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.
Commission prepares an Action Plan for fairer and more growth-friendly tax systems in Europe European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 May 2015 The College of Commissioners today held an orientation debate on measures to make corporate taxation fairer, more growth-friendly and transparent. It was agreed that a new EU approach to corporate taxation is needed to successfully address tax abuse, ensure sustainable revenues...
Fighting tax evasion: EU and Switzerland sign historic tax transparency agreement European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 May 2015 Today the EU and Switzerland signed a historic new tax transparency agreement, which will significantly improve the fight against tax evasion. Under the agreement, both sides will automatically exchange information on the financial accounts of each other's residents from 2018.
The EU boosts its support to recovery and development in the Central African Republic European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2015 The European Union, already a major partner of the Central African Republic (CAR), is increasing its financial support to the country which is still living with the impact of recent conflict.
European Commission makes progress on Agenda on Migration - Press release European Commission Brussels, 27 May 2015 Two weeks after presenting the European Agenda on Migration, the Commission is today adopting the first proposals of its comprehensive approach to improving the management of migration.
Promoting Green and Efficient Energy for Europe's Regions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2015 Today, the European Commission is launching the European Smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy.
Bluefin tuna fishing season 2015: EU benefits from recovery of the stock European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2015 The main Bluefin Tuna fishing season runs from 26 May to 24 June; this is when large vessels, purse seiners, are allowed to fish for Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean and the Eastern Atlantic.
EU boosts assistance for the Sahel to increase resilience European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 May 2015 The European Commission is providing assistance worth €34 million for immediate food aid for the most vulnerable people in Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso.
Adoption of a further 24 Rural Development Programmes to boost the EU farming sector and our countryside European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2015 The European Commission has today approved a further 24 Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) aimed at improving the competitiveness of the EU farming sector, caring for the countryside and climate, and strengthening the economic and social fabric of rural communities in the period...
EU and Ukraine sign Memorandum of Understanding for €1.8 billion in financial assistance European Commission - Press release Riga, 22 May 2015 Today in Riga, European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, Ukraine's Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko and the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva signed a Memorandum of Understanding and loan agreement for the third EU Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to...