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Background documents / Archive

Preparation of the Payment Services Directive (PSD)

24.4.2007 Joint statement by the European Commission and the European Central Bank welcoming the European Parliament’s adoption of the Payment Services Directive

Amendments by the European Parliament to the Commission proposal for a Payment Services Directive

  See PreLex for the state of play of the file (2005/0245/COD) in the inter-institutional co-decision procedure
  Search the Council and the European Parliament registers for the developments after the adoption of the Commission proposal

Charlie McCreevy, Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, welcomes progress made in ECOFIN Council on Payment Services Directive, IP/07/423

1.12.2005 Commission adoption of a proposal for a Directive on New Legal Framework (NLF) for Payments
2.12.2003 Communication on a New Legal Framework for Payments in the Internal Market

Working document on the new legal framework (NLF)

The text of the working document
Working document of Directorate General Internal Market for consultation of interested parties (14.5.2002) PDF - 110-517 KBCastellanoDanskDeutschEllinikáEnglishFrançaisItalianoNederlandsPortuguêsSuomiSvenska
The contributions to the Working Document
Summary of responses PDF - 134 KBEnglish
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS) PDF - 58KBEnglish
El Banco de España PDF - 7 KBEnglish
Bank and Versicherungen, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich PDF - 313 KBEnglish
Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Justiz PDF - 27KBDeutschEnglish
Barclays PDF - 40KBEnglish
Bundeskammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte PDF - 56KBDeutschEnglish
Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC) PDF - 42  KBEnglish
Cartes Bancaires

PDF - 75 KBEnglish
PDF - 44 KBEnglish
CEN - European Committee for Standardisation PDF - 8KBEnglish
Deutsche Bundesbank PDF - 56KBDeutschEnglish
Euro Banking Association (EBA) PDF - 33 KBEnglish
European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) PDF - 648 KBEnglish
European Central Bank PDF - 65 KBEnglish
European Payment Council PDF - 40 KBEnglish
Fédération Bancaire Francaise PDF - 474 KBEnglish
Federation Bancaire de L´Union Europeenne (FBE) PDF - 77 KBEnglish
Finnish Delegation to the Payment Systems Government Expert Group PDF - 47 KBEnglishSvenska
The Finnish Consumer Association PDF - 29KBEnglishSuomi
HM Treasury

PDF - 28 KBEnglish
PDF - 29 KBEnglish
Central Bank of Latvia PDF - 25 KBEnglish
Mr Macgowan PDF - 35 KBEnglish
MasterCard Europe PDF - 35 KBEnglish
Netherlands Bankers´ Association PDF - 10 KBEnglish
Österreichische Nationalbank und Bundesministerium für Finanzen PDF - 55 KBDeutschEnglish
Spanish Delegation to the Payment Systems Government Expert Group PDF - 41 KBCastellanoEnglish
The Swedish Consumers´ Association PDF - 8 KBEnglish
Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (VZBV) PDF - 87 KBDeutschEnglish
VISA PDF - 26 KBEnglish
Zentraler Kreditausschuss PDF - 43 KBEnglish

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Communication on retail payments

The text of the Communication
Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on Retail Payments in the Internal Market, COM(2000)36 (31.1.2000)
Comments received on the Communication
Bundeskammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte PDF - 322KBDeutschEnglish
Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC) PDF - 30  KBEnglishFrançais
European Savings Banks Group (Brussels) PDF - 31 KBEnglish
Landeszentralbank im Freistaat Bayern PDF - 14 KBEnglish
Wirtschafskammer Österreich, Bundessektion Bank + Versicherung PDF - 22 KBEnglish
Press release
Commission pledges to use full powers to create a Single Payment Area (10.11.2000)

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Round table "Establishing a Single Payment Area"

Programme PDF - 39-42 KBDeutschEnglishFrançais
Speech of Mr Frits Bolkestein, Member of the European Commission in charge of the Internal Market and Taxation - "Establishing a single payment area"

Last update: 06.02.2012