Posting of workers: EU safeguards against social dumping European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 December 2013 What is a 'posted worker'? A posted worker is a person who, on behalf of his or her employer, is sent for a limited period to carry out his or her work in the territory of an EU Member State other than the...
Mergers: Commission welcomes General Court judgment in Microsoft/Skype merger case European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 The European Commission welcomes today's judgment by the General Court which dismisses Cisco Systems' appeal of a Commission decision of October 2011 to clear the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft (case T-79/12).
Commission staff conclude fourth Post-Programme Surveillance mission to Hungary European MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 Commission European Commission officials conducted a mission to Hungary from 4 to 10 December 2013 to review recent developments and policy initiatives in the context of post-programme surveillance linked to EU balance of payments assistance between 2008 and 2010.
Approval of the financing instruments for EU external action by the European Parliament European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 Joint Statement by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle and Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs We are highly pleased that the European Parliament has just approved the legislative package on the EU's external instruments.
The Multiannual Financial Framework: The External Action Financing Instruments European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 1. What is the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)? What are the proposals for the external instruments? The MFF translates the EU's political priorities for seven years into financial terms.
Commissioner Michel Barnier remarks following the ECOFIN Council meeting European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 On Single resolution mechanism / Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and Deposit guarantee schemes package: “We have never before had to deal at the same time with three regulatory texts [BRRD, DGS and SRM] as complex and interrelated as these, which we are...
EU Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 The EEAS and the Commission welcome today’s report from the Court of Auditors on the EU Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) through the PEGASE Mechanism.
EU transport to benefit from the new research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020 European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the innovation union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. With an investment of €6.3 billion in Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), the "Smart, green and integrated transport" programme is the world's largest investment...
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...