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Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Magnesita Refratários by RHI, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 June 2017 The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Magnesita Refratários by RHI. The decision is conditional on the divestment of the two companies' overlapping businesses in relation to specific ...

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Significant Progress in Implementation Achieved

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 June 2017 European Commission reports on progress of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey: a further €714 million in humanitarian assistance committed and €50 million more contracted in skills training.

An EU budget fit for tomorrow: Commission opens debate on future of EU finances

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 June 2017 Europeans expect their Union to do more. At a time when the EU is doing more than ever before to protect, empower and defend its citizens, resources continue to be stretched at the seams.

Daily News 28 / 06 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 28 / 06 / 2017 Brussels, 28 June 2017 Un budget européen pour demain: la Commission ouvre le débat sur l'avenir des finances de l'UE Alors que l'UE n'a jamais autant agi pour protéger ses citoyens, leur donner les moyens d'agir et les...

Antitrust: Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 June 2017 The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.

Antitrust: Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service - Factsheet

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 June 2017 The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service. See ...

Daily News 27 / 06 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 27 / 06 / 2017 Brussels, 27 June 2017 Antitrust: Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for ...

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision to fine Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 27 June 2017 *Please check against delivery* Today, the Commission has decided to fine Google €2.4 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving illegal advantages to another Google ...

State Aid: Commission approves Swedish tax breaks for employee share options

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options. The scheme will allow young and small innovative companies to recruit and retain employees without unduly ...

State aid: Commission approves French support for construction of €1.3 billion Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport express rail line

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 The European Commission has approved French support measures for the construction of an express railway line between Paris and the Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport. The project will improve the coordination of different modes of transport, in ...

Report: Protectionism on the Rise, EU Successful in Countering Barriers

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 372 trade barriers in place around the world, 10% increase in 2016 European exporters reported a 10% increase in the number of trade barriers they encountered in 2016 alone.

New rules facilitating cross-border insolvency proceedings enters into force today

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 Today, the new rules on cross-border insolvency proceedings, proposed by the Commission in 2012 and adopted by the EU legislators in 2015, will enter into force throughout the European Union.

Strengthened EU rules to tackle money laundering, tax avoidance and terrorism financing enter into force

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 The Juncker Commission has made the fight against tax avoidance, money laundering and terrorism financing one of its priorities. Today, the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive enters into force.

Commission takes further steps to enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 June 2017 Commission takes further steps to enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters The Commission has today adopted guidelines on the disclosure of environmental and social information.

Frequently asked questions: Guidelines on disclosure of non-financial information

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 June 2017 Frequently asked questions: Guidelines on disclosure of non-financial information What will change? What information will be disclosed and how? The European Commission has adopted today non-binding guidelines on the disclosure of non-financial ...

Daily News 26 / 06 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 26 / 06 / 2017 Brussels, 26 June 2017 Commission's report on trade and investment barriers shows rising protectionism Today, the European Commission has released the 'Report on Trade and Investment Barriers' stating that 36 more trade barriers were created ...

Press Conference by Commissioner Malmström on the 'Report on Trade and Investment Barriers'

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 26 June 2017 Trade Agreements no doubt play an important role in EU trade policy. And they attract a lot of attention, which is good. Yet, they are not the only game in town.

CALENDRIER du 26 juin au 02 juillet 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 23 June 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 26 juin 2017 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Werner Faymann, Special Envoy of the United Nations on Youth Employment and former Chancellor ...

EU scales up its assistance against cholera outbreak in Yemen

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 June 2017 EU humanitarian aid boosts funding against cholera outbreak in Yemen The European Commission is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5 million, bringing total EU support for efforts to ...

Report on the state of EU-Lebanon relations: strengthening our partnership

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 June 2017 Over the past 2 years, the EU and Lebanon deepened their partnership. In view of increasing challenges, notably due to the crisis in Syria, the EU stepped up its support to Lebanon, boosting socio-economic development, reinforcing ...

Investments in EU Transport: Commission proposes €2.7 billion for 152 projects

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 June 2017 Today the European Commission is proposing to invest €2.7 billion in 152 key transport projects that support competitive, clean and connected mobility in Europe. In doing so, the Commission is firmly delivering on its Investment Plan for ...

Connecting Europe Facility – Results of the 2016 Transport calls for proposals

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 23 June 2017 In the context of the Investment Plan for Europe, the Connecting Europe Facility plays a major role in stimulating European growth and jobs by bridging the investment gap in Europe, one of the Commission's top priorities.

Daily News 23 / 06 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 06 / 2017 Brussels, 23 June 2017 Protecting Europeans: European Council of 22-23 June focuses on security and borders, defence, trade and economic development At the meeting of the European Council of 22-23 June, EU leaders welcomed the encouraging ...

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Huber Silica by Evonik, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 June 2017 The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation Evonik's acquisition of Huber Silica. The decision is conditional on the divestment of some of both companies' activities related to precipitated silica, a chemical used in ...

EU announces €85 million as Uganda faces world's fastest growing refugee crisis

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 June 2017 The EU funding will help meet the needs of the rapidly surging number of South Sudanese fleeing to Uganda. Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing ...

Daily News 22 / 06 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 22 / 06 / 2017 Brussels, 22 June 2017 European Council 22-23 June: Leaders discuss migration, security, defence and economy Today and tomorrow, EU leaders will discuss a number of priorities that figure on the European agenda, including migration, ...

Antitrust: Commission fines three car lighting system producers €27 million in cartel settlement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2017 The European Commission has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of €26 744 000 for participating in an automotive lighting cartel, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Valeo was not fined as it revealed the cartel to the Commission.

