Daily News 08 / 02 / 2016 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 08 / 02 / 2016 Brussels, 8 February 2016 Investment Plan for Europe: €19 million for SMEs in Sweden The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Norrlandsfonden have signed a guarantee agreement to increase lending to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small...
Commissioner Moscovici remarks at the Eurogroup press conference European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 11 February 2016 Merci Jeroen. Je commence par un mot sur la situation économique. Je viens de présenter à l’Eurogroupe nos prévisions économiques d’hiver.
Extract from speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill on 2016 priorities for an approach to resolution for CCPs, Centre for European Policy Studies European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 9 February 2016 We need to consider how to approach other systemic financial institutions like central counterparty clearing houses, or CCPs. We have required more clearing to go through central counter parties. That's good for transparency and will reduce risk. But...
Speech by EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete at the Bruegel event "How will the Paris agreement impact EU climate and energy policies?" European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Brussels, 8 February 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here with you today, speaking at this prestigious institution. Since its opening in 2005, Bruegel has not only become a world reference in economic policy circles; its reports...
Flash estimate for the fourth quarter of 2015 - GDP up by 0.3% in both euro area and EU28 - +1.5% and +1.8% respectively compared with the fourth quarter of 2014 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 12 February 2016 Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
December 2015 compared with November 2015 - Industrial production down by 1.0% in both euro area and EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 12 February 2016 In December 2015 compared with November 2015, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.0% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Renewable energy in the EU - Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU rose further to 16% in 2014 - Nine Member States already achieved their 2020 targets European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 10 February 2016 In 2014, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.0% in the European Union (EU), almost double that of 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data is available.
9 February: Safer Internet Day - 1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015 - Security concerns limited uptake of certain activities European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 8 February 2016 In the European Union (EU), the proportion of internet users having experienced certain common security issues over the internet – such as viruses affecting devices, abuse of personal information, financial losses or children accessing inappropriate websites – stood at 25% in 2015.
Commission welcomes landmark deal on CO2 standard for aircraft emissions European - Statement Commission Brussels, 9 February 2016 The Commission welcomes the agreement reached yesterday within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on the first ever-global standard to cap CO2 emissions from aircraft. EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said, "This agreement is an important step to curb aviation emissions.