CALENDRIER du 12 au 18 octobre 2015 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 9 October 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 12 octobre Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg. President Jean-Claude Juncker receives a delegation of senior bank representatives. Ms Federica Mogherini chairs the Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg.
Climate action ahead of Paris: Unprecedented global effort but more ambition needed European Commission - Press release Rabat, 13 October 2015 Countries' climate plans announced ahead of the UN summit reveal unparalleled efforts to tackle climate change. However, an ambitious global climate deal needs to lay the foundations for further efforts to keep global warming in check, a high-level Forum co-hosted by...
Commission invests €16 billion in funding for research and innovation over next two years European - Press release Commission Brussels, 13 October 2015 The European Commission will boost competitiveness by investing almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme.
European Commission adopts Opinion on Spain's 2016 Draft Budgetary Plan - Press release European Commission Brussels, 12 October 2015 The European Commission today adopted its Opinion on the Draft Budgetary Plan (DBP) of Spain for 2016. Due to elections in December, the Spanish government submitted its DBP on 11 September, well ahead of deadline, prompting the Commission to adopt its...
EU announces support to improve workplace safety and labour practices in producing countries European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 October 2015 EU announces support for the G7's 'Vision Zero Fund', to improve working conditions and labour standards, and establish sustainable business practices in producing countries.
State aid: Commission approves UK pricing methodology for nuclear waste transfer contracts European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2015 The European Commission has found that the pricing methodology for waste transfer contracts to be concluded between the UK Government and operators of new nuclear power plants is compatible with EU state aid rules.
EU Data protection reform on track: Commission proposal on new data protection rules in law enforcement area backed by Justice Ministers European Commission - Press release Luxembourg, 9 October 2015 Today, Ministers in the Justice Council have sealed an overall agreement on the EU's Data Protection Directive for the police and criminal justice sector. Today, Ministers in the Justice Council have sealed an overall agreement on the EU's Data Protection Directive...
Employment and social situation in the EU: labour market shows positive signs of improvement for older workers and youth European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2015 Labour markets and social indicators in the EU continue to gradually improve, benefitting from the strengthening in economic activity, according to the latest edition of the Quarterly Employment and Social Situation Review.
"Enjoy, it's from Europe": Over €100 million to promote European agriculture in 2016 European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 October 2015 In 2016 European producers will benefit from programmes worth €111 million to find new markets and promote consumption outside and inside the EU. Promotion is a key part of the measures presented by the Commission to support farmers.
New Seal of Excellence to increase quality of regional research funding European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 October 2015 The Commission is today launching a new initiative to ensure that taxpayer money is spent efficiently by improving the synergies between EU funding for regional policy and for research.
Commissioner Avramopoulos and Minister Asselborn in Italy: First Relocation Flight and Hotspot visit European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 October 2015 Commissioner Avramopoulos and Minister Asselborn in Italy: First Relocation Flight and Hotspot visit On Friday 9 October, Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn will travel to Italy accompanied by Interior Minister Angelino...
Commission seeks views ahead of a new proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) European - Press release Commission Brussels, 8 October 2015 The European Commission has launched a public consultation to help identify the key measures for inclusion in the re-launch of the proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB).
EU approves additional €17 million to help Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cope with refugee influx European Commission - Press release 8 October 2015 EU approves additional €17 million to help Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cope with refugee influx Today the European Commission has detailed its support of €17 million to help Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cope with...
European Parliament adopts European Commission proposal to create safer and more innovative European payments Commission - Press release European Brussels, 8 October 2015 The new rules will protect consumers better when they make payments, promote the development and use of innovative online and mobile payments and make European payment services safer.
Commissioner Mimica to announce new support for Peru in a visit to the region European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 October 2015 Commissioner Mimica starts today a visit to Paraguay and Peru. He is expected to discuss development priorities with national authorities, visit EU-funded projects and announce a €40 million package to support Peru.
Horizon 2020: new Work Programme supports Europe's growth, jobs and competitiveness European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 13 October 2015 Work Programme 2016-2017 Spanning seven years (2014 to 2020) and working with a budget of €77 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation funding programme ever.
Questions and answers about the 'Seal of Excellence' European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 October 2015 The 'Seal of Excellence' is a quality label, awarded to project proposals submitted for funding under Horizon 2020 the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Payment Services Directive: frequently asked questions European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 October 2015 GENERAL QUESTIONS What is the Payment Services Directive? The Payment Services Directive (PSD) was adopted in 2007. This legislation provides the legal foundation for an EU single market for payments, to establish safer and more innovative payment services across the EU.
Transport Council on 8 October in Luxembourg European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 October 2015 European Union Transport Ministers will meet in Luxembourg on 8 October 2015 under the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU. Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport, will represent the European Commission.
Factsheet on EU's Development Cooperation with Paraguay and Peru European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 October 2015 For the period 2014-2020, the EU is financially supporting Paraguay with €168 million and Peru with €66 million. Both countries' priorities have been identified together with national governments.