Taxation: GERMANY referred to the Court for limitation of VAT exemption granted to shared services European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the Court of Justice of the European Union to ensure that the German VAT legislation on exemptions for sharing costs of services complies with EU law.
Commission takes Slovenia back to Court for failure to issue industrial permit for a major cement factory and asks for fines European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission is referring Slovenia back to Court for its failure to license industrial installations that are operating without permits. Such permits should only be issued if a number of environmental criteria are met.
Commission takes Greece to Court over poor waste water treatment presenting a risk to public health European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission is taking Greece to Court over a failure to ensure that waste water is properly treated. In the EU, Member States need adequate collection and treatment systems for urban waste water, as untreated water poses risks to human...
European Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice for failure to recover milk levies due from Italian producers - Press release European Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The Commission decided today to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to meet its responsibilities adequately with regard to managing the recovery of the levy for overproduction of milk.
Commission reports on visa-free travel from the Western Balkans European - Press release Commission Brussels, 25 February 2015 Today the Commission published its fifth assessment of the functioning of the visa-free scheme with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
Investment Plan for Europe: Spain will contribute €1.5 billion to Investment Fund projects European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2015 Today Spain announced that it will contribute €1.5 billion to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which is the core element of the Investment Plan for Europe.
Commission takes Germany to Court to remove trade barriers for pyrotechnic goods European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the EU Court of Justice as national rules for pyrotechnic goods, which include fireworks, do not comply with EU law.
European Semester 2015: country-specific updates Commission - Fact Sheet European Brussels, 26 February 2015 What is the Commission adopting today? The Commission takes the next step in the 2015 European Semester cycle by presenting today a series of country-specific documents setting out its analysis and updating its guidance where necessary.
EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 02 March 2015 West Africa is facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. Over 22 900 people have been infected, more than 9 200 of whom have died.
February infringements package: main decisions European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 February 2015 In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing several legal actions against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.