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2017 State Aid Scoreboard by EUbusiness — last modified 19 January 2018, 11:58 CET
The 2017 State Aid Scoreboard, published on 16 January by the European Commission, showed that over 97% of new implemented aid measures fell under the new General Block Exemption Regulation and could be quickly implemented by EU Member States to the benefit of citizens, businesses and regions, avoiding bureaucracy, red tape and delays.
Payment Services Directive by EUbusiness — last modified 12 January 2018, 17:48 CET
European consumers will be able to reap the full benefits of paying online for goods and services, thanks to new rules that will it make it cheaper, easier and safer to make electronic payments. The revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2, Directive 2015/2366/EU), applicable as of 13 January 2018, aims to modernise Europe's payment services to the benefit of both consumers and businesses, so as to keep pace with this rapidly evolving market.
Deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union by EUbusiness — last modified 06 December 2017, 22:16 CET
The European Commission set out on 6 December 2017 a Roadmap for deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union.
First actions of EU's External Investment Plan by EUbusiness — last modified 23 November 2017, 18:27 CET
The European Commission's concrete areas of investments for the EU's External Investment Plan will mobilise EUR 44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries.
Obtaining brokerage and research services from non-EU brokers - guidance Q&A by EUbusiness — last modified 26 October 2017, 22:32 CET
The European Commission issued guidance on 26 October in the form of frequently asked questions to clarify how EU investment firms subject to MiFID II should interact when they seek out brokerage and research services from broker-dealers in non-EU countries.
European External Investment Plan by EUbusiness — last modified 12 December 2017, 16:55 CET
The EU's External Investment Plan will support more inclusive and sustainable development in Africa and the European Neighbourhood. It will boost public and private investment and thus address some of the obstacles to growth in our partner countries.
EU - US Agreement on insurance and reinsurance by EUbusiness — last modified 25 September 2017, 12:41 CET
The European Union and the US signed a landmark bilateral agreement on insurance and reinsurance on 23 September 2017.
A Multilateral Investment Court by EUbusiness — last modified 14 September 2017, 15:50 CET
A new system for resolving disputes between foreign investors and states in a fair and efficient way.
Western Balkans: Regional Economic Area by EUbusiness — last modified 13 July 2017, 14:09 CET
The 2017 Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, Italy on 12 July 2017 discussed concrete avenues to strengthen regional cooperation and thus further advance the EU integration process of the Western Balkans. The Western Balkan partners agreed on an action plan to develop a Regional Economic Area aimed at boosting the attractiveness of the region to encourage investment and generate jobs, especially through smart growth, start-ups and scale-ups.
Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) by EUbusiness — last modified 29 June 2017, 18:12 CET
The European Commission launched on 29 June a new pan-European personal pensions label to help consumers save for retirement.
Proposal to amend the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) by EUbusiness — last modified 13 June 2017, 23:45 CET
The European Commission proposed on 13 June 2017 more robust supervision of central counterparties (CCPs), targeted reforms to further improve the financial stability of the European Union.
Consumer financial services action plan by EUbusiness — last modified 23 March 2017, 21:05 CET
The European Commission presented on 23 March an Action Plan that sets out ways to provide European consumers with greater choice and better access to financial services across the EU.
2016 State Aid Scoreboard by EUbusiness — last modified 15 March 2017, 23:15 CET
The 2016 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission, shows the benefits of the State Aid Modernisation package taking place. Around 95% of new implemented aid measures fell under the new General Block Exemption Regulation and could be implemented without prior Commission approval.
Revised shareholders' rights directive by EUbusiness — last modified 14 March 2017, 17:35 CET
The European Parliament approved on 14 March a report on the revision of the EU shareholders' rights directive. The final adoption step will take place in the European Council shortly. The directive will enter into force two years after its publication in the official journal.
Country Reports: findings from in-depth-reviews by Member State by EUbusiness — last modified 22 February 2017, 23:10 CET
The 27 Country Reports (for all EU Member States except Greece, which is under a dedicated stability support programme) provide an annual analysis by Commission staff of the situation in the Member States' economies, including where relevant an assessment of macroeconomic imbalances.
EU-Mongolia Framework agreement - factsheet by EUbusiness — last modified 21 February 2017, 14:00 CET
The European Union is intent on supporting Mongolia in its continued political and economic reform path, as a valuable partner for the EU in Asia.
European Account Preservation Order - faster, cheaper and more efficient debt recovery by EUbusiness — last modified 18 January 2017, 23:41 CET
Around 1 million smaller business (SMEs) in the EU face problems with cross-border debts. This is about EUR 600 million lost every year for these small companies.
Insolvency, Restructuring and Second Chance: proposal for a directive by EUbusiness — last modified 24 November 2016, 00:22 CET
The European Commission presented a set of European rules on business insolvency on 22 November.
2017 European Semester: Autumn Package by EUbusiness — last modified 16 November 2016, 20:38 CET
The European Commission sets out the EU's economic and social priorities for the year ahead, confirms the need to move towards a more positive fiscal stance for the euro area, and completes its assessment of euro area Member States' Draft Budgetary Plans.
EU Microfinance Support by EUbusiness — last modified 27 October 2016, 23:11 CET
Since the EU started its microfinance initiatives, more than 100 agreements have been signed with microfinance providers, to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU Member States.