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Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus

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European Parliament adopts the updated rules for Markets in Financial Instruments (MiFID II) NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 3 Days, 7 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
"These new rules will improve the way capital markets function to the benefit of the real economy. They are a key step towards establishing a safer, more open and more responsible financial system". Statement by Commissioner Barnier...
Greater protection for retail investors: Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of strengthened European rules on UCITS NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 3 Days, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
"With this vote, we have taken another important step towards making financial products safer and re-establishing investor confidence, a pre-requisite for investment and economic growth in Europe". Statement by Commissioner Barnier.
The right investment to suit your needs: basic information leaflet will help retail investors make the right choice NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 3 Days, 11 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
"European consumers need a clear and understandable explanation on how they invest their savings. […] The broad coverage of the Key Information Document aims to ensure that […] the consumer can compare different investment proposals". S...
European Parliament adopts the Directive on payment accounts NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 3 Days, 12 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
"With these new rules we intend to make a real difference in the lives of millions of EU citizens. Improving the transparency and comparability of fees in the payment accounts [...] will enable consumers to benefit from better offers and lower costs...
Finalising the Banking Union: European Parliament backs Commission’s proposals (Single Resolution Mechanism, Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, and Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive) NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 3 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
"The EU has lived up to its commitments. Thanks to the assiduous work of the co-legislators, we have turned the idea of a Banking Union into reality in less than two years".
Improving corporate governance: Europe’s largest companies will have to be more transparent about how they operate NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 3 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
"Companies that already publish information on their financial and non-financial performances take a longer term perspective in their decision-making. This is important for Europe’s competitiveness and the creation of more jobs". Statement by C...
European Commission proposes to strengthen shareholder engagement and introduce a "say on pay" for Europe’s largest companies NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 1 Week, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The European Commission has today adopted a package of measures to improve the corporate governance of around 10 000 companies listed on Europe’s stock exchanges. The package includes: a proposal to revise the existing Shareholder Rights Direct...
Business services crucial for keeping Europe’s industry fit NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 1 Week, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 24 Minutes ago
The importance of business services should be adequately reflected in the Europe 2020 Strategy according to a report which the High Level Group on Business Services delivered today. The group was launched by Vice-President Tajani and Commissioner Bar...
Commission welcomes the revised World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 24 Minutes ago
The European Commission welcomes the entry into force on 6 April 2014 of the revised GPA concluded in December 2011. Businesses in countries that are party to the agreement will gain better access to each other’s public procureme...
Reform of the statutory audit market: European Parliament backs Commission proposals NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The European Parliament adopted today the amended Directive on statutory audit and the Regulation on specific requirements regarding the statutory audit of public-interest entities. The new rules will considerably strengthen audit quality across the...
Informal ECOFIN Council: speech by Commissioner Barnier NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
“The economy is restarting, we have constructed a regulatory architecture to draw lessons from the crisis and protect taxpayers [...] We must now accelerate recovery, and for that you need fuel, it is necessary that businesses and consumers fin...
New companies join the fight against illegal online sale of counterfeit goods NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The European Commission has today hosted the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Sale of Counterfeit Goods via the Internet by four new stakeholders. ...
European Parliament and Council back Commission’s proposal on a Key Information Document covering retail investments NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
"European consumers need a clear and understandable explanation on how they invest their savings. […] The broad coverage of the Key Information Document aims to ensure that […] the consumer can compare different investment proposals". S...
Turning a corner in financial services NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 24 Minutes ago
“Over the last four years, you have heard a lot about new rules, new structures. [...] We are nearing the end of the rule-making phase and entering a period of implementing and enforcing those rules”. Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the...
New rules on public procurement and concession contracts published NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
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...
Commission roadmap to meet the long-term financing needs of the European economy NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The European Commission has today adopted a package of measures to channel funds to the real economy, in particular to long-term investment. The package includes a communication on the long-term financing of the economy, a legislative proposal for ne...
Future of pensions: a major challenge for social cohesion and economic dynamism in Europe NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 24 Minutes ago
“Many Europeans who worked hard all their life end up with too low pension benefits to ensure a decent quality of life. If nothing is done, we all know that this situation is likely to deteriorate, particularly as a result of demographic change...
European Parliament and Council back Commission’s proposal for a Single Resolution Mechanism: a major step towards completing the banking union NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
“Today’s compromise allows us to complete the architecture of the banking union for the eurozone. (...) Together with the reforms to the financial sector for all 28 countries, the completed banking union will put an end to the era of mass...
European Parliament and Council back Commission proposal on right of citizens to a basic bank account NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 24 Minutes ago
“In today’s world, not having access to a basic bank account makes it difficult and more expensive to participate in everyday life – paying the electricity bill or receiving a salary for example. Today’s agreement brings us a...
Reaching an agreement on the Single Resolution Mechanism is our top priority NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 1 Month, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Structured dialogue at the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament: introductory remarks by Commissioner Barnier.