Statement by Commissioner Vestager on decision to fine Crédit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase € 485 million for euro interest rate derivatives cartel European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 7 December 2016 *Check against delivery* Today, the Commission has decided to fine three banks a total of over €485 million for their participation in what has become known as the EURIBOR cartel. The three banks are Crédit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase.
Systematic checks of EU citizens at external borders agreed by European Parliament and Council European Commission - Statement Brussels, 5 December 2016 The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached today by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to introduce mandatory systematic checks of all travellers, including EU citizens, against relevant databases when crossing the EU's external borders.
Joint EU-U.S. press statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting European Commission - Statement Washington, 5 December 2016 On 5 December 2016, the U.S.-EU Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs occurred in Washington, D.C. The meeting reaffirmed the strong and historical bonds between the United States and the European Union, and the commitment to continue working closely together in...
Personal transfers in the EU- Amounts sent abroad by EU residents up at €31.3 billion in 2015- Amounts received from abroad at €11.0 bn European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 9 December 2016 In 2015, flows of money sent by residents of the European Union (EU) to a non-EU country, referred to as personal transfers, amounted to €31.3 billion, compared with €29.9 bn in 2014.
Structure of Earnings Survey- 1 out of 6 employees in the European Union is a low-wage earner- Situations differ widely across Member States European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 8 December 2016 The proportion of low-wage earners among employees amounted to 17.2% in 2014 in the European Union (EU). This means that they earned two-thirds or less of their national median gross hourly earnings.
Tobacco consumption- 1 in every 4 persons aged 15 or over in the European Union is a smoker… - .. and 1 in 5 confronted by passive smoking European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 7 December 2016 While slightly over three-quarters (76.0%) of those aged 15 or over living in the European Union (EU) were non-smokers in 2014, 19.2% smoked any kind of tobacco products on a daily basis and a further 4.7% on an occasional basis.
GDP and main aggregates estimate for the third quarter of 2016- GDP up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28- +1.7% and +1.9% respectively compared with the third quarter of 2015 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 6 December 2016 Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2016, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
October 2016 compared with September 2016- Volume of retail trade up by 1.1% in euro area- Up by 1.2% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 5 December 2016 In October 2016 compared with September 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade rose by 1.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Remarks by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King at the press conference ahead of the EU Internet Forum European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 8 December 2016 Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos Dear all, Our global fight against terrorism is more and more happening online. The internet is the most critical battleground. Daesh is losing territory.
Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the press conference on the state of play of progress under the European Agenda on Migration and the presentation of the action plan on travel document security European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 8 December 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, We are not in a crisis mode as we were a year ago. But the refugee crisis is not over yet. We have to continuously ensure the implementation of all our actions.