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ATA - Tirana Film Commission launched to promote city as convenient filming location for local, international cinematography productions
TIRANA, May 23 /ATA/ – Good news is coming for all Albanian filmmakers and artists as the Tirana Film...
NNA - وزير الصحة: مليون كمامة ستوزع مجانا
وطنية - أعلن وزير الصحة العامة الدكتور حمد حسن، في تغريدة عبر حسابه على "تويتر"، أن "مليون كمامة ستوزع مجانا بالتعاون بين وزارة الصحة العامة ووزارة الداخلية والبلديات. ...
NNA - Rapport quotidien du ministère de la Santé: 5 nouveaux cas de contamination au coronavirus
ANI-Le ministère de la Santé publique a annoncé, dans son rapport quotidien, que 1119cas de contamination au coronavirus sont diagnostiqués...
ATA - Albania to reopen land borders on June 1
TIRANA,May 24/ATA/-By Maela Marini/–Albania will reopen its land borders to all Albanians in the neighbouring countries, be them Albanian, Kosovo,...
NNA - Health Minister: One million masks will be freely distributed
NNA–Minister of Public Health,Hamad Hassan, announced Monday via his Twitter account, that "a million masks will be distributed for free,...
NNA - وزارة الصحة: 5 إصابات جديدة
وطنية - سجلت وزارة الصحة العامة 5 حالات كورونا جديدة، رفعت العدد التراكمي الى 1119 اصابة.

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ATA - COVID-19/ Ministry of Health: 6 new cases in Tirana and Shkodër
TIRANA,May25/ATA/ In the last 24hours in our country, 6positive cases have been confirmed, 4cases in Tirana and 2 in Shkodra,...
NNA - Ministre de la Santé Publique: un million de masques seront distribués gratuitement aux citoyens
ANI-Le ministre de la Santé Publique,Hamad Hassan,a annoncé ce lundi dans un tweet qu'un million de masques seront distribués gratuitement...
NNA - مستشفى الحريري: إجراء 220 فحصا ولا حالات حرجة جديدة
وطنية - أعلن مستشفى رفيق الحريري الجامعي، في تقريره اليومي عن آخر المستجدات حول فيروس كورونا Covid-19، أن عدد الفحوصات التي اجريت داخل مختبرات المستشفى خلال ال24 ساعة المنصرمة، بلغ...
CNA - حالتان جديدتان لفيروس كورونا في قبرص اليوم
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
أعلنت السلطات القبرصية اليوم الاثنين عن حالتي إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا في البلاد بعد اجراء فحصوص معملية لـ 2128 شخصاً، ليرتفع...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: PSI20 stocks close Monday up 0.84%, less than rises seen in Europe
Lisbon, May 25,2020 (Lusa) - The Lisbon stock market closed Monday with the PSI20 index rising 0.84% to 4,276.97 points,...
CNA - وزير الخارجية يهنئ نظيره الإسرائيلي باستلام منصبه الجديد
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
هنأ وزير الخارجية نيكوس خريستودوليديس في محادثة هاتفية اليوم وزير الخارجية الإسرائيلي غابي أشكنازي لاستلام مهامه الجديدة. ...
CNA - Two COVID-19 cases out of 2,128 tests confirmed in Cyprus on Monday
CNA-Nicosia- Two more people were found positive to COVID-19 in Cyprus, after conducting 2,128 laboratory tests, authorities announced on Monday....
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: University testing centre validating portable Covid-19 detector
Vila Real,May 25,2020(Lusa)–The University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Vila Real, said on Monday that it is evaluating...
CNA - وزارة الصحة تصدر ارشادات جديدة للعائدين إلى البلاد
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
أصدرت وزارة الصحة ارشادات جديدة بشأن العائدين إلى الوطن بعد أن أظهرت حصيلة الحالات المؤكد اصابتها أمس بفيروس كورونا أن...
CNA - Suspended credit facilities in Cyprus rise to €1.19 billion on May
CNA-Nicosia-Suspended credit facilities at the request of borrowers on May 8 amounted to €1.19billion from €894 million on April 24,...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Government accused of ignoring olive oil factory pollution in Alentejo
Ferreira do Alentejo,Beja,May 25,2020(Lusa)-An association has accused the government of "doing nothing" to solve the environmental and public health problem...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: TAP hopes to up total weekly flights from 27 in June to 247 in July
Lisbon,May 25,2020(Lusa)–On Monday, TAP published its flight plan for the next two months which involves 27 weekly flights in June...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Restaurants lose €354.4M in card payments in April YoY - central bank
Lisbon, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) – Restaurants and retail trade in Portugal lost €354.4 million and €316.3 million in April,...
Lusa - Business News - East Timor: Country exports $100M worth of gas, oil in first four months
Dili,May 25,2020(Lusa)–East Timor exported, in the first four months of the year, about $100 million (about €92 million) of oil...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Covid-19 deaths toral 1,330 to Monday; 30,788 infections
Lisbon, May 25,2020 (Lusa) - Portugal has recorded 1,330 deaths related to Covid-19 until Monday, 14 more than on Sunday,...
Lusa - Business News - Cabo Verde: Insurer donates 4,000 rapid tests for Covid-19
Praia,May 25,2020(Lusa)-The Cape Verdean insurance company Garantia is to deliver 4,000 rapid tests to the country's health authorities on Monday...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Historians 'incredulous' at plan to demolish arcades in Bolhão market
Porto, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) - An international group of historians have declared themselves "incredulous" and "disappointed" at a decision...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Royal C Bank not authorised for financial intermediation - regulator
Lisbon, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) - Portugal's Securities Markets Commission (CMVM) on Monday issued a warning that the Royal C...
Lusa - Business News - Angola: GDP to shrink 1.8% in 2020 as oil slumps, grow 1.5% next - UN analyst
New York,24 May 2020(Lusa)- The United Nations expects Angola's gross domestic product to shrink by 1.8% this year before rebounding...
Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: GDP seen growing just 1.7% this year, 2.7% next - UN analyst
New York, May 25,2020 (Lusa)-The United Nations expects Mozambique's gross domestic product to expand by just 1.7% this year before...
Lusa - Business News - Moçambique: Debt decision complicates access to markets
London, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said on Monday that the Constitutional Council's decision regarding...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Covid-19 causes unprecedented reduction in cheque, card payments
Lisbon, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) - Portugal's central bank confirmed on Monday the "unprecedented" reduction in the use of cheques...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: New beach on Europe's largest artificial lake opens next year
Portel,Portugal,May 25,2020(Lusa)-A new river beach is being built on the banks of the Alqueva reservoir, next to the village that...
Lusa - Business News - Angola: More than a third deprived of food, drinking water - Survey
Luanda,May 25,2020(Lusa)-More than a third of Angolans were deprived of food, drinking water and medical assistance and medication last year,...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Merkel-Macron plan important step towards fiscal union - Centeno
Berlin, May 24, 2020 (Lusa) - Eurogroup President Mario Centeno said the plan by French President Emmanuel Macron and German...
Lusa - Business News - Cabo Verde: Beaches reopen with restrictions, no vendors
Praia,May 25,2020(Lusa)-Some beaches in Cape Verde are working with opening and closing times, with no street vendors and up to...
CNA - رفع إجراء الحجر الصحي الإلزامي في قبرص ابتداءً من اليوم
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
تم رفع إجراء الحجر الصحي الإلزامي للمسافرين القادمين إلى قبرص اعتباراً من اليوم الاثنين ونصح بالعزل الذاتي عوضاً عنه. ...
CNA- بدء عودة الطلاب إلى جامعاتهم في اليونان
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
أقلعت طائرتان للرحلات المستأجرة من لارنكا إلى أثينا يوم الأحد تحمل على متنها طلاباً من أجل العودة إلى جامعاتهم حيث يتطلب...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: PSI20 opens 0.45% up at 4,260.41 points
Lisbon,May 25,2020(Lusa)-The Lisbon Stock Exchange opened today in positive territory, with the main index, the PSI20, rising 0.45% to 4,260.41points....
CNA - زعيم القبارصة الأتراك يطلب من رئيس الجمهورية المساعدة في إخماد حريق في المناطق المحتلة
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
تحدث رئيس الجمهورية نيكوس أناستاسياديس هاتفياً بعد ظهر الأحد مع زعيم القبارصة الأتراك مصطفى أكينجي الذي اتصل به طلباً لمساهمة وسائل...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Top headlines on Monday
Lisbon, May 25,2020(Lusa)– Many of the papers are writing about how the economy is going to get back to work...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Limits on online bank charges may reduce competition - PCA




