Euro area and EU28 government deficit at 2.9% and 3.2% of GDP respectively - 21 October 2014 Provision of deficit and debt data for 2013 - second notification Government debt at 90.9% and 85.4% Eurostat publishes for the first time in this News Release deficit and debt figures for 2010 to 2013 based on the European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010) methodology.
Gas talks: Negotiations to be continued next week European Commission Statement Brussels, 21 October 2014 At today's gas talks in Brussels, Vice-President Günther H. Oettinger, built on his Berlin proposals and presented ways to secure gas supplies to Europe and the Ukraine during the winter season. Vice-President Günther H.
Statement by Vice President Joaquín Almunia on 2 cartel decisions concerning Swiss Franc Related Derivatives European Commission Brussels, 21 October 2014 Statement Today the European Commission has found and sanctioned two distinct cartels in the financial sector. In these two decisions, we have imposed total fines of about 94 million euros on four major international banks who violated EU antitrust rules.
EU and China settle the telecoms case at the Joint Committee European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 October 2014 Intensive discussions between the European Commission and the Chinese government were concluded by an amicable settlement on the trade defence investigation into Chinese telecoms. Today, the Commission took the official decision that it no longer considers it necessary to pursue this investigation.
Telecoms: Commission asks German regulator to lower mobile call tariffs for the fifth time European Commission Press release Brussels, 20th October 2014 The European Commission has requested the German telecoms regulator (Bundesnetzagentur - BNetzA) to amend or withdraw its proposal on mobile termination rates (MTRs) for the fifth time.
Employment: Progress Microfinance loans worth €182 million given to over 20,000 entrepreneurs for start-ups and expansion European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 October 2014 More than 20,000 entrepreneurs have already benefited from loans and guarantees worth a total of €182 million under the European Progress Microfinance Facility, according to the latest European Commission report about the implementation of this financial instrument.
Fourth meeting of the Cooperation Council between the European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan – EU announces further support for development European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 20 October 2014 The European Union (EU) and the Republic of Tajikistan held their fourth Cooperation Council meeting on 20 October 2014. The meeting was chaired by Mr Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy,...
Commission assesses progress by Turkey in visa dialogue European Press release Brussels, 20 October 2014 Commission Today the Commission presented its first report on progress by Turkey in fulfilling the requirements set in its visa liberalisation roadmap. "This first report shows that Turkey is doing effective efforts to meet the criteria identified in its visa liberalisation roadmap and...
Media arrangements: Press point after trilateral gas meeting between the EU, Russia and Ukraine European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 October 2014 The next trilateral gas meeting between Commission Vice-President Oettinger, Russian Energy Minister Novak and Ukrainian Energy Minister Prodan will take place on Tuesday 21 October 2014 in Brussels.
Daily News of 2014-10-20 MEX 14 / 20.10 DAILY NEWS 20 / 10 / 14 President Barroso on "Ten years at the helm of the European Commission: Some reflections on Europe" This morning, President Barroso spoke at Chatham House, London, where he said: "In the years to come the UK could be facing a...
Statement by Commissioner László Andor on Bangladesh Sustainability Compact follow up meeting European Commission Brussels, 20 October 2014 Statement Since the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh in 2013, the European Union (EU) has been active to improve labour rights, working conditions and factory safety in the ready-made garment and knitwear industry in the country.
Ten years at the helm of the European Commission: Some reflections on Europe European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Chatham House London, 20 October 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, They say a week is a long time in politics. Well I can tell you that this decade has certainly been a long time in European politics.
Top News from the European Commission 18 – 31 October 2014 European Commission Brussels, Friday 17 October 2014 Top News Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes Tuesday 21 October: Eurostat publishes EU28 debt and deficit figures for 2010-2013 according to the revised ESA 2010 methodology for the first time 2...
CALENDRIER du 20 au 26 octobre 2014 Commission européenne Bruxelles, le 17 octobre 2014 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 20 octobre FAC (Foreign Affairs Council), Luxembourg EYCS informal meeting of the 28 European Sports Ministers, Rome European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO in London He will deliver...
Matera to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 The selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019 has recommended that Matera should be awarded the title.
EU & Japan researchers join forces to deliver the 1 Gigabit Olympics European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 The European Commission and Japan are announcing today four research projects developing new technologies for high-speed networks in highly-dense user areas. Joint investments amount to €12 million and more than 40 partners are involved.
European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Austria on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020 Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 European Commission The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Austria setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country.
EU and Singapore conclude investment talks European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 The European Union (EU) and Singapore have concluded the negotiations of the investment part of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA). This marks the successful conclusion of the negotiations of the entire EUSFTA, following the initialling of the other parts of the...
Fees and grants for students widely differ across Europe European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 Levels of student tuition or administrative fees, grants and loans continue to highlight stark differences across Europe, according to a report published today by the European Commission's Eurydice network.
EU increases development support to Nepal and Bhutan European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, has announced that the EU development programmes for Nepal and Bhutan will triple in the 2014-2020 period in comparison with the allocation from the previous years.