Solidarity with Italy: €1.2 billion of EU funds to support reconstruction works after the earthquakes

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2017 The Commission proposes to mobilise €1.2 billion under the EU Solidarity Fund, the highest sum ever mobilised in a single instalment, following the earthquakes of 2016 and 2017 in the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria.

Commission forges ahead on new transparency rules for tax planning intermediaries

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 21 June 2017 The European Commission has today proposed tough new transparency rules for intermediaries - such as tax advisors, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.

Questions and Answers on new tax transparency rules for intermediaries

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 June 2017 Questions and Answers on new tax transparency rules for intermediaries Why has the Commission proposed new transparency requirements for intermediaries? Today's proposal forms part of the Juncker Commission's ambitious agenda to tackle tax ...

Daily News 21 / 06 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 06 / 2017 Brussels, 21 June 2017 European Union receives prestigious Premio Princesa de Asturias de la Concordia award The European Union is very honoured to have been awarded today the prestigious "Premio Princesa de Asturias de la Concordia" award ...

Opening speech by President Juncker at the High Level Conference on Migration

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 21 June 2017 Presidente, carissimo Antonio, Presidente Pittella, Sehr verehrte Frau Vorsitzende Zimmer, Meine sehr verehrten Damen und Herren Abgeordnete, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Unfortunately I cannot express myself in my native ...

Speech by Commissioner Pierre Moscovici at the press conference on the Commission's proposal on tax intermediaries

European Commission - Speech - Speech Brussels, 21 June 2017 Mesdames et Messieurs, Il y a un peu plus d'un an, les "Panama Papers" révélaient au grand jour un vaste réseau de fraude d'évasion fiscale.

European Ceremony of Honour for former Chancellor Kohl in the European Parliament on Saturday morning 1 July

Commission - Statement European Brussels, 21 June 2017   A European Ceremony of Honour for former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl will take place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg from 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 1 July.

Joint declaration by Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 21 June 2017   The Premio Princesa de Asturias de la Concordia Award granted to the European Union is a significant recognition in a year marked by the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

EU innovation: some improvements but more even progress is needed

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2017 The EU's innovation performance last year continued to grow despite somewhat uneven progress observed around Europe. This is one of the main findings of the latest Innovation Scoreboard published today by the European Commission.

Integration: New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2017 On the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'. It is an off – and online web editor that will make it possible for non-EU ...

EU Syria Trust Fund: new assistance package to support Syrian refugees and host communities crosses €1 billion mark

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2017 Today, the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis adopted new projects totalling €275 million. These projects will support refugees and their overstretched host communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, the Western ...

European Innovation Scoreboard

Commission - Fact Sheet European Innovation Scoreboard Brussels, 20 June 2017 Frequently Asked Questions What is the European Innovation Scoreboard? The annual European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative assessment of research and innovation performance and the relative strengths and ...

Questions and Answers on the EU Skills Profile Tool for non-EU Nationals

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 June 2017 On the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'. See IP/17/1603 Why has the Commission introduced this tool? Non-EU nationals can ...

Daily News 20 / 06 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 06 / 2017 Brussels, 20 June 2017 Integration: New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for ...

Press statement by Commissioners Avramopoulos and Thyssen on the launch of the EU Skills Profile Tool for non-EU citizens

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 20 June 2017 Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos Dear all, Today, on World Refugee Day, we think of the more than 65 million people that are displaced globally because of war or persecution.

Speech by Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete at the EU Sustainable Energy Week

European Commission - Speech - Speech Brussels, 20 June 2017 Dear Minister, Dear Jerzy, dear Claude, dear Members of the European Parliament, Your Excellences, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   It is a pleasure to be here this morning. Welcome to Brussels.

Structure of government debt in 2016-Debt mainly held by non-residents in half of the EU Member States-Long-term initial maturities largely prevail across Member States

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 June 2017 Significant differences can be observed across the European Union regarding the sector in which government debt is held. Among Member States for which data are available, the share of public debt held by non-residents in 2016 was highest in ...

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on protecting civilians during the final stage of the battle of Mosul, Iraq

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 June 2017 "The fighting in Mosul, Iraq is in its final stage, reaching now the town's densely populated Old City. The European Union supports humanitarian organisations to deliver lifesaving aid for the most in need.

Joint Statement on World Refugee Day 2017

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 June 2017 On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Frans Timmermans, First Vice President, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for ...

State Aid: Commission approves €377 million of French and German aid to develop innovative Airbus X6 helicopter

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules €377 million of French and German support to develop the innovative Airbus X6 heavy helicopter. The project will significantly contribute to research and innovation in the EU ...

Commission brings together non-confessional organisations to discuss "The Future of Europe: a values-based and effective Union"

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 19 June 2017 Today, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans hosted a high-level meeting with fourteen representatives from philosophical and non-confessional organisations from across Europe, in the presence of European Parliament ...

Daily News 19 / 06 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 06 / 2017 Brussels, 19 June 2017 Commission brings together non-confessional organisations to discuss "The Future of Europe: a values-based and effective Union" Today, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans hosted a high-level ...

Speech by Michel Barnier, the European Commission's Chief Negotiator, following the first round of Article 50 negotiations with the UK

European Commission - Speech - Speech Brussels, 19 June 2017   Mesdames et Messieurs, Je suis heureux de vous retrouver, aux côtés de David Davis, pour cette première conférence de presse commune. Cette première session était importante. Je peux dire aujourd'hui qu'elle a été utile.