The European Commission launched three separate investigations on 2 February 2017 to assess whether certain online sales practices prevent, contrary to EU antitrust rules, consumers from enjoying cross-border choice and being able to buy consumer electronics, video games and hotel accommodation at competitive prices.
For a decade, it is a burning issue for the European Commission to reduce and eventually end the surcharges that telecom services devolved to their subscribers each time they cross country borders.
As of 23 January 2017, a new, user-friendly website equipped with innovative searching functions was introduced for civil society and other organisations (excluding companies) to fulfil their disclosure requirements.
A novelty introduced in 2017 was that tax returns prepared by the tax authority will be available for tax payers online on the so-called “Ügyfélkapu” from 15 March 2017.
At the end of 2016, the European Commission has announced the members of the High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance. The Commission selected 20 highly qualified candidates from the civil society, the finance sector and academia with respect to their personal competences, their contribution to work relevant to sustainable finance and the prominence of their affiliation in this area.