Consumers – Protect yourself from Online Fraud this Festive season European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 12% of internet users across the EU have already fallen victim to online fraud. 8% have had to deal with identity theft. A new report by the European Consumer Centre Network (ECC-Net) takes a look at the scams faced by consumers when...
Vassiliou to present European Film of the Year Award European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 The European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. During this year's ceremony, which takes place in Berlin tomorrow (7 December), Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will present the most prestigious prize, the European...
Aviation: EU extends the use of electronic devices on planes European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 December 2013 The EU's Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has today updated its guidance on the use of portable electronic devices on board (PED), including smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
Syria: A thousand days of crisis European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 December 2013 On the occasion of the thousandth day of crisis in Syria, Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, made the following statement: "Sadly today marks one thousand days since the start of what has become the most...
Environment: Feeling INSPIRED? – Give your opinion on the 'Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Union'. European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 The European Commission is asking for opinions about the 'Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community' Directive. Known as INSPIRE, it's a pan-European initiative to help governments, citizens and businesses share geographic, social-economic and environmental data.
European Commission urges MEPs and governments to cut red tape for telecom companies Press release Brussels, 9 December 2013 European Commission As MEPs begin discussions on possible amendments to the draft regulation proposed by the Commission on a Telecoms Single Market, the Connected Continent legislation, Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes is urging both MEPs and national governments to support her drive to cut...
Commission welcomes breakthrough on its proposal to help businesses recover cross-border debts European Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 Commission Justice Ministers today reached an agreement on a general approach on the European Commission's proposal for a Europe-wide preservation order (IP/11/923), to ease the recovery of cross-border debts for both citizens and businesses.
Five festive tips to avoid on-line fraud European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 December 2013 1. All that glistens is not gold Offers too good to be true often are too good to be true. Be extra-careful in checking “*” and other “small print” conditions. Verify that conditions of delivery and especially return are well explained.
EU-Ukraine: Association Agreement is an offer to the country and its people European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Ukrainian deputy Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov in Brussels today to discuss ways towards the signature and implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
Statement by Vice President Rehn on the publication of results of stress tests of Slovenian banks European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 December 2013 I welcome today’s publication of the independent assessment of the health and resilience of the Slovenian banking sector. This was identified by the Council as an urgent priority in order for Slovenia to address its excessive macroeconomic imbalances.