SMEs find it hard to obtain feedback on their loan applications European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 A new evaluation published today confirms that the smaller a firm, the larger the likelihood that its credit application might be declined by a financial institution.
Commission welcomes European Parliament vote for safer products and better market surveillance European Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 Commission The European Commission welcomes today's European Parliament vote in favour of new rules to improve the safety of consumer products circulating in the EU's internal market - including those imported from outside the EU - and to step-up market surveillance concerning all...
European Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of new rules for pressure equipment Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 European Commission The European Parliament today voted in favour of a Commission proposal to streamline and simplify the rules for pressure equipment products enhancing the internal market and make life for business easier at the same time.
Justice for Growth: European Parliament paves the way for cross-border debt recovery and Europe-wide patent protection European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 15 April 2014 Today, the European Parliament voted in plenary to back two initiatives by the European Commission that will cut red tape for companies and contribute to growth in the EU.
Justice for Growth: European Parliament paves the way for cross-border debt recovery European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 15 April 2014 Today, the European Parliament voted in plenary to back an initiative by the European Commission that will cut red tape for companies and contribute to growth in the EU. The European Account Preservation Order (IP/11/923) (backed by 597 votes for, 33 against and...
Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II): Frequently Asked Questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 April 2014 See also STATEMENT/14/129 A. Background, main elements and costs/benefits of the reform 1. What is MiFID and why was it reviewed only four years after its entry into force? MiFID is the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Directive 2004/39/EC1).
Commission welcomes European Parliament support for a safer, healthier, high-tech and more #Connected Continent European MEMO Brussels, 15 April 2014 Commission @NeelieKroes, today welcomed European Parliament votes on cheaper and easier to install broadband, on eCall, on research to keep Active an Assisted Living and Electronics. Reduced cost of broadband deployment Today the European Parliament voted on EU rules which would cut by 30%...
The revised Transparency Register: more information, more incentives, tougher on those who break the rules European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 April 2014 The Transparency Register of interest representatives was set up in 2011 and operates on the basis of an Interinstitutional Agreement (IIA) between the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by large companies and groups - Frequently asked questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 April 2014 See also STATEMENT/14/124 1. What will change? What information will be disclosed and how? Current EU legislation, in particular Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings, addresses the disclosure of non-financial information.
Directive on Payment Accounts - Frequently Asked Questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 April 2014 See also STATEMENT/14/123 1. What does the Directive on Payment Accounts1 include? The Directive concerns three areas: Access to payment accounts: these provisions provide all EU consumers, without being residents of the country where the credit institution is located and irrespective of their...