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October 2014

30.10.2014
The European Commission has adopted its first 'equivalence' decisions for the regulatory regimes of central counterparties (CCPs) in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore (IP/14/1228)
30.10.2014Company Law, Banking, Accounting, Internal Market
European Commission assesses economic consequences of country-by-country reportingToday the Commission adopted a report containing a general assessment of the economic consequences of country-by-country reporting by banks and investment firms under Article 89 of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV). (IP/14/1229)
29.10.2014Company Law
Study "The Promotion of Employee Ownership and Participation" (EXME 14 / 29.10)
28.10.2014Services Directive
Commission welcomes improved situation for clients of car rental companies (IP/14/1209)
21.10.2014Banking
Commission adopts detailed rules on contributions of banks to resolution funds (IP/14/1181)
16.10.2014Copyright
Commission asks Cyprus and the Luxembourg to fully comply with EU rules (MEMO/14/589)
16.10.2014Free movement of capital, Infringements
Commission asks Hungary to fully comply with EU rules (IP/14/1152)
16.10.2014Gambling > Infringements
Commission asks Sweden to fully comply with EU rules (IP/14/1150)
16.10.2014Public Procurement, Infringements
Commission asks Italy to fully comply with EU rules on public contracts (MEMO/14/589)
16.10.2014Public Procurement, Infringements
Commission asks Italy to fully comply with EU rules on motorway contracts (MEMO/14/589)
16.10.2014Banking, Infringements
Commission asks Cyprus , Italy , Lithuania , Poland , Portugal and Slovenia to fully comply with EU rules (MEMO/14/589)
16.10.2014Investment Funds, Infringements
Commission asks Lithuania, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia to fully comply with EU rules (MEMO/14/589)
10.10.2014Banking
The European Commission adopted today delegated acts under the Capital Requirements Regulation (IP/14/1119)
10.10.2014
The European Commission adopted today delegated acts under the Solvency II Directive (IP/14/1119)

September 2014

30.09.2014Retail financial services
Live chat on mortgages and bank accounts: read the questions and answers here.
29.09.2014Postal services
The final report of the "Design and development of initiatives to support the growth of e-commerce via better functioning parcel delivery systems in Europe" (WIK Consult, August 2014) have been posted on our website, see studies.
29.09.2014Accounting
The European Commission welcomes today’s adoption by the Council of the Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by large companies and groups. (STATEMENT/14/291)
25.09.2014Free movement of capital, Infringements, Banking, Infringements
Infringements: Bulgaria must allow bank customers to access their money (IP/14/1041)
25.09.2014Services, Infringements
Commission urges Bulgaria to fully implement EU rules (MEMO/14/537)
24.09.2014Services
Workshop on the establishment of retail outlets of 8 July 2014: the summary report is available
24.09.2014Services
High Level Group on Retail Competitiveness: minutes of the 2nd meeting
24.09.2014Internal Market
Competitiveness Council – Brussels, 25-26 September (MEMO/14/538)
24.09.2014Industrial Property
Publication of the lists of Community trade mark courts and Community design courts (OJ 2014/C 332/06)
17.09.2014Gambing
The results of the two studies launched in November 2013 related to the prevention and fight against betting-related match-fixing have been finalised
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
16.09.2014Enforcement of intellectual property rights
The European Commission has set up an expert group on the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
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
03.09.2014Auditing
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

13.08.2014Accounting
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)
07.08.2014Accounting
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)
28.07.2014Auditing
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)
23.07.2014Copyright
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)
15.07.2014Services
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)
14.07.2014Gambing
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)
10.07.2014Copyright
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)