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2014

24.06.2014
The European Commission published a questionnaire which aims at providing it with experience-based evidence of the remaining obstacles to a fully functioning Single Market for services.
09.04.2014
The High Level Group on Business Services publishes its final report (IP/14/393)
31.03.2014
The European Commission adopted today two working documents and an implementing decision in the area of services and e-signatures
20.01.2014
Commissioner Barnier opens high-level group on retail competitiveness (SPEECH/14/25)

2013

02.10.2013
European Commission and Member States to assess barriers restricting access to regulated professions (IP/13/897)
26.09.2013
Free movement of services: Commission requests Ireland to remove barriers to travel agents and tour operators (MEMO/13/820)
20.06.2013
Commission brings proceedings against Hungary before the Court of Justice for restrictive conditions on the issuing of luncheon vouchers and other benefits in kind (IP/13/578)
20.06.2013
Commission asks Slovenia to respect EU rules (MEMO/13/583)
23.04.2013
The Commission published today a report on progress made in the implementation of the e-commerce action plan it adopted in January 2012. (MEX/13/0423)

2012

23.10.2012
Commission sets out an action plan for online gambling (IP/12/1135)
08.06.2012
More growth through better single market governance and boosting services (IP/12/587 Choose translations of the previous link )
31.05.2012
Commission closes infringement proceedings against Greece – all Member States have now officially transposed the Services Directive (IP/12/534 Choose translations of the previous link )
11.01.2012
Stimulating growth and employment: an action plan for doubling the volume of e-commerce in Europe by 2015 (IP/12/10 Choose translations of the previous link )

2011

28.11.2011
Conference "Doing business made easier? Making the most of the 'Points of Single Contact'" a great success
27.10.2011
The Commission refers Germany, Austria and Greece to the Court over incomplete transposition of the Directive (IP/11/1283 Choose translations of the previous link )
29.09.2011
Commission welcomes the removal of obstacles to the Swedish market for EU businesses; closure of the infringement procedure (IP/11/1125 Choose translations of the previous link )
15.09.2011
Conference announcement: Doing business made easier? Making the most of the “Points of Single Contact”, Brussels, 28.11.2011
08.08.2011
Performance check of the Single Market for services: Commission publishes scenarios and questionnaires addressed to Member States
28.04.2011
Points of Single Contact – Research Studypdf Choose translations of the previous link  PDF” EU project SPOCS publishes study on the set up of the “points of single contact” in the EU
10.03.2011
Conclusions on a better functioning Single Market for services – mutual evaluation process of the Services Directivepdf, Competitiveness Council
26.02.2011
Commission DecisionpdfPDF establishing minimum requirements for the cross-border processing of documents signed electronically by competent authorities
15.02.2011
European Parliament adopts report on implementation of Services Directive (2010/2053(INI))
31.01.2011
Unleashing crossborder services PDF – Report on the implementation of the Services Directive by Business Europe (January 2011)
31.01.2011
The Chambers’ perspective on the Points of Single Contact PDF – Eurochambers’ most recent report on situation in different EU countries (January 2011)
27.01.2011
Commission presents results of mutual evaluation process: “Towards a better functioning Single market for services - building on the results of the mutual evaluation process of the Services Directive”

2010

20.12.2010
Commission publishes results of stakeholder consultation in the context of the Directive’s implementation process
10.12.2010
State of implementation of the Services Directivepdf Choose translations of the previous link  PDF – Information note from the Commission to the Competitiveness Council of 10 December 2010
10.11.2010
Ireland adopts lawpdf PDF implementing the Services Directive
04.11.2010
Czech Republic organises seminar on “Implementation of the Services Directive”
11.10.2010
Germany: German Ministry of Economy and Technology commissions study on the set-up of the “points of single contact” in the EUPDFDeutsch
01.10.2010
Commission publishes video on “Points of Single Contact”
23.09.2010
The Netherlands: the province of Noord-Brabant publishes video Nederlands on the benefits of the points of single contact
21.09.2010
Germany: Landkreis Soltau-Fallingbostel publishes video Deutsch about the services of its “point of single contact”
22.07.2010
Cyprus adopts law implementing the Services Directive PDFελληνικά
30.06.2010
Commission consults interested stakeholders in the context of the Directive’s implementation process (IP/10/862 Choose translations of the previous link )
29.06.2010
United Kingdom publishes leafletpdf Choose translations of the previous link PDF on Services Directive
24.06.2010
Commission transmits reasoned opinion to Member States who have not yet notified the adoption of all the regulatory changes required by the Directive (IP/10/821 Choose translations of the previous link )
08.06.2010
Hungary publishes leaflet on Services Directive PDFMagyar
25.05.2010
State of implementation of the Services Directivepdf – Information note from the Commission to the Competitiveness Council of 25th/ 26th May 2010
20.05.2010
Portugal adopts law implementing the Services Directive (Press release Português, law PDFPortuguês)
03.05.2010
Leaflet for consumers: Get the services you need wherever you arepdf Choose translations of the previous link  PDF