Council adopts regulation on roaming and open internet
On 1 October 2015, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the new regulation on mobile roaming and the open internet.
Commission launches consultations on geo-blocking and online platforms
On 24 September 2015, to take forward work as part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, the Commission launched two public consultations: the first on geo-blocking and other forms of geographically ...
Standstill procedure: new Directive published in Official Journal
On 17 September 2015, Directive (EU) 2015/1535 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 September 2015 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical regu ...
Commission Consumer Scoreboard highlights problems with e-commerce
On 21 September 2015, the European Commission published the 2015 edition of the Consumer Scoreboard, which has a particular focus on consumer experience in cross-border e-commerce.
Internal Market: European Parliament adopts non-legislative Resolution on EEA EFTA countries and Switzerland
On 9 September 2015, the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative Resolution on EEA-Switzerland: Obstacles with regard to the full implementation of the Internal Market.
Advocate General's opinion on proposed minimum unit price for alcohol in Scotland
On 3 September 2015, Advocate General Bot handed down his opinion on a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Session of Scotland on whether it is contrary to EU law for national legis ...
European Commission at work: European Commission publishes Management Plans for 2015
The European Commission, in August 2015, published its Management Plans for the year 2015, split per Directorate-General.
European Commission publishes evaluation report of the Commercial Agents Directive
The European Commission has published its findings following an evaluation on the functioning of the Commercial Agents Directive (86/653/EEC).
Car rental sector: European Commission and national enforcement authorities conclude agreement with five car rental companies to improve consumer rights
On 13 July 2015, the European Commission and national enforcement authorities concluded an agreement with five major car rental companies to better align current car rental practices to the requiremen ...
Commission publishes report on Points of Single Contact under the Services Directive
The European Commission has published a report on the performance of the Points of Single Contact member states were required to establish under the Services Directive (2006/123/EC).
Professional qualifications: European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/983 on the procedure for issuance of the European Professional Card published in Official Journal
On 24 June 2015, European Commission Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/983 on the procedure for issuance of the European Professional Card was published in the Official Journal.
Digital Single Market: Council discusses European Commission's Digital Single Market Strategy
On 12 June 2015, the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council held an exchange of views on the European Commission Communication, A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe, following a prese ...
Free movement of EU citizens and businesses: Council reaches full general approach on draft Regulation
On 15 June 2015, the Justice and Home Affairs Council reached a general approach on the proposed Regulation on promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of c ...
Schengen Information System: European Commission publishes Roadmap on evaluation of SIS II
The European Commission has published a Roadmap on the evaluation of the Schengen Information System II.
Marketing of products: Council does not reach general approach on Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package proposals
On 28 May 2014, the Competitiveness Council failed to agree a general approach on the Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package proposals.
Marketing of products: Presidency compromise texts on Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package proposals published
On 22 May 2015, Presidency compromise texts on the two proposals in the Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package were published in the Council Register.
Cross-border parcel delivery: European Commission launches public consultation
On 6 May 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation on cross-border parcel delivery "Initiative to enhance the affordability, quality and convenience of cross-border parcel delivery" ...
EU standardisation policy: European Commission adopts Report on impact of procedures established by Article 10 of Standardisation Regulation
On 13 May 2015, the European Commission adopted a Report to the European Parliament and the Council on the impact of the procedures established by Article 10 of Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 on European s ...
Digital Single Market: European Parliament policy department publishes overview of related Internal Market and consumer affairs legislation
On 5 May 2015, the European Parliament Policy Department for Economy and Scientific Policy published an overview of Internal Market and consumer affairs legislation that relates to the proposed Digita ...
Commission announces Digital Single Market Strategy
On 6 May 2015, the European Commission published a Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe.
Internal Market Information System: European Commission launches IMI Public Procurement pilot project
20 April 2015, the European Commission launched a pilot project to use the Internal Market Information (IMI) system to help public authorities check the information and documentation provided by proc ...
IMCO legislation: European Parliament publishes Study on Internal Market and Consumer Protection related legislation
In April 2015, the European Parliament published a Study on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) related legislation in the EU. The aim of the Study is to offer readers a better understandin ...
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 ...
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Key ongoing EU legislative initiatives
A practice note presenting a selection of key ongoing EU legislative initiatives in this topic area that are currently going through the legislative procedure.