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Parliamentary questions
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10 November 2015
Question for written answer E-014582-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Sophia in 't Veld (ALDE) , Philippe De Backer (ALDE) , Michael Theurer (ALDE) , Marian Harkin (ALDE) , Sylvie Goulard (ALDE)

 Subject:  Implementation of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
 Answer in writing 

Regulation (EU) No 248/2014 of 26 February 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 260/2012 postponed the deadline for migration to SEPA direct debits and credit transfers to 1 August 2014. In answers to previous written questions, the Commission undertook to ensure that the technical problems with the implementation of SEPA would be resolved by the new deadline(1) and that together with the ECB and national authorities it would closely monitor the progress of migration to SEPA in the Member States. The Commission stated that if one or more Member States were to miss the deadline, potential follow-up actions would be considered(2).

1. Could the Commission report on the application of Regulation (EU) No 248/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 260/2012 by the Member States, specify whether they met the deadline for migration to SEPA direct debit and credit transfers, and give its assessment regarding the level of implementation?

2. What instruments does the Commission have in place to establish whether national oversight is adequate and complaints are addressed adequately?

3. Will the Commission take follow-up actions in the event of lack of timely and proper implementation of Regulation (EU) No 248/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 260/2012?


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