South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent a humanitarian tragedy European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 April 2014 Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the European Commission is ready to boost its live-saving assistance by €45 million to prevent an appalling tragedy in the country which is affecting the whole region.
Ebola in West Africa: EU increases its immediate health assistance to €1.1 million European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 April 2014 The European Union is stepping up its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and assist those affected by the deadly virus. The Commission has increased its funding for immediate health operations, experts and risk assessments to...
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...
Free movement of workers: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive to improve enforcement of workers' rights European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 (See also MEMO/14/288) The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a new Directive to ensure the better application at national level of EU citizens' right to work in another Member State.
Questions & Answers: Fees for Pharmacovigilance activities European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of an EU Regulation on fees payable to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the conduct of pharmacovigilance activities for medicinal products for human use, which lays down the level and structure of these fees.
Questions and Answers on the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 April 2014 Why do we need a Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning? The uncoordinated use of coastal and maritime areas creates competition for maritime space and is an inefficient use of marine resources.
Regulation on securities settlement and on Central Securities Depositories in the EU (‘CSD Regulation’) – Frequently Asked Questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 See also STATEMENT/14/130 1. What does the CSD Regulation address? The CSD Regulation aims to harmonise both the timing and conduct of securities settlement in Europe and the rules governing Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) which operate the infrastructures enabling settlement.