STATEMENT/14/237  23-07-2014 - The right to a basic bank account for all European citizens: Commission welcomes Council adoption 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by the EU’s Council of Ministers of the Directive on the transparency and comparability of payment account fees, payment account switching and access to a basic payment account The Directive will foster the creation of a...
IP/14/844  17-07-2014 - EU countries are dismantling barriers to the European Single Market 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2014 Since last summer, EU countries have stepped up their efforts to make it easier to live, work or do business in another EU country, according to the latest edition of the Single Market Scoreboard released by the European Commission today.
IP/14/832  15-07-2014 - Making the most of Europe's traditional know-how: Commission launches public consultation on the protection of geographical indications for non-agricultural products 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels/Strasbourg, 15 July 2014 The European Commission has today launched a Green Paper consultation on a possible extension of geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products.
IP/14/831  15-07-2014 - European Commission to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain 
European Commission - Press release Brussels/Strasbourg, 15 July 2014 European Commission The European Commission has today adopted a communication encouraging Member States to look for ways to improve protection of small food producers and retailers against the unfair practices of their sometimes much stronger trading partners.
MEMO/14/486  15-07-2014 - Green Paper on the protection of geographical indications for non-agricultural products – Frequently Asked Questions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels/Strasbourg, 15 July 2014 See also IP/14/832 What is a Geographical Indication? A Geographical Indication (GI) is a sign, usually a name, used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities, characteristics or a reputation essentially attributable to that place of origin.
MEMO/14/485  15-07-2014 - Communication on unfair trading practices: frequently asked questions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels/Strasbourg, 15 July 2014 See also IP/14/831 1. What are unfair trading practices? Many of the commercial relationships between businesses in the food supply chain are imbalanced in that one trading partner has significantly greater bargaining power than its counterparty.
IP/14/828  14-07-2014 - Online gambling: Commission recommends principles to ensure effective protection of consumers 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 July 2014 The European Commission has today adopted a Recommendation on online gambling services. It encourages Member States to pursue a high level of protection for consumers, players and minors through the adoption of principles for online gambling services and for responsible advertising and...
MEMO/14/484  14-07-2014 - Commission Recommendation on online gambling - Frequently Asked Questions 
European Commission - European MEMO Brussels, 14 July 2014 Commission See also IP/14/828 What is a Commission Recommendation? A Recommendation is a non-binding instrument used by the European Commission to send a clear message to Member States as to what actions are expected to remedy a situation, while leaving sufficient flexibility at national...
IP/14/807  10-07-2014 - Public procurement: Commission refers Greece to Court for non-compliance with EU rules in construction sector 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission has today taken the decision to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-compliance with EU public procurement rules in the construction sector.
MEMO/14/475  10-07-2014 - Publication of Single Resolution Board top management posts: frequently asked questions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2014 What is the Single Resolution Mechanism? The Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) complements the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) which, once operational in November 2014, will see the European Central Bank (ECB) directly supervise banks in the euro area and in other Member States which...