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2016

02.02.2016
Commission presents Action Plan to strengthen the fight against terrorist financing (IP/16/202)
26.01.2016
Live chat on Bank accounts, mortgages, loans or insurance

2015

08.10.2015
The European Parliament adopts of the revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) to create safer and more innovative European payments (IP/15/5792)
19.05.2015
Regulation (EU) 2015/751 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015 on interchange fees for card-based payment transactions Publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
05.05.2015
Commissioner Hill welcomes agreement on the revised Payment Services Directive (IP/15/4916)
05.03.2015
The 4th edition (2015) of the staff working document on the movement of capital and the freedom of payments is available on our website

2014

01.08.2014
Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) becomes fully operational in all Eurozone countries (MEMO/14/502)
04.02.2014
The European Parliament approved the transition period of 6 month for the migration towards SEPA (MEMO/14/81)
09.01.2014
Deadline for SEPA migration: Commission introduces an additional transition period of six months (until 01.08.2014) (IP/14/06)

2013

24.07.2013
The Commission adopts new rules on Payment Services for the benefit of consumers and retailers (IP/13/730)

2012

21.11.2012
Commission asks Court of Justice to fine Belgium for not implementing EU rules (IP/12/1248)
20.03.2012
Conference on card, internet and mobile payments (MEX/12/0320 Choose translations of the previous link ), 04.05.2012
14.03.2012
Adoption of Regulation on SEPA migration end-date
11.01.2012
Consultation: Breaking down barriers to secure and innovative card, internet and mobile payments (IP/12/11 Choose translations of the previous link )

2011

20.12.2011
Agreement by Council and Parliament establishing SEPA migration end-dates (MEMO/11/935 Choose translations of the previous link ) Full SEPA migration – FAQ (MEMO/11/936 Choose translations of the previous link )
08.09.2011
Commission wants more consumers and other payment users to serve on the board of Expert Group on payments (MEX/2011/0908 Choose translations of the previous link )
13.08.2011
Call for tender for a study on the impact of Directive 2007/64/EC on payment services in the internal market and on the application of Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 on cross-border payments in the Community (MARKT/2011/120/H)

2010

16.12.2010
Commission sets deadline for pan-European payment system (IP/10/1732 Choose translations of the previous link )
16.12.2010
Frequently asked questions: Full SEPA migration (MEMO/10/688 Choose translations of the previous link )
02.12.2010
Commission adopts a Communication and a Decision on electronic invoicing (IP/10/1645 Choose translations of the previous link )
25.10.2010
Hearing: Towards Full SEPA migration, 17.11.2010
30.09.2010
Commission refers Poland to Court for not implementing EU rules (IP/10/1249 Choose translations of the previous link )
07.06.2010
SEPA Council meets for the first time; discussespdf Choose translations of the previous link  migration end-date and future of SEPA project for cards
03.06.2010
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 )
02.06.2010
SEPA migration end-date, DG Internal Market and Services working document
19.05.2010
Commission publishes results of a consultation on e-invoicing
16.03.2010
The Payment Services Directive – What it means for consumers (brochure)
16.03.2010
The Single Euro Payments Area – What it means for small and medium sized businesses (brochure)
22.02.2010
Conference Electronic Invoicing in Europe, Madrid (MEX/10/0222 Choose translations of the previous link ), 27. to 28.04.2010