State aid: Commission authorises UK aid package for renewable electricity production European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission has concluded that a UK scheme called "Contracts for Difference" that promotes the generation of electricity from renewable sources is in line with EU state aid rules.
State aid: Commission refers Italy to Court for failure to recover incompatible aid from Italian ground handling operator SEA Handling European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission has referred Italy to the EU Court of Justice (EUCJ) for failing to comply with a Commission decision of 2012 ordering the recovery of incompatible state aid.
State aid: Commission adopts package of decisions regarding aid to airports and airlines in France and Germany; asks France to recover incompatible aid granted to airlines European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission has adopted six decisions concerning public support granted to airports and airlines in France and Germany. The decisions are based on the Commission's new guidelines on state aid to airports and airlines (see IP/14/172) adopted in February 2014 as...
Mergers: Commission fines Marine Harvest € 20 million for taking control of Morpol without prior EU merger clearance European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission has imposed a fine of € 20 million on salmon farmer and processor Marine Harvest ASA for acquiring its rival Morpol ASA, both of Norway, without having received prior authorisation under the EU Merger Regulation.
Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy says new Commission report European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission's 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion published today shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe.
European Commission proposes a higher and achievable energy savings target for 2030 Press release Brussels, 23 July 2014 European Commission New opportunities for European businesses, affordable energy bills for consumers, increased energy security through a significant reduction of natural gas imports and a positive impact on the environment: these are some of the expected benefits of the energy efficiency target for 2030...
Lithuania: euro adoption preparations progressing well, room for further progress to protect consumers European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 July 2014 The Commission today reported on Lithuania's practical preparations for the changeover to the euro. The "14th Report on the practical preparations for the future enlargement of the euro area" confirmed that preparations for Lithuania to join the euro area on 1 January 2015...
State Aid: further details on Commission decisions regarding public financing of airports and airlines in Germany, France and Austria European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 July 2014 (See also IP/14/863). Today, the Commission has taken six decisions under EU state aid rules with regard to public aid measures to airports and airlines relating to three airports in Germany (Dortmund, Leipzig/Halle and Niederrhein-Weeze) and three airports in France (Angoulême, Pau Pyrénées...
European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2014: Shortlisted projects announced Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 July 2014 European Hundreds of projects competed in the 2014 national competitions for a chance to represent their country in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards; 22 projects have now been shortlisted.
Seventh Activity Report of the Task Force for Greece: reforms delivering results European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 July 2014 The Commission's Task Force for Greece (TFGR) today published its seventh activity report, which confirms a stepping up of technical assistance in the period February to May 2014. Technical assistance has helped to advance implementation of the reforms under the Economic Adjustment Programme.