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EU approves €100 million in financial assistance for Jordan

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union , has today approved the disbursement of a €100 million loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance programme.

Daily News 17 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 17 October 2017 EU approves €100 million in financial assistance for Jordan Today, the European Commission will disburse a €100 million loan to Jordan under the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance programme.

September 2017 - Annual inflation stable at 1.5% in the euro area - Up to 1.8% in the EU

European Commission - EUROSTAT September 2017 - September 2017 - Brussels, 17 October 2017 Euro area annual inflation was 1.5% in September 2017, stable compared with August 2017. In September 2016 the rate was 0.4%. European Union annual inflation was 1.8% in September 2017, up from 1.7% in August ...

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed merger of Celanese's and Blackstone's acetate tow activities

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed creation of an acetate flake and acetate tow joint venture by Celanese and Blackstone under the EU Merger Regulation.

1 million refugees in Turkey reached by EU's Emergency Social Safety Net

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The EU funded Emergency Social Safety Net programme has now reached one million refugees living in Turkey. Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent in ...

Daily News 16 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 16 October 2017 Eurostat: 17 octobre: journée internationale pour l'élimination de la pauvreté - Tendance à la baisse pour la proportion de personnes menacées de pauvreté ou d'exclusion sociale dans l'UE En 2016, 117.5 ...

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU - But still over 115 million people in this situation

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 October 2017 In 2016, 117.5 million people, or 23.4% of the population, in the European Union were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social ...

August 2017 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €16.1 bn - €5.1 bn deficit for EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT August 2017 - August 2017 - Brussels, 16 October 2017 The first estimate for euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2017 was €171.5 billion, an increase of 6.8% compared with August 2016 .

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the deadly forest fires and storms in several Member States

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 October 2017 "Today all our thoughts are with our citizens who are suffering from the devastating forest fires in Portugal and Spain and the storms affecting Ireland and the United Kingdom.

October 2017: Security Union - Commission presents anti-terrorism package

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In October 2017, the European Commission will present a set of measures to better defend European citizens against terrorist threats and build a Europe that protects. Together with the 11th Progress Report towards an effective and genuine Security ...

CALENDRIER du 16 octobre au 22 octobre 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 13 October 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 16 octobre 2017 Foreign Affairs Council , in Luxembourg President Jean-Claude Juncker receives together with Mr Frans Timmermans, Mr Valdis Dombrovskis, Mr Andrus Ansip, Ms Marianne ...

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of FTE by Valeo, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 October 2017 The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of FTE by Valeo, both automotive equipment suppliers. The decision is conditional on the divestment of Valeo's passive hydraulic actuators ...

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Abertis by Atlantia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 October 2017 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Abertis by Atlantia, both leading companies in toll road and infrastructure management.

Employment: Commission report shows increased wage growth and swifter transitions from unemployment to employment

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 October 2017 Today, the Commission published its yearly report on Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe. This year's edition confirms the positive labour market trends that have been witnessed in the EU.

Daily News 13 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 13 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 13 October 2017 Employment: Commission report shows increased wage growth and swifter transitions from unemployment to employment Today, the Commission published its yearly report on Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe.

Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis' press statement with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 13 October 2017 Good morning everybody. First of all, I would like to thank Chairman Giancarlo for the warm welcome. The European Commission has a close and constructive cooperation with the CFTC.

The EU-US partnership for building strong institutions and resilient economies

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 13 October 2017 Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all thank you for this invitation here at the German Marshall Fund today. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, whose support was crucial in rebuilding post-war Europe's...

Commission appoints members of High Level Stakeholder Platform to follow up on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 12 October 2017 Following an open selection process, the Commission has appointed 30 members to a new high-level multi-stakeholder platform to follow up on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the EU.

Sales of farmland: Commission issues guidelines to Member States

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 October 2017 The European Commission has today issued guidance to help Member States protect agricultural land from threats such as excessive price speculation and ownership concentration.

