29 July 2015

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EU watchdogs take aim at MasterCard

09 July 2015  |  5370 views  |  15 News

EU anti-trust regulators have issued a formal 'Statement of Objections' against MasterCard, accusing the card scheme of using its rules to artificially inflate fees and of over-charging retailers for purchases made by non-EU cardholders.

 

Justice ministers appriove EU data protection rules package

15 June 2015  |  1608 views  |  0 Company announcement

Today, Ministers in the Justice Council have sealed a general approach on the Commission proposal on the Data Protection Regulation.

 

European lawmakers agree revised Payments Services Directive

05 May 2015  |  19978 views  |  2 News

European lawmakers have reached an informal agreement on a revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) designed to boost competition and innovation while improving consumer protections.

 

EU Parliament approves interchange fee caps

10 March 2015  |  12744 views  |  21 News

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.

 

European Commission welcomes decision on aborted Deutsche Börse-Nyse Euronext merger

09 March 2015  |  1557 views  |  0 Company announcement

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.

 

EU court quashes ECB counterparty location policy

04 March 2015  |  1591 views  |  0 Company announcement

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 loses EU appeal over cross-border interchange fees

11 September 2014  |  9088 views  |  13 News

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.

 

EU lays out RFID data protection framework

30 July 2014  |  1419 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  |  1590 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  |  5545 views  |  0 News

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

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