EU-Georgia: Financial support to strengthen democratic institutions European Commission Press release Tbilisi, 4 March 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle signed two financing agreements in Tbilisi on Tuesday to support public finances reform in Georgia and to strengthen the role and capacities of the Parliament.
Commission adopts new standards to increase transparency over bankers' pay and risk profiles European Press release Brussels, 4 March 2014 Commission The European Commission has today adopted Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on criteria to identify categories of staff whose professional activities have a material impact on an institution's risk profile (so-called ‘material risk takers’).
Final "simplification scoreboard": 120 measures to cut red tape on EU funding European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 March 2014 The Commission has adopted its Final Simplification Scoreboard: over 120 measures to simplify the EU funding rules for Europe's businesses, towns, regions, scientists and NGOs.
EU and Tunisia establish their Mobility Partnership European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 March 2014 Tunisia and the EU today formally established a Mobility Partnership. A joint declaration was signed by Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mr Tahar Cherif, Tunisian Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union, and the Ministers of the ten EU Member...
Fantastico! Vassiliou congratulates Sorrentino after La Grande Bellezza scoops Oscar European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 March 2014 European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has congratulated Italian director-screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino whose MEDIA-backed epic La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at last night's 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
EU takes to road to help researchers find jobs and advice European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 March 2014 The European Commission today launches a pan-European information campaign to help researchers find career advice and work through the EURAXESS gateway. The “EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion” roadshow will visit 29 European cities in 22 countries (MEMO/14/145) to offer researchers and those...
Commissioner Andris Piebalgs announces new EU support for the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 March 2014 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will announce €620 million of new EU support to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and €460 million for Rwanda for the period 2014-2020, during a visit to the Great Lakes region in Central Africa together...
Environment: New studies strengthen the case for boosting flood protection and switching to greener taxes European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 March 2014 Two studies published by the European Commission today show how environment policy can spur economic growth by boosting flood protection and making more of a switch to greener taxes.
Turn to climate action for a job-rich economic recovery, Europeans say European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 March 2014 Four out of five people in the European Union recognise that fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy and employment, according to a special Eurobarometer opinion poll on climate change published today.
Europe more innovative but regional differences persist European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 March 2014 Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high and diminishing only slowly.