Commission agrees areas for action in digital single market strategy
On 25 March 2015, the European Commission announced the three main areas on which it will focus in creating a digital single market.
Free movement of EU citizens and businesses: Council reaches partial general approach on draft Regulation
On 12/13 March 2015, the Justice and Home Affairs Council reached a partial general approach on the proposed Regulation on promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acc ...
EU capital movements: European Commission publishes Staff Working Document on trends in EU capital movements in 2013 and 2014
In a Staff Working Document, dated 5 March 2015, the European Commission describes the trends in EU capital movements in 2013 and 2014 where data were available. It gives an overview of the legal fram ...
Council gives Latvian Presidency mandate to discuss roaming and open internet with European Parliament
On 4 March 2015, the Latvian Presidency of the Council was given a mandate to begin negotiations with the European Parliament to discuss proposals in relation to roaming and the open internet (net neu ...
Schengen: European Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/219 updating Sirene Manual and other SIS II measures published in Official Journal
On 18 February 2015, Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/219 of 29 January 2015 replacing the Annex to Implementing Decision 2013/115/EU on the Sirene Manual and other implementing measures for ...
Council publishes amended Presidency proposed text on roaming in Connected Continent regulation
On 12 February 2015, the Council of the European Union published draft amended legislative text on roaming proposed by the Latvian Presidency for consideration by the Working Party examining the Europ ...
Council of the EU invites COREPER to confirm approval of final compromise text of MIF Regulation
The Council of the EU has published a note from the Council's General Secretariat to its Permanent Representatives Committee (Part 2) (COREPER) on approval of the final compromise text of the proposed ...
European Commission 2015 Work Programme: Internal Market
On 16 December 2014, the European Commission adopted its Work Programme for 2015. This update lists the initiatives scheduled in the area of the Internal Market.
Political agreement reached on Regulation on multilateral interchange fees for card-based payment transactions
The European Parliament and Council of the EU have reached political agreement with the Council of the EU on the proposed Regulation on multilateral interchange fees for card-based payment transaction ...
Free movement of EU citizens and businesses: Council discusses draft Regulation on mutual recognition of public documents
On 4 December 2014, the Council discussed the draft Regulation on promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents in the EU.
Marketing of products: Council discusses state of play regarding Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package proposals
On 4 December 2014, the Competitiveness Council took note of Presidency information on the state of play of two draft Regulations in the Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package.
Illegal gambling: EU Presidency releases Guidelines to support law enforcement authorities in combating illegal gambling and related crimes
On 1 December 2014, the EU Presidency released non-binding Guidelines intended to support law enforcement authorities in preventing and combating illegal gambling and betting and related crimes. The G ...
Council debates Connected Continent telecoms reform proposals
On 27 November 2014, the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council discussed the state of play in relation to the European Commission's proposed "Connected Continent" regulation.
Services Directive: Europcar, Hertz and Avis stop discriminatory practices against consumers
As a result of detailed and constructive discussions with the European Commission, three car rental companies, Europcar, Hertz and Avis, reaffirmed their commitment to respect the principle of non-dis ...
Member states' renewables support schemes can preclude REGOs from other states (ECJ)
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) gave its judgment in Essent Belgium (Judgment)  EUECJ C-204/12 concerning renewable energy guarantees of origin certificates (REGOs), on 11 Septe ...
Services Directive: European Commission addresses alleged discriminatory practices against consumers by car rental companies
On 11 August 2014, the European Commission published a letter, dated 23 July 2014, addressed to six car rental companies requesting they stop their discriminatory practices that prevent consumers in v ...
EU standardisation policy: European Commission adopts annual Work Programme
On 30 July 2014, the European Commission adopted the annual EU Work Programme for European standardisation for 2015.
European Commission launches evaluation of the Commercial Agents Directive
As part of its Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT), the European Commission is inviting comments from the public on the functioning of the Commercial Agents Directive 86/653/EEC. The ...
Single Market: European Commission publishes latest edition of Scoreboard
On 17 July 2014, the European Commission published the latest edition of the Single Market Scoreboard. The Scoreboard aims to give an overview of the practical management of the Single Market in the E ...
Geographical indications: European Commission adopts Green Paper and launches consultation on possible extension of GI protection to non-agricultural products
On 15 July 2014, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper and launched a public consultation on a possible extension of geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products.
Online gambling: European Commission adopts Recommendation on principles for protection of consumers and players of online gambling services
On 14 July 2014, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation on principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and for the prevention of minors from gambling o ...
Single Market for goods: Directive recasting Directive 97/23/EC on pressure equipment published in Official Journal
On 27 June 2014, Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the member states relating to making available on the market of p ...
EU-Switzerland: Council adopted Decision providing negotiating mandate for EU-Switzerland institutional framework Agreement
On 6 May 2014, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council adopted a Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on an agreement between the EU and Switzerland on an institutional framework govern ...
Posting of workers: Directive 2014/67/EU on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers published in Official Journal
On 28 May 2014, Directive 2014/67/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the pro ...
Return of cultural goods: Directive 2014/60/EU on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a member state published in Official Journal
On 28 May 2014, Directive 2014/60/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a member state and amending ...
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