EU steps up its assistance for the stabilisation of Iraq

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 October 2017 The European Commission has today adopted a €60.4 million stabilisation package to support Iraq after the liberation of areas held by Da'esh, with the country still facing humanitarian, security, stabilisation and reconciliation ...

Daily News 12 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 12 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 12 October 2017 Plan d'investissement pour l'Europe: nouveaux accords avec Bpifrance, financement de 600 millions d'euros pour les PME Le Fonds européen d'investissement a signé aujourd'hui deux nouveaux accords avec Bpifrance, ...

August 2017 compared with July 2017 - Industrial production up by 1.4% in euro area - Up by 1.7% in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 12 October 2017 In August 2017 compared with July 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Press statement by Michel Barnier following the fifth round of Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 October 2017 Good afternoon to all of you. Ladies and gentlemen, dear David, Theresa May's Florence speech has given these negotiations much needed momentum. We worked constructively this week. We clarified certain points. But without making any great ...

Joint Statement by Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger and Commissioner Věra Jourová on the Council's agreement to set up the European Public Prosecutor

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 October 2017 We welcome today's agreement of the Council to set up the European Public Prosecutor's Office. With 20 Member States joining, we will have a strong, independent and efficient body to fight transnational crime against the EU budget and ...

State aid: Commission approves Portuguese restructuring plan and support for sale of Novo Banco, completing 2014 resolution of Banco EspĂ­rito Santo

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 October 2017 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Portuguese aid for the sale of Novo Banco. The measures will allow the new private owner to launch its ambitious restructuring plan aimed at ensuring the long-term viability ...

Commission calls for the completion of all parts of the Banking Union by 2018

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 11 October 2017 European citizens and businesses will benefit from deeper financial integration and a more stable financial system, thanks to Commission plans to accelerate with the completion of the missing parts of the Banking Union.

Completing the Banking Union by 2018

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 October 2017 Completing the Banking Union by 2018 1. The Banking Union What is the Banking Union? In response to the recent financial crisis, the European Commission pursued a number of initiatives to create a safer financial sector for the Single ...

Daily News 11 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 11 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 11 October 2017 Commission calls for the completion of all parts of the Banking Union by 2018 The Banking Union must be completed if it is to deliver its full potential in making the Economic and Monetary...

Read-out of the College meeting and press conference by Vice-President Valdis DOMBROVSKIS on the Commission's Communication on the Completion of the Banking Union

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 11 October 2017 Good afternoon and welcome to today's readout of the College meeting. Let me run you through the main points on the agenda. The main business today was Banking Union.

Air passenger transport in the EU - Record number of air passengers carried at almost 1 billion in 2016 - 54.4 million more than in 2015

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 11 October 2017 In 2016, 972.7 million passengers travelled by air in the European Union , up by 5.9% compared with 2015 and by 29.1% compared with 2009. Over this period, air passenger transport has steadily risen in the EU.

Second quarter of 2017 compared with second quarter of 2016 - House prices up by 3.8% in the euro area - Up by 4.4% in the EU

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 11 October 2017 House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 3.8% in the euro area and by 4.4% in the EU in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

Statement by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovic following the high-level meeting on battery development and production in Europe

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 11 October 2017 Today I heard the EU industry and the Member States' determination to work together and pull in the same direction. They strongly supported the establishment of a full value chain of batteries in Europe, with large-scale battery cells ...

EU countries should use pesticides more sustainably

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 October 2017 EU countries should use pesticides more sustainably The report on the sustainable use of pesticides Directive adopted today by the Commission takes stock of progress made by the EU Member States in applying measures to reduce the risks ...

Fair Taxation: Commission welcomes new rules to resolve tax disputes

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 October 2017 Fair Taxation: Commission welcomes new rules to resolve tax disputes The European Commission welcomes EU Member States' formal green light for new rules to better resolve tax disputes. The decision taken by EU finance ministers at the ...

