Condolence message of President Juncker on the passing away of Árpád Göncz, former President of the Republic of Hungary European Commission - Statement Strasbourg, 6 October 2015 "It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Árpád Göncz, former President of the Republic of Hungary. I am proud to say that I have had the good fortune of meeting him on many occasions, and the honour of having been able...
First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová 's press conference on Safe Harbour following the Court ruling in case C-362/14 (Schrems) European Commission - Statement Strasbourg, 6 October 2015 Speaking points of First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová 's press conference on Safe Harbour following the Court ruling in case C-362/14 (Schrems) First Vice-President Frans Timmermans : Today's judgment by the Court is an important...
Commission welcomes European Parliament support for the Jobs and Growth Plan for Greece European - Statement Commission Brussels, 6 October 2015 The European Commission welcomes today's vote of the European Parliament which paves the way for swiftly implementing the Jobs and Growth Plan for Greece presented by the Commission on 15 July.
Fighting Tax Avoidance: Commissioner Moscovici welcomes final adoption of international tax reform package European Commission - Statement Brussels, 5 October 2015 Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, has welcomed the final package of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) measures that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) adopted today.
The Commission deplores the death of several people in the bombing of an MSF-run hospital in Kunduz European Commission - Statement Brussels, 3 October 2015 Commissioner Stylianides expresses condolences to the families of the victims affected by the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz earlier today and calls on all parties to the conflict to respect international humanitarian law and protect medical facilities.
President Juncker participates in official celebrations marking 25 years of German unity European Commission - Statement 2 October 2015 On 3 October 2015, President Juncker will be in Frankfurt, Germany to participate in the official celebrations marking 25 years of German unity. On 3 October 2015, President Juncker will be in Frankfurt, Germany to participate in the official celebrations marking 25 years...
Air passenger transport in the EU Almost 880 million air passengers carried in 2014 Air passenger transport up in every Member State European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 7 October 2015 In 2014, 879.4 million passengers travelled by air in the European Union (EU), up by 4.4% compared with 2013 and by 16.9% compared to 2009. Over this period, air passenger transport has steadily risen in the EU. Full text available on EUROSTAT website.
5 October 2015: World Habitat Day Just over 40% of the EU population lives in cities Urban population in the Nordic Member States most satisfied with public spaces European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 5 October 2015 Out of 100 persons in the European Union (EU) in 2014, 40 were living in densely-populated areas (or cities), 28 in thinly-populated (or rural) areas and 32 in intermediate areas (or towns and suburbs).
August 2015 compared with July 2015 Volume of retail trade stable in both euro area and EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 5 October 2015 In August 2015 compared with July 2015, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade remained stable in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
World Teachers' Day - Women teachers over-represented at early stages of education in the EU - More than 1 in 3 teaching staff in the EU aged 50 or older in 2013 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 2 October 2015 In 2013, 8.3 million persons worked as teaching staff (from pre-primary to tertiary level) in the European Union (EU), of which 5.8 million (70%) were women. Women were largely predominant in the early stages of education, representing 95% of all teachers at...