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Wednesday 22 February: the Commission presents the 2017 European Semester Winter Package

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Wednesday 22 February 2017, the European Commission will present the Winter Package of the European Semester of economic policy coordination and related documents. The package will include, amongst others, the annual analysis of the economic and ...

EU announces €82 million in emergency aid as famine declared in South Sudan

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 February 2017 Today the European Commission has announced an emergency aid package worth €82 million as famine has been declared in South Sudan for the first time since the country gained independence in 2011.

Fair Taxation: Commission welcomes new rules to prevent tax avoidance through non-EU countries

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 February 2017 Fair Taxation: Commission welcomes new rules to prevent tax avoidance through non-EU countries The Commission welcomes the agreement reached at today's ECOFIN on new rules to help prevent tax avoidance via non-EU countries.

Daily News 21 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 21 February 2017 Joint Statement of President Juncker, Prime Minister Rajoy and Prime Minister Costa on the amicable settlement concerning the Almaraz case An amicable settlement has been reached, on the initiative of President ...

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 21 February 2017 Thank you, Edward, for your remarks and for today's productive ECOFIN Council. I would like to congratulate the Maltese and the previous Slovak presidencies on paving the way for this morning's agreement on new rules to tackle tax...

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos after his meeting with German Minister of the Interior de Maizère

European Commission - Speech - Berlin, 21 February 2017 I am very pleased to be once again here in Berlin, hosted by my friend Minister Thomas de Maizère. We were both recently at the Munich Security Conference, and this morning also at the European Police Congress.

Joint Statement of President Juncker, Prime Minister Rajoy and Prime Minister Costa on the amicable settlement concerning the Almaraz case

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 21 February 2017 Following our meeting in Malta on 3 February 2017, on the initiative of President Juncker, we have reached an amicable settlement on the Almaraz case. We consider that, in view of the immense economic, social and geopolitical challenges the ...

EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for Ukraine

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 February 2017 Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country.

Daily News 20 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 20 February 2017 Preparation of the ECOFIN and Eurogroup meetings, 20-21 February 2017 Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici will represent the European Commission at today's meeting of the Eurogroup and tomorrow's ...

Press statement by European Commission President Juncker on the occasion of the visit of Mike Pence, Vice-President of the United States

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 20 February 2017 I am very happy to welcome wholeheartedly the Vice-President of the United States. I am very grateful for the fact that he chose Europe for his first overseas trip. He was in Munich, as everyone knows.

Energy consumption in 2015-Energy consumption in the EU below its 1990 level…but EU dependency on fossil fuel imports on the rise

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 February 2017 In 2015, gross inland energy consumption, which reflects the energy quantities necessary to satisfy all inland consumption, amounted in the European Union to 1 626 million tonnes of oil equivalent , below its 1990 level and down by 11.6% ...

CALENDRIER du 20 février au 26 février 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 17 February 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 20 février 2017 Eurogroup Competitiveness Council President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Mike Pence, Vice-President of the United States of America.

Commissioner Malmström and Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs confirm commitment for an early conclusion of EU-Japan FTA negotiations

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 February 2017 Commissioner notes that tremendous progress has been made but a few issues remain to be solved. Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Fumio Kishida met today in Bonn to discuss the way forward for the ...

EU invests €444 million in key energy infrastructure

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 February 2017 Today EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest €444 million in key European energy infrastructure projects. Today EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest €444 million in priority European ...

Daily News 17 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 17 February 2017 President Juncker speech at the MĂĽnchner Europa Konferenz Yesterday President Juncker delivered a speech at the MĂĽnchner Europa Konferenz where he notably called for a greater pooling of European defence ...

First estimate for December 2016-EU28 current account surplus €17.8 bn-€11.2 bn surplus for trade in services

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 February 2017 The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €17.8 bn in December 2016, compared with surpluses of €16.2 bn in November 2016 and €11.4 bn in December 2015, according to estimates from ...

