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.
Trafficking in human beings 2010-2014: eradicating the slave trade European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 During the years 2010-2012, EU Member States registered 30 146 victims of trafficking in human beings. Behind this number are human tragedies, broken hopes and destroyed plans for a better life.
EU development cooperation with Bhutan European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 October 2014 Main development challenges of the country Bhutan has quite recently become a democracy (a parliamentary monarchy with first national assembly elections being held in 2008) which still needs to be strengthened.