Task Force for Greece: well-targeted and well-resourced assistance supporting vital reforms European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 March 2014 What is the role of the Task Force for Greece? The Task Force for Greece (TFGR) was launched by President Barroso in July 2011 to provide technical assistance to the Greek authorities.
From lab to market: 3 research projects that led to high-tech spin-offs European Commission Memo Brussels, 10 March 2014 Today the European Women Innovator Award was awarded to Ana Maiques @ana_maiques. Ms Maiques said: "To be a top innovator, you have to be able to do cutting edge science – but also take it to market." (read her post on Vice President...
The Future EU Justice and Home Affairs Agendas: Questions and Answers European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 11 March 2014 What is the EU Justice Agenda for 2020? The European Commission has today outlined its vision for the future of EU justice policy (IP/14/233). The European Council's five-year Stockholm Programme and the related Commission Action Plan (IP/10/447) setting the priorities for the area...
New psychoactive substances: European Parliament committee backs Commission proposal European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 The proposals to strengthen the European Union’s ability to respond to new psychoactive substances used as alternatives to illicit drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy (IP/13/837 and MEMO/13/790) made important progress today.
EU savings taxation rules and savings agreements with third countries: frequently asked questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 Why is an EU approach to tackling evasion in the area of savings taxation important? A strong unified stance in tackling tax evasion is essential when part of a Single Market.
Déclaration du Président Barroso suite à l'annonce de la mort de Monsieur Gérard Mortier Commission européenne MEMO Bruxelles, 9 mars 2014 "C'est avec une grande tristesse que j'ai appris le décès de Gérard Mortier. Homme de culture remarquable, il a donné à l'opéra une résonnance nouvelle en reliant les questions intemporelles de cet art classique aux grands enjeux de notre temps.
Poverty: new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived - frequently asked questions European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 The European Commission proposed to set up a new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) on 24 October 2012 (see IP/12/1141). The European Parliament approved the proposal on 25 February 2014 (see STATEMENT/14/22).
EU research and innovation on preventive vaccines European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 Important notice: Depending on their intended use, vaccines can broadly be grouped into preventive vaccines (which are administered to healthy persons, to protect them against infectious diseases) and therapeutic vaccines (which are given to treat persons with a disease).
MAC Directive: no evidence to support the safety concerns European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 March 2014 A scientific review of the research regarding the safety aspects of the use of refrigerant R1234yf in Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) systems, published today by the European Commission, concludes that, there is no evidence of a serious risk in the use of this...
Vice President Tajani attends Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in Chile European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani will travel to Chile to attend the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony of Michelle Bachelet on behalf of the European Union today and tomorrow 10th and 11th March.