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High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance delivers early recommendations

13 July, 2017 - 13:30
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2017 High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance delivers early recommendations The High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, established by the Commission, has published its first report setting out concrete steps to create a financial system that supports sustainable investments.

Commission refers SPAIN to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to implement EU rules on whistle-blowers

13 July, 2017 - 13:30
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 13 July 2017 Commission refers SPAIN to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to implement EU rules on whistle-blowers The European Commission has today decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to notify measures...

Commission refers CROATIA to the Court for failing to amend the law on the privatisation of the energy company INA-Industrija Nafte, d.d. (INA)

13 July, 2017 - 13:29
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 13 July 2017 Commission refers CROATIA to the Court for failing to amend the law on the privatisation of the energy company INA-Industrija Nafte, d.d. (INA) The European Commission has decided to refer CROATIA to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing...

Opening remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Commission's proposal to create a Pan-European Personal Pension Product

29 June, 2017 - 13:20
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 29 June 2017 Good morning everyone, Today we are proposing to lay the foundations for a single European private pensions market. We are presenting a new voluntary scheme to save for retirement, a Pan-European Personal Pensions Product, or PEPP.

Commission launches a new pan-European personal pensions label to help consumers save for retirement

29 June, 2017 - 13:08
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 29 June 2017 European consumers will soon benefit from more choice when saving for retirement, thanks to Commission plans to create a new class of pension products. Today's proposal will provide pension providers with the tools to offer a simple and innovative pan-European personal...

Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) – Frequently asked questions

29 June, 2017 - 13:08
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 29 June 2017 Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) – Frequently asked questions What is a pan-European personal pension product (PEPP)? The PEPP is a voluntary personal pension scheme that will offer consumers a new pan-European option to save for retirement.

Frequently asked questions: Guidelines on disclosure of non-financial information

26 June, 2017 - 13:10
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 June 2017 Frequently asked questions: Guidelines on disclosure of non-financial information What will change? What information will be disclosed and how? The European Commission has adopted today non-binding guidelines on the disclosure of non-financial information by companies.

Commission takes further steps to enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters

26 June, 2017 - 13:09
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 June 2017 Commission takes further steps to enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters The Commission has today adopted guidelines on the disclosure of environmental and social information.

New rules facilitating cross-border insolvency proceedings enters into force today

26 June, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 Today, the new rules on cross-border insolvency proceedings, proposed by the Commission in 2012 and adopted by the EU legislators in 2015, will enter into force throughout the European Union.

Read-out of the College meeting and press conference by Vice-President Valdis DOMBROVSKIS on the Commission's proposal to amend the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)

13 June, 2017 - 18:22
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 13 June 2017 Good afternoon everyone, We had a productive College today. You already had a press conference on the migration package, so I will focus on the remaining issues. Let me start on a positive note.

Commission proposes more robust supervision of central counterparties (CCPs)

13 June, 2017 - 16:45
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 13 June 2017 Commission proposes more robust supervision of central counterparties (CCPs) The European Commission is today proposing targeted reforms to further improve the financial stability of the European Union.

Questions and Answers on the proposal to amend the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)

13 June, 2017 - 16:45
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 13 June 2017 Questions and Answers on the proposal to amend the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) What is EMIR and why is the Commission proposing to amend it? The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) is a centrepiece of the legislation introduced in the...

Opening remarks of Vice-Presidents Jyrki Katainen and Valdis Dombrovskis on the Mid-Term Review of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan

8 June, 2017 - 14:55
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 8 June 2017 Vice-President Jyrki Katainen Good morning and welcome to the press conference on the CMU mid-term review. This is an opportunity to take stock of what we have already achieved and analyse what more should be done.

Completing the Capital Markets Union: Building on the first round of achievements

8 June, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 June 2017 Completing the Capital Markets Union: Building on the first round of achievements Today the Commission is taking further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union (CMU), a pivotal project of the Juncker Commission to boost jobs and growth in Europe.

Questions and Answers on the Mid-Term Review of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan

8 June, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 June 2017 Questions and Answers on the Mid-Term Review of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan What is the Capital Markets Union? One of the Commission's top priorities is to strengthen Europe's economy and stimulate investment to create jobs.

European Commission approves resolution of Banco Popular Español, S.A.

7 June, 2017 - 09:09
- Press release European Commission Brussels, 7 June 2017 The European Commission has approved, under EU bank recovery and resolution rules, the resolution scheme of Banco Popular Español, S.A. based on a proposed resolution scheme by the Single Resolution Board (SRB). The resolution of Banco Popular Español, S.A.

Vice-President Dombrovskis on the deepening of the economic and monetary union

31 May, 2017 - 14:36
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 31 May 2017 Good afternoon everybody, Today, Europe is facing multiple challenges. And to address these challenges head-on, the European Commission has started a broad debate on the future of the EU with its March White Paper.

Capital Markets Union: EU reaches agreement on reviving securitisation market

30 May, 2017 - 22:33
European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 30 May 2017 The European Commission has welcomed tonight's agreement to revive the EU's securitisation market, in a move that will broaden investment opportunities for investors and boost lending to Europe's households and businesses.

Capital Markets Union: EU agrees to more support for venture capital and social enterprises

30 May, 2017 - 19:46
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 May 2017 Capital Markets Union: EU agrees to more support for venture capital and social enterprises Small and growing companies and social enterprises will enjoy better access to finance, thanks to EU rules agreed today by the European Parliament, the Council and the...

Speech by Vice-President Dombrovskis on EMIR REFIT

4 May, 2017 - 14:35
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Brussels, 4 May 2017 Today, the European Commission is taking another step in the fine-tuning of our financial sector framework, which we have put in place since the crisis. We are proposing targeted adjustments to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.

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