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CALENDRIER du 29 mai au 04 juin 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 24 May 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 29 mai 2017 29-30/05 Competitiveness Council Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Brian Mikkelsen, Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs of Denmark.

State aid: Commission approves Slovak support of €36 million for the construction of the national football stadium in Bratislava

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 May 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules Slovakia's support for the construction of the national football stadium in Bratislava. The Commission found that the measure will further the promotion of sport and culture while ...

State aid: Commission opens investigation into proposed public financing of Jaguar Land Rover plant in Slovakia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 May 2017 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Slovakia's plans to grant €125 million to Jaguar Land Rover for investing in a car plant in Nitra are in line with EU rules on regional state aid.

Commission debates future of European defence

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 24 May 2017 Feeding into the discussion on the future direction of the EU at 27, the Commission today held an orientation debate on the future of European defence. A stronger Europe when it comes to security and defence matters has been a priority...

EU announces new aid for natural disasters for Latin America and the Caribbean at UN Conference

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 May 2017 The European Commission has today announced new funding of €14.3 million to support countries affected by natural disasters and invest in disaster risk reduction and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017.

Questions and Answers - Data protection reform package

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 24 May 2017 The data protection reform package which entered into force in May 2016 and will be applicable as of May 2018 includes the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive for the police and criminal justice sector.

Daily News 24 / 05 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 24 / 05 / 2017 Brussels, 24 May 2017 Commission debates future of European defence Feeding into the discussion on the future direction of the EU at 27, the Commission today held an orientation debate on the future of European defence.

Remarks by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Vice-President Jyrki Katainen at the press conference following the Commission orientation debate preparing the Reflection paper on the future of the European defence

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 24 May 2017 High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini Today in the College we had a very good and useful discussion on the European Union defence and security work.

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the cholera outbreak in Yemen

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 May 2017 As Yemen is facing a fast spreading Cholera outbreak of unprecedented scale the EU is increasing its response with further funding to help those in need. This is the second outbreak in less than a year to hit the war-ravaged...

Statement by Commissioner Crețu on the Commission proposal to fully fund reconstruction operations following natural disasters

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 May 2017 Today the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on our proposal to fully fund reconstruction operations after natural disasters with the European Regional Development Fund. This compromise foresees an exceptional co-financing ...

Statement by Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Věra Jourová one year ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 May 2017 "New EU-wide data protection standards have been adopted by the EU last year. Their success depends not only on Member States adapting national laws to the new rules, but also on the knowledge of citizens of their new rights, and...

State aid: Commission approves reductions on cogeneration surcharges for energy-intensive companies in Germany and Italy

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 May 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules reductions granted to energy-intensive companies on surcharges to finance support for cogeneration in Germany, and reductions on surcharges to finance support for cogeneration and ...

More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 May 2017 More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent 'excellent' quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual ...

European Dialogue on Skills and Migration: Employers and Commission together for the integration of migrants

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 23 May 2017 . Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen are hosting the second meeting of the European Dialogue on ...

Daily News 23 / 05 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 05 / 2017 Brussels, 23 May 2017 Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following the attack in Manchester Following the attack in Manchester, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker issued a statement saying, "It ...

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 23 May 2017 Thank you, Edward. First of all, let me offer the sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims in Manchester. We stand united in our sorrow and condemnation - and in the fight against terrorism.

Statement by Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip on the general approach agreed in the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 23 May 2017 "I am pleased that the Council adopted today a general approach on the update of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. It is essential to have one common set of audiovisual rules across the EU and avoid the complication of different...

Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following the attack in Manchester

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 23 May 2017 "It was with great sadness and profound shock that I learnt of the brutal attack that struck Manchester. It breaks my heart to think that, once again, terrorism has sought to instil fear where there should be joy, to sow division where ...

Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following the attacks in Manchester

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 23 May 2017 "It was with great sadness and profound shock that I learnt of the brutal attack that struck Manchester. It breaks my heart to think that, once again, terrorism has sought to instil fear where there should be joy, to sow division where ...

European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 22 May 2017 The European Commission welcomes the Council's decision today to authorise the opening of the Article 50 negotiations with the UK and to nominate the Commission as Union negotiator. The Commission also welcomes the adoption of the first set ...

As of today the "European Investigation Order" will help authorities to fight crime and terrorism

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 May 2017 Today, the "European Investigation Order" enters into force. It simplifies the work of judicial authorities when they request evidence located in another EU country.

European Semester 2017 Spring Package: Commission issues country-specific recommendations

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 22 May 2017 European Semester 2017 Spring Package: Commission issues country-specific recommendations Member States should use the window of opportunity offered by the economic recovery to pursue structural reforms, boost investment and strengthen their ...

European Semester 2017 Spring Package explained

Commission - Fact Sheet European Brussels, 22 May 2017 European Semester 2017 Spring Package explained What did the Commission decide today? The European Commission has taken the next steps in the 2017 cycle of the European Semester of economic policy coordination.

Daily News 22 / 05 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 22 / 05 / 2017 Brussels, 22 May 2017 European Semester 2017 Spring Package: Commission issues country-specific recommendations Today Vice-President Dombrovskis, Commissioner Thyssen and Commissioner Moscovici presented the 2017 country-specific ...

Speaking points by Commissioner Thyssen on the 2017 country-specific recommendations as part of the European Semester Spring Package

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 22 May 2017 Speech by Commissioner Thyssen in charge of Employement, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility   Ladies and gentlemen, good morning, Indeed, we have the highest employment rate ever measured in the European Union, and we have now nearly...

