Horizon 2020 – the EU's new research and innovation programme European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 December 2013 How is funding organised under Horizon 2020? Horizon 2020 is built around three pillars: 1) Support for "Excellent Science" – including grants for individual researchers from the European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships (formerly known as Marie Curie fellowships); 2) Support for...
Commissioner Georgieva condemns killing of two health workers in Darfur, stressing importance of vaccinations European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 December 2013 I strongly condemn the killing of two volunteers working for the Sudanese Ministry of Health on a vaccination campaign in West Darfur last week. The two men were part of a team vaccinating children against measles in West Darfur.
Thirteenth report on practical preparations for the euro: final countdown for Latvia European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 December 2013 There is only one month to go before Latvia’s €-day, 1 January 2014, when the country becomes the 18th member of the euro area. The Commission has adopted today the thirteenth report on the practical preparations for the changeover.
EU-BiH: Sejdić-Finci positive progress European Commission MEMO Prague, 3 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Štefan Füle chaired another round of political consultations aimed at finding the solutions for the open issues on Bosnia and Herzegovina´s way to the European Union in Prague.
Déclaration de Michel Barnier suite au Conseil Compétitivité Commission européenne MEMO Bruxelles, le 2 décembre 2013 Tout d'abord, permettez-moi de féliciter la Présidence lituanienne pour son excellent travail et les progrès importants réalisés dans les négociations sur les différents dossiers traités au Conseil Compétitivité.
The EU's bilateral trade and investment agreements – where are we? European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 December 2013 According to IMF estimates, over the next years, 90% of world demand will be generated outside the EU. That is why it is a key priority for the EU to open up more market opportunities for European business by negotiating new Free Trade...
A new action plan for the fashion and high-end industries endorsed in London European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 December 2013 With more than 850 000 companies and 5 million jobs, the fashion industry currently accounts for 3% of the EU's GDP. Furthermore, Europe's high-end products account for 10% of total EU exports and provide one million direct jobs.
Georgia and Moldova one step closer to enhanced political and trade relations with the EU European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 December 2013 At the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius on 29 November the EU initialled Association Agreements with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, including provisions establishing Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTAs).
Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on last night's events in Ukraine European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 November 2013 The European Union strongly condemns the excessive use of force last night by the police in Kyiv to disperse peaceful protesters, who over the last days in a strong and unprecedented manner have expressed their support for Ukraine's political association and economic integration...
Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference (Bali, Indonesia, 3-6 December 2013) European Commission MEMO Brussels, 29 November 2013 The Ninth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference (“MC9”) will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from 3 to 6 December 2013. Main issues on the agenda Work is underway with a view to reaching an agreement on a series of issues that would...