State of the Union – Democracy Package: Questions & Answers on the European Citizens' Initiative and Political Parties Funding European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 September 2017 . What is the European Citizens' Initiative? The European Citizens' Initiative is a tool for participation and agenda-setting at EU level, offering one million EU citizens the possibility to invite the Commission to submit a legislative proposal.
Daily News 15 / 09 / 2017 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 09 / 2017 Brussels, 15 September 2017 State of the Union 2017 - Democracy Package: Reform of Citizens' Initiative and Political Party funding On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union Address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: "Our Union needs...
Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the first informal ECOFIN press conference in Tallinn European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 15 September 2017 Good evening. Thanks to the Estonian Presidency for the warm welcome in Tallinn and for organising this timely discussion on the Economic and Monetary Union. We also discussed FinTech in a broader context of digital innovation.
Commissioner Moscovici's introductory remarks at the Eurogroup press conference European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Tallinn, 15 September 2017 Moi aussi je veux commencer par dire à quel point je suis impressionné par la qualité de l'accueil ici en Estonie. J'ai commencé par une réunion bilatérale avec le Premier ministre.
Second quarter of 2017 - Annual growth in labour costs at 1.8% in euro area - At 2.2% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 15 September 2017 Hourly labour costs rose by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.2% in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2017, compared with the same quarter of the previous year.
Second quarter of 2017 - Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.9% - EU28 rate at 2.0% European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 15 September 2017 The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.9% in the second quarter of 2017, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.7% in the second quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office...
July 2017 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €23.2 bn - €8.8 bn surplus for EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT July 2017 - July 2017 - Brussels, 15 September 2017 The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in July 2017 was €177.7 billion, an increase of 6.1% compared with July 2016 (€167.6 bn).
Joint statement by Commissioners Oettinger, Bulc and Gabriel, on cooperative, connected and automated mobility European Commission - Statement Frankfurt, 15 September 2017 "Cooperative, connected and automated mobility is becoming a reality for EU citizens. Together with Member States we have today agreed on actions to strengthen cross-border collaboration on testing.
Juncker: ‘I don't intend to force countries to join the euro if they are not willing or not able to do so' European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 September 2017 Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, defended his proposal to expand the euro area. All EU Member States should have the possibility – as required by the EU Treaties – to introduce the euro, but no one would be forced to...
Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the second informal ECOFIN press conference in Tallinn European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Tallinn, 16 September 2017 I would like to thank the Estonian Presidency for these two productive days in Tallinn. I welcome the Estonian Presidency's initiative to launch a debate in the EU on how to modernise the tax rules to take into...