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Speech by President Juncker at the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome celebration – A new chapter for our Union: shaping the future of EU 27

European Commission - Speech - Speech Speech Rome, 25 March 2017 Presidente del Consiglio, Carissimo Presidente Napolitano – one of the greatest Europeans of our time, Cari amici, Dear friends, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is now exactly 60 years ago that the Treaties of Rome – signed...

Rome Declaration of the Leaders of 27 Member States and of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 25 March 2017 Declaration of the Leaders of 27 Member States and of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission The Rome Declaration   We, the Leaders of 27 Member States and of EU institutions, take pride in the achievements ...

CALENDRIER du 27 mars au 02 avril 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 24 March 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 27 mars 2017 27-28/03 Justice and Home Affairs Council President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President.

European Union provides further satellite imagery support to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 24 March 2017 The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, has today renewed its strong support for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, under its recently extended mandate, for the ...

Buying online and solving disputes online: 24.000 consumers used new European platform in first year

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 March 2017 While there are strong rules in place in the EU to protect consumers, in practice consumers sometimes encounter problems getting redress when their rights are violated, particularly cross border.

EU invests in major growth-enabling infrastructure in Greece

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 March 2017 Over €1.3 billion of Cohesion Policy funds will be invested in ten broadband, transport and environmental projects in Greece. This €1.3 billion investment effort will allow major projects that started in the 2007-2013 financial period ...

The Treaties of Rome at 60: Commission recalls Europe's achievements and leads discussion on the future at 27

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 March 2017 On 25 March, EU leaders will come together in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, which were signed on this day in 1957. Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, will participate in the Rome Summit, where a ...

Daily News 24 / 03 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 24 / 03 / 2017 Brussels, 24 March 2017 The Treaties of Rome at 60: Commission recalls Europe's achievements and leads discussion on the future at 27 On 25 March, EU leaders will come together in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of...

Statement by President Juncker on Prime Minister Tsipras' letter on the occasion of the Social Summit

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Rome, 24 March 2017 I have read the letter of the Prime Minister with great attention. I can sympathise with the European spirit and with the plea for a return to normality after so many efforts by the Greek people.

European Interoperability Framework: Commission presents new guidance for digital public services

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 23 March 2017 The European Commission publishes today a new European Interoperability Framework which will help European public administrations to coordinate their digitisation efforts when delivering public services.

Consumer Financial Services Action Plan: Better products and more choice for European consumers

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 March 2017 Consumer Financial Services Action Plan: Better products and more choice for European consumers The European Commission is today presenting an Action Plan that sets out ways to provide European consumers with greater choice and better ...

CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES ACTION PLAN: BETTER PRODUCTS, MORE CHOICE, GREATER OPPORTUNITIES

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 23 March 2017 CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES ACTION PLAN: BETTER PRODUCTS, MORE CHOICE, GREATER OPPORTUNITIES SCOPE AND AMBITION OF THE ACTION PLAN What are consumer financial services? Consumer financial services, also known as 'retail' financial services, ...

Daily News 23 / 03 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 03 / 2017 Brussels, 23 March 2017 The Treaties of Rome at 60: President Juncker participates in anniversary celebrations and leads discussion on the future of the EU at 27 President Juncker will be in Rome, Italy on Friday 24 and...

Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Action Plan on Consumer Financial Services

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 23 March 2017 First, I would like to say that my thoughts go out to all those affected by the appalling attack at Westminster in London. An attack at the heart of UK democracy will not destroy our values, tothe contrary...

Europe's future is digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2017 As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission will bring Ministers together tomorrow to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support ...

Antitrust: Commission proposal to make national competition authorities even more effective enforcers for the benefit of jobs and growth

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2017 The European Commission has proposed new rules to enable Member States' competition authorities to be more effective enforcers of EU antitrust rules. The proposal seeks to make sure they have all the tools they require to achieve this.

