutory audit (2006/43/EC) in Member States
04.03.2010Accounting
The ARC voted in favour of the adoption of IAS 24 – Related Party Disclosures (Revised 2009), Amendments to IFRIC 14 – Prepayments of a Minimum Funding Requirement, IFRIC 19 – Extinguishing Financial Liabilities with Equity Instruments and Amendment to IFRS 1 – Limited Exemption from Comparative IFRS 7 Disclosures for First-time adopters
01.03.2010Enforcement of intellectual property rights
Council resolutionpdf Choose translations of the previous link  on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the internal market
01.03.2010Enforcement of intellectual property rights
‘Real Fake’ Competition – EU competition for schools on counterfeiting and piracy

February

26.02.2010Banking
Financial crisis response: Commission asks stakeholders for views on further possible changes to Capital Requirements Directive (“CRD”) (IP/10/197 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.02.2010Payment services
Conference Electronic Invoicing in Europe, Madrid (MEX/10/0222 Choose translations of the previous link ), 27. to 28.04.2010
16.02.2010Financial Services
Acting without delay to clean up financial markets Choose translations of the previous link  (speech of M. Barnier)
08.02.2010Banking
Insolvency Law Group of Experts (ILEG) - Addendum to the call for expression of interest
08.02.2010Banking
Insolvency Law Group of Experts (ILEG) - Addendum to the call for expression of interest
05.02.2010Auditing
The 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 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.02.2010Auditing
The 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 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.02.2010Enforcement of intellectual property rights
Study on Online Copyright Enforcement and Data Protection in Selected Member States prepared by Hunton & Williams, Brussels
01.02.2010Banking
Banking Expert Group – call for expressions of interest (MEX/10/0201 Choose translations of the previous link )

January

28.01.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Germany: called to review award of contracts for architectural services by municipality of Niedernhausen (IP/10/78 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.01.2010Public Procurement, Infringements
Greece: called to review award of contract for collection of hazardous medical waste in Attica (IP/10/85 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.01.2010Free movement of professionals, Infringements
The Commission formally requests that Spain amend its national legislation applicable to the profession of dental practitioner (IP/10/79 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.01.2010Banking
Conference on Cross-border Crisis Management (19.03.2010)
28.01.2010Free movement of capital, Infringements
Commission requests Slovakia to remove investment restrictions on statutory pension funds (IP/10/80 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.01.2010Insurances
Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of Commercial Value Insurance A.A.E.
15.01.2010Banking
Call for expression of interest
15.01.2010Retail financial services
Commission consults on a study on tying and other potentially unfair commercial practices (MEX/10/0115 Choose translations of the previous link )
07.01.2010Financial Services
Commission publishes European Financial Integration Report on 2009

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