CALENDRIER du 19 juin au 25 juin 2017 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 16 June 2017 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 19 juin 2017 Foreign Affairs Council Environment Council President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Gaston Reinesch, Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg.
Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Huber Silica by Evonik, subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 June 2017 The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation Evonik's acquisition of Huber Silica. The decision is conditional on the divestment of some of both companies' activities related to precipitated silica, a chemical used in tyres, toothpaste, defoamers, paints and...
EU announces €85 million as Uganda faces world's fastest growing refugee crisis European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 June 2017 The EU funding will help meet the needs of the rapidly surging number of South Sudanese fleeing to Uganda. Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in...
Antitrust: Commission fines three car lighting system producers €27 million in cartel settlement European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2017 The European Commission has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of €26 744 000 for participating in an automotive lighting cartel, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Valeo was not fined as it revealed the cartel to the Commission.
State Aid: Commission approves €377 million of French and German aid to develop innovative Airbus X6 helicopter European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules €377 million of French and German support to develop the innovative Airbus X6 heavy helicopter. The project will significantly contribute to research and innovation in the EU without unduly distorting competition...
EU channels extra support for Portugal to help with forest fires European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 June 2017 The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. This morning President Juncker and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides immediately offered the EU's full readiness and capacity to do all possible...
EU innovation: some improvements but more even progress is needed European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2017 The EU's innovation performance last year continued to grow despite somewhat uneven progress observed around Europe. This is one of the main findings of the latest Innovation Scoreboard published today by the European Commission.
State aid: Commission approves creation of €24 billion fund for management of radioactive waste in Germany European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 June 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules the transfer of radioactive waste liabilities to a new public fund in return for the payment of about €24.1 billion by nuclear power plant operators.
Solidarity with Italy: €1.2 billion of EU funds to support reconstruction works after the earthquakes European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2017 The Commission proposes to mobilise €1.2 billion under the EU Solidarity Fund, the highest sum ever mobilised in a single instalment, following the earthquakes of 2016 and 2017 in the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria.
Commission forges ahead on new transparency rules for tax planning intermediaries European - Press release Commission Brussels, 21 June 2017 The European Commission has today proposed tough new transparency rules for intermediaries - such as tax advisors, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.