Address at the Civil Society Forum on Southern Neighbourhood European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 28 May 2015 Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I should start by thanking the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee for hosting today's event.
Building digital bridges: Transatlantic cooperation in ICT European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Washington, 28 May 2015 Speech by Vice-President Ansip, in charge of the Digital Single Market, at the Brookings Institute Ladies and gentlemen It is a pleasure to be with you today at this most prestigious of institutions.
EU – Japan Summit - EU trade in goods with Japan almost in balance in 2014 - €10 bn surplus in trade in services European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 28 May 2015 After a significant decrease in 2009 following the financial crisis, the value of European Union (EU) imports of goods from Japan recovered until 2011 and then fell continuously to stand in 2014 at €54.6 bn, the lowest level recorded over the last...
Negotiations on the Regulation for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) successfully concluded European Commission - Statement Brussels, 28 May 2015 Early on Thursday morning after a long night of discussions, EU legislators successfully concluded negotiations on the Regulation for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Investment Plan for Europe.
Commission proposes draft EU budget 2016: focus on jobs, growth, migration and global action European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 May 2015 The Commission today proposed a 2016 EU budget of €143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond.
Commission prepares an Action Plan for fairer and more growth-friendly tax systems in Europe European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 May 2015 The College of Commissioners today held an orientation debate on measures to make corporate taxation fairer, more growth-friendly and transparent. It was agreed that a new EU approach to corporate taxation is needed to successfully address tax abuse, ensure sustainable revenues...
Fighting tax evasion: EU and Switzerland sign historic tax transparency agreement European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 May 2015 Today the EU and Switzerland signed a historic new tax transparency agreement, which will significantly improve the fight against tax evasion. Under the agreement, both sides will automatically exchange information on the financial accounts of each other's residents from 2018.
European Commission makes progress on Agenda on Migration - Press release European Commission Brussels, 27 May 2015 Two weeks after presenting the European Agenda on Migration, the Commission is today adopting the first proposals of its comprehensive approach to improving the management of migration.
Draft EU Budget 2016 – Questions and Answers European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 May 2015 What is in the Draft EU budget 2016? The draft EU budget for 2016 includes commitment appropriations of €153.5 billion and payment appropriations of €143.5 billion. While commitments go down, payments stay roughly stable in real terms.
First measures under the European Agenda on Migration: Questions and Answers European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 May 2015 What is the European Agenda on Migration? Migration is one of the ten political priorities of this Commission. The European Agenda on Migration, adopted on 13 May 2015 develops the political guidelines of President Juncker into tailored initiatives aimed at managing...