STATEMENT/14/228  18-07-2014 - New EU Justice Commissioner: Martine Reicherts takes up office in the European Commission 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 18 July 2014 Following the election of Viviane Reding to the European Parliament, I have been called upon by the Luxembourgish government to serve as EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, in the College of the European Commission.
IP/14/811  10-07-2014 - Commission refers Finland to the Court of Justice for not having a racial equality body for employment matters 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Commission The European Commission has decided to refer Finland to the Court of Justice of the EU as its equality body has not been entrusted with specific tasks related to racial equality in the field of employment.
MEMO/14/470  10-07-2014 - July infringements package: main decisions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2014 July July In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.
IP/14/774  07-07-2014 - Modern Insolvency Rules: European Commission kicks off EU-wide interconnection of insolvency registers 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 July 2014 Today, the European Commission is launching an EU-wide interconnection of national insolvency registers by linking up databases from seven Member States: the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Netherlands, Austria, Romania and Slovenia - with more countries expected to join at a later stage.
IP/14/768  01-07-2014 - New Head of European Commission Representation in Copenhagen 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 1 July 2014 Mr Laurs Nørlund has been appointed as Head of Representation in Denmark (Copenhagen). He is taking up office today (1 July). After beginning his career in the Danish Foreign Service, Mr Nørlund has held senior positions in the European Commission for almost...
IP/14/745  26-06-2014 - Getting the priorities for future Justice polices right: European Commission boosts judicial training to foster mutual trust 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 June 2014 As the European Council meets today and tomorrow to agree – amongst other things – on the future strategic priorities in the area of justice, the European Commission is already working to deliver on one of the priorities: strengthening mutual trust in...
MEMO/14/445  26-06-2014 - International Day against Drug Abuse: new study shows increasing use of 'legal highs' among young Europeans 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 June 2014 The use of new substances imitating the effects of illicit drugs (‘legal highs’) has risen considerably among young people in the EU, according to figures released today in a Eurobarometer study on young people and drugs.
STATEMENT/14/208  25-06-2014 - EU-U.S. Justice Ministerial in Athens: Vice-President Reding welcomes U.S. announcement on data protection umbrella agreement 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Athens, 25 June 2014 Commenting on the announcement made by Attorney General of the U.S. Mr Eric Holder [announcing that the Obama administration is seeking to extend to EU citizens guarantees of the Privacy Act which today are only available to U.S. citizens], at the EU-U.S.
SPEECH/14/481  20-06-2014 - Speech: Justice past, justice present and justice future – three messages to the European Council 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner Justice Speech: Justice Event at the Centre for European Policy Studies Brussels, 20 June 2014 Main messages of the speech My call to national leaders at the European Council next week: Don't discuss only about...
IP/14/655  13-06-2014 - Taking consumer rights into the digital age: over 507 million citizens will benefit as of today 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 June 2014 Good news for Europe's more than 507 million consumers: as of today, new EU legislation will bolster their rights throughout the European Union. The new EU Consumer Rights Directive, which has now entered into force, strengthens consumers' rights wherever and whenever they...