About: free movement of capital

Future EU 19-09-2016

Freedom of movement: Non-negotiable

The Bratislava summit yielded very little in tangible results. As the EU struggles to deal with pressures from all directions, freedom of movement of people, one of the four pillars, has come under scrutiny. Ulrike Guérot asks if the EU is still for people or merely for trade.
Enlargement 29-08-2016

Austria suggests ‘union of interests’ with Turkey instead of EU membership

One of Austria's ruling political parties has proposed a "union of interests" between the EU and Turkey, in place of actual membership. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 18-02-2014

Lithuanians will vote to keep land sales ban for foreigners

Lithuania will hold a referendum on keeping a ban on land sales to foreigners, officials said yesterday (17 February), a move analysts warned would put it at odds with EU regulations on the free movement of capital.
Euro & Finance 30-03-2007

Socialists raise the pressure on hedge funds

A group of Socialist MEPs, led by former Danish PM Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, have called on the Commission to take action on hedge-fund regulation, claiming that the industry's rapid growth could put the EU's job-creation policy at risk.
Euro & Finance 22-02-2007

McCreevy defends decision not to regulate hedge funds

Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy will not impose specific regulation, despite recent calls by politicians to tighten rules.
Trade & Society 10-10-2006

‘Single-market policies are failing’

According to a new study, despite 20 years of policies aimed towards creating a single market, the majority of Europeans continue not only to work but also to shop and invest exclusively in their own country.
Competition 29-09-2006

ECJ rules against ‘golden shares’

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 28 September 2006 ruled against the Netherlands holding a “golden share” in postal-services provider TNT.
Enlargement 12-09-2001

Poland wants to reopen internal market negotiations

Poland is expected to ask the EU to reopen negotiations on the free movement of goods in order to secure longer transition periods for Polish pharmaceutical companies for drug registration procedures. Political analysts see the move as a setback, which could delay Poland's progress in the enlargement process.
Enlargement 27-07-2001

Belgian Presidency closes enlargement chapters with five countries

The Belgian Presidency opened EU enlargement negotiations with candidate countries on 27 July. It succeeded in closing one negotiation chapter per country with Bulgaria, Cyprus, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. The chief negotiator, Belgian Ambassador to the EU Frans van Daele, said that this shows the presidency's determination to keep up a rapid pace in enlargement negotiations.
Enlargement 16-07-2001

Council sets accession negotiations timetable

EU foreign ministers set timetable for four enlargement negotiation meetings under Belgian Presidency
Enlargement 29-06-2001

Verheugen sees EU enlarging to ten countries in 2004

Enlargement Commissioner Verheugen confirms that as many as 10 out of 12 candidate countries could join EU in 2004
Enlargement 29-06-2001

Commission study sees economic gains from enlargement

Economic gains from enlargement could increase GDP growth of candidate countries by 2 percent per year according to new Commission study
Enlargement 28-06-2001

Slovakia catches up with most advanced candidates

Last round of enlargement negotiations under Swedish Presidency allows Slovakia and Lithuania to catch up with most advanced candidates
Enlargement 13-06-2001

Hungary accepts transition period for workers

Hungary accepts controversial EU curbs for its workers and takes the lead in enlargement negotiations
Enlargement 12-06-2001

EU recognises Spain’s concern over enlargement

EU ministers recognise Spain's concerns that enlargement will affect current Member States' poorest regions
Enlargement 05-06-2001

Candidates reject transition periods for workers

EU and candidates close twelve negotiation chapters after EU has reached compromise on free movement of workers and capital
Enlargement 05-06-2001

Candidates reject transition periods for workers

EU and candidates close twelve negotiation chapters after EU has reached compromise on free movement of workers and capital
Enlargement 01-06-2001

EU removes obstacles to enlargement

Compromise on transition periods for purchase of land and free movement of workers clears the way for EU enlargement negotiations
Enlargement 05-06-2000

Candidates reject transition periods for workers

EU and candidates close twelve negotiation chapters after EU has reached compromise on free movement of workers and capital

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