The European Social Fund celebrates its 60th anniversary: 6 decades of investment in people

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2017 The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Social Fund , Europe's oldest and main instrument to invest in people. Today it is an important driver of job creation, promoting better education, more modern public administrations ...

European Commission registers two European Citizens' Initiatives on the rights of Union citizens after Brexit and rejects one on preventing Brexit

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 22 March 2017 The European Commission has today registered two European Citizens' Initiatives concerning the rights of Union citizens in the context of the withdrawal of a Member State from the EU and rejected a third proposal entitled 'Stop Brexit'.

Daily News 22 / 03 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 22 / 03 / 2017 Brussels, 22 March 2017 Déclaration du président Juncker à l'occasion du premier anniversaire des attentats du 22 mars 2016 A l'occasion du premier anniversaire des attentats à Bruxelles le 22 mars 2016, ce matin, le président Juncker ...

Speech by Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom, at the plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions

European Commission - Speech - Speech Speech Brussels, 22 March 2017 "Les conditions pour réussir la négociation avec le Royaume-Uni" Monsieur le Président, Mesdames, Messieurs, Depuis 44 ans, l'Union européenne et le Royaume-Uni partageaient un projet commun.

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission proposal to make national competition authorities even more effective enforcers for the benefit of jobs and growth

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 March 2017 *Check against delivery*   At 7h58 this morning, there was a minute's silence at Zaventem airport. At 9h11 there was also a minute's silence at Maalbeek metro station, less than 500 metres away from where we are right now.

Statement from President Juncker to mark the first anniversary of the attacks on 22 March 2016

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 March 2017 One year on from the appalling attacks of 22 March 2016 which the whole of Europe mourned, the memory of the victims remains, and will forever remain, in our minds and in our hearts.

Daily News 21 / 03 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 03 / 2017 Brussels, 21 March 2017 EU and Japan make joint commitment to reach a speedy conclusion to trade negotiations President Juncker and President Tusk are meeting today with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, with the negotiations for...

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 21 March 2017 Let me start with the European Semester. Today, we discussed the country reports that the Commission presented at the end of February. Our main message is that economic growth in Europe continues and our economic policy mix –...

Statement by President Juncker at the EU-Japan Leaders Meeting

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 21 March 2017 Prime Minister, Dear ShinzĹŤ, It is the pleasure of Donald and myself to have you come here to Europe in what promises to be a historic year in relations between Japan and the European Union.

10th anniversary of the European Research Council - Speech by Commissioner Moedas

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 21 March 2017 Ladies and gentlemen. Good morning and welcome! Thank you for coming. Today's event is one of the most important in my tenure as a Commissioner for one simple reason: You are our jewel in the crown.

Joint statement by Vice-President Katainen, Commissioner Hogan and Commissioner Vella on World Water Day

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 21 March 2017 On World Water Day the European Commission promotes innovative water reuse, which is good for jobs, farms and the environment. On 22 March 2017, we celebrate World Water Day. We celebrate water.

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of LM Wind Power Holding by General Electric Company

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 March 2017 The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of LM Wind Power of Denmark, by General Electric Company of the US. The Commission concluded that the merged entity would continue to face ...

Daily News 20 / 03 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 03 / 2017 Brussels, 20 March 2017 Preparation of the Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings, 20-21 March 2017 Commissioner Moscovici will represent the European Commission at today's meeting of the Eurogroup.

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos following the Ministerial Conference on the Central Mediterranean Migration Route in Rome

European Commission - Speech - Rome, 20 March 2017 Dear all, I would first like to thank Minister Minniti, for organising this very timely and much needed conference on the Central Mediterranean Migration Route.

Fourth quarter of 2016 - Annual growth in labour costs at 1.6% in euro area - At 1.7% in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 March 2017 Hourly labour costs rose by 1.6% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the third quarter of 2016, hourly labour costs increased...

Fourth quarter of 2016 - Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.7% - EU28 rate at 1.8%

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 March 2017 The job vacancy rate in the euro area was 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 1.6% recorded in both the previous quarter and the fourth quarter of 2015, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of...