Lisbon, May 22,2020 (Lusa)– The Competition Authority (PCA) considered on Friday in Parliament that limiting bank charges on electronic platforms may reduce incentives for new entrants to the sector that would bring competition to consumers' advantage.
"'Fintech' and new entrants bring important opportunities, they can introduce competition, we already see that with some banks introducing payment cards with an 'online' interface. If there are commission limits we will reduce the incentives for operators to enter the market," said Competition Authority Chief Economist Ana Sofia Rodrigues at a hearing of the parliamentary working group on bank fees.
According to her, limits on commissions can even lead to the exit of operators already present in the market.
"The Authority believes that the new 'fintech' operators can bring more competition in a market that has been concentrated and motivated by competition concerns," she said, recalling last year's condemnation of 15 banks for exchanging sensitive credit information.
She said that the PCA's positions are always aimed at enhancing competition in the market, which she believes has "been closed and crystallized around the incumbent banks and the SIBS group", and are not related to concerns about financial stability or profitability of the banks.
"What we wanted was a market with more operators entering where it would be easy for a consumer to pay his taxes, his expenses, for example, with 'utilities', with new forms of payment and no longer have a system centered on the Multibanco ATM network and SIBS".
The Competition Authority also considered that limits on commissions could "undermine the potential for openness and competition" that the EU wants with the second directive on payment services.
According to Ana Sofia Rodrigues, the regulator sees with "concern" the increase in commissions in recent years and the introduction of new commissions.
The Competition Authority also advocated measures to promote consumer mobility, so that a company with market power does not prevent the customer from switching to another operator, and considered that one of the important measures would be to prevent a bank when granting credit from requiring that customer to have a current account with that institution.
At the end of February, parliament approved bills that limit bank commissions, generally approving the PS proposal that limits commissions on electronic platforms (such as MB Way), preventing the collection of commissions on transfers on those platforms up to €100 or €500 over a period of one month or 50 transfers in a month.
Above these limits, the bank commission will have to have a maximum value to be defined in a decree law, by the Government.
The PS proposal also limits commissions on the issue of distrate (a declaration that proves the end of a contract or the extinction of a debt to the bank), obliging banks to issue this document within ten days of the end of the contract, prohibits commissions on debt declarations for social support and public services and also prohibits unilateral changes in the conditions of consumer credit contracts.
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Date : 2020-05-23 09:23:00







 

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