Financial Services: European Commission opens an infringement procedure against LATVIA on investor restrictions for agricultural land European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission has today decided to formally request Latvia to submit its observations on its law regulating the acquisition of agricultural land. The law contains several provisions which, under EU law, may be considered to restrict the free movement of...
Internal Market: Nationality requirement for notaries: Commission takes HUNGARY to Court to ensure non-discrimination European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission has decided to take Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union because the country only allows Hungarian nationals to take up and practice the profession of notary in Hungary, thus excluding nationals from other Member...
Environment: Commission takes POLAND and SLOVENIA to Court for e-waste failings European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission is referring Poland and Slovenia to the EUCourt of Justice over their failure to enact EU legislation on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
Environment: Commission takes ROMANIA to Court over failure to amend packaging waste legislation European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to enact revised EU legislation on packaging waste into domestic law. The revised Packaging Directive updates rules on packaging and packaging waste, with a view to...
Environment: Commission takes FRANCE to Court over poor waste water treatment European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission is taking France to the EU Court of Justice for not complying with EU legislation on urban waste water treatment. Some 17 agglomerations are listed as not having waste water treatment up to EU standards.
Competition: Commission refers ITALY to Court for failure to recover illegal state aid European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission has decided to refer Italy to the EU Court of Justice because it did not fully recover the state aid illegally granted to the hotel industry in Sardinia.
EU to step up its support to partners to tackle security challenges European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2015 The European Commission and the High Representative presented today proposals on how to help partner countries and regional organisations to prevent and manage all types of security crises using a full range of EU and Member States’ instruments.
International Conference on Support for Ukraine: EU announces €110 million benefitting SMEs and entrepreneurship in Ukraine European Commission - Press release Kiev, 28 April 2015 As part of the EU's €11 billion package supporting Ukraine, the European Commission has adopted a Special Measure for Private Sector Development and Approximation worth €70 million.
EU provides €10 million to counter radicalisation in the Sahel-Maghreb and stem the flow of foreign fighters from North Africa, the Middle East and Western Balkans European Commission - Press release 28 April 2015 Foreign terrorist fighters joining the ranks of IS and other militias in the Middle East are a growing threat to many countries, inside and outside the EU. The Commission is launching a new programme to help partner countries to counter radicalisation in...
Commission takes steps to strengthen EU cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime European - Press release Commission Strasbourg, 28 April 2015 Today the European Commission set out a European Agenda on Security for the period 2015-2020 to support Member States' cooperation in tackling security threats and step up our common efforts in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime.