Statement of President Barroso on the outcome of the WTO Global Trade talks in Bali European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 December 2013 I'm delighted at the news this morning of the global trade deal in Bali. This will give a real boost to the global economy. Potential gains for the global economy could be as high as $1 trillion.
Speech - Commissioner Cioloş on WTO package in Bali European Commission Dacian Cioloş Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Speech - Commissioner Press conference after the 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Bali, Indonesia 7 December 2013 I am delighted that we have reached an agreement here in Bali.
Sommet de l’Élysée pour la Paix et la Sécurité en Afrique - Intervention du Président Barroso sur le changement climatique Commission européenne José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Paris 7 décembre 2013 Je me réjouis que le partenariat économique et pour le développement soit au cœur de nos discussions d'aujourd'hui car il est aussi au centre du partenariat stratégique entre l’Union européenne et l’Afrique.
Speech - Faster, Cheaper, Simpler Trade: Everyone is a winner European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-FraudSpeech - Press conference after the 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)/ Bali, Indonesia 7 December 2013 Today, everyone is a winner. We have confirmed our belief that the multilateral system can deliver results.
Central African Republic: EU steps up relief effort, launches humanitarian air bridge European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 December 2013 The European Commission is deploying its humanitarian air service with immediate effect to open up a vital line of support into and out of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR), as international efforts to stabilise the strife-torn country intensify.
Syria: A thousand days of crisis European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 December 2013 On the occasion of the thousandth day of crisis in Syria, Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, made the following statement: "Sadly today marks one thousand days since the start of what has become the most...
Statement by President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso on his attendance at the State Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 December 2013 The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso will attend the State Memorial Service in Johannesburg for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, 10 December President Barroso said the following: I had the great privilege to meet Nelson Mandela on a number of occasions...
Results of the phone conversation between President Barroso and President Yanukovych of Ukraine European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 December 2013 President Barroso spoke with President Yanukovych on the phone to reiterate the need for a political solution to the current tensions, through dialogue with the opposition and civil society. He recalled the need to respect civil freedoms and to exert maximum restraint.
EIB and Crédit Mutuel Arkéa step up their financing of SMEs and midcaps (€300 million) PRESS RELEASE Brest, 9 December 2013 The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Crédit Mutuel Arkéa announce a €300 million financial commitment to support corporate investment. A first €150 million tranche was signed on Monday 9 December 2013 at the headquarters of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa in Finistère by EIB Vice-President Philippe...
European Investment Bank agrees EUR 100million backing for University of Limerick Capital Development Plan PRESS RELEASE 9 December 2013 The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution has agreed to provide EUR 100 million for the University of Limerick’s Capital Development Plan 2014 – 2018. The European Investment Bank loan was formally agreed by Professor Don Barry, President of the University of Limerick and...
European Investment Bank invests €50m into second Glennmont Fund PRESS RELEASE 09 December 2013 [Largest equity investment in clean energy made by EIB in 2013] Glennmont Partners (“Glennmont”), one of the largest infrastructure vehicles dedicated to clean energy across Europe, has secured a €50 million investment in its second fund by the European Investment Bank.
Employment: Commission welcomes Council agreement on enforcement of posted workers safeguards European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 December 2013 European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor has welcomed the 9th December agreement by the EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers on a so-called 'general approach' on the proposal for a Directive on the enforcement of the...
Antitrust: Commission welcomes continued low level of potentially problematic patent settlements in EU pharma sector European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 December 2013 The European Commission's report on patent settlement agreements concluded between originator and generic companies in the pharmaceutical sector in 2012 shows that the number of settlements that may give rise to antitrust concerns is continuously low.
Brussels, 9 December 2013 Gender Pay Gap: Women in Europe still work 59 days 'for free', Commission report finds European Commission Press release 16.2%: that’s the size of the gender pay gap, or the average difference between women and men’s hourly earnings across the EU, according to the latest figures released today by the European Commission. The figure has not moved an inch in the space of a year.
First ever EU legal instrument for Roma inclusion adopted European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 December 2013 All 28 European Union Member States today committed to implementing a set of recommendations, proposed by the European Commission, to step up the economic and social integration of Roma communities.
Aviation: EU extends the use of electronic devices on planes European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 December 2013 The EU's Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has today updated its guidance on the use of portable electronic devices on board (PED), including smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
European Commission urges MEPs and governments to cut red tape for telecom companies Press release Brussels, 9 December 2013 European Commission As MEPs begin discussions on possible amendments to the draft regulation proposed by the Commission on a Telecoms Single Market, the Connected Continent legislation, Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes is urging both MEPs and national governments to support her drive to cut...
EU-Azerbaijan: Willingness to enhance cooperation on all levels European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle participated in the Cooperation Council between Azerbaijan and the European Union in Brussels today.
L'Union européenne poursuit son engagement en faveur du développement et de la stabilisation du Mali Commission européenne MEMO Bruxelles, 9 décembre 2013 La première réunion internationale de suivi de la Conférence des donateurs pour le développement du Mali organisée à Bruxelles le 15 mai 2013, s'était déroulée à Bamako (Mali) le 7 novembre 2013.
EU-Armenia: New context but same resolve to take partnership forward European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle participated at the 14th Cooperation Council between Armenia and the European Union in Brussels today.