Top News from the European Commission 1 – 26 June 2015 European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 29 May 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 2/6 and 16/6:Commission Hosts Annual High-Level Meetings with Philosophical and Non-Confessional Organisations (2 June) and with Religious Leaders (16 June) 2/6: Commission...
CALENDRIER du 1 au 7 juin 2015 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 29 May 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 1 juin Informal Agrifish Council (01-02/06), Riga. President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with the Heads of the Commission Representations, in Luxembourg.
The EU Urban Agenda: Commission unveils results of public consultation European Commission - Press release Brussels, 02 June 2015 Today the European Commission unveiled the results of the public consultation on the EU Urban Agenda during the 2nd European CITIES Forum, in Brussels. The consultation shows that Europe can help cities address common challenges and, in turn, contribute to the...
European Development Days 2015 to focus on ending poverty and creating sustainable growth Commission - Press release European Brussels, 02 June 2015 Europe’s leading forum on global development and cooperation, the European Development Days (EDD15) will take place in Brussels on 3-4 June, bringing together 5,000 participants to find practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina enters into force today European Commission - Press release 01 June 2015 The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) enters into force today. The SAA establishes a close partnership between the EU and BiH and deepens the political, economic and trade ties between the two parties.
Commission plans for 2016 fishing opportunities: North and Atlantic seas fisheries progress to sustainability, serious overfishing in Mediterranean European - Press release Commission Brussels, 02 June 2015 Fisheries in Europe are further progressing to sustainability in the North and West of the European Union. More fish can be harvested, thereby contributing to improved revenues for our fishermen and their communities.
Commission brings together non-confessional organisations to discuss “Living together and disagreeing well” European - Press release Commission Brussels, 02 June 2015 Today, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans hosted a high-level meeting with eleven representatives from philosophical and non-confessional organisations from across Europe. This sixth annual high-level meeting discussed the topic “Living together and disagreeing well”.
Syrian refugee crisis: EU Trust Fund launches first response programmes for €40 million, helping up to 400,000 people in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 Today, the new EU regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, held its first board meeting and adopted European response programmes for € 40 million. It will provide aid to 400,000 Syrian refugees and host communities in need in...
EU and Japan step up cooperation on 5G mobile technology and strengthen research and innovation collaboration European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 With the new 5G agreement, the EU will join forces with Japan to cope with the increasing need for wireless Internet and complement current efforts to create a Digital Single Market in Europe. Günther H.
Free movement: new Commission report on mobility of Croatian workers European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 Today the European Commission has published a new report on transitional arrangements on free movement for Croatian workers, concluding that future potential flows of Croatian workers to other EU Member States are likely to be small and unlikely to lead to...
Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Riberebro alleging participation in canned mushrooms cartel European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission has informed Grupo Riberebro Integral S.L. and its subsidiary Riberebro Integral S.A.U. that it suspects the companies of having breached EU antitrust rules by colluding with competitors on both customer allocation and the pricing of canned mushrooms in...
EU Council backs new EU rules giving more protection to over 120 million holidaymakers European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 Today, Ministers in the Competitiveness Council reached a political agreement on new rules that will bring protection for package holidays up to speed with the digital age.
Eurobarometer: Nine out of 10 Europeans want EU to keep giving humanitarian aid European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 Public support for the European Union's humanitarian aid has gone up in spite of the economic crisis. Nine out of 10 citizens (90%) believe it is important for the EU to continue funding humanitarian aid, a rise of two percentage points...
Financial Services: Commission requests 11 Member States to apply EU rules on Bank Recovery and Resolution European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission has requested Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Malta, Poland, Romania and Sweden to fully implement the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).
Transport: Commission refers GERMANY to Court for inadequate monitoring of airport security controls European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission has referred Germany to the EU Court of Justice for failing to regularly monitor all aviation security measures at some German airports, as required by EU legislation (Regulation (EU) No 300/2008).
Environment: Commission refers ROMANIA to Court over failure to transpose legislation on end-of-life vehicles European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to transpose revised EU legislation on end-of-life vehicles into domestic law.
Environment: Commission refers GERMANY to Court for e-waste failings and proposes fines European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 Following the referrals of Slovenia and Poland to Court on similar grounds, the European Commission is now referring Germany to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to transpose EU legislation on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment...
Employment: Commission refers ESTONIA to Court over successive fixed-term employment in the academic sector European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission is referring Estonia to the EU Court of Justice over its national law which does not provide sufficient protection against abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts or relationships in the academic sector.
Commission asks the public for ideas to develop the Circular Economy European - Press release Commission Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission has opened a public consultation to collect views on the main policy options for developing an ambitious new approach on the Circular Economy.
Commission proposes draft EU budget 2016: focus on jobs, growth, migration and global action European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 May 2015 The Commission today proposed a 2016 EU budget of €143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond.