200 M€ pour sécuriser l’alimentation électrique de la Vallée du Rhône COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Saint-Quentin-Fallavier/Luxembourg, le 24 avril 2014 RTE et la Banque européenne d’investissement ont signé ce jeudi 24 avril, à Saint-Quentin-Fallavier (38), sur le chantier « Vallée du Rhône », un nouveau contrat de financement, d’un montant de 200 millions d’euros.
La BEI finance l'acquisition des nouvelles rames Regiolis en Lorraine COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Metz/Luxemburg, le 23 avril 2014 Jean-Pierre Masseret, Président du Conseil Régional de Lorraine, et Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice-président de la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) ont signé un contrat de financement de 37,5 M€ destiné à la rénovation et modernisation du réseau Métrolor-TER ce mercredi 23 avril...
The need for an industrial Europe/ The EU's future tops the agenda for the EESC's next plenary session 24 April 2014 At its upcoming plenary session (29-30 April, Charlemagne building, Brussels), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will adopt two highly controversial opinions on industry policy and forced labour in the EU. The EESC plenary will also endorse its position on an Action plan for Europe.
EU-Moldova: Challenges ahead of signing the Association Agreement European Commission Press release Prague, 24 April 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti in Prague today. They discussed the situation in the country, including the many regional challenges it is faced with, and agreed that the political...
Commission welcomes US Court decision to allow the EU to proceed with the case against Reynolds American on tobacco smuggling European Press release Brussels, 24 April 2014 Commission The Commission welcomes the decision yesterday by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City to allow the European Union and 26 Member States to proceed with their civil claims against Reynolds American Inc.
Mergers: Commission approves Wood Group and Siemens joint venture European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 April 2014 The European Commission has cleared the proposed creation by Wood Group (US) and Siemens (Germany) of a joint venture (JV) for rotating equipment services under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission's investigation confirmed that the proposed transaction does not raise competition concerns.
Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Holcim assets by Cemex European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 April 2014 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition of the Spanish operations of Swiss building materials group Holcim ("Holcim assets") by its Mexican rival Cemex is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.
Working conditions: new survey reveals deterioration and wide disparities in worker satisfaction European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 April 2014 While just over half of European workers perceive working conditions in their country to be good (53%), a majority (57%) nevertheless think that their working conditions have deteriorated in the last 5 years, according to a Eurobarometer survey published today, which looks...
April 2014: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 April 2014April 2014 In April 2014, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator increased in both the EU (by 0.8 points to -5.8) and the euro area (by 0.6 points to -8.7) compared to March.
Erasmus+ set for Berlin launch European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 April 2014 Erasmus+, the EU's new funding programme for education, training, youth and sport, will be launched in Berlin tomorrow (24 April) by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Johanna Wanka, the Federal Minister of Education and Research.
Opening up Education: Vassiliou welcomes 'Opening up Slovenia' initiative European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 Europe's schools and universities risk losing ground against their international counterparts if they fail to make the most of the digital revolution. This will be one of the themes addressed at an event promoting 'open courseware' - free-to-use educational material for teachers...
New EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will undertake a joint mission to the Pacific on 23-27 April to further strengthen development cooperation in that region.
Maritime transport: Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage and reports on developments in this sector European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 The European Commission has given new guidance on the interpretation of the regulation to provide cabotage within a Member State1, thus providing an internal market for the provision of maritime transport services.
"Let's Clean Up Europe" on 10 May European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2014 Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in Europe's streets, oceans, beaches, forests and natural areas. And every year millions of Europeans get out in their neighborhoods to clean up in voluntary actions.
A United, Open and Stronger Europe – European Commission "2010-2014 Record of Achievement" European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 April 2014 What has the European Commission done for you in the last five years? Today, the European Commission has published a snapshot of some of the main achievements that it has delivered for citizens and businesses across Europe over the last five years.
