European Investment Bank backs EUR 105m investment scheme to improve access to clean water sanitation in Tanzania PRESS RELEASE 5th March 2014 The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, today formally agreed to back a new water infrastructure investment scheme expected to transform access to clean water and sanitation around the southern shores of Lake Victoria.
EIB gives EUR 150m backing for LUAS connection PRESS RELEASE 4th March, 2014 Govt welcomes EIB support for crucial transport project The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide EUR 150 million to support construction of a new connection between the Red and Green lines on Dublin’s light rail tram system, LUAS.
La BEI renforce son action en Tunisie Financement de l’ETAP de 150 M€ (325 M DT) dans le développement des infrastructures et l’approvisionnement énergétiques COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE CONJOINT ETAP, le 4 mars 2014 Conscients de l’importance du secteur de l’énergie dans le développement économique et durable de la Tunisie, la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) et l’Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP) ont conclu un financement de 150 millions d’euros - soit l’équivalent de 325 millions...
New lending programme to benefit small businesses across Tanzania PRESS RELEASE 4th March 2014 The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed a new lending programme with Bank of Africa Tanzania that will support investment by small companies across the country.
EIB supports the forestry sector in Slovakia with EUR 120 million PRESS RELEASE Bratislava/Luxembourg, 3 March 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 120 million to finance projects contributing to afforestation, improved forest protection and management and the upgrading of agricultural infrastructure in rural Slovakia.
A higher profile for civil society in EU – Africa relations 6/03/2014 From 4 to 5 March - one month ahead of the EU-Africa summit in Brussels - the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), who supports and strengthens organised civil society both inside and outside the European Union, brought together representatives of employers, workers and various interest groups (specifically farmers...
Are the EU and its Member States doing enough for youth employment? To investigate, the EESC makes full use of its members' expertise. 04/03/2014 Members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Labour Market Observatory (LMO) have embarked on an impact study on the implementation of EU youth employment policies in a selection of six Member States (Austria, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Italy and Slovakia) – seen from the civil society...
New Members of the European Court of Auditors take up their duties EN EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS PRESS RELEASE Luxembourg, 3 March 2014 ECA/14/07 Following nominations by the respective Member States, and after consultation with the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union has appointed two new Members of the European Court of Auditors (ECA).
EU Commission implements audit recommendations adequately, say EU Auditors EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS PRESS RELEASE ECA/14/06 Luxembourg, 4 March 2014 A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) concludes that the EU Commission adequately follows up and implements a large majority of the ECA’s recommendations and that this has contributed towards improving the financial management in...
Ombudsman: Gaining people's trust is the most important point on "EU Wish List" Emily O'Reilly European Ombudsman European Ombudsman 4 March 2014 OmbudsmanOmbudsman European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, says the perceived democratic deficit and the disconnect between citizens and the EU institutions are the key problems facing the EU.
Ombudsman invites online participation for interactive "wish list" event with Schulz and Barroso Emily O'Reilly European Ombudsman European Ombudsman 3 March 2014 Ombudsman Ombudsman On 4 March, from 9.00 to 11.30 CET, the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, is organising an interactive event in the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels with EP President Martin Schulz and Commission President José Manuel Barroso.
Commissioner Vassiliou launches Erasmus+ in Bucharest and calls for action to support 'NEETs' European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 March 2014 The education and employment prospects of Romania's young people will be the focus of a visit to Bucharest next week by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
Towards an EU integrated approach to global maritime security European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 March 2014 The European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have adopted today a Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council "For an open and secure global maritime domain: elements for a European...
“Tech is too important to be left to men!” European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 March 2014 Europe's digital economy and app sector are booming, but where are the women? Facts about women in the digital economy: Only 9 in 100 European app developers are female.
Culture Commissioner calls for more action to save Pompeii European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou is calling for stronger coordination between local, regional and national authorities in Italy to ensure that the ancient city of Pompeii is protected from further damage.
Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into acquisition by Huntsman of titanium dioxide assets of Rockwood European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition by Huntsman of a number of equity interests held by Rockwood (both of the US) is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.
European Commission's support to Ukraine Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 European Commission The European Commission agreed today a package of support identifying a number of concrete measures to assist economically and financially Ukraine. These measures should be seen as the Commission's contribution to a European and international effort to support Ukraine's economic and political...
EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 High Representative (HR) of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today proposed an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts.
New European rules for airports safety European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 March 2014 Today new rules providing for the first time common standards for safe design, operation and maintenance in over 700 of the largest EU and EEA airports are becoming applicable.
Commission concludes in-depth reviews to identify macroeconomic imbalances and assesses progress in fiscal consolidation European Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 Commission The European Commission has today published its conclusions emerging from the in-depth reviews (IDRs) carried out into 17 Member States' economies1 In the same document, the Commission assessed progress in the correction of fiscal deficits in the Member States concerned, updating its...