GBP 235 million European Investment Bank backing for 65 new East Coast Main Line trains PRESS RELEASE 16 April 2014 Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank has, as part of a consortium of international banks, agreed to finance the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains to be used on the East Coast Main Line between London and Scotland.
Low carbon energy projects to benefit from EUR 2 billion funding PRESS RELEASE 15 April 2014 Innovative renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture schemes across Europe will benefit from more than EUR 2 billion raised by sales of 300 million emission allowances. The European Investment Bank has successfully completed sales under the NER 300 programme, one of the largest funding...
EIB continues support for European SMEs PRESS RELEASE 15 April 2014 The European Investment Bank continues its strong support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and mid-cap companies across the European Union. The EIB’s Board of Directors today approved loans worth up to EUR 2.3 billion for the benefit of SMEs and Mid-Caps.
The dynamic tool for direct democracy in the EU: Learning from the first two years of the European Citizens’ Initiative PRESS RELEASE 16 April 2014 An overwhelming number of ECI campaigners and stakeholders from various institutions and organisations met at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to discuss the lessons learned so far and to draw up a list of recommendations to make this instrument for direct democracy more...
Ombudsman calls on Member States to back EU Transparency Register Emily O'Reilly European Ombudsman European Ombudsman EO/11/2014 16 April 2014 Ombudsman Ombudsman The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has called on the Council of the European Union to participate in the Transparency Register of EU interest representatives.
Famagusta Good Friday service sends symbolic message of reconciliation, says Androulla Vassiliou European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 April 2013 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...
Solomon Islands: EU provides humanitarian assistance and expert support European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 April 2014 The European Union is mobilizing resources to assist those affected by the recent floods and earthquakes in the Solomon Islands. The European Commission is giving €240 000 in humanitarian aid to help the most vulnerable people.
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.
Commission welcomes Parliament's adoption of new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund European Press release Brussels, 16 April 2014 Commission The European Parliament has today endorsed the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) with an overwhelming majority. With a budget of €6.5 billion for 2014-2020, the fund will finance projects to implement the new reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and provide financial...