European Parliament and EU Council back European Commission trade mark reform package Commission - Press release European Brussels, 21 April 2015 After two years of inter-institutional discussions, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have reached today in so-called "trilogue discussions" provisional political agreement on the trade mark reform package.
State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Romanian Complexul Energetic Hunedoara European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission has concluded that temporary rescue aid of RON 167 million (approx. €37.7 million) to be granted by the Romanian authorities to Complexul Energetic Hunedoara ("CE Hunedoara"), the state-owned electricity and heat producer in Romania, is in line with...
Investment Plan for Europe: Poland will contribute €8 billion European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 Today Poland announced that it will contribute €8 billion to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which is at the heart of the €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe.
EU-Georgia: Commission disburses €10 million assistance European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, today disbursed €10 million in loans to Georgia. This represents the loan part of the first tranche of the EU's €46 million Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) for Georgia approved in August 2013.
EU Commission disburses €250 million assistance to Ukraine European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, today disbursed a loan of €250 million to Ukraine. This is the last disbursement under the first Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) operation for Ukraine, which amounts to a total of €610 million.
African Union Commission and European Commission meet to bring new impetus to the EU-Africa partnership European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 Tomorrow, the African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Brussels. This is the biggest EU-Africa event of the year.
The Commission approves new promotion programmes for agricultural products European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission has approved 41 new programmes to promote agricultural products in the EU and on third country markets, worth 130 million EURO over 3 years, half of which (65m EURO) comes from the EU budget.
EU acts on illegal fishing: Yellow card issued to Thailand while South Korea & Philippines are cleared European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission has today put Thailand on formal notice for not taking sufficient measures in the international fight against illegal fishing (IUU). As a result of a thorough analysis and a series of discussions with Thai authorities since 2011, the...
Package to modernise the European Trade Mark System – Frequently Asked Questions European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 April 2015 See also IP/15/4823 I. What are trade marks, how do they work? 1. What is a trade mark and what are its functions? Legally speaking, a trade mark is a sign which serves to distinguish the goods and services of...
Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspection in biofuel sector European Commission - Fact Sheet 21 April 2015 The European Commission can confirm that on 24 March 2015, Commission officials carried out an unannounced inspection in Spain at the premises of a company active in the production, distribution and trading of ethanol, a biofuel.