Statement by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian aid and Crisis management Christos Stylianides on the attack on a refugee camp in northern Syria European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 5 May 2016 The reports of many casualties following an attack on a refugee camp in northern Syria today, shows that the most vulnerable people continue be the first victims of the conflict.
Statement by Commissioner Vestager on announcement by Halliburton and Baker Hughes to withdraw from proposed merger European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 2 May 2016 The European Commission takes note of Halliburton and Baker Hughes' announcement that they are abandoning their proposed merger. This follows competition concerns against that proposed transaction expressed by a number of competition agencies across the world, including the Commission. The...
Joint Statement by Commissioner Neven Mimica and Commissioner Karmenu Vella on the protection of elephants in the African continent European Commission - Statement elephants in the African continent Brussels, 30 April 2016 Today an important step to protect wildlife has been taken in Kenya, as the country's entire stockpile of ivory, estimated at around 105 tons, has been burned at a ceremony in Nairobi.
March 2016 compared with February 2016 - Volume of retail trade down by 0.5% in euro area - Down by 0.7% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 4 May 2016 In March 2016 compared with February 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Causes of death in 2013 - Over a million persons died in the EU from a heart attack or a stroke - Cause of 1 in every 5 deaths in the EU European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 4 May 2016 In the European Union (EU) in 2013, heart attacks (around 644 000 deaths) and strokes (almost 433 000 deaths) were the cause of death for almost 1.1 million persons, accounting for slightly more than 1 in 5 deaths (21.6%).
March 2016 compared with February 2016 - Industrial producer prices up by 0.3% in euro area - Up by 0.4% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 3 May 2016 In March 2016, compared with February 2016, industrial producer prices rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Early estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use - In 2015, CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have slightly increased compared with 2014 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 3 May 2016 Eurostat estimates that in 2015 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 0.7% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year.
Asylum applicants considered to be unaccompanied minors - Almost 90 000 unaccompanied minors among asylum seekers registered in the EU in 2015 - Slightly more than half are Afghans European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 2 May 2016 In 2015, 88 300 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors. While their number always stood between 11 000 and 13 000 in the EU over the period...
Remarks by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Panel discussion on the "State of the European Union" with European Parliament President Schulz, European Council President Tusk and Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Rome, 5 May 2016 Dear friends, I was a member of the Council of Ministers for 30 years. I was Prime Minister of my country for 19 years and so I can say, without being arrogant, that I have experienced...
Remarks by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos at the Readout of the College Meeting of 4 May 2016 European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 4 May 2016 First Vice-President Frans Timmermans: Let me start by explaining where we are on visa liberalisation for Turkey. First, I want to recall that visa liberalisation is part of the European Council's EU-Turkey Statement of the 18th of March.