Construction sector: European Commission launches public consultation on proposal to introduce services passport
On 2 May 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on a proposal to introduce a services passport and address regulatory barriers in the construction and business services sectors, ...
Construction sector: European Commission adopts Roadmap on how it will evaluate relevance and EU added value of selected EU legislative texts in construction sector
On 25 April 2016, the European Commission adopted an Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap.
Posting of workers: Council Social Questions Working Party discusses proposed Directive
On 11 April 2016, the Council's Social Questions Working Party continued its discussions on the European Commission proposal for a Directive amending Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and ...
European Commission announces further details on Digital Single Market strategy
On 19 April 2016, the European Commission announced further details on its strategy to create a Digital Single Market, unveiling plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authoriti ...
Advocate General opinion on application of free movement of goods to Flemish law which grants free distribution of electricity produced in Flanders
On 14 April 2016, Advocate General Bot handed down his opinion on a request for a preliminary ruling from a Belgian court regarding the application of the principle of free movement of goods to a Flem ...
Regional policy: European Commission publishes results of Cross-Border Review consultation
On 8 April 2016, the European Commission released the results of a public consultation that was held at the end of 2015 in the framework of a Cross-Border Review aimed at reflecting and take action on ...
Action Plan on VAT: European Commission adopts Communication
The European Commission adopted a Communication on an Action Plan on VAT on 7 April 2016.
Construction: European Commission launches public consultation on Fitness Check for construction sector
On 29 March 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the Fitness Check for the construction sector.
Commission initial findings on geo-blocking in e-commerce sector inquiry
On 18 March 2016, the European Commission published its initial findings of its sector inquiry into the e-commerce sector in relation to geo-blocking. Geo-blocking refers to business practices whereby ...
Free movement of EU citizens: Council adopts first-reading position on proposed Regulation on recognition of public documents across EU
On 10 March 2016, the Justice and Home Affairs Council adopted its first-reading position on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation facilitating the free movement of citizens by simplifying ...
European Commission initiatives for 2016 and 2017: Commercial aspects
The European Commission has published a list of initiatives that it is planning to adopt in 2016 and 2017.
European Ombudsman: Emily O'Reilly asks European Commission to report back in 2018 on pesticides authorisation
On 18 February 2016, the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, published a decision in relation to her inquiry on European Commission's practices regarding the authorisation and placing on the market of ...
Free movement of EU citizens and businesses: Council to adopt first reading position on Regulation dealing with recognition of public documents across EU
On 1 March 2016, the text of the Council's first reading position formally approving the proposed Regulation facilitating the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of ...
Pet animals: European Parliament adopts Resolution on introduction of compatible systems for registration of pet animals across member states
On 25 February 2016, the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative Resolution on the introduction of compatible systems for the registration of pet animals across EU member states.
European Economic and Social Committee opinion on Digital Single Market Strategy
On 24 February 2016, the Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the European Commission's Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe was published in the Official J ...
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 ...
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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.