In a draft proposal, the European Commission appears on course to step back from earlier plans that would rigorously force large banks to hive off their lending business from their risker trading operations.
Following his approval by the Council, the new Finnish Commissioner Olli Rehn has taken office in Brussels with responsibility for the Enterprise and InfoSoc portfolios. His key ambitions lie in economic affairs.
After the EU's enlargement, the new Member States will join the eEurope 2005 Action Plan and will play an active role in realising its ambitious goals, says European Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society Erkki Liikanen.
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