01 September 2014

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EU lays out RFID data protection framework

30 July 2014  |  1131 views  |  0 Company announcement

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.


European Commission sparks hunt for EU's top 12 tech start-ups

17 April 2014  |  1320 views  |  0 Company announcement

The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition.


MEPs vote to curb high-frequency trading

16 April 2014  |  4405 views  |  0 News

Members of the European Parliament have voted through new rules designed to clamp down on high-frequency trading 'Flash Boys'.


EC answers crowdfunding FAQs

27 March 2014  |  1203 views  |  0 Company announcement

Communication on crowdfunding in the European Union - Frequently Asked Questions


EU agrees new rules for basic bank accounts

21 March 2014  |  1104 views  |  0 Company announcement

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.


EU Parliament votes to toughen up anti-money laundering rules

12 March 2014  |  829 views  |  0 Company announcement

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.


EC accepts Visa Europe credit card fee cap proposal

26 February 2014  |  4641 views  |  0 News

The EC has accepted Visa Europe's promise to cap its multilateral interchange fees (MIFs) for cross-border credit card payments at 0.3%.


MEPs back caps on card fees across the EU

20 February 2014  |  4636 views  |  5 News

The fees that banks charge retailers for processing shoppers' payments should be capped, Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs decided in a vote on Thursday.


European Parliament approves plans to extend Sepa migration deadline

04 February 2014  |  4688 views  |  0 News

The European Parliament has voted in favour of proposals to extend the migration deadline for processing Sepa-compliant payment transfers by six months, to August 2014.


EU to impose minimum four-year jail sentences for market manipulation

04 February 2014  |  1073 views  |  0 Company announcement

Judges imposing their countries' maximum penalties for serious offences such as manipulating the LIBOR benchmark interest rate would have to stipulate at least four years in jail under draft rules approved by Parliament on Tuesday.

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