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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)
30.05.2013
Commission requests Poland to implement EU rules (MEMO/13/470)
05.02.2013
The Commission adopts two proposals to update and improve the EU’s existing legal framework designed to protect the financial system against money laundering and terrorist financing. (IP/13/87)

2012

21.11.2012
Commission asks Court of Justice to fine Belgium for not implementing EU rules (IP/12/1248)
26.04.2012
Commission acts to ensure implementation of EU rules in the area of electronic money activities (IP/12/418 Choose translations of the previous link )
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