State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for Danish bank FIH European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Commission has found that state aid granted to the Danish bank FIH to deal with impaired assets is in line with EU state aid rules. In particular, the aid will be appropriately remunerated and FIH's restructuring plan will enable the...
Improving trade in processed agricultural goods European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's European Parliament vote on its proposal to update the trade regime for processed agricultural products (PAPs). PAPs are goods obtained through the processing of basic agricultural products, such as confectionaries, chocolates, pastas, bakeries, biscuits, spirits, soft drinks,...
Barcelona is "iCapital" of Europe European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Commission has awarded the European Capital of Innovation ("iCapital") prize to Barcelona (Spain) "for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens".
Commissioner Vassiliou launches Erasmus+ in Hungary European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 March 2014 Erasmus+, the EU's new funding programme for education, training, youth and sport, will be launched in Budapest tomorrow (12 March) by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and the country's Minister of Human Resources, Zoltán Balog.
European Commission presents a framework to safeguard the rule of law in the European Union Press release Strasbourg, 11 March 2014 European Commission Today the European Commission adopted a new framework for addressing systemic threats to the rule of law in any of the EU's 28 Member States. The initiative comes after the College of Commissioners held two orientation debates on the rule of law...