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Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of parts of Air Berlin by easyJet

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of certain assets of Air Berlin by easyJet. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not adversely affect competition ...

EU Trust Fund for Africa: new actions worth €174.4 million to support refugees and foster stability in the Horn of Africa

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The European Commission has announced today 13 new actions worth €174.4 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to support refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa region.

EU proposes a modernised partnership with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific countries

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The European Commission has today presented a recommendation to the Council, including a proposal for negotiating directives. This is an important milestone towards opening negotiations with the countries of the Africa, Caribbean, and ...

The European Union adopts new assistance programme to improve health services in Libya

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2017 The Commission adopted a new €10.9 million health programme which will support Libyan people to get better access to healthcare. The EU-funded action will directly benefit the Libyan population and improve their access to healthcare.

Security Union: Commission closes information gaps to better protect EU citizens

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Today, the European Commission has proposed to close information gaps by upgrading EU information systems for security, border and migration management and making them work together in a smarter and more efficient way.

Glyphosate: Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Glyphosate: Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens' Initiative "Ban ...

#InvestEU: Commission and European Investment Bank Group welcome final adoption of extended and improved European Fund for Strategic Investments

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 European Parliament plenary vote marks green light for EFSI 2.0 Today Members of the European Parliament voted to adopt the Regulation to extend and enhance the European Fund for Strategic Investments , the central pillar of the ...

Commission gives new support to help industrial transition regions build resilient and low-carbon economies

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 12 December 2017 Today the Commission is announcing which regions in industrial transition will benefit from tailored support under a new EU-funded pilot action. Hauts-de-France , Norra Mellansverige , Piemonte , Saxony , Wallonia : these 5 regions have ...

Commission unveils Action Plan for the Planet

European - Press release Commission Paris, 12 December 2017 Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit in Paris today.

Frequently asked questions - Interoperability of EU information systems for security, border and migration management

European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 What is this proposal about? Interoperability is the ability of information systems to exchange data and enable sharing of information. It improves the efficiency and effectiveness of Europe-wide information-sharing tools, by ensuring the ...

EU Trust Fund for Africa: new actions worth €174.4 million to foster stability in the Horn of Africa

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 December 2017 Today, the Operational Committee of the EU Trust Fund for Africa adopted a new set of 13 programmes worth €174.4 million for the Horn of Africa region. This new package complements 40 previously adopted actions amounting to EUR 665 ...

European Commission recommends draft negotiating directives for a modernised Partnership with countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

- Fact Sheet European Commission Brussels, 12 December 2017 What is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, and why does it need to be renewed? Since 2000, the Cotonou Partnership Agreement has been the legal framework for the EU's relations ...

Questions and answers on EU and Climate finance

European Commission - Fact Sheet Paris, 12 December 2017 Two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the EU remains fully committed to reducing its domestic emissions by at least 40% between 1990 and 2030. We are on track to meet our 2020 target and close to finalising our...

Questions & Answers: Commission replies to European Citizens' Initiative on Glyphosate and announces more transparency in scientific assessments

European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Why did the Commission not ban glyphosate? There are currently neither scientific nor legal grounds justifying a ban of glyphosate. After a comprehensive and transparent scientific process, where more than 6.000 pages of scientific ...

Daily News 12 / 12 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 12 / 12 / 2017 Brussels, 12 December 2017 College meeting: Glyphosate: Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the ...

Press statement by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 12 December 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, Many thanks Sven to you and the rest of your team. Minister Mikser and I have just had a good discussion with the Ministers of the EU27, three days before a crucial European Council.

Vice-President Jyrki Katainen's speech at the European Parliament plenary debate on EFSI 2.0

European Commission - Speech - Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, It is a great day for all of us who have participated to the EFSI project. But also especially those who will benefit from additional investments in our Member States and regions.

Scaling-up finance for climate action' – Speech by Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete

European Commission - Speech - Paris, 12 December 2017 Monsieur le Premier Ministre Bainimarama,  Monsieur le Ministre Le Drian,  Madame la Secrétaire exécutive Espinosa,  Monsieur le Ministere Kishida,  J'aimerais saisir cette occasion pour remercier  l'engagement exemplaire du gouvernement ...

Accelerating local and regional climate action' – Speech by Vice-President responsible for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič

European Commission - Speech - Paris, 12 December 2017 Madame la Maire, Chère Anne, Mayors, representatives of financial institutions, Ladies and gentlemen, Two years ago, not one but two historic summits took place in Paris.

Greening finance for sustainable business' – Speech by Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, Financial Stability and Financial Services Valdis Dombrovskis

European Commission - Speech - Paris, 12 December 2017 Opening Remarks Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the organisers; it is a pleasure to be here today, 2 years after the signature of the landmark Paris agreement.

A new Eurostat publication - Facts and figures about economic globalisation - Patterns in EU trade and investment

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 12 December 2017 Globalisation, which can be defined as an increasingly integrated world economy, includes movements of goods, services, people, capital and technology. It has an impact on businesses, governments and citizens, as globalised trade and ...

European Commission welcomes first operational steps towards a European Defence Union *

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 11 December 2017 The European Commission welcomes the decision adopted today by the Council formally establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation and the plans presented by 25 EU Member States to work together on a first set of 17 collaborative defence ...

€700 million to support refugees in Turkey through flagship humanitarian aid programmes

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 December 2017 The Commission has announced today additional humanitarian aid for two major projects through the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, that both work by providing monthly transfers on a special debit card.

Capital Markets Union: Commission announces new tax guidelines to make life easier for cross-border investors

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 December 2017 The Commission has today put forward new guidelines on withholding taxes to help Member States reduce costs and simplify procedures for cross-border investors in the EU.

