FAQ – GALILEO, the EU's satellite navigation programme European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 August 2014 Why is satellite navigation important to the EU? Today, the positioning and timing signals provided by satellite navigation systems are used in many critical areas of the economy, including power grid synchronization, electronic trading and mobile phone networks, effective road, sea and air...
Spreading information on the risks of drug use: a European challenge European Commission memo Brussels, 21 August 2014 Young Europeans are less informed about the effects and risks of drugs than just a few years ago. While they widely use the Internet to gather knowledge, a new Eurobarometer survey shows that compared to 2011, respondents are less likely to have received...
Europe's support for humanitarian action European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 August 2014 Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day is observed in memory of the victims of the attack on the United Nations' headquarters in Baghdad (Iraq) in 2003 which caused the death of 22 people including the UN Special Representative in Iraq Sergio...
Daily News of 2014-08-21 EXME 14 / 21.08 DAILY NEWS 21 / 08 / 14 New launchers to support independence of EU's satellite navigation programme Last night the EU's satellite navigation programme Galileo signed a €500 million agreement with Arianespace which will bring an operational Galileo service much closer.
Daily News of 2014-08-20 EXME 14 / 20.08 DAILY NEWS 20 / 08 / 14 President Barroso's recent phone calls with President Poroshenko: security situation in Ukraine and Minsk meeting President Barroso expressed his concern with the security situation and condemned the shelling of a convoy of internally displaced people.
Daily News of 2014-08-19 EXME 14 / 19.08 DAILY NEWS 19 / 08 / 14 World Humanitarian Day: honouring humanitarian workers Today (August 19) is World Humanitarian Day - an occasion to pay tribute to the people who risk their lives every day to help the victims of war and disasters around the world.
Daily News of 2014-08-18 EXME 14 / 18.08 DAILY NEWS 18 / 08 / 14 The European Commission announces exceptional support measures for EU producers of perishable fruit & vegetables In the context of Russian restrictions on imports of EU agricultural products and following on from last week’s Management Committee meeting discussion of the...
The right to be forgotten and the EU data protection reform: Why we must see through a distorted debate and adopt strong new rules soon European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Martine Reicherts EU Justice Commissioner IFLA World Library and Information Congress Lyon, France 18 August 2014 Main messages Just as work on the data protection reform has picked up speed and urgency, detractors are attempting to throw a new spanner in the works.
June 2014 compared with May 2014 Production in construction down by 0.7% in euro area Down by 0.3% in EU28 20 August 2014 In June 2014 compared with May 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction1 sector fell by 0.7% in the euro area2 (EA18) and by 0.3% in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
June 2014 Euro area international trade in goods surplus €16.8 bn €2.9 bn surplus for EU28 18 August 2014 The first estimate for the euro area1 (EA18) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in June 2014 gave a €16.8 billion surplus, compared with +€15.7 bn in June 2013. The May 20142 balance was +€15.4 bn, compared with +€14.6 bn in May 2013.