Famagusta Good Friday service sends symbolic message of reconciliation, says Androulla Vassiliou European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 April 2014 Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, has welcomed the decision to organise a Good Friday service at the Ayios Giorgos Exoronis church in Famagusta - the first such service since 1957.
New psychoactive substances: European Commission proposal gets green light from the European Parliament European Commission Press release Strasbourg, 17 April 2014 In its last plenary session before the May 2014 European elections, the European Parliament gave its strong backing (507 in favour of the Regulation, 37 against and 33 abstentions) to the Commission's proposal to tackle rapidly emerging new psychoactive substances used as alternatives to illicit drugs...
Commission welcomes Parliament's adoption of Maritime Spatial Planning legislation European Press release Brussels, 17 April 2014 Commission The European Parliament today endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible.
EU-wide hunt for top tech startups European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 April 2014 The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition. The lucky winners will have exclusive access to Europe's most prestigious startup events and will pitch to the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Chad Hurley and...
Antitrust: Commission welcomes Parliament vote to facilitate damages claims by victims of antitrust violations European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 April 2014 The European Parliament has approved a proposal for a Directive which will help citizens and companies claim damages if they are victims of infringements of the EU antitrust rules, such as cartels and abuses of dominant market positions.
Questions and Answers on the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 April 2014 Why do we need a Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning? The uncoordinated use of coastal and maritime areas creates competition for maritime space and is an inefficient use of marine resources.
Antitrust: Commission proposal for Directive to facilitate damages claims by victims of antitrust violations – frequently asked questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 April 2014 See also IP/14/455 What are the problems to be solved by this Directive? Infringements of the EU antitrust rules, such as cartels or abuses of dominant market positions, are liable to cause very serious harm, not only to the economy as a whole...
Letter from President Barroso to President Putin European Commission Statement Brussels, 17 April 2014 The following letter was sent today by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin: "Mr President, Referring to your letter of 10th April to several Member States of the European Union...
Statement by President Barroso on the passing away of Gabriel García Márquez European Commission Brussels, 18 April 2014 Statement "It is with great sadness that I have learned of the passing away of Gabriel García Márquez. Gabriel García Márquez was a voice of Latin America who became a voice of our world.
April 2014: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 April 2014April 2014 In April 2014, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator increased in both the EU (by 0.8 points to -5.8) and the euro area (by 0.6 points to -8.7) compared to March.
Opening up Education: Vassiliou welcomes 'Opening up Slovenia' initiative European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 Europe's schools and universities risk losing ground against their international counterparts if they fail to make the most of the digital revolution. This will be one of the themes addressed at an event promoting 'open courseware' - free-to-use educational material for teachers...
New EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will undertake a joint mission to the Pacific on 23-27 April to further strengthen development cooperation in that region.
Maritime transport: Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage and reports on developments in this sector European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 The European Commission has given new guidance on the interpretation of the regulation to provide cabotage within a Member State1, thus providing an internal market for the provision of maritime transport services.
"Let's Clean Up Europe" on 10 May European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in Europe's streets, oceans, beaches, forests and natural areas. And every year millions of Europeans get out in their neighborhoods to clean up in voluntary actions.
Commission updates its guidance on maritime cabotage: Frequently asked questions European MEMO Brussels, 22 April 2014 Commission Council Regulation (EEC) No 3577/92 (hereinafter the 'regulation') applying the principle of freedom to provide services to maritime transport within Member States (maritime cabotage)1 is now over twenty years old.
Daily News of 2014-04-22 EXME 14 / 22.04 DAILY NEWS 22 / 04 / 14 Maritime transport: Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage The European Commission has given today new guidance on the interpretation of the regulation to provide cabotage within a Member State.
February 2014 compared with January 2014 Production in construction up by 0.1% in both euro area and EU28 22 April 2014 In February 2014 compared with January 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction1 sector grew by 0.1% in both the euro area2 (EA18) and the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Erasmus+ set for Berlin launch European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 April 2014 Erasmus+, the EU's new funding programme for education, training, youth and sport, will be launched in Berlin tomorrow (24 April) by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Johanna Wanka, the Federal Minister of Education and Research.
New step towards 'wonder material' graphene applications European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 April 2014 Researchers of the AMBER centre @ambercentre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material. The method – which promises to be simple and affordable – could be used by industries for applications such as highly efficient batteries.
NETmundial: European Commission to take leading role at global conference on internet governance European Commission Memo Brasilia/Brussels, 23 April 2014 The EU, represented by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes and EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, is to participate at high level in “NETmundial: the Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Gorvernance”, Sao Paulo on 23-24 April.
Daily News of 2014-04-23 EXME 14 / 23.04 DAILY NEWS 23 / 04 / 14 Provision of deficit and debt data for 2013 - first notification - Euro area and EU28 government deficit at 3.0% and 3.3% of GDP respectively - Government debt at 92.6% and 87.1% In 2013, the government deficit of both...
Speech: Keeping the global playing field level European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Joaquín ALMUNIA Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy Speech: ICN 13th annual conference Marrakech, 23 April 2014 Prime Minister, Chairman Mundt, President Benamour, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very happy to be given the privilege to open again the ICN annual...
Provision of deficit and debt data for 2013 - first notification Euro area and EU28 government deficit at 3.0% and 3.3% of GDP respectively Government debt at 92.6% and 87.1% 23 April 2014 In 2013, the government deficit1 of both the euro area2 (EA18) and the EU282 decreased in absolute terms compared with 2012, while the government debt1 rose in both zones. In the euro area the government deficit to GDP ratio decreased from 3.7% in 2012 to 3.0% in...