EU announces new funding to support post-conflict process in Colombia European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 May 2016 High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini was in Colombia this week, where she announced new EU support for conflict affected regions, green growth and land rights together with a series of immediate actions to support Colombia.
Daily News 27 / 05 / 2016 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 27 / 05 / 2016 Brussels, 27 May 2016 Investment Plan for Europe: EIF and Equa bank sign an agreement to benefit Czech SMEs The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Equa bank have signed a COSME agreement in the Czech Republic, benefiting from...
Energy prices in the EU in 2015 - Household electricity prices rose by 2.4%… … while household gas prices fell by 1.7% European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 27 May 2016 In the European Union (EU), household electricity prices rose by 2.4% on average between the second half of 2014 and the second half of 2015 to reach €21.1 per 100 kWh. Since 2008, electricity prices in the EU have risen by 33%.
G7 Ise-Shima Leaders' Declaration European Commission - Statement Brussels, 27 May 2016 Preamble We, the leaders of the G7, met in Ise-Shima on 26 and 27 May 2016 to address major global economic and political challenges. Global growth remains moderate and below potential, while risks of weak growth persist.
Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of building materials group Italcementi by HeidelbergCement, subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2016 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Italian building materials group Italcementi by its German competitor HeidelbergCement. The clearance is conditional on HeidelbergCement selling Italcementi's entire business in Belgium.
EU increases humanitarian support to Ecuador by €4 million following deadly earthquake European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2016 The EU has today released € 4 million in humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable victims of the earthquake which struck Ecuador on 16th April 2016. The funding comes on top of an initial € 1 million released only 36 hours...
Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €47 million to strengthen migration management and to support education of Syrian refugees European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2016 The Commission delivers on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility announcing €20 million to increase the capacity of the Turkish Coast Guard and €27 million to facilitate refugees' access to education.
State aid: Commission endorses UK National Broadband Scheme for 2016-2020 European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2016 The European Commission has found that the UK National Broadband Scheme for 2016-2020 complies with EU state aid rules. The scheme aims to connect as many homes and businesses as possible throughout the UK to high speed broadband.
Finland adopts the SME initiative: easier access to funding for start-ups and small businesses European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2016 Today the European Commission adopted the SME initiative programme in Finland, worth €40 million, with €20 million from the European Regional Development Fund and €20 million from the national budget.
Financial services: Commission requests BULGARIA, HUNGARY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA and SLOVAKIA to comply with EU rules on the acquisition of agricultural land European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2016 The European Commission has formally requested Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia to amend legislation on the acquisition of agricultural land on the grounds that it violates the free movement of capital and freedom of establishment.