CALENDRIER du 25 juin au 1 juillet 2018 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 22 June 2018 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 25 juin 2018 Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg Environment Council, in Luxembourg President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg, France: meets Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.
New interactive Story Maps make Europe's cultural heritage more accessible European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 June 2018 Today, on the occasion of the first ever European Cultural Heritage Summit, the European Commission has released a set of interactive maps which will help to raise awareness of cultural heritage in Europe.
Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into restrictions to the free flow of gas sold by Qatar Petroleum in Europe European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether supply agreements between Qatar Petroleum companies exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) and European importers have hindered the free flow of gas within the European Economic Area (EEA), in breach of...
The Energy Union gets simplified, robust and transparent governance: Commission welcomes ambitious agreement European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2018 An ambitious political agreement on the governance of the Energy Union was reached today between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council.
State aid: Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Engie; has to recover around €120 million European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2018 The European Commission has found that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade. This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it gives Engie an undue advantage.
Digital Single Market: EU negotiators reach a political agreement on free flow of non-personal data European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The European Parliament, Council and the European Commission tonight reached a political agreement on new rules that will allow data to be stored and processed everywhere in the EU without unjustified restrictions.
European Innovation Scoreboard 2018: Europe must deepen its innovation edge Commission - Press release European Brussels, 22 June 2018 The Commission's 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard published today shows that the EU's innovation performance continues to improve, but further efforts are needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness.
EU adopts rebalancing measures in reaction to US steel and aluminium tariffs European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2018 The European Commission adopted today the regulation putting in place the EU's rebalancing measures in response to the US tariffs on steel and aluminium. The measures will immediately target a list of products worth €2.8 billion and will come into effect...
European Commission and United Kingdom publish Joint Statement outlining further progress in Article 50 negotiations - Press release European Commission Brussels, 19 June 2018 The European Commission and the United Kingdom published today a Joint Statement outlining the progress that has been achieved on the terms of the draft Withdrawal Agreement since the negotiation round that took place on 16-19 March 2018.
State aid: Commission approves aid for financing the orderly market exit of Cyprus Cooperative Bank Ltd, involving sale of some parts to Hellenic Bank European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The European Commission has approved, under EU rules, Cypriot measures to facilitate the liquidation of Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) under national law. They involve the sale of some CCB assets and deposits to Hellenic Bank.
Humanitarian Aid: EU releases €68 million for Sudan and South Sudan European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The Commission has announced today €68 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities in Sudan and South Sudan. The funding comes as millions of people across both countries are in need of assistance, with the conflict in South Sudan triggering an...
EU Syria Trust Fund adopts largest ever aid package of €165 million for Lebanon to support refugees and local communities European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2018 Today, on World Refugee Day, the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis has approved new projects to support refugees and local communities in Lebanon and Jordan.
New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on the planet's natural resources European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 Today, the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, is publishing a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.
EU announces €34 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda and Kenya European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 The Commission has released today €34 million in humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable populations in Uganda and Kenya, with a special focus on displaced populations in both countries.
EU-Morocco partnership: first investments in Morocco under the European External Investment Plan to increase business opportunities, enhancing job creation, private sector development and inclusive growth European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The European Union and Morocco have launched today the EU External Investment Plan (EIP) in the country to pave the way to a better business environment and foster economic development.
EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Steering Committee discusses strategic orientation for the second €3 billion tranche European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 Yesterday the tenth Steering Committee meeting of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey met in Brussels. The Committee discussed the strategic orientation for the second tranche of €3 billion as part of the EU-Turkey Statement of March 2016, as well...
Cohesion Policy beyond 2020: Commission helps Europe's regions become more innovative European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 Today the Commission is renewing the initiative 'Stairway to Excellence', to continue to provide tailored support and expertise to regions lagging behind in terms of innovation.
EU and New Zealand launch trade negotiations European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 Today, in the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand's Minister for Trade David Parker officially launched talks for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement.
A Europe that protects: Commission calls for stronger national equality bodies to fight discrimination European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 June 2018 Today, the Commission is recommending a set of measures for Member States to ensure that the equality bodies effectively protect citizens and fight discrimination.
European Commission ready to start negotiations for a new ambitious partnership with 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific - Press release European Commission Brussels, 22 June 2018 Today, the European Commission received authorisation from the Council to open negotiations for a new partnership agreement with countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).