Employment and social inclusion: Commission welcomes Council adoption of €920 million EaSI programme European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 December 2013 The European Commission welcomes today's adoption of the new EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) by the EU's Council of Ministers. EaSI will make €920 million available for the 2014-2020 period.
Aviation: Commission updates the European safety list of banned airlines European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 December 2013 The European Commission has updated for the 22nd time the European list of airlines subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union, better known as "the EU air safety list".
Joint message by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, on the passing away of Nelson Mandela European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2013 This is a very sad day not only for South Africa, but for the entire international community. We mourn the death of one of the greatest political figures of our times. Nelson Mandela was not only key in transforming South Africa into the...
Antitrust: Commission confirms inspections relating to potential restrictions on online sales European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2013 The European Commission can confirm that on 3 December 2013, Commission officials initiated unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of a number of companies active in the manufacture, distribution and retail of consumer electronics products and small domestic appliances.
EU-Albania: With I.Meta on cross-party cooperation in parliament European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met Albanian Parliament Speaker Ilir Meta in Brussels today. The meeting provided an opportunity to review Albania's progress on EU-related reforms.
Commission welcomes approval of Creative Europe by Council European MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2013 Commission Member States in the Council today approved Creative Europe, the new programme supporting the cultural and creative sectors. With a budget of nearly €1.46 billion over the next seven years, a 9% increase on current levels, Creative Europe will give thousands of people...
Mergers: Commission adopts package simplifying procedures under the EU Merger Regulation- Frequently asked questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2013 See also IP/13/1214 What is the key content of the Commission's Merger Simplification Package? This package simplifies the Commission's merger review procedures in three ways. First, the Commission widens the scope of its simplified merger review procedure.
Fighting Tax Evasion and Avoidance: A year of progress European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2013 Why has the Commission made fighting tax fraud and evasion a priority? Every year, billions of euros of public money are lost in the EU due to tax evasion and tax avoidance.
Daily News of 2013-12-05 MEx/13/0512 DAILY NEWS 05 / 12 / 13 News from the European Commission's Midday Briefing Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Commission européenne Fighting Tax Evasion: One year on since the Action Plan A year ago that the Commission presented its Action Plan to further strengthen the fight against...
Speech - "Cohesion Policy is the EU's Investment Policy" European Commission Johannes HAHN Commissioner for Regional Policy Speech - OECD Ministerial Meeting /Marseille 5 December 2013 The crisis has focussed attention on the need for fiscal consolidation and structural reforms. However, these are only two sides of the EU's economic policy triangle.