First quarter of 2016-Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 1.6% of GDP in the euro area-Down to 1.8% of GDP in the EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 22 July 2016 In the first quarter of 2016, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 1.6% in the euro area (EA19), a decrease compared with 2.3% in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Meda by Mylan subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 July 2016 The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Meda AB of Sweden by Mylan N.V. of the Netherlands, subject to conditions. Both companies operate in the pharmaceutical sector.
Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Arianespace by ASL, subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 July 2016 Following an in-depth review, the European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Arianespace by Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL), a joint venture between Airbus and Safran. This approval is subject to conditions.
Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments by ISDA and Markit on credit default swaps European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 July 2016 The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding commitments to licence inputs for credit default swaps, offered separately by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. (ISDA) and information service provider Markit.
EU-Jordan: towards a stronger partnership European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 July 2016 The EU and Jordan reconfirmed their solid partnership, strengthening their relations on political, security, trade and cooperation matters, at the 10th EU-Jordan Association Committee in Amman this week.