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September 2014

16.09.2014Public Procurement
The Commission adopted proposals for a Council Decisions on the accession of Montenegro and New Zealand to the Agreement on Government Procurement
08.09.2014Company Law
The Commission services launches a consultation on cross-border mergers and divisions (EXME 14 / 08.09)
04.09.2014Public Procurement
Call for applications: Forum Vergabe awards 5,000 € for best scientific paper on procurement law
The Commission services published “Questions and answers” in order to facilitate the implementation of the new EU regulatory framework on statutory audit, and contribute to a consistent application of the new framework across the Union
02.09.2014Financial Services
The Single Resolution Board is looking for an office building in Brussels and publishes a property prospecting notice (2014/S 167-297211)

August 2014

Call for applications: President of the Board of EFRAGpdf Choose translations of the previous link  (deadline for application: 15.09.2014). The European Commission is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the post of President of the Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG). The President of the EFRAG Board will be nominated by the European Commission after having heard the Council and the European Parliament and will be appointed by the EFRAG General Assembly.
11.08.2014Services Directive
Commission presses car rental companies to stop discriminatory practices against consumerspdf Choose translations of the previous link  (IP/14/917)
The Commission launches a public consultation on the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the EU
01.08.2014Payment services
Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) becomes fully operational in all Eurozone countries (MEMO/14/502)

July 2014

30.07.2014Financial Services, Banking
The Regulation establishing a Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) for the Banking Union was published into the Official Journal of the EU (MEX 14 / 30.07)
The consolidated version of Directive 2006/43/EC is now available
25.07.2014Free movement of professionals
The Commission launches a public consultation on the Evaluation of the Commercial Agents Directive (86/653/EEC)
Report on the responses to the Public Consultation on the Review of the EU Copyright Rules has been publishedpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
17.07.2014Internal Market
Single Market Scoreboard: EU countries are dismantling barriers to the European single market (IP/14/844)
Commission wants to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain (IP/14/831)
15.07.2014Industrial Property
Green Paper on Geographical Indication protection at EU level for non-agricultural products (IP/14/832)
The European Commission adopted the Recommendation on principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and the prevention of minors from gambling. (IP/14/828)
11.07.2014Financial Services
EU and US meet to discuss their shared interest in implementing and enforcing robust financial standards, including those on the G20 financial regulatory agendapdf(143 KB) Choose translations of the previous link 
11.07.2014Company Law
The Commission launched a public consultation on the potential economic consequences of country-by-country reporting under Directive 2013/36/EU (Capital Requirements Directive or CRD) (EXME 14 / 11.07)
Commission requests France, Poland and Romania to apply EU rules (MEMO/14/470)
10.07.2014Financial Services, Infringements
Commission requests United Kingdom to apply EU rules (MEMO/14/470)
10.07.2014Free movement of professionals, Infringements
Commission asks Austria to fully comply with EU rules (MEMO/14/470)
10.07.2014Public Procurement, Infringements
Commission requests Austria to apply EU rules (MEMO/14/470)
10.07.2014Public Procurement, Infringements
Commission refers Greece to Court for non-compliance with EU procurement rules (IP/14/807)
10.07.2014Banking, Financial Services
The European Commission is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the posts of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and four other permanent Members of the Single Resolution Board (MEMO/14/475)
10.07.2014Services Directive, Infringements
Commission requests Hungary to respect EU rules as regards mobile payments (MEMO/14/470)
07.07.2014Company Law
Member States transposed the first set of obligations of Directive 2012/17/EU on interconnection of business registers (EXME 14 / 07.07)
02.07.2014Financial Services, Banking
The Court of Auditors publishes a special report: “European banking supervision taking shape – EBA and its changing context” (STATEMENT/14/215)
01.07.2014Enforcement of intellectual property rights
The European Commission adopted today two communications – an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU and a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in third countries (IP/14/760)

June 2014

26.06.2014Company Law
New EU rules to strengthen regulation and transparency of remuneration in banks and investment firms in the European Union have entered into force (EXME 14 / 26.06)
The Commission launched a public consultation on the equivalence of third country regimes regarding the country by country reporting by extractive and forestry industries
25.06.2014Financial Services, Banking
The European Commission is looking for suitable candidates to fill in temporary agents posts at the Single Resolution Board
24.06.2014Public Procurement
The European Commission has today presented a roadmap for measures to strengthen the Single Market for defence, to promote a more competitive defence industry and to foster synergies between civil and military research. (IP/14/718)
24.06.2014Services Directive
The European Commission published a questionnaire which aims at providing it with experience-based evidence of the remaining obstacles to a fully functioning Single Market for services.
20.06.2014Financial Services, Banking
The European Commission launched a consultation on the contributions of credit institutions to resolution financing arrangements (IP/14/706)
Workshop on the establishment of retail outlets – 8 July 2014
18.06.2014Financial crime
An agreement on the anti-money laundering package was reached at today’s meeting of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (Coreper) in the Council (STATEMENT/14/197)
New legislation (Directive 2014/56/EU and Regulation 537/2014) to improve the quality of statutory audit across the EU has now entered into force (EXME 14 / 16.06)
Today, the Directive on the Recovery and Resolution of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms (BRRD) and the recast Directive on Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS) have been published in the EU Official Journal (EXME 14 / 12.06)
Today, the Directive on markets in financial instruments (MiFID 2) repealing Directive 2004/39/EC and the Regulation on markets in financial instruments (MiFIR) were published in the EU Official Journal (EXME 14 / 12.06)
Today, Regulation No 596/2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and Directive 2014/57/EU on criminal sanctions for market abuse (market abuse directive), were published in the EU Official Journal (EXME 14 / 12.06)
The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched the Interactive Single Rulebook, an on-line tool designed to facilitate navigation through the single set of harmonised prudential rules in the EU banking sector. It provides a comprehensive compendium of the level one text for both the Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR) and the Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD), the corresponding technical standards developed by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and adopted by the European Commission (RTS and ITS), as well as the EBA guidelines and related Q&As. The Single Rulebook aims at ensuring consistent application of the regulatory banking framework across the EU.
The Commission adopted a report to the European Parliament and Council on legal Obstacles to the Free Movement of Funds between institutions within a single Liquidity sub-group (Reports on CRD IV)
The Commission adopted 3 new Implementing Technical Standards
The Commission adopted 2 new Regulatory Technical Standards