CALENDRIER du 26 septembre au 2 octobre 2016 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 23 September 2016 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 26 septembre Informal meeting of defence ministers (until 27/09), in Bratislava. President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Torsten Albig, Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Vattenfall Europe Generation and Vattenfall Europe Mining by EPH and PPF Investments European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 September 2016 The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Vattenfall Europe Generation and Vattenfall Europe Mining by Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) and PPF Investments (PPF). The Commission found the deal would not adversely affect competition in the relevant markets.
EU pushes for further tightening of wildlife trade rules at global summit on wildlife conservation European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 September 2016 On 24th September, representatives of 182 countries and the EU will gather at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa to agree tangible measures to better protect...
State aid: Commission gives guidance on local public support measures that do not constitute state aid European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 September 2016 The Commission has found that five public measures for purely local operations in Spain, Germany and Portugal involve no state aid because they are unlikely to affect trade between Member States.
European Commission proposes Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba - Press release European Commission Brussels, 22 September 2016 The European Commission has adopted the proposal to the Council on the signing of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) with Cuba. The European Commission has adopted a proposal to the Council on the signing of the Political Dialogue and...
Customs Union: Number of counterfeit goods seized by EU authorities continued to rise in 2015 European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 September 2016 Customs authorities across the EU seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year, according to new figures released today by the European Commission.
Antitrust: Commission fines ARA €6 million for hindering competition on Austrian waste management market European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2016 The Commission has fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA) €6 million for blocking competitors from entering the Austrian market for management of household packaging waste from 2008 to 2012, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
EU will pledge additional €40 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen at United Nations General Assembly European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 September 2016 The European Commission will announce today its intention to release further humanitarian aid of €40 million to provide life-saving assistance such as health care, water, nutrition and food security for conflict-affected people in Yemen.
EU – UNICEF partnership helps address learning and protection needs of children and youth affected by the Syria Crisis European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2016 As a new school year gets under way across the Middle East, a major injection of funds from the European Union is boosting efforts to provide learning opportunities and protection to hundreds of thousands of children and youth who have fled...
End of roaming charges in the EU in 2017: Commission agrees on new approach to make it work for all Europeans European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 September 2016 As announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address, Members of the College today discussed a revised draft of the rules needed to avoid abuses of the end of roaming charges in time for June 2017.