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.
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.
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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.