IP/18/342  18-01-2018 - Competition: Commission welcomes new rules that benefit consumers by promoting more competition in processing of card payments 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 January 2018 The European Commission has issued new requirements that ensure independence of payment card schemes and processing entities, to enhance competition in the card payment market.
IP/18/341  18-01-2018 - Future of Europe: President Juncker appoints members to Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 January 2018 Today, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed six members to the 'Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and "Doing Less More Efficiently"' that he announced in September in his State of the Union Address.
IP/18/266  18-01-2018 - Banking Union: First Progress Report on the tackling of non-performing loans to support the risk-reduction agenda 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 January 2018 The European Commission has welcomed the headway made in tackling non-performing loans (NPLs) in the EU as part of ongoing work at the national and EU level to reduce remaining risks in parts of the European banking sector.
IP/18/185  18-01-2018 - VAT: More flexibility on VAT rates, less red tape for small businesses 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 January 2018 The European Commission has today proposed new rules to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and to create a better tax environment to help SMEs flourish.
MEMO/18/310  18-01-2018 - Progress in the Reduction of Non-Performing Loans in Europe 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 January 2018 Why is the Commission presenting a progress report on the reduction of non-performing loans (NPLs)? The Commission is presenting its First Progress Report on the Action Plan to tackle non-performing loans (NPLs) in Europe, which Finance Ministers agreed on in July...
MEMO/18/186  18-01-2018 - Questions and Answers on the VAT package 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 January 2018 I. GENERAL QUESTIONS Why do we need these reforms? Today's proposals build on the Commission's 2016 VAT Action Plan which aims to broadly overhaul current rules, establishing a robust single European VAT area fit for an increasingly globalised world.
MEX/18/344  18-01-2018 - Daily News 18 / 01 / 2018 
European Commission - European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 01 / 2018 Brussels, 18 January 2018 VAT: More flexibility on VAT rates, less red tape for small businesses The European Commission has today proposed new rules to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and...
SPEECH/18/346  18-01-2018 - Opening remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on NPL Progress Report 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 18 January 2018 Good morning, Today, the European Commission has adopted a Communication on the progress made in reducing levels of non-performing loans in EU banks.
STAT/18/343  18-01-2018 - Third quarter of 2017 compared with third quarter of 2016 - House prices up by 4.1% in the euro area - Up by 4.6% in the EU 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 18 January 2018 House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.1% in the euro area and by 4.6% in the EU in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year.