Eastern Partnership: progress in deep democracy and human rights rewarded with additional funding European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 December 2013 The European Commission has announced the 2013 allocations under the 'Eastern Partnership integration and cooperation' (EaPIC) programme, which will go towards projects to boost economic opportunities in rural areas, advance reforms in the energy sector, improve job market management, offer vocational education...
Central African Republic: European Union flies in emergency aid relief European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 December 2013 The European Commission is sending urgently needed medical assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR). A plane carrying 37 tonnes of relief supplies will leave Brussels for the CAR capital Bangui this weekend.
Commission to recover €335 million of CAP expenditure from the Member States European Press release Brussels, 12 December 2013 Commission A total of €335 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission today under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure.
Erasmus+ guide published, €1.8 billion in funding available in 2014 European Commission Press release Organisations wishing to bid for funding in 2014 through Erasmus+, the European Union's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, can start to prepare their grant applications from today. The new Erasmus+ Programme Guide, which provides detailed information on how to apply, is available here.
Creative Europe funding guide published: €170 million available in 2014 European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 December 2013 Cultural and creative organisations wishing to bid for funding in 2014 through Creative Europe, the European Union's new programme for the cultural and creative sectors, can start to prepare their grant applications from today.
European Parliament votes on deep sea fishing Commission PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 10 December 2013 European The Commission takes note of today's vote by the European Parliament on its proposal regulating fishing for deep-sea species in the North-East Atlantic. European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki said: "Now that the European Parliament has expressed its views...
EU enhances its comprehensive approach to external conflicts and crises European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 December 2013 The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Commission adopted today a Joint Communication setting out concrete steps that the EU, collectively, is taking towards an increasingly comprehensive approach in its external action.
Future of Europe: Vice-President Reding to debate with citizens in Vilnius European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 December 2013 The future of Europe, citizens' rights and the recovery from the economic crisis are the topics to be discussed at the 41st Citizens' Dialogue (see Annex) with Vice-President Viviane Reding and 200 citizens in Vilnius which will take place tomorrow, on 13...
Commissioner Damanaki welcomes final adoption of reformed Common Fisheries Policy European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 December 2013 Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, has welcomed today’s final vote of the European Parliament in support of a new, reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) for the EU that she initiated in July 2011.
Antitrust: Commission fines Johnson & Johnson and Novartis € 16 million for delaying market entry of generic pain-killer fentanyl European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 December 2013 The European Commission has imposed fines of € 10 798 000 on the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and € 5 493 000 on Novartis of Switzerland. In July 2005, their respective Dutch subsidiaries concluded an anticompetitive agreement to delay...