EU pledges new financial support to help developing countries implement WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 In a move to support the timely implementation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement, which will help developing countries by simplifying, harmonising and modernising international border procedures, Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs and Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, today committed...
EU commits to funding the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 As the political and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has progressively deteriorated for more than a year now, the European Commission has continued to mobilise its development aid to help people and improve their security.
Consumers – Protect yourself from Online Fraud this Festive season European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 12% of internet users across the EU have already fallen victim to online fraud. 8% have had to deal with identity theft. A new report by the European Consumer Centre Network (ECC-Net) takes a look at the scams faced by consumers when...
Vassiliou to present European Film of the Year Award European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 The European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. During this year's ceremony, which takes place in Berlin tomorrow (7 December), Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will present the most prestigious prize, the European...
Environment: Feeling INSPIRED? – Give your opinion on the 'Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Union'. European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 The European Commission is asking for opinions about the 'Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community' Directive. Known as INSPIRE, it's a pan-European initiative to help governments, citizens and businesses share geographic, social-economic and environmental data.
Commission welcomes breakthrough on its proposal to help businesses recover cross-border debts European Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 Commission Justice Ministers today reached an agreement on a general approach on the European Commission's proposal for a Europe-wide preservation order (IP/11/923), to ease the recovery of cross-border debts for both citizens and businesses.
Five festive tips to avoid on-line fraud European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 December 2013 1. All that glistens is not gold Offers too good to be true often are too good to be true. Be extra-careful in checking “*” and other “small print” conditions. Verify that conditions of delivery and especially return are well explained.
Commissioner Janez Potočnik welcomes plan to cut marine litter in the Mediterranean European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 December 2013 Last night the Conference of Parties of the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean adopted a regional plan to manage marine litter. Following the adoption, EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: I am very pleased to see the Mediterranean convention...
European Commission proposal to pave way for unitary patent backed by Ministers MEMO Brussels, 6 December 2013 European Commission Justice Ministers have today reached agreement in record time on a European Commission proposal (IP/13/750) to complete the legal framework for Europe-wide patent protection.
Message du Président José Manuel Barroso au Président désigné de la Confédération suisse, Didier Burkhalter Commission européenne MEMO Bruxelles, 6 décembre 2013 "Veuillez accepter mes félicitations chaleureuses au nom de la Commission européenne pour votre nomination au poste éminent de Président de la Confédération suisse. Votre présidence arrive à une année charnière pour les relations entre la Suisse et l'Europe.