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the European Semester Spring Package press conference

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 22 May 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, Today, we have adopted the spring economic package - the highlight of the country-specific phase of the European Semester.

Statement by Michel Barnier at the press conference following the General Affairs Council

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 22 May 2017 Merci Louis. Bonjour à chacune et chacun d'entre vous et merci pour votre attention. La réunion d'aujourd'hui est une étape politique importante.

22-23 May: European Business Summit

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The 2017 European Business Summit will take place in Brussels from 22 to 23 May, bringing decision makers and business together on a number of topical issues. The Commission will contribute to this debate by presenting and explaining its priorities ...

CALENDRIER du 22 mai au 28 mai 2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 19 May 2017 Déplacements et visites   Lundi 22 mai 2017 21-23/05 Informal meeting of agriculture and fisheries ministers Eurogroup 22-23/05 Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council Mr Frans Timmermans in New York, the United ...

Daily News 19 / 05 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 05 / 2017 Brussels, 19 May 2017 EU protects citizens from toxic mercury, paves the way for global action Yesterday at the UN headquarters in New York, the European Union has triggered the entry into force of the global treaty aimed...

EU protects citizens from toxic mercury, paves the way for global action

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 May 2017 Today at the UN headquarters in New York, the European Union has triggered the entry into force of the global treaty aimed at reducing exposure to mercury. The ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, confirms Europe's leading role ...

European Commission reports on the application of the Charter of fundamental rights in the EU in 2016

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 18 May 2017 Today, the European Commission has published its annual Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The report outlines the initiatives taken in 2016 by the EU to strengthen fundamental rights.

Revised European Neighbourhood Policy: supporting stabilisation, resilience, security

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 May 2017 The ENP was reviewed in 2015 to respond to the new challenges of an evolving neighbourhood. Today's report shows results following a new approach based on differentiation, joint ownership and flexibility.

Questions and Answers on the Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy Review

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 May 2017 What is the focus of the ENP Review implementation? The implementation process reflects the way in which the EU and its partners in the East and the South have been working to promote stabilisation focussing on the...

Questions and answers: EU mercury policy and the ratification of the Minamata Convention

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 May 2017 Questions and answers: EU mercury policy and the ratification of the Minamata Convention Why is mercury a problem? Mercury and most of its compounds are highly toxic to humans and the environment.

Daily News 18 / 05 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 05 / 2017 Brussels, 18 May 2017 Revised European Neighbourhood Policy: supporting stabilisation, resilience, security Today, the European Commission and the High Representative has published the report on the implementation of the European ...

Statement by Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip on the European Parliament's vote on the portability of online content

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 May 2017 "I welcome today's positive vote of the European Parliament on the portability of online content across borders, following the agreement reached between the European Parliament, Council and Commission at the beginning of the year.

Mergers: Commission fines Facebook €110 million for providing misleading information about WhatsApp takeover

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 May 2017 The European Commission has fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission's 2014 investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp.

Mergers: Commission alleges Altice breached EU rules by early implementation of PT Portugal acquisition

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 May 2017 The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections alleging that multinational telecommunications company Altice , breached the EU Merger Regulation by implementing its acquisition of telecommunications operator PT Portugal before ...

EU grants Sri Lanka improved access to its market as incentive for reform

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2017 Removal of customs duties will come with rigorous monitoring of Sri Lanka's commitment to sustainable development, human rights and good governance. The European Union will remove a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri ...

New European Union support for education in Syria

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2017 The European Union has again this week renewed its commitment to the right of every human to education, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, the European Union will provide ...

State aid: Commission simplifies rules for public investment in ports and airports, culture and the outermost regions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2017 The European Commission has approved today new state aid rules that exempt certain public support measures for ports, airports, culture and the outermost regions from prior Commission scrutiny.

Car emissions: Commission opens infringement procedure against Italy for breach of EU rules on car type approval

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2017 The European Commission today decided to launch an infringement procedure against Italy for failure to fulfil its obligations under EU vehicle type-approval legislation with regards to Fiat Chrysler utomobiles.

Commission follows up on infringement procedure against Hungary concerning its asylum law

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 17 May 2017 The European Commission has today decided to move forward on the infringement procedure against Hungary concerning its asylum legislation by sending a complementary letter of formal notice.

Motorway concessions: Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2017 The European Commission has today decided to take Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU on the grounds that it has breached EU law by awarding an extension of a motorway concession contract without a prior call for tenders.

Infringements: Waste: Commission refers Italy to Court over failure to rehabilitate or close down 44 landfills

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2017 The European Commission is taking Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to rehabilitate or close down 44 landfills, which represent a serious risk for human health and the environment.

Free movement of students: Commission closes infringement case against Austria

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2017 Commission endorses Austria's quota system for medical studies as necessary to protect the Austrian health care system, but asks Austria to end the quota imposed on dental studies.

State aid: Commission widens scope of the General Block Exemption Regulation – frequently asked questions

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 May 2017 State aid: Commission widens scope of the General Block Exemption Regulation – frequently asked questions The EU Treaty gives the European Commission the task of enforcing EU state aid rules.

May infringements package - Part 2: other letters of formal notice

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 May 2017 May infringements package - Part 2: other letters of formal notice In addition to key decisions set out in Part 1 , the European Commission decided today to send letters of formal notice for the following types of EU law infringements:...

May infringements package – Part 1: key decisions

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 May 2017 May infringements package – Part 1: 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 ...