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.
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 ...
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.
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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.