Daily News 10 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 10 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 10 October 2017 Fair Taxation: Commission welcomes new rules to resolve tax disputes The European Commission welcomes EU Member States' formal green light for new rules to better resolve tax disputes.

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference in Luxembourg

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 10 October 2017 Thank you, Toomas and our media representatives. First of all, I would like to welcome the Council Conclusions on Climate Finance. As you know, the EU has pledged to lead the way in implementation the Paris Climate agreement...

EU approves €200 million disbursement in Macro-Financial Assistance to Tunisia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2017 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today approved the disbursement of a €200 million loan to Tunisia. This disbursement marks the launch of the second Macro-Financial Assistance programme to Tunisia.

Investment Plan for Europe: green light for 4 projects in France, €100 million in finance

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2017 The Investment Plan for Europe – the Juncker Plan – made its presence felt in France last week with four projects receiving the green light for financing of €100 million in total.

The Future of EU Finances: new Cohesion report fuels the discussion on EU funds after 2020

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2017 Today the Commission publishes the 7th Cohesion report, taking the pulse of EU regions, drawing lessons from cohesion spending during the crisis years and setting the scene for Cohesion Policy after 2020.

The Future of EU Finances: the 7th report on economic, social and territorial cohesion

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 9 October 2017 Today the Commission publishes the 7th Cohesion report, taking the pulse of EU regions, drawing lessons from cohesion spending during the crisis years and setting the scene for Cohesion Policy after 2020.

Daily News 09 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 09 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 9 October 2017 Avenir des finances de l'UE: le nouveau rapport Cohésion alimente la discussion sur les fonds européens après 2020 Aujourd'hui, la Commission publie le 7e rapport Cohésion, qui prend le pouls des régions ...

EU announces additional emergency aid to help refugees in Serbia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 October 2017 The European Commission has today announced an additional €4 million in humanitarian aid for Serbia to assist the thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country.

CALENDRIER du 09 octobre au 15 octobre 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 6 October 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 09 octobre 2017 Eurogroup, in Luxembourg 09-10/10 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Luxembourg Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European ...

EU - India Summit: strengthening our strategic partnership and moving forward with our common agenda

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 October 2017 The 14th Summit between the European Union and India was held today in New Delhi, marking 55 years of diplomatic relations between the world's two largest democracies.

European Union leads the way on global actions for better governance of the oceans

Commission - Press release European Malta, 6 October 2017 More than six billion euros committed by public and private actors to better manage our oceans at European Union-hosted conference in Malta. The European Commission has announced over €550 million of EU-funded initiatives to tackle global ...

European Union generates global action for our ocean

Commission - Fact Sheet European Malta, 6 October 2017 More than six billion euros committed by public and private actors to better manage the 70% of the planet - our oceans – at conference hosted by the European Union in Malta. Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet.

Daily News 06 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 06 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 6 October 2017 EU - India Summit: strengthening our strategic partnership and moving forward with our common agenda The 14th Summit between the European Union and India was held today in New Delhi, marking 55 years of...

Keynote address by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU-India Business Forum

European Commission - Speech - New Delhi, 6 October 2017   Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a real pleasure to be here at this Business Forum and in this city. I know that a speaker is supposed to say that he is happy to be where he...

Remarks by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press conference with President Donald Tusk and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the 14th EU-India Summit

European Commission - Speech - New Delhi, 6 October 2017   Prime Minister, Mister President, Donald,   We are delighted to be here. This is my second trip to India – the first having taken place in 1999 – and it is not the last.

Speech by Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis at the European Health Forum Gastein: Global perspectives on Health in all Politics

European Commission - Speech - Speech Gastein, 6 October 2017 I am very pleased to be back in Gastein for the fifth time. I am delighted that this year's theme is 'health in all politics'. Our aim must be to get all policies, all Ministers, all...