The aim of Monitoring Activities is to deepen the activities of EAC on the areas covered and raise the level of awareness of members regarding the topics listed below. In this way, significant regulatory initiatives and discussion themes can be taken on-board at EAC level, not necessarily in a Working Group structure :
- Financial Services Legislation
- Services of General Interest
Financial Services Legislation
The objective of this monitoring activity is to follow regulatory developments on Financial Services relevant for postal operators;
- Analysis focusing on key issues;
- Ensuring liaison with other activity segments possibly working on related issues within PostEurop.
The monitoring activity follows the following dossiers:
- Payment Services Directive: Review of the 2007/64 Directive is expected. Impact study will be delivered by London Economics.
- Access to basic payment account: The Commission adopted a recommendation on 18 July 2011. The file is also part of the Single Market II Act under Key Action 12. A legislative proposal is to be presented with the aim to give all EU citizens access to basic payment account
- Card, internet and mobile payment: The Commission launched a consultation procedure on 11 January 2012. Feedback statement and individual replies can be found at the Commission’s website. Next steps to be determined.
E-invoicing: 2010/45/EC Invoicing Directive establishes the equal treatment of electronic and paper invoices. The Commission suggests the broad-scale adoption of electronic invoicing by 2020. Single Market Act II – Key action II aims to make electronic invoicing the standard invoicing mode for public procurement.
Services of General Interest
The objective of this activity is to follow developments regarding services of general economic interest on EU level. Services of general economic interest are an integral part of the European postal sector and postal operators’ activities, including universal services as defined by the postal services directive 97/67/EC, as amended.
Updated on 18 December 2018