EIB President Werner Hoyer on first official visit to Honduras – High-level meetings to discuss cooperation and support for public sector PRESS RELEASE Tegucigalpa, 14 August 2014 On his first official visit to Honduras Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), met today with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in the country’s capital. Further meetings were held with Finance Minister Wilfredo Rafael Cerrato and Minister of Infrastructure Roberto Ordoñez.
Robots lending a helping hand to build Airbus planes European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 August 2014 Watch the video Trying to squeeze into tight spaces, carrying out highly repetitive tasks and living with back injuries: these everyday realities of working in aviation construction will soon be over.
European satellite navigation: Galileo launches two more satellites Commission Press release Brussels, 20 August 2014 European Tomorrow Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, will send two more satellites into space, reaching a total number of 6 satellites in orbit. The lift-off will take place at the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana, at 14.31 CET and can...
Humanitarian aid reaches Iraq via EU Civil Protection Mechanism European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 August 2014 The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is helping European humanitarian aid arrive in Iraq as Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response is in the country to address the worsening humanitarian situation.
Mercury – Have your say on the EU implementation of the Minamata Convention European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 August 2014 The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation on issues related to the ratification and implementation by the EU of the Minamata Convention on mercury. The Convention was signed in October 2013.
The European Commission announces exceptional support measures for EU producers of perishable fruit & vegetables European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 August 2014 In the context of Russian restrictions on imports of EU agricultural products and following on from last week’s Management Committee meeting discussion of the market situation, the European Commission is moving as from today to introduce support measures for certain perishable fruits...
Herring dispute: EU lifts measures against the Faroe Islands European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 August 2014 The Commission has today repealed the measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in August 2013 following their unsustainable fishery on Atlanto-Scandian herring. The measures imposed at the time will now be lifted as of 20th August 2014.
Commission statement after Management Committee meeting today to assess the potential impact of Russia sanctions on EU Agriculture products European Press release Brussels, 14 August 2014 Commission The Commission held a very useful first exchange of views with Member State experts this morning on the potential impact of the Russian sanctions announced last week on imports of certain agricultural products.
FAQ – GALILEO, the EU's satellite navigation programme European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 August 2014 Why is satellite navigation important to the EU? Today, the positioning and timing signals provided by satellite navigation systems are used in many critical areas of the economy, including power grid synchronization, electronic trading and mobile phone networks, effective road, sea and air...
Europe's support for humanitarian action European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 August 2014 Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day is observed in memory of the victims of the attack on the United Nations' headquarters in Baghdad (Iraq) in 2003 which caused the death of 22 people including the UN Special Representative in Iraq Sergio...