No region left behind: launch of the Platform for Coal Regions in Transition

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 11 December 2017 The EU's commitment to a clean energy transition is irreversible and non-negotiable. In this shift to a more sustainable future, no regions should be left behind when moving away from an economy driven by fossil fuels.

Daily News 11 / 12 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 11 / 12 / 2017 Brussels, 11 December 2017 European Commission welcomes first operational steps towards a European Defence Union The Commission welcomes the plans presented by 25 EU Member States today to work together on a first set of 17 collaborative ...

Joint-statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová on the recent Antisemitic attacks and demonstrations

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 11 December 2017 "We are shocked and outraged by the wave of Antisemitic attacks and demonstrations that are spreading hatred against Jews in European cities over the last days. There can be no justification and we stand in full solidarity with the European ...

CALENDRIER du 11 décembre au 17 décembre 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 8 December 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 11 décembre 2017 Foreign Affairs Council , in Brussels 11-12/12 Agriculture and Fisheries Council , in Brussels. 11-14/12 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

Antitrust: International Skating Union's restrictive penalties on athletes breach EU competition rules

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 December 2017 The European Commission has decided that International Skating Union rules imposing severe penalties on athletes participating in speed skating competitions that are not authorised by the ISU are in breach of EU antitrust law.

EU boosts aid in Ethiopia amid worsening humanitarian situation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 December 2017 Additional EU assistance of €15 million will help scale up the response to surging humanitarian needs in the drought-stricken country. The European Commission has announced new emergency assistance of €15 million to help people in ...

EU and Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 December 2017 Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono today announced the successful conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement .

Daily News 08 / 12 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 08 / 12 / 2017 Brussels, 8 December 2017 EU and Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement The EU and Japan reached this morning an agreement on the final details of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement .

Remarks by Michel Barnier, the European Commission's Chief Negotiator, at the press conference on the Joint Report from the Negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom Government

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 8 December 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, good morning, Let me thank David Davis who had to travel back to London with the Prime Minister Theresa May. Today, after six months of work, we have published a joint report which lists our...

Social protection in 2015 - Almost one-third of EU GDP spent on social protection - Highest ratios in France, Denmark and Finland

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 8 December 2017 Since 2010, social protection expenditure in the European Union has increased slightly, from 28.6% of GDP in 2010 to 29.0% in 2015, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on the International Skating Union infringing EU competition rules by imposing restrictive penalties on athletes

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 December 2017 * Please check against delivery *   The Commission has decided that the eligibility rules of the International Skating Union – the ISU – are illegal under EU competition law.

Joint Statement for Human Rights Day 2017: European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland call for European states to recommit to human rights standards

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 December 2017 European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland issued this joint statement today, ahead of Human Rights Day on Sunday 10 December, calling on governments and opposition ...

Joint Statement by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 December 2017 Following the agreement reached today between the chief negotiators and endorsed by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, we welcome the finalisation of the negotiations ...

Brexit: European Commission recommends sufficient progress to the European Council

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 December 2017 The European Commission has today recommended to the European Council to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom.

Remarks by President Juncker at the joint press conference with Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 8 December 2017   Prime Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen, This morning, Prime Minister May and I had a meeting to take stock of progress since we met on Monday.

Banking regulation: Commission welcomes Basel Committee's agreement on post-crisis reforms

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 The European Commission follows up on today's agreement to further strengthen the international post-crisis rules for banks, by setting out its approach to these new rules in the EU.

Yemen crisis: EU announces additional €25 million in humanitarian aid as situation deteriorates

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 The European Commission has announced new humanitarian aid of €25 million to support civilians in desperate need in Yemen. This brings the total EU funding to €196.7 million since the start of the conflict in 2015.

Future-proof migration management: European Commission sets out way forward

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 Ahead of the EU leaders' thematic debate on migration to be held on 14 December, the Commission is today proposing a political roadmap to reach a comprehensive agreement by June 2018 on how to pursue a sustainable migration policy.

Agreement on Commission proposal to tighten rules for safer and cleaner cars

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement to significantly raise the quality level and independence of vehicle type-approval and testing, increase checks of cars that are already on the EU ...

Stepping up support for security and sustainable development in partner countries

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 The Commission and the High Representative welcome today's adoption of the proposal on Capacity Building in support of Security and Development , to improve the European Union's support to security and sustainable development in partner ...

Commission closes infringement procedures and complaints in the gambling sector

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 7 December 2017 In line with its political commitment to be more strategic in enforcing EU law, the European Commission has today decided to close its infringement procedures and the treatment of complaints in the area of gambling.

Commission gives new support for EU regions working together on high-tech projects

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 7 December 2017 Today the Commission is announcing which interregional partnerships will receive tailored support under a new EU-funded pilot action for innovative projects. The aim of this pilot action is to help these partnerships scale up their ...

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 takes off

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 Today the celebrations for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage are kicking off at the European Culture Forum in Milan. The European Year of Cultural Heritage will put the spotlight on Europe's wealth of cultural heritage, ...

European Solidarity Corps: one year since launch

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 7 December 2017 Today is the first anniversary of the creation of the European Solidarity Corps © European Union 2017 One year since the European Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps, 42,745 young people from all Member States have signed ...

Migration: Commission steps up infringement against Hungary concerning its asylum law

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 The European Commission has today decided to move forward on the infringement procedure against Hungary concerning its asylum legislation by sending a reasoned opinion. The Commission initiated the infringement procedure against Hungary ...

Commission refers Hungary to the European Court of Justice of the EU over the Higher Education Law

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 7 December 2017 Today, the European Commission decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union on the grounds that its Higher Education Law as amended on 4 April 2017 disproportionally restricts EU and non-EU universities in their ...