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2014

24.06.2014
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)
16.04.2014
Commission asks Sweden to fully comply with EU rules (MEMO/14/293)
04.04.2014
The European Commission welcomes the entry into force on 6 April 2014 of the revised GPA concluded in December 2011 (IP/14/381)
28.03.2014
On 28 March, new EU rules on public procurement and concessions were published in the EU Official Journal. The legislative package will enter into force on 17 April. Member States will then have 24 months to implement the provisions into national law. (MEX/14/328)
11.03.2014
The European Parliament has today backed with a substantial majority the European Commission’s proposal to modernise Europe’s rules on e-invoicing in public procurement (STATEMENT/14/62)
03.03.2014
Vice President Tajani and Commissioner Barnier co-host a high-level conference on the defence industry and markets in Brussels on 4 March (MEMO/14/148)
24.01.2014
The European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on a draft directive on e-invoincing in public procurement. (MEMO/14/59)
15.01.2014
The European Parliament adopts the new rules on public procurement and concession contracts (MEMO/14/18)

2013

20.11.2013
Commission requests Greece to respect EU rules (MEMO/13/1005)
19.11.2013
The European Parliament consents to the conclusion of the revised World Trade Organisation's Government Procurement Agreement (MEMO/13/1016)
17.10.2013
Commission refers Poland to Court over illegal causes for exclusion of candidates from procurement procedures (IP/13/965)
24.07.2013
Towards a more competitive and efficient European defence security – The Commission issues a communication (IP/13/734)
26.06.2013
E-invoicing in public procurement: another step towards end-to-end e-procurement and e-government in Europe (IP/13/608)
21.06.2013
Exclusion of water from the Concessions Directive: Statement by Commissioner Barnier
20.06.2013
Commission requests Italy to respect EU rules (MEMO/13/583)
20.06.2013
Commission requests Romania to respect EU rules (MEMO/13/583)
09.04.2013
Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices (MEX/13/0409)
22.03.2013
Commission proposes to conclude the revised World Trade Organisation’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) (MEX/13/0322)
21.02.2013
Call for applications: Forum Vergabe awards 10,000 € for best scientific paper on procurement law
12.02.2013
A study-review evaluating the Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) was published (MARKT/2011/111/Cpdf Choose translations of the previous link )
24.01.2013
Commission requests Austria to apply EU rules (MEMO/13/22)

2012

20.11.2012
Seminar on Electronic Procurement – An opportunity to provide feedback on Commission projects, 14.12.2012
24.10.2012
Conference on Remedies in Public Procurement - State of Play, Challenges and Opportunities, 26.11.2012
22.10.2012
Consultation on e-invoicing in public procurement
18.10.2012
Mandatory social security services: Reaction by the Commission to Mr Tarabella’s press releasepdf Choose translations of the previous link 
11.10.2012
Monitoring the application of EU public procurement rules across the EU – Annual Public Procurement Implementation Reviewpdf Choose translations of the previous link  (EXME 12/11.10)
27.09.2012
Commission asks Court of Justice to fine Poland, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Slovenia for not implementing defence procurement rules (IP/12/1020 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.09.2012
Commission requests Poland to comply with EU rules (MEMO/12/708 Choose translations of the previous link )
21.06.2012
Commission requests Slovenia to implement EU defence procurement rules (IP/12/664 Choose translations of the previous link )
31.05.2012
Commission requests Austria and Poland to fully transpose EU rules in the area of defence procurement (IP/12/533 Choose translations of the previous link )
26.04.2012
Commission requests the United Kingdom to implement EU rules in the area of defence procurement in Gibraltar (IP/12/416 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.04.2012
Moving to full e-procurement by 2016 (IP/12/389 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.03.2012
Commission acts to ensure implementation of EU rules in the area of defence procurement (IP/12/290)
21.03.2012
European Commission levels the playing field for European business in international procurement markets (IP/12/268 Choose translations of the previous link )
14.03.2012
Selection procedure for temporary staff in the field of European security and defence
13.02.2012
The European Commission is setting-up a stakeholder expert group on public procurement (MEX/12/0213 Choose translations of the previous link )
26.01.2012
Commission acts to ensure implementation of EU rules in the area of defence procurement (IP/12/76 Choose translations of the previous link )
26.01.2012
The Commission acts to safeguard procedural transparency and ensure equal treatment of applicants in connection with a public works contract for the modernisation of road infrastructure in Bucharest (IP/12/73 Choose translations of the previous link )

