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06 OCT 2015

Emission Measurements in Automotive Sector

Madam President, for the vast majority of consumers buying a car is the single biggest purchase they make in their lives after they have bought a home. This Volkswagen scandal is not just about money. It is about health as well. Cheating the standards brings a massive and fundamental breach of ...

21 SEP 2015

Consumer and Competition Day Conference Luxembourg 21 September 2015

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you very much for inviting me to speak today. This meeting comes at an important and busy time for the Single Market and digital policy. By the end of the year, we expect announcements from the commission on geoblocking, parcel delivery, consumer rights and copyright....

16 SEP 2015

Conclusions of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on migration

Madam President, this is an unprecedented situation, because many millions of people are trying to escape horrific wars. But countries are helping in different ways: my Polish colleagues have talked to me about the hundreds of thousands of people who have escaped from Ukraine into Poland; my Cro...

09 SEP 2015

Migration and refugees in Europe

Mr President, we face an unprecedented situation and we must prioritise helping refugees fleeing horrific wars, both with their immediate needs and to give them hope and support for the longer term. But different countries can help in different ways and we should stop the finger-pointing. In the...

09 JUL 2015


04 JUN 2015

Speech at the Standardisation Summit in Riga, Latvia

Thank you for inviting me to speak at this afternoon's conference. In Brussels and indeed across Europe there is a sudden increase of interest in technical standards and the processes which are used to set them. The Commission's better regulation agenda has pushed the issue up the political agenda...

02 JUN 2015

Consumer Summit 2015 - Preparing the Consumer Policy of the future

Opening Speech on second day of Consumer Summit - 2nd June 2015 This is the annual gathering to discuss consumer policy. Thank you for inviting me to speak. The world is changing rapidly as digital activity continues to affect all aspects of society. Innovative business models pop up in tradition...

26 MAR 2015

The Role of the EU Single Market in the digital economy - Contribution to Panel discussion at Informal Competitiveness Council, Riga, Latvia

Check against delivery We need to agree on priorities where action at regional or national level is not enough; on areas where action across the EU can make a real difference, and we need to work with others across the globe where needed because the digital economy is a global economy. Any actions ...

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