An "economic life-line for Ukraine": Temporary tariff cuts for Ukrainian exports to the EU European Commission Statement Strasbourg, 11 March 2014 Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I'd first like to thank President Barroso for his presentation today and his full support for the trade action I have been working on for Ukraine.
E-invoicing: European Parliament backs Commission proposal to eliminate barriers to cross-border public procurement European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Parliament has today backed with a substantial majority the European Commission's proposal to modernise EU rules on e-invoicing in public procurement. The approval by the European Parliament of the compromise agreement reached with the Council in January of this year (MEMO/14/59)...
Omnibus II vote: A big step towards a safer and more competitive insurance industry European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Parliament today adopted in plenary session the "Omnibus II" Directive that completes the "Solvency II" Directive and finalises the new framework for insurance regulation and supervision in the EU.
Statement by Commissioner Neven Mimica on the one year anniversary of complete prohibition of animal testing for cosmetics in the EU European Commission Brussels, 11 March 2014 Statement "One year ago from today the full ban of animal testing for cosmetics entered into force in the European Union. With this ban, the Union has taken global leadership to demonstrate that safe and innovative cosmetics are possible without new animal tests.
Statement by Commissioner Šemeta on Savings Tax Directive European Commission Brussels, 11 March 2014 Statement The discussion today at ECOFIN on the EU Savings Tax Directive was a constructive one, and proof that all our Member States are now behind greater tax transparency. While it is again disappointing that we could not get political agreement on this file...
Fighting Fake Euros: Commissioner Šemeta welcomes adoption of "Pericles 2020" European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 March 2014 Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner responsible for anti-fraud, welcomed Member States' formal adoption today of the Pericles 2020 programme to help protect the euro against counterfeiting. Commissioner Šemeta said: "The Euro is one of the EU's most valuable assets.
Victims of Terrorism – Tenth European Day on Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 March 2014 Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings that killed 191 persons and injured at least 1800 people commuting to work. Ten years later, the physical and mental wounds of the victims who survived are still not healed.
At the 55th anniversary of the Tibet uprising, a European Tribute PRESS RELEASE 10 March 2014 EN EN The European Economic and Social Committee's President, Henri Malosse, was a special Guest and speaker at the ceremony of the 55th anniversary of the Tibet uprising that took place today in Dharamsala (India).
Solemn undertaking before the Court of Justice of the European Union by seven new Members of the European Court of Auditors Press and Information Court of Justice of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 31/14 Luxembourg, 10 March 2014 Formal sitting of the Court of Justice Formal sitting of 10 March 2014 In accordance with the Treaties and after consulting the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, by decisions of...
Youth employment: Commission welcomes adoption of guidelines to improve quality of traineeships European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 March 2014 Quality Framework to improve quality of traineeships The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Minister of a Quality Framework on Traineeships to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their...