2011

20.12.2011
Modernising European public procurement to support growth and employment (IP/11/1580 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.12.2011
Commission proposals to modernise the European public procurement market – Frequently Asked Questions (MEMO/11/931 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.12.2011
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the award of Concession Contracts – Frequently Asked Questions (MEMO/11/932 Choose translations of the previous link )
15.12.2011
Successful conclusion of the WTO’s government procurement negotiation: EU succeeds in gaining more market access (IP/11/1556 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.12.2011
Revised Thresholds from 1 January 2012
24.11.2011
Commission closes its investigations concerning the purchase of military transport aircraft by the Czech Republic (IP/11/1440 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2011
Commission acts to ensure that Greece and Malta comply with EU rules (IP/11/1441 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.10.2011
Commission requests Greece to ensure fair access to public contracts for software services (IP/11/1263 Choose translations of the previous link )
25.10.2011
Revised version of “Buying Green! – A Handbook on green public procurementpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
06.10.2011
Commission issues guidance on how public authorities can cooperate to fulfil their public tasks
29.09.2011
Commission requests Germany to ensure fair access to waste disposal contract in Sachsen-Anhalt (IP/11/1116 Choose translations of the previous link )
29.09.2011
Commission acts to ensure fair access to information technology services in Italy (IP/11/1119 Choose translations of the previous link )
29.09.2011
Commission requests The Netherlands to open up used paper processing and transport contracts (IP/11/1120 Choose translations of the previous link )
01.08.2011
Award Announcement: International Public Procurement Award (IPA)pdf 2012
29.07.2011
Press release: Commission moves to support take-up of e-procurement (IP/11/940 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.06.2011
EU public procurement framework has saved around 20 billions euros (IP/11/785 Choose translations of the previous link )
07.06.2011
The European Commission consults public authorities, business and civil society on access to external public procurement markets (IP/11/682 Choose translations of the previous link )
31.05.2011
The Video ↗ for the High Level Conference on Defence and Security Industries and Markets is now online.
19.05.2011
The Netherlands agrees to apply EU rules for land development projects in Ede and for public contracts for fire insurance (IP/11/600 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2011
Conference on the Modernisation of EU Public Procurement Policy (30.06.2011)
20.04.2011
High Level Conference: Defence and Security Industries and Markets (23.05.2011)
06.04.2011
Spain amends its legislation on public sector contracts following infringement procedure (IP/11/430 Choose translations of the previous link )
14.03.2011
The Commission asks France to open to competition public procurement for the purchase of certain geographical information (IP/11/289 Choose translations of the previous link )
14.03.2011
Commission seeks Germany’s compliance with Court judgment on pension schemes for local authority employees (IP/11/287 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.01.2011
New guide to help public authorities to provide high quality and efficient services of general interest (IP/11/106 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.01.2011
Buying social: a Guide to taking account of social considerations in public procurement (IP/11/105 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.01.2011
European Commission consults on the modernisation of the European Public Procurement Market (IP/11/88 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.01.2011
Commission requests Greece to ensure fair access to public contracts for supply of school bus services and electricity cables (IP/11/84 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.01.2011
Portugal to apply EU rules to notebook computer contracts following Commission's intervention (IP/11/83 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.01.2011
Commission announces the closure of investigation into extension of Malta’s Delimara power plant (IP/11/79)

2010

24.11.2010
Commission calls on Greece to amend procedure for awarding supply contract for submarine battery kits (IP/10/1558 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010
Portugal: to ensure fair access to public contracts over € 25 million (IP/10/1555 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010
Greece back to Court for supply contracts of medical equipment to hospitals (IP/10/1552 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010
Belgium: to apply fair and transparent procedure for educational building contracts in Eupen (IP/10/1598 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.10.2010
Germany: to comply with Court judgment on the award of a waste disposal contract in Bonn (IP/10/1440 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.10.2010
Greece: to review award of contract for ICT services (IP/10/1441 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.10.2010
Commission refers the Czech Republic to the EU Court of Justice for not complying with EU rules in the purchase of military transport aircraft (IP/10/1438 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.10.2010
Public consultation (Green Paper): “Expanding the use of e-Procurement in the EU
18.10.2010
Launch of e-CERTIS, the free on-line source of information for public procurement
04.10.2010
Open hearing “Accelerating e-Procurement: what role for the EU?”, Brussels 25 November 2010
01.10.2010
Directive 2009/81/EC on defence and sensi­tive security pro­cure­ment: guidance notes on the most important aspects of the Directive
30.09.2010
Germany: to Court to ensure fair access to architectural services in Niedernhausen (IP/10/1245 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010
Slovakia: to respect EU rules for electronic toll collection contracts (IP/10/1244 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010
Greece: to Court over award procedures for urban planning contracts (IP/10/1242 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010
Sweden: fair access to waste management contracts (IP/10/1442 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.09.2010
Hungary: to Court to ensure fair access to public contracts (IP/10/1240 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.08.2010
Consultation on an EU Initiative on Concessions (MEX/10/0805)
24.06.2010
Commission acts to ensure that 12 Member States implement EU rules on shareholders’ rights in listed companies and public procurement redress (IP/10/815 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.06.2010
Portugal: fair access to notebook computers and Internet services contracts for education purposes (IP/10/678 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.06.2010
Netherlands: land development project in Eindhoven (IP/10/679 Choose translations of the previous link )
03.06.2010
Germany: construction of trade fair halls in Cologne and waste disposal contracts in Hamm (IP/10/683 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.05.2010
Netherlands: contract award in Province of Noord-Holland (IP/10/499 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.05.2010
Germany: fair access to waste disposal contract in Nordsachsen (IP/10/500 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.05.2010
Czech Republic: public procurement rules for military aircraft (IP/10/501 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.05.2010
United Kingdom: land contract in York (Commission closes infringement procedure) (IP/10/507 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.04.2010
European Commission working document: measurement of Indicators for the economic impact of public procurement policy.
18.03.2010
Spain: school bus services and Hungary: reform of national law, office equipment contracts (IP/10/306 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010
Portugal: access for individuals to public service contracts (IP/10/303 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010
Austria and Germany: called to review award of contracts for food supply to Upper Austrian hospitals and for waste disposal in Wesermarsch (Lower Saxony) (IP/10/302 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010
Commission takes action to ensure that 12 Member States implement EU rules (IP/10/305 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.01.2010
Germany: called to review award of contracts for architectural services by municipality of Niedernhausen (IP/10/78 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.01.2010
Greece: called to review award of contract for collection of hazardous medical waste in Attica (IP/10/85 Choose translations of the previous link )