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Déclaration du Commissaire Michel Barnier suite à la réunion ECOFIN sur le mécanisme unique de résolution Commission Européenne Bruxelles, 11 mars 2014 Déclaration Aujourd'hui, nous avons progressé sur différents points : - le "trigger" est clarifié ainsi que la répartition des rôles entre session exécutive et plénière; - les règles de décision dans le 'single resolution board' ont été rendues plus efficaces et un accord a été trouvé sur...
An "economic life-line for Ukraine": Temporary tariff cuts for Ukrainian exports to the EU European Commission Statement Strasbourg, 11 March 2014 Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I'd first like to thank President Barroso for his presentation today and his full support for the trade action I have been working on for Ukraine.
E-invoicing: European Parliament backs Commission proposal to eliminate barriers to cross-border public procurement European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Parliament has today backed with a substantial majority the European Commission's proposal to modernise EU rules on e-invoicing in public procurement. The approval by the European Parliament of the compromise agreement reached with the Council in January of this year (MEMO/14/59)...
Omnibus II vote: A big step towards a safer and more competitive insurance industry European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Parliament today adopted in plenary session the "Omnibus II" Directive that completes the "Solvency II" Directive and finalises the new framework for insurance regulation and supervision in the EU.
Statement by Commissioner Neven Mimica on the one year anniversary of complete prohibition of animal testing for cosmetics in the EU European Commission Brussels, 11 March 2014 Statement "One year ago from today the full ban of animal testing for cosmetics entered into force in the European Union. With this ban, the Union has taken global leadership to demonstrate that safe and innovative cosmetics are possible without new animal tests.
Statement by Commissioner Šemeta on Savings Tax Directive European Commission Brussels, 11 March 2014 Statement The discussion today at ECOFIN on the EU Savings Tax Directive was a constructive one, and proof that all our Member States are now behind greater tax transparency. While it is again disappointing that we could not get political agreement on this file...
Fighting Fake Euros: Commissioner Šemeta welcomes adoption of "Pericles 2020" European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 March 2014 Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner responsible for anti-fraud, welcomed Member States' formal adoption today of the Pericles 2020 programme to help protect the euro against counterfeiting. Commissioner Šemeta said: "The Euro is one of the EU's most valuable assets.
Déclaration du Commissaire Barnier suite à la réunion de ce soir des Ministres des finances et des représentants du Parlement européen sur le Mécanisme de résolution unique Commission Européenne Bruxelles, 10 mars 2014 Déclaration L'union bancaire doit être dotée de son second pilier, le mécanisme de résolution unique, au moment où son premier pilier, le mécanisme unique de supervision, devient opérationnel. Il en va de sa crédibilité et de son efficacité.
Commissioner Andor's statement on International Women's Day – 8 March European Commission Statement Brussels, 7 March 2014 The past decades have seen unprecedented progress in improving women's rights and in increasing opportunities for women in all professional sectors. However this does not mean that equality has been achieved. Women still fare worse than men on the labour market.
Victims of Terrorism – Tenth European Day on Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 March 2014 Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings that killed 191 persons and injured at least 1800 people commuting to work. Ten years later, the physical and mental wounds of the victims who survived are still not healed.