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Guides on the EU policy on Finance.
European Crowdfunding Services for Business - Proposal for a Regulation
As a first major deliverable of the Action Plan on harnessing the opportunities presented by technology-enabled innovation in financial services (FinTech), the European Commission is putting forward new rules that will help crowdfunding platforms to grow across the EU's single market.
Financial Technology (FinTech) Action Plan
On 8 March, the European Commission unveiled an Action Plan on how to harness the opportunities presented by technology-enabled innovation in financial services (FinTech).
EU Action Plan on financing sustainable growth
The European Commission presented on 8 March an Action Plan on sustainable finance and financial technology.
European Semester 2018: Winter Package
The European Commission published on 7 March its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the EU Member States, including progress in implementing country-specific recommendations and an assessment of possible imbalances.
2017 State Aid Scoreboard
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
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
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
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
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
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
The European Union and the US signed a landmark bilateral agreement on insurance and reinsurance on 23 September 2017.
A Multilateral Investment Court
A new system for resolving disputes between foreign investors and states in a fair and efficient way.
Western Balkans: Regional Economic Area
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)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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.