Hearing of Siim Kallas

Push for telecoms deal

The Commission and Latvia will host an informal meeting in the hope that ministers and national representatives will back the new telecoms roadmap.

The symbol of Justice, with the sword and the scales, is seen in a lawyers cabinet in Nice

New rules on cross-border legal cases

An enforceable judgment in civil and commercial matters in one member state will be automatically enforceable anywhere in the EU. 

A man walks past automated teller machines outside a HSBC bank in London

Centre-right backs universal banks

Centre-left and Greens likely to fight to resurrect Commission proposal that threatened to break up large banks and make them focus on deposit-taking business.


EU lawmakers place caps on card fees

The new rules will harmonise credit and debit card fees across the EU while banning some of the card schemes' more unpopular practices.