EP adopts European Earth Observation programme Copernicus European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 March 2014 The European Commission welcomed today's vote of the European Parliament on the Copernicus Regulation. Copernicus, the EU's Earth Observation Programme, will ensure the regular observation and monitoring of Earth sub-systems, the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated and...
IRAQ: EU INCREASES ITS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 March 2014 The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian assistance to Iraq by €3 million in response to an increase in the numbers of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing a wave of violence in Al Anbar province.
Insolvency: Commission recommends new approach to rescue businesses and give honest entrepreneurs a second chance European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 March 2014 The European Commission has today set out a series of common principles for national insolvency procedures for businesses in financial difficulties. The objective is to shift the focus away from liquidation towards encouraging viable businesses to restructure at an early stage so...
EU High Representative Catherine Ashton visits Iran European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 March 2014 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, visits Iran this weekend, for a series of high-level meetings.
Catherine Ashton to visit BiH European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 March 2014 Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) this Wednesday, 12 March.
EU provides €4 million to help refugees fleeing violence in Central African Republic European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Commission will provide life-saving assistance to a hundred thousand victims of the violence in Central African Republic (CAR) who have been forced to flee to Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon.
European Commission proposes temporary tariff cuts for Ukrainian exports to the EU Press release Brussels, 11 March 2013 European Commission The European Commission today adopted a proposal for temporarily removing customs duties on Ukrainian exports to the EU. Following the recent unprecedented events in the country and the security, political and economic challenges faced by Ukraine, on 6 March 2014 the European...
Commission appoints eleven European coordinators for the new transport infrastructure policy European Press release Brussels, 12 March 2014 Commission The European Commission today appointed European coordinators for each of the nine core network corridors of the trans-European transport network (or TEN-T), as well as for the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and for Motorways of the Sea.
State aid: Commission endorses investment aid for Hankook for production of tyres in Rácalmás, Hungary European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Commission has authorised €57.9 million of regional investment aid to the Hungarian company Hankook Tire Hungary Manufacturing and Trading Ltd ("Hankook Hungary") for the construction of a tyre plant in Rácalmás, Fejér county, Hungary.
State aid: the Commission opens in-depth investigation into subsidies granted to public transport in Ile-de-France European Commission Press Release Brussels, 11 March 2014 Following a complaint, the European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine the compatibility with EU state aid rules of subsidies awarded since 1994 to undertakings that provide public transport services in Ile-de-France.