State aid: Commission concludes that Belgian crystal producer Val Saint-Lambert received incompatible State aid; authorises the sale of some of its assets European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 July 2014 The European Commission has concluded that certain aid measures that the Walloon Region granted to Val Saint-Lambert SA (VSL) have conferred on the company an undue economic advantage over its competitors, in breach of EU State aid rules.
Commission adopts French programme to use €499 million from Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived European Press release Brussels, 31 July 2014 Commission The European Commission has approved today the French Operational Programme to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). France, the first Member State to have its FEAD programme adopted, will receive 499 million euros in current prices...
EU develops new driverless car parking system – so you never waste another minute looking for a space European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 July 2014 Watch the video There are only a few minutes before your flight check-in closes, or before your train departs, but you now have to spend precious time hunting for a free space at the airport or station car park.
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights: Customs authorities detain nearly 36 million fake goods at EU borders in 2013 European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 July 2014 Customs authorities in the EU detained almost 36 million items suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2013, according to the Commission's annual report on customs actions to enforce IPR.
Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) – frequently asked questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 July 2014 The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) creates a true European Single Market for retail payments in euro where transfers, direct debits and payments between Member States are as easy and fast as the equivalent domestic transactions.
Customs action to tackle goods infringing Intellectual Property Rights – Frequently Asked Questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 July 2014 See also IP/14/890 1. General information about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Why is it important to protect IPRs? As the EU’s 2020 Strategy underlines, the protection of IPRs is key to the EU economy.
Daily News of 2014-07-31 MEX 14 / 31.07 DAILY NEWS 31 / 07 / 14 G-7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine G-7 leaders joined yesterday in expressing their grave concern about Russia’s continued actions to undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence.
Euro area unemployment rate at 11.5% 31 July 2014 June 2014 EU28 at 10.2% The euro area1 (EA18) seasonally-adjusted2 unemployment rate3 was 11.5% in June 2014, down from 11.6% in May 20144, and from 12.0% in June 2013. This is the lowest rate recorded since September 2012.
Flash estimate - July 2014 Euro area annual inflation down to 0.4% 31 July 2014 Euro area1 annual inflation2 is expected to be 0.4% in July 2014, down from 0.5% in June3, according to a flash estimate4 from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, services is expected to have the highest...
Business Climate Indicator decreases marginally in July European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 July 2014 In July 2014 the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area decreased marginally by 0.04 points to +0.17. Managers' more optimistic views on expected production and, to a lesser extent, the current level of overall order books were offset by an...