The right to a basic bank account for all European citizens: Commission welcomes Council adoption European Commission Statement Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by the EU’s Council of Ministers of the Directive on the transparency and comparability of payment account fees, payment account switching and access to a basic payment account The Directive will foster the creation of a...
The 2014 EIB Prize for Excellence in Economic and Social Research Awarded to the Economists Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 22 July 2014 The Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank Institute honours two scholars whose research is of specific relevance to this year’s prize topic: ‘Innovation, Market Structure and Competitiveness’.
EIB fosters renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in Poland PRESS RELEASE Luxembourg, 22 July 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending up to PLN 295m (some EUR 71m) to the Polish energy company TAURON Polska Energia SA for its investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Southern Poland, to be completed by the end of 2016.
Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, and by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloş, the chief negotiators of the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa...
EU welcomes a new WTO fund to support developing countries' customs reforms European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 The EU welcomes today's announcement by the WTO that it will set up a fund to help Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Austria joins EU Children of Peace initiative European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Austria is joining the EU Children of Peace initiative, becoming the second Member State to contribute to the EU's efforts to fund humanitarian projects which help children in conflict zones to gain access to education. Luxembourg joined last year.
Commissioner Hahn urges Europeans to help shape a future EU Urban Agenda European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Johannes Hahn, EU Regional Policy Commissioner is asking EU citizens to share their views on an EU Urban Agenda - what form it should take and how it should be put into action.
Commissioner Vassiliou: cultural heritage to gain from stronger European support European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Cultural heritage organisations should seize the opportunities of European Union funding programmes and policies to help address the challenges facing the sector, according to a new report by the European Commission.
COSME: the European Commission and the European Investment Fund sign agreement which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).
New report on state of EU Telecommunications markets European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 #ConnectedContinent #broadband Today the European Commission published a report on the telecommunications market and regulation in the EU. The report covers 2012 – 2013 years.