Joint statement by Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Vĕra Jourová on the dialogue on data protection and data flows with Japan

European Commission - Statement Hanover, 20 March 2017 Today, Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Vĕra Jourová, together with the Japanese delegation, launched at the CeBIT 2017 fair the dialogue on data protection and data flows with Japan, to further EU-Japan bilateral cooperation on ...

CALENDRIER du 20 mars au 26 mars 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 17 March 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 20 mars 2017 Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Pierre-René Lemas, Director-General of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations .

EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced today additional EU support to respond to the crises in South Sudan, Somalia and its neighbouring countries, during an official visit to the African Union.

State aid: Commission confirms no aid in concession deals for Greek regional airports

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 The European Commission has concluded that concessions for 14 regional airports in Greece were awarded on market terms and therefore did not involve any state aid.

State aid: Commission clears Belgian support to long-term operation of three nuclear power reactors Tihange 1, Doel 1 and Doel 2

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 The European Commission has found Belgian plans to compensate Engie-Electrabel and EDF Belgium for potential financial risks linked to long-term operation of three nuclear reactors to be in line with EU state aid rules.

Antitrust: Commission re-adopts decision and fines air cargo carriers €776 million for price-fixing cartel

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine totalling € 776 465 000 for operating a price–fixing cartel. The Commission's original decision was annulled by the General Court ...

EU reinforces cooperation with the African Union and announces new peace building support of €120 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 High Representative/Vice President, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on official visit to the African Union Today the High Representative/Vice President, Federica Mogherini, ...

The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 EU consumer authorities and organisations have received a growing number of complaints from consumers, who have been targeted by fraud or scams when using social media websites, as well as having been subject to certain terms of services ...

EU imports of organic products from Norway and Iceland to resume

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 Organic products from Norway and Iceland including Norwegian organic salmon, can again be imported to the European Union and duly marketed as abiding by the EU's organic rules following the incorporation of the relevant regulations into the ...

Daily News 17 / 03 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 03 / 2017 Brussels, 17 March 2017 EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million Today HRVP Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Neven Mimica are on an official visit to the...

January 2017 - Euro area international trade in goods deficit of €0.6 bn - €16.2 bn deficit for EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 March 2017 Euro area The first estimate for euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world in January 2017 was €163.9 billion, an increase of 13% compared with January 2016 .

January 2017 compared with December 2016 - Production in construction down by 2.3% in euro area - Down by 1.5% in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 March 2017 In January 2017 compared with December 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 2.3% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European ...

Joint Statement by Julian King, Commissioner for the Security Union and Marco Minniti, Italian Minister of Interior

European Commission - Statement Rome, 17 March 2017 Interior Minister Marco Minniti received today, Friday March 17, Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union. Minister Minniti and Commissioner King agreed on the quick implementation of recent legislative initiatives aimed at ...

EU Commission approves disbursement of €600 million in assistance to Ukraine

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 March 2017 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today adopted the decision to release the second tranche of Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine, a loan which amounts to €600 million.

EU support scheme helps to reduce milk production

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 March 2017 Nearly 44 000 farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their production of milk by nearly 852 000t in the last quarter of 2016.

Commissioner Malmström welcomes Parliament's approval to stop trade in minerals financing armed conflicts

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 March 2017 New rules will ensure that minerals used by European industries are sourced responsibly, diverting revenues away from rebel groups, conflict, and terror. The European Parliament today adopted by an overwhelming majority the proposal to stop ...

Keeping EU consumers safe – online marketplaces join efforts to remove dangerous products from EU market

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 March 2017 Today, the European Commission presented its latest report on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous products. In 2016, the system was more actively used by national authorities, who removed more dangerous products from stores.

Antitrust: Commission introduces new anonymous whistleblower tool

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 March 2017 A new tool to make it easier for individuals to alert the Commission about secret cartels and other antitrust violations while maintaining their anonymity has been launched by the European Commission today.