New Commission study identifies Europe's top ICT hubs European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 Wondering what makes an ICT hotspot? Take a look at Munich, London, Paris or smaller cities such as Darmstadt identified in a new EU Atlas of ICT hotspots. This atlas shows where digital technologies thrive and examines the factors contributing to this...
New EU website to provide easy and transparent access to aid data European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 A unique new web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world will be launched tomorrow by the European Commission, at the High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective...
SMEs find it hard to obtain feedback on their loan applications European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 A new evaluation published today confirms that the smaller a firm, the larger the likelihood that its credit application might be declined by a financial institution.
Commission welcomes European Parliament vote for safer products and better market surveillance European Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 Commission The European Commission welcomes today's European Parliament vote in favour of new rules to improve the safety of consumer products circulating in the EU's internal market - including those imported from outside the EU - and to step-up market surveillance concerning all...
European Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of new rules for pressure equipment Press release Brussels, 15 April 2014 European Commission The European Parliament today voted in favour of a Commission proposal to streamline and simplify the rules for pressure equipment products enhancing the internal market and make life for business easier at the same time.
European Parliament approves new provisions for the return of national treasures Commission Press release Brussels, 16 April 2014 European Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a new directive to help EU countries organise the return of cultural objects that were unlawfully removed from their state and are currently located in another EU country.
Improve road haulage rules for industry, drivers and the environment, says Commission European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, has called for simplification and clarification of EU rules on road haulage. Mr Kallas' remarks follow the publication today of a report on integrating the internal market for road transport.
Market abuse: EU enacts criminal sanctions to defend market integrity European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's formal adoption by the Council of its proposal for a Regulation on market abuse (IP/11/1217) and its proposal for a Directive on criminal sanctions for market abuse (IP/11/1218).
Gender equality: EU action triggers steady progress European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 In 2013 the European Commission continued taking action to improve equality between women and men, including steps to close the gender gaps in employment, pay and pensions discrepancies, to combat violence and to promote equality in decision-making.
Fundamental Rights: Importance of EU Charter grows as citizens stand to benefit European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 The 4th annual report published today by the European Commission on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, shows that the importance and prominence of the EU Charter continues to rise: the Court of Justice of the EU increasingly applies...