IP/15/4823  21-04-2015 - European Parliament and EU Council back European Commission trade mark reform package 
European Commission - Commission - Press release European Brussels, 21 April 2015 After two years of inter-institutional discussions, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have reached today in so-called "trilogue discussions" provisional political agreement on the trade mark reform package.
MEMO/15/4824  21-04-2015 - Package to modernise the European Trade Mark System – Frequently Asked Questions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 April 2015 See also IP/15/4823 I. What are trade marks, how do they work?     1. What is a trade mark and what are its functions? Legally speaking, a trade mark is a sign which serves to distinguish the goods and services of...
SPEECH/15/4691  26-03-2015 - "Making the Single Market work for Europe's citizens and businesses" 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Riga, 26 March 2015 Elżbieta Bieńkowska - Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Single Market Forum Introduction: we need to put Europe back to work Minister, Madam Chair, Ladies and gentlemen, This forum brings to an end a series of...
IP/15/4444  26-02-2015 - Commission takes Germany to Court to remove trade barriers for pyrotechnic goods 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the EU Court of Justice as national rules for pyrotechnic goods, which include fireworks, do not comply with EU law.
SPEECH/15/3840  28-01-2015 - Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska's closing speech at 7th Annual European Space Conference 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 28 January 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me to be here. It is also a pleasure to see you all. I am very pleased to see Vice-President Antonio Tajani.
STATEMENT/14/2767  17-12-2014 - Commission welcomes political agreement reached by European Parliament and Council on capping inter-bank fees for card-based payments 
European Commission - European - Statement Commission Strasbourg, 17 December 2014 The European Commission welcomes the political agreement reached today by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission proposal for a Regulation on Interchange Fees for Card-based Payment Transactions.
SPEECH/14/2349  03-12-2014 - Let's get Europe working: driving a new phase of growth and competitiveness 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 18 November 2014 Elżbieta Bieńkowska - Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Brussels, 18 November 2014, European Voice/The Economist conference "Let's get Europe working: driving a new phase of growth and competitiveness"   Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an...
IP/14/1229  30-10-2014 - European Commission assesses economic consequences of country-by-country reporting requirements set out in Capital Requirements Directive 
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 October 2014 European Commission Today the Commission adopted a report containing a general assessment of the economic consequences of country-by-country reporting (CBCR) by banks and investment firms under Article 89 of Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD IV).
IP/14/1228  30-10-2014 - First 'equivalence' decisions for central counterparty regulatory regimes adopted today 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 October 2014 The European Commission has today adopted its first 'equivalence' decisions for the regulatory regimes of central counterparties (CCPs) in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
IP/14/1209  28-10-2014 - Commission welcomes improved situation for clients of car rental companies 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 28 October 2014 Commission On 8 August, the European Commission made public a letter sent to the CEOs of six international car rental companies, asking them to end practices preventing consumers from accessing best available prices on the basis of their country of residence (IP/14/917).