Preparation of the Energy Council, 12 December 2013 European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 The last Energy Council under the Lithuanian Presidency will be held on 12th December 2013 in Brussels. Energy Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger will represent the European Commission.
State Aid: Commission welcomes Court ruling on exemptions from excise duty on mineral oils used as fuel for alumina production European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 December 2013 The European Commission welcomes today's judgement of the EU Court of Justice, setting aside a General Court ruling that had annulled a Commission Decision of December 2005 finding exemptions from excise duty on mineral oils used as fuel for alumina production granted by...
Creating a fair single market for mortgage credit – FAQ European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 December 2013 See also MEMO/13/1126 1. What does this Directive cover? This Directive aims to ensure that all consumers who purchase a property or take out a loan secured against their home are adequately informed and protected against the risks.
Commissioner Barnier welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of new rules on mortgages European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 December 2013 "The European Parliament has today confirmed its willingness to make the mortgage credit sector subject to improved consumer protection measures at EU level by approving new rules on mortgages.
Questions and Answers on the reformed Common Fisheries Policy European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 December 2013 The overall objective of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is to make fishing sustainable - environmentally, economically and socially. The new policy will bring fish stocks back to sustainable levels and will stop wasteful fishing practices.
Croatia: Commission takes steps under the Excessive Deficit Procedure European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 December 2013 What decisions has the Commission taken today as regards the Excessive Deficit Procedure? Today, the Commission is issuing an opinion, proposing to the Council of Ministers to decide that an excessive deficit exists in Croatia.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: €800 million to support research careers, training and mobility in 2014 European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 The European Commission today publishes the first tranche of funding 'calls' for research grants totalling €800 million in 2014, under the new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). Part of the new Horizon 2020 programme, the MSCA support European research training and career development.
Horizon 2020 - first calls European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-15 sets out the funding opportunities under the different parts of the programme; all are being published today on the Participant Portal. Each part describes the overall objectives, the respective calls, and the topics within each call.
Background Foreign Affairs Council/Development European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 December 2013 1. “Post-2015” At the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000, leaders of 189 countries committed to halving global poverty by 2015 and saving millions of lives. As a follow up, eight specific Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015 were formulated.
New legislation to strengthen European policy on disaster management European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 December 2013 What is the key idea behind the revised civil protection legislation? A rising trend in natural and man-made disasters underlines the need for a well-coordinated European action, both in terms of response and also in terms of preparedness and prevention.