Action Plan on VAT: European Commission publishes Roadmap
The European Commission has published a Roadmap for an Action Plan towards a simple, efficient and fraud-proof definitive system of Value Added Tax tailored to the Single Market.
Liberal professions: European Commission publishes Final Report on possible policies and actions to promote entrepreneurship of liberal professions in EU
In December 2015, the European Commission published the Final Report of the Working Group established by the Commission in 2013 to provide recommendations on possible policies and actions to be develo ...
Services Directive: European Commission launches public consultation on existing services notification procedure established by Services Directive
On 26 January 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation to seek the view of stakeholders on the existing services notification procedure established by Directive 2006/123/EC of the ...
Digital Single Market: European Parliament adopts non-legislative Resolution on Towards a Digital Single Market Act
On 19 January 2016, the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative Resolution on Towards a Digital Single Market Act.
Digital Single Market: European Commission publishes Roadmap on geo-blocking proposals
The European Commission has published a Roadmap on proposals to address unjustified geo-blocking and other discrimination based on consumers' place of residence or nationality.
Mobile termination rates: European Commission Implementing Regulation setting weighted average of maximum MTRs published in Official Journal
On 17 December 2015, European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2352 of 16 December 2015 setting out the weighted average of maximum mobile termination rates (MTRs) across the Union was pub ...
ECJ ruling on proposed minimum unit price for alcohol in Scotland
On 23 December 2015, the ECJ handed down its ruling on a preliminary reference from the Court of Session of Scotland on whether it is contrary to EU law for national legislation to introduce a minimum ...
PSD2 published in OJ
PSD2 ((EU) 2015/2366) has been published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ).
Commission announces next steps to improve cross-border parcel delivery as part of Digital Single Market Strategy
On 22 December 2015, the European Commission announced its intended next steps to improve cross-border parcel delivery as part of its Digital Single Market Strategy.
First Digital Single Market strategy proposals to address barriers to e-commerce and new statistics on e-commerce in the EU
The European Commission has announced key proposals to improve online commerce as part of its Digital Market Strategy. It has also published statistics on online purchases by individuals and e-commerc ...
European Commission publishes Communication on copyright reform, proposed Regulation on portability of online content and IP rights enforcement consultation
The European Commission has published a Communication that develops the copyright-related actions announced in its Digital Single Market Strategy. As part of these actions, it has also proposed a Reg ...
European Commission proposes full harmonisation of consumer rules on sale of digital content and online sale of goods
The European Commission has published the following two proposed new directives: Directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content (2015/0287 (COD); and Directive on ...
EU Security Agenda: European Commission adopts package to combat terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives
On 2 December 2015, the European Commission adopted a package of measures to combat terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives. The Commission stated that the terrorist attacks in Pa ...
Online gambling: EEA member states' gambling regulatory authorities sign Co-operation Arrangement on online gambling services
On 27 November 2015, the gambling regulatory authorities of the member states of the European Economic Area signed a Co-operation Arrangement concerning online gambling services.
Commission consultation on the review of national wholesale roaming markets, fair use policy and the sustainability mechanism
On 26 November 2015, the European Commission issued a consultation on the review of national wholesale roaming markets, fair use policy and the sustainability mechanism referred to in Roaming Regulati ...
Regulation on roaming and open internet published in Official Journal
On 26 November 2015, Regulation 2015/2120 of the European Parliament and the Council laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22 on universal service and users' ...
Firearms: European Commission adopts package of measures to strengthen control of firearms in EU
On 18 November 2015, the European Commission adopted a package of measures to strengthen the control of firearms within the EU. The package is based on a detailed evaluation of the implementation of D ...
Postal Services Directive: European Commission adopts Report on application
On 17 November 2015, the European Commission adopted a Report on the application of the Postal Services Directive (Directive 97/67/EC as amended by Directives 2002/39 and 2008/6/EC), which summarises ...
European Commission 2016 Work Programme: Internal Market
On 27 October 2015, the European Commission adopted its Work Programme for 2016, which sets out the concrete actions the Commission intends to take over the next 12 months. This update lists the new i ...
Internal Market for goods and services: European Commission adopts Communication on upgrading Single Market
On 28 October 2015, the European Commission adopted a Communication, Upgrading the Single Market: more opportunities for people and business.
European Commission Single Market strategy: commercial aspects
The European Commission has presented its strategy on the Single Market, "A Deeper and Fairer Single Market". Of interest to commercial practitioners are the proposed actions relating to cross-border ...
European Commission 2016 Work Programme: commercial aspects
The European Commission has published its Work Programme for 2016.
Free movement of EU citizens and businesses: COREPER backs agreement reached in trialogue on proposed Regulation on recognition of public documents across EU
On 21 October 2015, the Permanent Representative Committee of the Council endorsed the agreement reached in informal trialogue meetings on the text of the European Commission proposal for a Regulation ...
Unfair trading practices in the business-to-business supply chain: European Parliament publishes Study
In October 2015, the European Parliament IMCO Committee published the Study, Proceedings of the workshop on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business supply chain.
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.
Related legislation trackers
- Connected Continent Package: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: contracts for online sales of goods: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: contracts for supply of digital content: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: legislation trackers
- Digital Single Market Strategy: portability of online content services: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market for e-commerce and on-line services: legislation tracker
- Firearms Directive: legislation tracker
- Industrial policy: European Industrial Renaissance: legislation tracker
- Industrial policy: Internal Market for products: legislation tracker
- Industrial policy: legislation trackers
- Payments Package: Interchange Fees Regulation: legislation tracker
- Payments Package: Payment Services Directive: legislation tracker
- Payments Package: legislation trackers
- Transfer of motor vehicles: legislation tracker
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.