Fighting poverty: Commission commits €3.8 billion to help the most vulnerable in Europe European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has adopted the last remaining national Operational Programmes for the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived for 2014-2020. In total this is worth €3.8 billion in assistance to 4 million of the people most in need...
Energy: Commission withdraws Court case against POLAND for failing to transpose EU rules European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 February 2015 The Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources) aims at ensuring a 20% share of renewable energy in the EU by 2020.
Rail safety: Commission refers Denmark to the EU Court of Justice European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has referred Denmark to the European Court of Justice for not fully and correctly transposing European rules on rail safety (Directive 2004/49/EC).
Passenger rights: Commission refers Austria and Luxembourg to the EU Court of Justice for not complying with bus and coach rules European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has referred Austria and Luxembourg to the European Court of Justice for not complying with the EU Regulation establishing the rights of passengers travelling by bus and coach (Regulation (EU) No 181/2011).
Taxation: Commission refers PORTUGAL to Court for failing to amend registration tax for second-hand vehicles in compliance with EU law European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has decided to refer Portugal to the Court of Justice of the European Union for its failure to amend registration tax rules for imported second-hand vehicles.
Taxation: GERMANY referred to the Court for limitation of VAT exemption granted to shared services European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the Court of Justice of the European Union to ensure that the German VAT legislation on exemptions for sharing costs of services complies with EU law.
Commission takes Slovenia back to Court for failure to issue industrial permit for a major cement factory and asks for fines European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission is referring Slovenia back to Court for its failure to license industrial installations that are operating without permits. Such permits should only be issued if a number of environmental criteria are met.
Commission takes Greece to Court over poor waste water treatment presenting a risk to public health European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission is taking Greece to Court over a failure to ensure that waste water is properly treated. In the EU, Member States need adequate collection and treatment systems for urban waste water, as untreated water poses risks to human...
European Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice for failure to recover milk levies due from Italian producers - Press release European Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The Commission decided today to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to meet its responsibilities adequately with regard to managing the recovery of the levy for overproduction of milk.
Commission takes Germany to Court to remove trade barriers for pyrotechnic goods European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the EU Court of Justice as national rules for pyrotechnic goods, which include fireworks, do not comply with EU law.
European Semester 2015: country-specific updates Commission - Fact Sheet European Brussels, 26 February 2015 What is the Commission adopting today? The Commission takes the next step in the 2015 European Semester cycle by presenting today a series of country-specific documents setting out its analysis and updating its guidance where necessary.
February infringements package: main decisions European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 February 2015 In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing several legal actions against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.
Daily News 26 / 02 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 26 / 02 / 2015 Brussels, 26 February 2015 European Semester 2015: College decisions Yesterday, the European Commission sent a strong signal to Member States to carry out structural reforms and to continue consolidating their public finances.
National minimum wages in the EU - Monthly minimum wages in euro varied by 1 to 10 across the EU in January 2015 - Variation reduced to 1 to 4 when expressed in PPS European Commission - EUROSTAT 26 February 2015 As of 1st January 2015, 22 out of the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) had national minimum wages. They ranged from €184 per month in Bulgaria to €1 923 in Luxembourg.
Top News from the European Commission 2 – 27 March 2015 European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 27 February 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 3/3: High-level international conference on Ebola 3/3: The Commission presents European environment — state and outlook 2015 4/3: The Commission holds an...
CALENDRIER du 2 au 8 mars 2015 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 27 February 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Lundi 2 mars Competitiveness Council (2-3/3) President Jean-Claude Juncker in Berlin:meets with Mr Reiner Hoffmann, Chairman of the German Trade Union Confederation; participates in the EIB Conference "Impulse für Europa"; meets with the...
European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in Stockholm - Press release European Commission Brussels, 27 February 2015 Anna Katarina Areskoug has been appointed as Head of the European Commission Representation in Stockholm. She will take up office on 1 March 2015. She brings to her new role almost 25 years of experience in European and international affairs as...
Investment Plan for Europe: Spain will contribute €1.5 billion to Investment Fund projects European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2015 Today Spain announced that it will contribute €1.5 billion to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which is the core element of the Investment Plan for Europe.
Daily News 27 / 02 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 27 / 02 / 2015 Brussels, 27 February 2015 European Commission President Juncker visits Madrid European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be in Madrid on 4-5 March for a series of meetings.
Driving the EU forward: the Energy Union European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] 27 February 2015 Maroš Šefčovič - Vice-President for Energy Union It is a great pleasure for me to be part of the CEPS Ideas Lab 2015 on "More or less Europe?" which is now coming to a close.