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Achim Wambach

Wambach: EU competition law is slow

“There is a need for regulation and harmonization,” said Center of European Economic Research’s head Achim Wambach during a conference on reforming the regulation of professions organized by the European Commission in Brussels.
Euro & Finance 11-05-2015

Fiscal competition or harmonisation?

Tax harmonisation will stop harmful fiscal dumping, and help realise the EU’s aim of becoming a single market, argue Ernest Maragall and Jordi Angusto. 
EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger favours an EU-wide solution to road tolling. March 2014 [The Council of the European Union]
Transport 28-04-2014

Transport expert: EU-wide road toll is quick-fire solution

EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger is still convinced of the benefits of a Europe-wide tolling system. But the devil is in the details, said a transport expert speaking with EURACTIV Germany: Oettinger's idea is nothing more than a “quick-fire solution”.
Technology 24-02-2012

Companies ‘left in limbo’ by new data protection regime

The new data protection regime envisaged by Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding is going to change the legal landscape from the ground up, according to expert Christopher Kuner, but the proposed changes are so technical he questions whether companies will be able to comprehend them.
Brexit 10-10-2011

Commission to test ’28th-regime’ for online sales law

The European Commission has reached the limits of what ‘full harmonisation’ of rules in the single market can achieve, and will test the waters with a "28th-regime" for its new sales law contract proposal this week, according to the EU's Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding.

French plan to harmonise women’s rights wins EU supporters

Brussels is warming up to the idea of harmonising women's rights across Europe, an idea launched by a French lawyer, whose call to apply the best laws across member states is beginning to attract supporters.
Euro & Finance 12-10-2010

Europe’s harmony overdose

EU harmonisation does not make sense for every aspect of financial regulation, argues Mojmír Hampl, vice-governor of the Czech National Bank and a member of the EU's Economic and Financial Committee (EFC).
Transport 11-01-2008

Turkish telecoms, energy and transport sectors in light of EU harmonisation

Turkey's progress in terms of regulatory reform and harmonisation of markets with the EU acquis is "slow and uneven" but "not too disappointing" overall, according to a November 2007 analysis from Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).