December 2016 compared with November 2016-Production in construction down by 0.2% in euro area-Up by 0.6% in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 February 2017 In December 2016 compared with November 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.2% in the euro area , while it increased by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical ...

Statement by Commissioner Stylianides on the humanitarian situation in Western Mosul and other conflict areas in Iraq

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 17 February 2017 The military operations in Mosul have so far been conducted with due attention to the protection of civilians.  This is despite the challenges of fighting ISIL in densely populated areas. We commend Iraqi authorities ...

March 2017: The Commission will publish the 5th Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In March 2017, the European Commission will present the 5th Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement, summarising the progress made in the implementation of the Statement since it took effect on 20 March and ...

EU supporting Rule of Law and Rural Development in the Kyrgyz Republic with €23 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 February 2017 Today, the European Commission signed new support to the Kyrgyz Republic. The focus of this support is to strengthen the rule of law , as well as rural development in the country.

Daily News 16 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 16 February 2017 CETA marks the beginning of a new era in the EU-Canada relationship The European Parliament voted, with 408 votes in favour, for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada,...

Joint Statement by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King on the adoption by the European Parliament of the Commission's proposals for a Directive on combatting terrorism and for reinforcing checks at the Schengen external borders

European Commission - Statement Strasbourg, 16 February 2017 We strongly welcome today's endorsement by the European Parliament of two important proposals presented by the Commission to strengthen the security of European citizens – the Directive on combatting terrorism and the proposal to ...

European Commission welcomes Parliament's support of trade deal with Canada

- Press release European Commission Strasbourg, 15 February 2017 CETA marks the beginning of a new era in the EU-Canada relationship. Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada, concluding the ratification process of ...

Taxation: Commission refers GREECE to the Court of Justice over reduced rate of excise duty applied to "Tsipouro" and "TsikoudiĂ "

European Commission - Press release Taxation: Taxation: Brussels, 15 February 2017 Taxation: Commission refers GREECE to the Court of Justice over reduced rate of excise duty applied to "Tsipouro" and "TsikoudiĂ " The European Commission is referring Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU for ...

Transport: Commission refers CROATIA, the NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL and SWEDEN to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to correctly implement EU rules on driving licences

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 February 2017 Transport: Commission refers CROATIA, the NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL and SWEDEN to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to correctly implement EU rules on driving licences.

Late payment: Commission urges 4 Member States to comply with the Late Payment Directive to protect SMEs in their commercial relations

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 February 2017 The European Commission is taking further steps against Greece, Italy, Slovakia and Spain to ensure the correct application of the Late Payment Directive and prevent losses to businesses – particularly, small and medium-sized ...

Commission warns Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom of continued air pollution breaches

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 15 February 2017 The European Commission sends final warnings to Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide . NO2 pollution is a serious health risk.

Commission refers Romania to the Court of Justice of the EU over illegal landfills

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 15 February 2017 The European Commission is taking Romania to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to close and rehabilitate 68 illegal landfills, which represent a serious risk for human health and the environment.

Commission takes Ireland to Court for failure to upgrade waste water treatment infrastructure

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 15 February 2017 The European Commission is taking Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to ensure that urban waste water in 38 agglomerations across the country is adequately collected and treated to prevent serious risks to human ...

CETA - a trade deal that sets a new standard for global trade

European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 15 February 2017 On 15 February, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada . This deal will create new opportunities for EU companies by boosting trade and strengthening economic ...

February infringements package: key decisions

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 February 2017 February infringements package: key decisions Overview by policy area In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations ...

Daily News 15 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 15 February 2017 Procédures d'infraction du mois de février: la Commission prend des mesures en vue d'une mise en œuvre complète, correcte et en temps utile du droit de l'Union dans l'intérêt des citoyens et des ...

Speech by Commissioner Moscovici at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

European Commission - Speech - Speech Speech Brussels, 15 February 2017 Ladies and Gentlemen, good afternoon. It is a pleasure and a great honour to stand before you here today and accept your Doctor Honoris Causa.

