EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht: Ensuring minerals from conflict zones are sourced responsibly European Commission Statement Brussels, 5 March 2014 I am very pleased that the College of Commissioners has agreed to the joint proposal of High Representative/ Vice President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton and me for a 'responsible trading strategy for conflict minerals'. This is an important proposal today.
Commissioner Andor welcomes provisional agreement on Posting of Workers European Commission Statement Brussels, 5 March 2014 "I welcome today's approval by the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) of the compromise agreed between European Parliament and Council in Trilogue on the enforcement Directive on posting of workers.
Statement by Vice-President Joaquín Almunia on antitrust decisions on power exchanges European Commission Brussels, 5 March 2014 Statement Today the Commission adopted two antitrust decisions related to power exchanges - the platforms where electricity is traded. In the first decision, the Commission has imposed fines totalling almost 6 million euros on the two leading European spot power exchanges, EPEX Spot and...
A higher profile for civil society in EU – Africa relations 6/03/2014 From 4 to 5 March - one month ahead of the EU-Africa summit in Brussels - the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), who supports and strengthens organised civil society both inside and outside the European Union, brought together representatives of employers, workers and various interest groups (specifically farmers...
Towards an EU integrated approach to global maritime security European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 March 2014 The European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have adopted today a Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council "For an open and secure global maritime domain: elements for a European...
“Tech is too important to be left to men!” European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 March 2014 Europe's digital economy and app sector are booming, but where are the women? Facts about women in the digital economy: Only 9 in 100 European app developers are female.
New European rules for airports safety European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 March 2014 Today new rules providing for the first time common standards for safe design, operation and maintenance in over 700 of the largest EU and EEA airports are becoming applicable.
EU-Albania: 2nd High Level Dialogue progress and commitment to EU integration European Commission MEMO Tirana, 6 March 2014 Tirana, (6 March) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle visited Albania on Thursday for another round of the High Level Dialogue on the Key Priorities.
Bringing mummies to life? New tools to make museums more interactive European Commission Memo Brussels, 6 March 2014 @chessexperience developed by French, British, German & Greek partners in EU-funded project will be showcased at the Innovation Convention #EUIC2014 in Brussels on 10-11 March.
Q& A's for a European Union Maritime Security Strategy European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 March 2014 Q: Why is the Commission and the High Representative proposing only elements for a strategy? A: One of the objectives of this process is to ensure that the Member States are fully involved in the development of this strategy.