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August 2014

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)
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)
25.06.2014Accounting
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)
20.06.2014Services
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)
16.06.2014Auditing
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)
12.06.2014Banking
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)
12.06.2014Securities
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)
12.06.2014Securities
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)
11.06.2014Banking
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.
05.06.2014Banking
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)
04.06.2014Banking
The Commission adopted 3 new Implementing Technical Standards
04.06.2014Banking
The Commission adopted 2 new Regulatory Technical Standards

May 2014

28.05.2014Accounting
The deadline for application for the Expert group on the evaluation of the IAS Regulation has been extended to 3 June 2014
27.05.2014Auditing
The Official Journal of the European Union published the amending Directive and the new Regulation on statutory audit
26.05.2014Industrial Property
The Danish voted yesterday in a referendum in favour of joining the Unified Patent Court (UPC) (STATEMENT/14/172)
26.05.2014Enforcement of intellectual property rights
The Council of the European Union takes position on the trade secrets draft-Directive (Press release of the Councilpdf)
16.05.2014Financial Services
Response to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) request for action plans to reduce reliance on Credit Rating Agency Ratings
15.05.2014Financial Services
European Commission presents a first comprehensive review of the financial regulation agenda (IP/14/564)
08.05.2014Free movement of professionals
European Commission publishes European map of regulated professions (IP/14/537)
05.05.2014Financial Services
The Commission adopted today a report addressed to the European Parliament and the Council on the feasibility of a network of smaller credit rating agencies in the EU. (MEX/14/0505)