Transport ministers from EU countries are slated to sign a joint declaration on driverless vehicles tomorrow (14 April), but squabbles between member states have made the agreement a sensitive subject.
The European Commission, which plans a strategy on connected vehicles later this year, has released a report outlining how to "catch up" on connected vehicles as other countries?like the US and Japan?speed ahead.
SPECIAL REPORT / Farmers in the Global South can protect their business by insuring their crops against climate hazards. But this system is held back by a lack of reliable climate data. EURACTIV France reports.
SPECIAL REPORT / The EU executive is set to launch a broad consultation on the state of the internal market for financial services to gauge how fragmented it is and what can be done to encourage more cross-border activity in the insurance sector.
SPECIAL REPORT / Insurers from the US and EU are amongst leading backers of a financial services chapter within the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), although the US remains opposed officially.
SPECIAL REPORT / Europe plays a leading role in the global insurance business. But maintaining this position will depend on its ability to respond to emerging threats in the digital economy, analysts warn.
SPECIAL REPORT / With trillions of assets under management, the insurance sector remains a mainstay of the European financial industry. But insurance services are less frequently offered across borders, adding unnecessary costs to consumers, critics say.
Insurance companies are struggling to gain a foothold in Africa, where populations tend to favour community insurance schemes called tontines. These are often informal agreements between trusted friends and family members. EURACTIV France reports.
New, stricter capital rules for Europe's insurers could spur takeovers and consolidation next year among the region's 5,000 insurers, after recent stress tests showed nearly one in seven would fail them, analysts and industry executives said.
European Commissioner Michel Barnier proposed today (3 July) new rules to dismantle shoddy practices amongst investment and insurance brokers in the financial sector, another building block in the EU's implementation of the global financial regulatory reform agreed by the G20.
The European Union is edging closer to a final deal to streamline regulation in the EU insurance sector and make the bloc's multi-trillion market safer and more efficient, said EU officials yesterday (25 March).
The European Parliament plenary has resoundingly backed the calls made by its Committee of Inquiry into Equitable Life for the UK government to compensate victims of the company's near-collapse and for wide-ranging changes to be made in the drafting and implementation of EU financial services legislation.
A special European Parliament inquiry committee urged the UK to compensate victims of the Equitable Life scandal, which incurred major financial losses for more than a million people. MEPs also said that the EU should put the necessary regulation in place to prevent such cases in the future.