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Payment accounts: Commission refers Spain to the Court for failure to implement payment accounts rules

4 October, 2017 - 14:12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2017 Payment accounts: Commission refers Spain to the Court for failure to implement payment accounts rules The European Commission decided today to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to notify measures for fully implementing the EU...

October infringements package: key decisions

4 October, 2017 - 14:12
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 October 2017 October infringements package: key decisions Overview by policy area In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission ('Commission') is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

Audit: Commission refers Slovenia to the Court of Justice for failing to fully enact EU rules on audit

4 October, 2017 - 14:11
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2017 Audit: Commission refers Slovenia to the Court of Justice for failing to fully enact EU rules on audit The European Commission has decided to refer Slovenia to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to notify measures for fully...

The EU is changing its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy legislation to address state induced market distortions

4 October, 2017 - 14:11
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 October 2017 The European Parliament and the Council have agreed to change the EU's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy legislation following a proposal from the European Commission from November 2016.

Questions and Answers on VAT reform in the EU

4 October, 2017 - 13:36
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 October 2017 Questions and Answers on VAT reform in the EU   Why does the EU's VAT system need reform? The current VAT rules for cross-border trade between businesses in EU Member States date back to 1993, just after the creation of the...

European Commission proposes far-reaching reform of the EU VAT system

4 October, 2017 - 13:35
- Press release European Commission Brussels, 4 October 2017 European Commission proposes far-reaching reform of the EU VAT system The European Commission has today launched plans for the biggest reform of EU VAT rules in a quarter of a century.

European Commission steps up infringement against Hungary on NGO Law

4 October, 2017 - 13:00
- Press release European Commission Brussels, 4 October 2017 Today, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion - the second step in the infringement procedure - to Hungary for its law on foreign-funded NGOs. The Commission's reasoned opinion on the Hungarian NGO Law follows the letter of formal notice sent...

State aid: Commission refers Ireland to Court for failure to recover illegal tax benefits from Apple worth up to €13 billion

4 October, 2017 - 12:30
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2017 The European Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal State aid worth up to €13 billion, as required by a Commission decision.

State aid: Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Amazon worth around €250 million

4 October, 2017 - 12:30
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2017 The European Commission has concluded that Luxembourg granted undue tax benefits to Amazon of around €250 million. This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it allowed Amazon to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.

August 2017 compared with July 2017 - Volume of retail trade down by 0.5% in euro area - Stable in EU28

4 October, 2017 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 4 October 2017 In August 2017 compared with July 2017, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19), while it remained stable in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Second quarter of 2017 - EU28 current account surplus €41.9 bn - €39.5 bn surplus for trade in services

4 October, 2017 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 4 October 2017 The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €41.9 billion (1.1% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2017, down from a surplus of €49.4 billion (1.3% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2017...

Closing statement by Michel Barnier at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on the state of play of the negotiations with the United Kingdom

3 October, 2017 - 19:41
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Thank you, President. At the end of this dense, lively, and lengthy debate, I would first like to thank the European Parliament for the numerous messages of support for the work I have the honour of doing, with...

College read-out: Commission initiative to carry out public procurement more efficiently and in a sustainable manner

3 October, 2017 - 19:25
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen Today we have adopted an important initiative on public procurement. Public procurement may sound bureaucratic, but it is an issue of utmost importance.

Commission welcomes agreement on new anti-dumping methodology

3 October, 2017 - 17:33
European - Press release Commission Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Today, the negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the proposal adopted by the Commission in November 2016 to change the EU's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy legislation.

Commission Opinion on the Recommendation of the European Central Bank amending Article 22 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and the European Central Bank

3 October, 2017 - 16:32
European - Fact Sheet Commission Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Commission Opinion on the Recommendation of the European Central Bank amending Article 22 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and the European Central Bank 1.

Commission backs greater European Central Bank regulatory powers for clearing systems to fulfil its monetary policy responsibilities

3 October, 2017 - 16:31
European - Press release Commission Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Commission backs greater ECB regulatory powers for clearing systems to fulfil its monetary policy responsibilities The European Commission is today issuing a favourable opinion on the European Central Bank's (ECB) recommendation of 23 June 2017, in which the ECB asked for a...

Increasing the impact of public investment through efficient and professional procurement

3 October, 2017 - 16:30
European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 . To strengthen the Single Market and as part of the continuous effort to stimulate investment in the EU, today the Commission has put forward an initiative to carry out procurement more efficiently and in a sustainable manner, while making full...

Efficient and professional public procurement

3 October, 2017 - 16:30
European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Questions and Answers New EU rules on public procurement were adopted in 2014 – why do we need a new initiative now? The EU is making an unprecedented effort to stimulate the economy and unlock investment, in particular via the Investment...

Speech by Michel Barnier at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on the state of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom

3 October, 2017 - 15:29
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Thank you, Mr. President. And thanks to your Parliament for allowing me to express myself, alongside President Juncker. Members of the European Parliament, Ladies and gentlemen, Dear Matti, I am happy to be here before you...

Daily News 03 / 10 / 2017

3 October, 2017 - 13:04
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 03 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 3 October 2017 Marchés publics: la Commission présente une initiative pour accroître l'impact des investissements publics La Commission présente aujourd'hui une initiative visant une passation des marchés publics plus efficiente, professionnelle et durable, et qui s'appuie pleinement...

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