New step towards 'wonder material' graphene applications European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 April 2014 Researchers of the AMBER centre @ambercentre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material. The method – which promises to be simple and affordable – could be used by industries for applications such as highly efficient batteries.
NETmundial: European Commission to take leading role at global conference on internet governance European Commission Memo Brasilia/Brussels, 23 April 2014 The EU, represented by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes and EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, is to participate at high level in “NETmundial: the Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Gorvernance”, Sao Paulo on 23-24 April.
Commission updates its guidance on maritime cabotage: Frequently asked questions European MEMO Brussels, 22 April 2014 Commission Council Regulation (EEC) No 3577/92 (hereinafter the 'regulation') applying the principle of freedom to provide services to maritime transport within Member States (maritime cabotage)1 is now over twenty years old.
Daily News of 2014-04-24 EXME 14 / 24.04 DAILY NEWS 24 / 04 / 14 Commissioner Füle on achievements and state of play of the Eastern Partnership 5 years after its launch Commissioner for enlargement and the European neighbourhood policy Štefan Füle is in Prague today, where he is participating in the Prague High...
Daily News of 2014-04-23 EXME 14 / 23.04 DAILY NEWS 23 / 04 / 14 Provision of deficit and debt data for 2013 - first notification - Euro area and EU28 government deficit at 3.0% and 3.3% of GDP respectively - Government debt at 92.6% and 87.1% In 2013, the government deficit of both...
Daily News of 2014-04-22 EXME 14 / 22.04 DAILY NEWS 22 / 04 / 14 Maritime transport: Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage The European Commission has given today new guidance on the interpretation of the regulation to provide cabotage within a Member State.
European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Eastern Partnership: relevance and necessity clearer than ever - remarks delivered on behalf of the President of the European Commission José Manuel Durão Barroso Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European High Level Meeting on the 5th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership Prague, 24 April 2014 "President Zeman, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
Erasmus+? Ja bitte! European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Androulla VASSILIOU Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Erasmus+? Ja bitte! Erasmus+ launch conference Berlin, 24 April 2014 I am delighted to be here with you and Doris Pack [Chair of the European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee] to launch...
The Internet needs better governance, starting now European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Neelie KROES Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda Opening remarks, NETMundial Sao Paulo, Brazil, 23 April 2014 To add your comment to this speech, see the social version of the speech here This could be an historic gathering.
Speech: Keeping the global playing field level European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Joaquín ALMUNIA Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy Speech: ICN 13th annual conference Marrakech, 23 April 2014 Prime Minister, Chairman Mundt, President Benamour, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very happy to be given the privilege to open again the ICN annual...
Fourth quarter of 2013 Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 2.6% of GDP in the euro area Deficit decreases to 3.1% of GDP in the EU28 24 April 2014 In the fourth quarter of 2013, the seasonally adjusted1 general government deficit2 to GDP ratio stood at 2.6% in the euro area3 (EA18), down from 3.1% in the third quarter of 2013. In the EU283 the deficit to GDP ratio also decreased from 3.5% of GDP in...
Provision of deficit and debt data for 2013 - first notification Euro area and EU28 government deficit at 3.0% and 3.3% of GDP respectively Government debt at 92.6% and 87.1% 23 April 2014 In 2013, the government deficit1 of both the euro area2 (EA18) and the EU282 decreased in absolute terms compared with 2012, while the government debt1 rose in both zones. In the euro area the government deficit to GDP ratio decreased from 3.7% in 2012 to 3.0% in...
February 2014 compared with January 2014 Production in construction up by 0.1% in both euro area and EU28 22 April 2014 In February 2014 compared with January 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction1 sector grew by 0.1% in both the euro area2 (EA18) and the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Statement by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, on first anniversary of Rana Plaza garment factory disaster European Commission Brussels, 24 April 2014 Statement One year ago, the world was shocked by the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh. More than 1100 people lost their lives in this terrible accident and thousands more were injured.