EIB boosts development of Warsaw’s infrastructure with PLN 1 billion PRESS RELEASE Warsaw, 8 July 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a PLN 1 billion (EUR 240 million) long-term loan to finance municipal infrastructure projects upgrading the City of Warsaw. Mobility schemes, education, social and healthcare infrastructure projects and the modernisation of public and green spaces will be...
EIB boosts development of sustainable sea transport between Norway and Denmark PRESS RELEASE Oslo, 8 July 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 124 million loan to the shipping company Fjord Line for the expansion of its fleet. Two new LNG cruise ferries are operating between Bergen, Stavanger, Langesund (Norway) and Hirtshals (Denmark).
Food donations – help the poor and avoid food waste CES47/2014 8 July 2014 EN Food donation is an important lever for reducing food poverty and food waste across Europe. This was the key message delivered by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) during the conference "Food donation.
EU spending on renewable energy needs improvements to enhance its contribution to policy goals, say EU Auditors Press Release Luxembourg, 08 July 2014 A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that improvements are needed if EU funding is to make the maximum possible contribution to achieving the 2020 renewable energy target.
Staying Engaged: Bangladesh Sustainability Compact – one year on European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 One year ago, in response to the tragic loss of life when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed, the EU took action through a Sustainability Compact to promote better labour rights and more responsible supply chain management in garment manufacturing in Bangladesh.
Youth Employment Initiative: Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 Experts from the European Commission and Member States are meeting in Brussels on 11th July to accelerate the programming arrangements and practical implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative at a special seminar organised by the Commission.
Maritime surveillance: Joining forces with Member States for safer seas and oceans European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The European Commission today took a further step towards more effective and cost-efficient surveillance of European Seas. By bringing together surveillance data from civil and military authorities like coast guards, navies, traffic monitoring, environmental and pollution monitoring, fisheries and border control, duplication...
Passenger rights: smartphone app upgraded for summer holidays European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The Commission's free smartphone application for passenger rights has been upgraded just before the summer holidays to make it easy for all travellers to be informed about their rights in case something unexpected happens during their journey.
Climate action: Commission uses polluters' revenues to fund clean energy projects across Europe European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in...
The EU takes the lead on nuclear safety with the amendment to the Nuclear Safety Directive European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The EU's new Nuclear Safety Directive was adopted today by the Council. It provides more power and independence for national regulatory authorities, a high-level EU-wide safety objective, and a European system of peer reviews.