European Investment Bank backs EUR 105m investment scheme to improve access to clean water sanitation in Tanzania PRESS RELEASE 5th March 2014 The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, today formally agreed to back a new water infrastructure investment scheme expected to transform access to clean water and sanitation around the southern shores of Lake Victoria.
Culture Commissioner calls for more action to save Pompeii European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou is calling for stronger coordination between local, regional and national authorities in Italy to ensure that the ancient city of Pompeii is protected from further damage.
Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into acquisition by Huntsman of titanium dioxide assets of Rockwood European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition by Huntsman of a number of equity interests held by Rockwood (both of the US) is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.
European Commission's support to Ukraine Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 European Commission The European Commission agreed today a package of support identifying a number of concrete measures to assist economically and financially Ukraine. These measures should be seen as the Commission's contribution to a European and international effort to support Ukraine's economic and political...
EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 High Representative (HR) of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today proposed an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts.
Commission concludes in-depth reviews to identify macroeconomic imbalances and assesses progress in fiscal consolidation European Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 Commission The European Commission has today published its conclusions emerging from the in-depth reviews (IDRs) carried out into 17 Member States' economies1 In the same document, the Commission assessed progress in the correction of fiscal deficits in the Member States concerned, updating its...
Antitrust: Commission fines two power exchanges € 5.9 million in cartel settlement European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 The European Commission has imposed fines totalling € 5 979 000 on the two leading European spot power exchanges, EPEX Spot ("EPEX") and Nord Pool Spot (NPS) for having agreed not to compete with one another for their spot electricity trading services...
Antitrust: Commission fines Romanian Power Exchange OPCOM for discriminating against EU electricity traders European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 The European Commission has imposed a fine of just over € 1 million on S.C. OPCOM S.A. for abusing its dominant position in the Romanian market for facilitating electricity spot trading, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
Employment: Commission proposes € 3 million from Globalisation Fund to help 1,146 redundant workers in TV manufacturing industry in Italy European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide Italy with €3 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1,146 former workers of TV manufacturer VDC Technologies SpA and its subsidiary Cervino Technologies Srl to find new jobs.
Employment: Commission proposes €1.9 million from Globalisation Fund to help redundant workers in the Spanish car industry European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €1.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 285 former workers of the car manufacturer Grupo Santana in Andalucía find new jobs.