Co-ordinated enforcement action leads to greater compliance with Consumer Rights on travel websites European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 In a concerted action by national consumer authorities co-ordinated by the European Commission an astonishing 382 out of 552 websites checked in 2013 did not respect European consumer law.
New Commission study identifies Europe's top ICT hubs European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 Wondering what makes an ICT hotspot? Take a look at Munich, London, Paris or smaller cities such as Darmstadt identified in a new EU Atlas of ICT hotspots. This atlas shows where digital technologies thrive and examines the factors contributing to this...
New EU website to provide easy and transparent access to aid data European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 A unique new web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world will be launched tomorrow by the European Commission, at the High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective...
Improve road haulage rules for industry, drivers and the environment, says Commission European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, has called for simplification and clarification of EU rules on road haulage. Mr Kallas' remarks follow the publication today of a report on integrating the internal market for road transport.
Market abuse: EU enacts criminal sanctions to defend market integrity European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's formal adoption by the Council of its proposal for a Regulation on market abuse (IP/11/1217) and its proposal for a Directive on criminal sanctions for market abuse (IP/11/1218).
Gender equality: EU action triggers steady progress European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 In 2013 the European Commission continued taking action to improve equality between women and men, including steps to close the gender gaps in employment, pay and pensions discrepancies, to combat violence and to promote equality in decision-making.
Fundamental Rights: Importance of EU Charter grows as citizens stand to benefit European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The 4th annual report published today by the European Commission on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, shows that the importance and prominence of the EU Charter continues to rise: the Court of Justice of the EU increasingly applies...
Free movement of workers: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive to improve enforcement of workers' rights European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 (See also MEMO/14/288) The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a new Directive to ensure the better application at national level of EU citizens' right to work in another Member State.
Questions & answers – Sweep on travel services European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 Why were websites offering travel services selected for this sweep? The online booking of air travel and hotels is increasingly popular among European consumers. In 2012, 32% of European consumers with internet access made such online bookings.
Free movement of workers: Commission improves the application of worker's rights – frequently asked questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 (See also IP/14/421) The European Commission proposed a new Directive to make it easier for people to exercise their right to work in another Member State on 26 April 2013 (see IP/13/372).
Social Innovation Prize: who will meet the Job Challenge? European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 Fresh ideas are urgently needed in Europe to restore our social and economic welfare. Millions of people are unemployed or have few opportunities on the job market. Social innovation can stimulate a more dynamic, inclusive and sustainable social market economy.
Report on the State of the EU Road Transport Market – Frequently Asked Questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 What is the report about? The report describes the situation of the EU road transport market, and analyses its development since 2009. It provides an overview of market activity, employment in the sector and company structure, development of cost levels and structures, enforcement...
Questions & Answers: Report on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Progress Report on Gender Equality European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 What are fundamental rights? The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights sets out a series of individual rights and freedoms. It entrenches the rights developed in the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU, found in the European Convention on Human...
Daily News of 2014-04-14 EXME 14 / 14.04 DAILY NEWS 14 / 04 / 14 Ukraine In a statement issued yesterday, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton expressed grave concern about the situation in Eastern Ukraine following actions undertaken by armed individuals and separatist groups.
Presentation of the Fundamental Rights report and the progress report on Gender Equality European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner 4th annual report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Press conference Brussels, 14 April 2014 1.
February 2014 compared with January 2014 Industrial production up by 0.2% in euro area Up by 0.4% in EU28 14 April 2014 In February 2014 compared with January, seasonally adjusted industrial production1 rose by 0.2% in the euro area2 (EA18) and by 0.4% in the EU282, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
EU-Tunisia: More steps to deepen cooperation and support European Commission Statement Luxembourg, 14 April 2014 Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle to the press following the Foreign Affairs - EU-Tunisia Association Council: 'I would like to add my voice to congratulate Tunisia for the inclusive political process that led to the adoption of the Constitution.
European Commission welcomes adoption of temporary tariff cuts for Ukrainian exports to the EU Statement Brussels, 14 April 2014 European Commission Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht "I'm very pleased that the EU's Foreign Affairs Council has today adopted the Commission's proposal for autonomous trade measures providing tariff preferences for Ukraine. This decision not only expresses our solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
Commission welcomes the Council's adoption of the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Regulation European Statement Brussels, 14 April 2014 Commission Today, the EU adopted legislation that will implement an international agreement on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation (the so-called Nagoya Protocol) in the Union.
Low carbon energy projects to benefit from EUR 2 billion funding PRESS RELEASE 15 April 2014 Innovative renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture schemes across Europe will benefit from more than EUR 2 billion raised by sales of 300 million emission allowances. The European Investment Bank has successfully completed sales under the NER 300 programme, one of the largest funding...