July 2014 compared with June 2014 Industrial production up by 1.0% in euro area Up by 0.7% in EU28 12 September 2014 In July 2014 compared with June 2014, seasonally adjusted industrial production1 rose by 1.0% in the euro area2 (EA18) and by 0.7% in the EU282, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Joint Ministerial Statement on the Implementation of the EU-Ukraine AA/DCFTA European Commission Statement Brussels, 12 September 2014 Today's meeting has been a follow-up to the trilateral ministerial meeting on 11 July 2014 in Brussels and the meeting at the highest political level that took place in Minsk on 26 August 2014.
Mergers: Commission approves merger between Hapag Lloyd and CSAV in container liner shipping sector, subject to conditions European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed merger between Hapag Lloyd, a German shipping company with worldwide activities, and rival Compañia Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. ("CSAV") of Chile.
Forced labour: Commission urges EU countries to implement new ILO Protocol European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 The European Commission proposed to the EU's Council of Ministers EU Member States should be authorised to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) new Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.
Employment: Commission proposes €12.7 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Peugeot Citroën Automobile (PSA) in France European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide France with €12.7 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 2,357 workers made redundant by carmaker Peugeot Citroën Automobile (PSA) to find new jobs.
An app helps taxi drivers to find you European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 Watch the video (in Spanish) Have you ever been stuck in a long queue outside a bar, club or venue waiting for a taxi to arrive, wishing the company would send more cars? A new EU-funded tool has helped develop an app...
EU project hunts for natural substitutes to synthetics European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 Caption: Xanthostemon pubescens: A plant from New Caledonia that was studied by AGROCOS to discover novel bioactive cosmetic ingredients. © Vincent Dumontet, CNRS.
Industrial competitiveness: Commission reports underline need for incisive action by EU and Member States European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 EU manufacturing possesses a number of competitive strengths that should be leveraged to promote economic growth, despite the current difficult economic environment. This is the conclusion of the two reports on industrial competitiveness released by the Commission today.
Transport: €11.9 billion to improve European connections European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 Today the European Commission has invited Member States to propose projects to use €11.9 billion of EU funding to improve European transport connections. This is the largest ever single amount of EU funding earmarked for transport infrastructure.
Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia by BSkyB European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 The European Commission has authorised under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Sky Deutschland AG and Sky Italia S.r.l. by Sky Broadcasting Group plc ("BSkyB") of the UK.
EU scales up its assistance for the conflict-affected people in Ukraine European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 The European Commission is mobilising funding of €22 million to assist the population of Ukrainian regions suffering from the consequences of the conflict. This funding consists of two parts: €5 million is humanitarian aid and €17 million development aid.
Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court judgment confirming that MasterCard's payment card interchange fees are anti-competitive European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 September 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's judgement by the European Court of Justice in the MasterCard case (case C-382/12P). The judgment confirms that MasterCard's inter-bank fees for cross-border payment transactions in the European Economic Area (EEA) restrict competition in the Internal Market, in breach...
Factors influencing industrial competitiveness in the EU European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 September 2014 The 2014 European Competitiveness Report 'Helping Firms Grow' confirms that manufacturing in the EU still has considerable competitive strength. It also identifies factors to enable the EU to build on this strength and promote growth.
Progress in industrial competitiveness per EU country European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 September 2014 The 2014 Member States’ Competitiveness Report "Reindustrialising Europe" found that European firms fought hard to maintain their competitiveness during the crisis originating in 2008.
New EU transport infrastructure policy – background European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 September 2014 What is the EU infrastructure policy? Transport is vital to the European economy: without good connections Europe will not grow or prosper. The new EU infrastructure policy will put in place a powerful European transport network across 28 Member States to promote growth...
Daily News of 2014-09-11 EXME 14 / 11.09 DAILY NEWS 11 / 09 / 14 Call for proposals: €11.9 billion in funding to improve transport infrastructure The European Commission has today opened the bidding for €11.9 billion of EU funding to improve European transport connections.
"What does Maidan mean?" European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Dinner discussion Brussels, 11 September 2014 President Kwaśniewski, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, This is my fifth time to attend the annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy, but regrettably, following the illegal annexation of Crimea...
Corvinus University speech 'In varietate concordia' European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Honoris Causa ceremony Budapest, 11 September 2014 Thank you Mr. Rector, Prof. Dr. Zsolt Rostoványi, Distinguished representatives of the Hungarian government, of the diplomatic community, of the academic community of Hungary, Dear professors, students, all the...
Speech by President Barroso: "Investing in tomorrow's Europe" European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Handover Ceremony of the Partnership Agreement Budapest, 11 September 2014 Prime Minister Orbán, Ladies and gentlemen, Distinguished guests, First of all, Prime Minister, thank you very much for your extremely kind words concerning the two mandates...