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2014

01.08.2014
The Consumer, Health and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) of the European Commission is publishing the following call for tender on the "Support for the definition of core competences of healthcare assistants"
25.07.2014
The Commission launches a public consultation on the Evaluation of the Commercial Agents Directive (86/653/EEC)
10.07.2014
Commission asks Austria to fully comply with EU rules (MEMO/14/470)
08.05.2014
European Commission publishes European map of regulated professions (IP/14/537)
16.04.2014
Commission urges Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and Romania to fully implement EU rules (MEMO/14/293)
07.04.2014
The European Commission publishes a consultation on introducing the European Professional Card (EPC) for nurses, doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, engineers, mountain guides and real estate agents.
14.01.2014
Conference on the modernisation of the professional qualifications Directive, 12.02.2014

2013

28.12.2013
Publication of Directive 2013/55/EUpdf of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (‘the IMI Regulation’)
20.12.2013
Conference "Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive: safe mobility"
09.12.2013
Results of the call for expression of interest in the introduction of the European Professional Cardpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
20.11.2013
The European Parliament and the Council adopted the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive (Consolidated version of Directive 2005/36/EC)
30.10.2013
Conference “A Single Market for Lawyers: valuing achievements, tackling remaining challenges
28.10.2013
Webstreaming of the conference “A Single Market for Lawyers: valuing achievements, tackling remaining challenges”
21.10.2013
The registration for the Conference: “A Single Market for Lawyers: valuing achievements, tackling remaining challenges” is now closed
21.10.2013
Communication from the Commission — Notification of evidence of formal qualifications — Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)
18.10.2013
Call for expression of interest in the introduction of the European Professional Card
09.10.2013
The European Parliament votes in favour of the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive (MEMO/13/866)
02.10.2013
European Commission and Member States to assess barriers restricting access to regulated professions (IP/13/897)
06.09.2013
It is now possible to register for the Conference: “A Single Market for Lawyers: valuing achievements, tackling remaining challenges”
08.08.2013
Conference: “A Single Market for Lawyers: valuing achievements, tackling remaining challenges”, 28.10.2013
01.07.2013
Council Directive 2013/25/EC of 13 May 2013 adapting certain directives in the field of right of establishment and freedom to provide services, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia
28.06.2013
Communicationpdf from the Commission — Notification of evidence of formal qualifications — Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)
17.06.2013
Workshop “Regulating access to professions: national perspectives”
12.06.2013
The European Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement today on the modernisation of the Directive on professional qualifications (MEMO/13/552)
12.06.2013
Workshop "Regulating access to professions: national perspectives" – webstreaming. Your attention is drawn to the fact that the webstream will cover the plenary session in the morning, the breakout session on crafts professions and the plenary debriefing. Webstream will be available in English, French, German and Italian. See also: Draft agendapdf Choose translations of the previous link 
06.05.2013
Study “Evaluation of the Legal Framework for the Free Movement of Lawyers” (Final reportpdf Choose translations of the previous link )
01.02.2013
Consolidated version of the annex V.4 (veterinary surgeon) of the Directive
24.01.2013
Consolidated version of the annex V.7.1 of the Directive

2012

21.12.2012
Communicationpdf from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)
21.11.2012
Commission acts to enforce freedom of establishment in the Czech Republic and Latvia (MEMO/12/876)
27.09.2012
Commission acts to enforce freedom of establishment for notaries in Hungary (MEMO/12/708 Choose translations of the previous link )
27.09.2012
Commission acts to enforce freedom of establishment for lawyers in Luxembourg (MEMO/12/708 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.08.2012
Consolidated version of the annex V.7.1 of the Directive
14.08.2012
Communicationpdf from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)
13.07.2012
Commission Regulation (EC) No 623/2012pdf of 11 July 2012 amending Annex II to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications (JO L 180/9 du 12.07.2012)
14.06.2012
Contract notice – services – Study on updating and clarifying the list of activities in Annex IV to the Professional Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC
26.04.2012
Nationality condition for access to the notarial profession: the Commission closes the infringement proceedings against Greece, which has ended this discrimination (IP/12/419 Choose translations of the previous link )
22.03.2012
Nationality condition for notaries: Member States that have brought an end to discrimination see the infringement proceedings against them closed by the Commission (IP/12/291 Choose translations of the previous link )
14.02.2012
Study “Providing an inventory of reserves of activities linked to professional qualifications requirements in 13 EU Member States and assessing their economic impact” – Final Reportpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link , Annexepdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  (detailed legal inventory) and Executive summarypdf(337 KB) Choose translations of the previous link 
09.02.2012
Meeting on the Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive, 09.02.2012
05.02.2012
Webcast meeting on the Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive, 05.02.2012
26.01.2012
Meeting on the Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive, 02.02.2012
12.01.2012
Proposal for modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive

2011

19.12.2011
Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive will make it easier for professionals to find skilled jobs across Europe (IP/11/1562 Choose translations of the previous link )
19.12.2011
Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive – FAQ (MEMO/11/923 Choose translations of the previous link )
19.12.2011
Summarypdf PDF of the received contributions relating to the Green Paper
16.12.2011
Communicationpdf from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex Ⅴ)
08.12.2011
Replies to the public consultation relating to the Green Paper on modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive
15.11.2011
Follow-up conference modernisation of the professional qualifications directive
03.11.2011
Updated draft agendapdf Choose translations of the previous link  for the public conference on the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive
31.10.2011
Final Reportpdf Choose translations of the previous link  and Executive summarypdf Choose translations of the previous link  - Study evaluating the Professional Qualifications Directive against recent educational reforms in EU Member States
22.10.2011
Free movement of Persons - EU-Swiss Joint Committee decisionpdf
19.10.2011
Draft agenda public conference on the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directivepdf Choose translations of the previous link 
03.10.2011
Public conference on the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive
29.09.2011
New page on the European Professional Card project
08.07.2011
Consolidated versions of the annexes of the Directive
06.07.2011
Public consultation on the modernisation of the professional qualifications directive (Summary of the responsespdf Choose translations of the previous link )
06.07.2011
Evaluation of the Professional Qualifications Directive (Evaluation Reportpdf Choose translations of the previous link )
24.06.2011
Communicationpdf from the Commission — Notification of evidence of formal qualifications — Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex Ⅴ)
23.06.2011
Notification professional associations or organisations (Annex Ⅰpdf)
22.06.2011
Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive: Commission consults stakeholders (IP/11/767 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.04.2011
Commission asks Sweden to change its laws on the recognition of general practitioners qualifications (IP/11/417 Choose translations of the previous link )
07.03.2011
Consolidated versions of the annexes of the Directive
03.03.2011
Automatic recognition of professional qualifications extended to specialists in medical oncology and medical genetics (MEX/11/0302)
23.02.2011
Presentations Public Hearing of 21.02.2011
14.02.2011
Programme Public Hearing evaluation Professional Qualificiations Directivepdf Choose translations of the previous link 
07.01.2011
Commission launches public consultation on the Professional Qualifications Directive and a European Professional Card (IP/11/14 Choose translations of the previous link )

2010

14.12.2010
Communicationpdf from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)
03.12.2010
Additional experience reports
24.11.2010
Commission requests Greece to end discrimination on nurses qualifications (IP/10/1556 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.11.2010
Additional experience reports
26.10.2010
Making it easier for professionals to work across the EU (Speech by Commissioner Barnier)
22.10.2010
More information regarding the evaluation of the directive
22.10.2010
Commission publishes reports on how Professional Qualifications Directive works in practice (IP/10/1367 Choose translations of the previous link )
13.09.2010
Summary report – meeting 17 March 2010 with professional organisations on evaluation of directive regarding professional qualifications.
24.06.2010
Commission refers Luxembourg back to Court for failing to comply with common rules (IP/10/817 Choose translations of the previous link )
23.06.2010
Contract notice – services – professional qualifications
03.06.2010
Consolidated versions of the annexes of the Directive
19.05.2010
Communication from the Commissionpdf: Notification of evidence of formal qualifications, Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex Ⅴ)
30.04.2010
Code of conduct as approved by the Group of Coordinators (2005/36/ECpdf Choose translations of the previous link )
27.04.2010
Scoreboard on the Professional Qualifications Directivepdf Choose translations of the previous link  (2005/36/EC) – Second version, 15.04.2010
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
The Commission formally requests that Spain amend its national legislation applicable to the profession of dental practitioner (IP/10/79 Choose translations of the previous link )