December 2016- Euro area international trade in goods surplus €28.1 bn- €20.9 bn surplus for EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 15 February 2017 The first estimate for euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2016 was €178.6 billion, an increase of 6% compared with December 2015 .

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the electricity sector in Greece

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 February 2017 The European Commission can confirm that on 14 February 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the generation, transmission and supply of electricity in Greece.

Comitology: Commission proposes more transparency and accountability in procedures for implementing EU law

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 14 February 2017 The Commission proposed today to amend the Comitology Regulation, increasing transparency and accountability in the procedures for implementation of EU legislation.

Comitology Procedure Reforms: Questions & Answers

European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 14 February 2017 What is Comitology? The Commission is in many areas explicitly empowered by the European Parliament and/or the Council to adopt acts to implement EU law. These implementing acts range from individual product authorisations or work ...

Daily News 14 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 14 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 14 February 2017 Comitology: Commission to unveil proposals for more transparency and accountability in procedures for implementing EU law The College of Commissioners will meet today in Strasbourg to discuss the Comitology ...

Flash estimate for the fourth quarter of 2016- GDP up by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28- +1.7% and +1.8% respectively compared with the fourth quarter of 2015

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 14 February 2017 Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28 during the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the ...

December 2016 compared with November 2016 - Industrial production down by 1.6% in euro area - Down by 1.0% in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 14 February 2017 In December 2016 compared with November 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.6% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Commission publishes Winter Economic Forecast

European - Announcement Commission Brussels, 13 February 2017 Winter 2017 Economic Forecast: For the first time in almost a decade, the economies of all EU Member States are expected to grow in 2016, 2017 and 2018 The European Commission published today its Winter European Economic Forecast.

State aid: Commission green-lights German green cars infrastructure

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 February 2017 The European Commission has decided that Germany's scheme to roll out a network of user-friendly infrastructure for charging electric vehicles across the country is in line with EU state aid rules.

Winter 2017 Economic Forecast: Navigating through choppy waters

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 February 2017 All EU Member States' economies set to grow in 2016, 2017 and 2018 © European Union 2017 Having proven resilient to global challenges last year, the European economic recovery is expected to continue this year and next: for the first ...

Daily News 13 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 13 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 13 February 2017 Winter 2017 Economic Forecast: Navigating through choppy waters Having proven resilient to global challenges last year, the European economic recovery is expected to continue this year and next: for the first time ...

Remarques du Commissaire Moscovici à la conférence de presse à propos des Prévisions économiques de l'hiver 2017

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 13 February 2017 Bienvenue à cette présentation désormais traditionnelle des prévisions économiques d'hiver de la Commission européenne. Si je devais donner un titre à cette présentation, je dirais que "La croissance continue, mise à l'épreuve par ...

CALENDRIER du 13 février au 19 février 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 10 February 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 13 février 2017 13-16/02 European Parliament Plenary Session in Strasbourg President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria; and Mr Christian ...

State aid: Commission endorses three French initiatives to produce more than 2600 megawatts in renewable energy

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 February 2017 The European Commission has endorsed three French schemes to support solar and hydropower energy generators in France under EU state aid rules. The schemes will allow France to develop around 2600 megawatts of additional solar capacity ...

Daily News 10 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 10 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 10 February 2017 Plan d'investissement pour l'Europe : première opération en faveur des microentreprises et des PME françaises dans le cadre du programme EaSi Le Fonds européen d'investissement et Initiative France ont signé ...

Remarks by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press point with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 10 February 2017 Prime Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen, We had a very constructive meeting. I know that diplomats are always saying that they had a constructive meeting when they were strongly disagreeing, but this time we had an...

Speech by Vice-President Dombrovskis at Bloomberg's"Accelerating the Capital Markets Union"

European Commission - Speech - Speech Speech London, 10 February 2017     Please check against delivery.   Ladies and gentlemen, Five hundred years ago, a reformist movement started which would change the face of Europe: the Reformation. It contributed to democratising learning.