South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent a humanitarian tragedy European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 April 2014 Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the European Commission is ready to boost its live-saving assistance by €45 million to prevent an appalling tragedy in the country which is affecting the whole region.
Co-ordinated enforcement action leads to greater compliance with Consumer Rights on travel websites European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 In a concerted action by national consumer authorities co-ordinated by the European Commission an astonishing 382 out of 552 websites checked in 2013 did not respect European consumer law.
New Commission study identifies Europe's top ICT hubs European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 Wondering what makes an ICT hotspot? Take a look at Munich, London, Paris or smaller cities such as Darmstadt identified in a new EU Atlas of ICT hotspots. This atlas shows where digital technologies thrive and examines the factors contributing to this...
New EU website to provide easy and transparent access to aid data European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 A unique new web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world will be launched tomorrow by the European Commission, at the High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective...
Improve road haulage rules for industry, drivers and the environment, says Commission European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, has called for simplification and clarification of EU rules on road haulage. Mr Kallas' remarks follow the publication today of a report on integrating the internal market for road transport.
Market abuse: EU enacts criminal sanctions to defend market integrity European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's formal adoption by the Council of its proposal for a Regulation on market abuse (IP/11/1217) and its proposal for a Directive on criminal sanctions for market abuse (IP/11/1218).
Gender equality: EU action triggers steady progress European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 In 2013 the European Commission continued taking action to improve equality between women and men, including steps to close the gender gaps in employment, pay and pensions discrepancies, to combat violence and to promote equality in decision-making.
Fundamental Rights: Importance of EU Charter grows as citizens stand to benefit European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The 4th annual report published today by the European Commission on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, shows that the importance and prominence of the EU Charter continues to rise: the Court of Justice of the EU increasingly applies...
Free movement of workers: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive to improve enforcement of workers' rights European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 (See also MEMO/14/288) The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a new Directive to ensure the better application at national level of EU citizens' right to work in another Member State.
Questions & answers – Sweep on travel services European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 Why were websites offering travel services selected for this sweep? The online booking of air travel and hotels is increasingly popular among European consumers. In 2012, 32% of European consumers with internet access made such online bookings.