The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill to cap the interchange fees charged by card schemes for payments using credit and debit cards.
The European Commission welcomes today's judgment by the General Court (case T-175/12) which fully upholds the Commission's 2012 decision under the EU Merger Regulation to prohibit the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext.
The Eurosystem comprises the European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks o fthe Member States that have adopted the euro as a common currency.
MasterCard has lost a seven-year battle with the European Commission over the validity of its interchange fees for cross-border card payments, following a decisive judgement at the EU's highest court.
New EU-wide technical standards have been agreed that will help users of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) smart chips and systems comply with EU Data Protection rules and the Commission's 2009 recommendation on RFID (see IP/09/740). A "data protection impact assessment" process has also been agreed.
The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition.
Members of the European Parliament have voted through new rules designed to clamp down on high-frequency trading 'Flash Boys'.
Communication on crowdfunding in the European Union - Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone legally residing in the EU should have the right to open a basic payment account, and this right should not be denied on grounds of nationality or place of residence, Parliament's negotiators and the Council representatives agreed on Thursday.
The ultimate owners of companies and trusts would have to be listed in public registers in EU countries, under draft anti-money laundering rules voted by Parliament on Tuesday.
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