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Consumer safety comes first! 16 April 2014, 15:58 CET
ANEC welcomes yesterday’s decision of the European Parliament to improve consumer safety and product compliance in the Internal Market by approving the new Consumer Product Safety Regulation (CPSR) and Market Surveillance Regulation (MSR).

Parliament issues strong call for EU lobby transparency register to become mandatory 16 April 2014, 13:39 CET
Strongly-worded resolution first shot in battle with Commission over weak voluntary register

EBF: Vote in EU Parliament paves way for truly European banking landscape 16 April 2014, 13:33 CET
The European Banking Federation congratulates the European Parliament with its approval of the new Single Resolution Mechanism that will determine how failing Eurozone banks can be resolved without relying on taxpayer support, and of new rules for bank recovery and resolution in the European Union.

Safety of consumer products to improve 16 April 2014, 13:25 CET
All too often, it happens that lighters, kitchen tools or other products we buy turn out to be unsafe. This persistent presence of unsafe products has been addressed in a European Parliament vote updating EU’s product safety and market surveillance laws.

EBF responds to Basel III consultation on the Net Stable Funding Ratio 14 April 2014, 13:11 CET
The European Banking Federation on Friday submitted comments to the Bank for International Settlements in Basel in a consultation on the Net Stable Funding Ratio, or NSFR.

ECJ Delivers Judgement on the Legality of Hyperlinking 10 April 2014, 23:10 CET
In February, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered judgement on the legality of hyperlinking in Svensson et v Retriever Sverige AB (C-466/12).

New analysis of genetically engineered maize 1507: Risk research controlled by industry 10 April 2014, 23:06 CET
In just a few weeks time the EU Commission could give permission for the commercial cultivation of maize 1507.

New EU state aid rules a blow for UK nuclear energy plan - Greenpeace 09 April 2014, 21:39 CET
New rules on state aid adopted today by the European Commission will make it harder for the UK and other governments to subsidise nuclear energy projects like the new reactors at Hinkley Point, said Greenpeace.

French contract-clothing manufacturers return to London on 29 April 2014 09 April 2014, 15:32 CET
 

France’s railways roll out web portal for business and innovation 09 April 2014, 15:31 CET
 

SMTC’s Dynatech® solution lightens the mood at Aircraft Interiors 2014 09 April 2014, 15:28 CET
 

UBIFRANCE showcases innovative French players at Infosecurity 2014 06 April 2014, 15:21 CET
 

Cordia’s English-version e-catalogue brings fire-safety innovation to the UK 06 April 2014, 15:20 CET
 

French companies shine at Natural & Organic Products Europe 06 April 2014, 15:20 CET
For the sixth year, the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London will host a French Pavilion at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show, which takes place in London (UK) from 13 to 14 April 2014. A total of 13 specialists in fair-trade, free-from, health, and organic products from the food-and-drink industry and the health-and-beauty sector will be showcased on the pavilion.

Enough is enough: Time to break the circle of Roma health exclusion across Europe 04 April 2014, 15:52 CET
The need for better policies and funding for Roma inclusion, with an emphasis on local integration in Eastern Europe, is the focus of the Third Roma Summit - a landmark event organised today by the European Commission in Brussels.

EENA is proud to announce the 112 Awards 2014 winners 04 April 2014, 15:52 CET
The 112 Awards Ceremony has revealed its winners. Awardees from the Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Spain walked off with top honours rewarding their commitment to promote and improve the European emergency number 112.

Banks: Payment package still needs work after EU Parliament vote 03 April 2014, 18:12 CET
The European Banking Federation notes that the European Parliament on Thursday approved the second Payment Services Directive and the Interchange fees Regulation.

European Parliament takes leap towards in patient safety 03 April 2014, 16:59 CET
EPHA welcomes the majority of the measures adopted yesterday by the European Parliament as part of the revision of the EU Medical Devices Directive (MDD) and the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVD) Directive. After one and a half years of proposals and in-depth discussions, it is time to rebuild the trust of patients around Europe.

Banks to enable clients to better compare retail investment products 03 April 2014, 16:45 CET
The European Banking Federation has taken a great interest in the proposed European Union regulation on key information documents on investment products offered to retail investors.

Costs down, convenience up for payments in Europe 03 April 2014, 16:37 CET
The security and convenience of card, online and other payments have been enhanced as the European Parliament voted today to update the EU’s Payment Services Directive. MEPs have also decided caps on credit and debit card fees which banks charge to traders.

MEPs heard loud and clear on telecoms laws 03 April 2014, 16:26 CET
The telecommunications sector in Europe received a shake-up today as the European Parliament voted on the Telecoms Single Market regulation. It tackles a range of issues such as consumer mobile phone contract cancellation rights; switching providers; a ban on roaming charges and efforts to create Net Neutrality safeguards i.e. ensuring consumers’ internet traffic is not unduly discriminated, slowed or services blocked outright by network operators.

BEUC joins Google/EU antitrust investigation 31 March 2014, 13:07 CET
The European Consumer Organisation has stepped up its involvement in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into how Google Inc. puts its preferred services atop search results while demoting rivals, particularly in price comparison searches.

Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions 27 March 2014, 17:06 CET
On the 10th March Members of the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee in the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission to develop a new EU Alcohol Strategy. The resolution is scheduled for vote in the April EP Plenary.

Banks support European Commission plans for long-term financing 27 March 2014, 17:06 CET
The European Banking Federation looks forward to further cooperating with the European institutions on plans for a proposal for long-term financing that the European Commission presented earlier today.

Long-term finance: positive on regulation but not enough for SMEs 27 March 2014, 17:00 CET
UEAPME welcomes progress on regulatory aspects, but criticises poor proposals for SME finance