Top News from the European Commission 19 July – 30 September 2014 European Commission Brussels, Friday 18 July 2014 Top News Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes Tuesday 22 July: Commission moves a step closer to an 'EU Urban Agenda' as citizens are asked their views on the ideal European city...
EIB fosters renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in Poland PRESS RELEASE Luxembourg, 22 July 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending up to PLN 295m (some EUR 71m) to the Polish energy company TAURON Polska Energia SA for its investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Southern Poland, to be completed by the end of 2016.
EIB continues to finance projects of SMEs, midcaps and municipalities through BCR Leasing in Romania PRESS RELEASE Bucharest/Luxembourg, 21 July 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 30 million to BCR Leasing to support the undertakings of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), midcap companies and public entities in the sectors of industry, services and infrastructure in Romania.
BEI-Banco Popolare: 390 milioni all’economia italiana COMUNICATO STAMPA T Prima linea di credito in Italia per l’apprendistato giovanile nelle Pmi Mid, Cap ed enti locali Con tre distinti accordi per complessivi 390 milioni la Banca europea per gli investimenti (BEI) e il gruppo Banco Popolare hanno rafforzato la collaborazione finalizzata al sostegno dell’economia italiana.
Paris Tramway: EIB finances the extension of the T3 line (EUR 128m) PRESS RELEASE Luxembourg, Paris, 17 July 2014 Paris Paris On 17 July 2014, a EUR 128m finance contract was signed by Mr Julien Bargeton, Deputy Mayor of Paris with responsibility for finance, semi-public companies, public procurement and concessions, and Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), in...
CALENDRIER du 21 au 27 juillet 2014 Commission européenne Bruxelles, le 18 juillet 2014 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 21 juillet Mr Andris PIEBALGS is in Peru (to 23 July) to meet high-level authorities to discuss future cooperation and to visit a number of EU-funded projects.
Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, and by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloş, the chief negotiators of the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa...
EU welcomes a new WTO fund to support developing countries' customs reforms European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 The EU welcomes today's announcement by the WTO that it will set up a fund to help Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Austria joins EU Children of Peace initiative European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Austria is joining the EU Children of Peace initiative, becoming the second Member State to contribute to the EU's efforts to fund humanitarian projects which help children in conflict zones to gain access to education. Luxembourg joined last year.
Commissioner Hahn urges Europeans to help shape a future EU Urban Agenda European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Johannes Hahn, EU Regional Policy Commissioner is asking EU citizens to share their views on an EU Urban Agenda - what form it should take and how it should be put into action.
Commissioner Vassiliou: cultural heritage to gain from stronger European support European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Cultural heritage organisations should seize the opportunities of European Union funding programmes and policies to help address the challenges facing the sector, according to a new report by the European Commission.
EU Commissioner announces significant new funding for Peru during visit European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 July, 2014 The EU's development contribution to Peru for the period 2014-2017 (€66 million), as well as new funding to support the fight against illegal drugs (€32 million), will be announced today by EU's Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, during a visit to the...
The EU and Fiji implement the Pacific interim Economic Partnership Agreement European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 July 2014 The Government of Fiji notified the European Union yesterday of its decision to apply the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. The interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Fiji is therefore ready for implementation.
COSME: the European Commission and the European Investment Fund sign agreement which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).
New report on state of EU Telecommunications markets European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 #ConnectedContinent #broadband Today the European Commission published a report on the telecommunications market and regulation in the EU. The report covers 2012 – 2013 years.
Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes European Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 Commission The European Commission today presents details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.
Commissioner Füle to visit Georgia to announce new support for trade, private sector development and justice reform European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2014 Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, will visit Georgia tomorrow to participate in the Parliamentary hearing on the ratification of the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (AA/DCFTA).
In-app purchases: Joint action by the European Commission and Member States is leading to better protection for consumers in online games European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 July 2014 Following a large number of complaints in EU countries concerning in-app purchases in online games and in particular inadvertent purchases by children, national authorities joined forces with the European Commission to find solutions.
Strengthened and better balanced civil dialogue groups to advice the European Commission on agricultural issues European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 July 2014 The Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission has today finalised the review of the composition of the civil dialogue groups dealing with matters covered by the Common Agricultural Policy such as environment and climate change,...
EU and Ecuador conclude negotiations for trade and development agreement European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2014 Today EU and Ecuadorian negotiators sealed a deal in Brussels that will allow Ecuador to join its Andean neighbours Peru and Colombia in their trade agreement with the EU.