EIB continues support for European SMEs PRESS RELEASE 15 April 2014 The European Investment Bank continues its strong support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and mid-cap companies across the European Union. The EIB’s Board of Directors today approved loans worth up to EUR 2.3 billion for the benefit of SMEs and Mid-Caps.
European Commission sheds light on problems of international families and consults on further action Press release Strasbourg, 15 April 2014 European Commission A report published by the European Commission today highlights legal problems that international couples (spouses from different nationalities) still face across Europe when they try to resolve cross-border disputes concerning their marriage or the custody of their children.
Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of GTS Central Europe by Deutsche Telekom European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of telecommunications company GTS Central Europe ("GTS") of Luxembourg by rival Deutsche Telekom ("DT") of Germany.
Pensions: Commission welcomes final adoption of Directive on supplementary pension rights European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 The European Commission welcomes the final adoption by the European Parliament of the Directive improving the protection of supplementary pension rights for mobile workers.
New EU rules for safer and greener lorries: European Parliament endorses Commission proposal European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 The European Parliament has endorsed today the Commission's proposal for new EU rules for safer and greener lorries. Vice-President Siim Kallas, in charge of transport, said: "I am pleased with this vote which supports the Commission's goal to make road transport cleaner...
European Parliament votes for more modern inland waterway transport Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 European The European Parliament voted today in first reading on two proposals by the Commission regarding inland waterway transport: a proposal to facilitate the use of the Reserve fund and another relating to technical requirements for inland waterway vessels.
Modern marine equipment rules for safer EU ships European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 The European Parliament has adopted today the Commission's proposed new Directive on marine equipment. Better rules on marine equipment in the EU will result in safer journeys for the ships and their crew, less red tape for Member States, reduced costs for business, and increased...
European Parliament vote "milestone" in the roll out of clean fuels for transport Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 European Today the European Parliament gave its final approval to new EU rules to ensure the build-up of alternative refuelling points across Europe with common standards for their design and use, including a common plug for recharging electric vehicles.
Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote for renewed resources for combating pollution at sea European Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 Commission The European Parliament adopted today a financial package of €160.5 million for a period of over seven years (2014-2020) for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to allow continued action to combat marine pollution.
Vice-President Kallas welcomes Parliament's vote on 112 eCall European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for Mobility and Transport, welcomed the European Parliament's vote today on establishing emergency call response centres for the handling of 112 eCalls. The eCall system automatically dials 112 - Europe's single emergency number - in the event of...