EU signs €65 million grant with Zambia to improve access to energy European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2017 EU signs €65 million grant with Zambia to improve access to energy This programme is expected to provide access to reliable, clean and affordable electricity services to at least 63,000 households, or about 300,000 people, to social and public infrastructure and...
Antitrust: Commission welcomes steps taken by Amazon/Audible and Apple to improve competition in audiobook distribution European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2017 The European Commission welcomes an agreement to end all exclusivity obligations concerning audiobook supply and distribution between Amazon's subsidiary Audible and Apple. This step is likely to improve competition in downloadable audiobook distribution in Europe.
Car rental companies improve treatment of consumers, thanks to EU-wide enforcement European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2017 Did you ever book a car online and find out you had to pay more when you get to the rental desk? Did you ever book a car online and find out you had to pay more when you get to...
EU boosts emergency assistance in Africa's Lake Chad region European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2017 The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian aid of €40 million to help the populations in the Lake Chad basin. The crisis in the region is escalating and humanitarian needs are growing rapidly.
Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Morpho Detection by Smiths, subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2017 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Morpho Detection, the threat detection equipment business of Safran of France, by Smiths of the UK.
Daily News 19 / 01 / 2017 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 01 / 2017 Brussels, 19 January 2017 EU stands in full solidarity with Italy following earthquakes Following the earthquakes that tragically struck central Italy, President Juncker issued a statement recalling the EU's full solidarity to offer the Commission's full support at...
Speech by President Juncker at the Annual Reception of the Academy of European Law (ERA) European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Brussels, 19 January 2017 President Santer, Léiwe Jacques, Dr Heusel, Ladies and Gentlemen, And for many of you – dear friends, Let me start by wishing the Academy a very happy Silver Jubilee Year.
Third quarter of 2016 compared with third quarter of 2015- House prices up by 3.4% in the euro area- Up by 4.3% in the EU European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 January 2017 House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 3.4% in the euro area and by 4.3% in the EU in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter of the previous year.
First estimate for November 2016- EU28 current account surplus €15.8 bn- €11.8 bn surplus for trade in services European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 January 2017 The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €15.8 bn in November 2016, compared with surpluses of €15.0 bn in October 2016 and €10.1 bn in November 2015, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical...
Statement by President Juncker following the earthquakes in central Italy European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 19 January 2017 It is with great sadness that I learnt this morning of the many people who lost their lives following the latest earthquakes to strike Italy and the hardship caused by severe weather conditions in the affected areas.