Statement by Commissioner Vestager on decision to fine truck producers €2.93 billion for participating in a cartel European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 19 July 2016 *Check against delivery* The Commission has today adopted a decision imposing fines of over 2.9 billion EUR on leading truck producers. They participated in a cartel concerning medium and heavy trucks. For this they've received a record fine. The producers concerned are MAN, Daimler, DAF, Iveco and Volvo/Renault.
First quarter of 2016 compared with fourth quarter of 2015-Government debt up to 91.7% of GDP in euro area-Down to 84.8% of GDP in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 22 July 2016 At the end of the first quarter of 2016, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 91.7%, compared with 90.7% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015.
First quarter of 2016-Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 1.6% of GDP in the euro area-Down to 1.8% of GDP in the EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 22 July 2016 In the first quarter of 2016, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 1.6% in the euro area (EA19), a decrease compared with 2.3% in the fourth quarter of 2015.
First estimate for May 2016-EU28 current account surplus €10.5 bn-€10.6 bn surplus for trade in services European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 July 2016 The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €10.5 bn in May 2016, compared with surpluses of €12.9 bn in April 2016 and €9.4 bn in May 2015, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical...
Europe 2020 Strategy-Positive developments since 2008 in the EU on education, climate change and energy... but limited or no progress for employment, poverty and R&D European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 July 2016 The Europe 2020 strategy, adopted by the European Council in June 2010, aims at establishing a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy with high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.
May 2016 compared with April 2016-Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area-Down by 0.7% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 July 2016 In May 2016 compared with April 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Vocational education - Almost half of upper secondary pupils in the EU enrolled in vocational education - Most of them are men European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 18 July 2016 Of the 22 million pupils in the European Union (EU) studying at upper secondary level in 2014, almost 11 million (or 48%) were enrolled in vocational education. In twelve EU Member States, more than half of all upper secondary pupils studied vocational...
Commissioner Thyssen's speech on the Commission decision to maintain its proposal for a revision of the Posting of Workers Directive European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 20 July 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, Let me announce to you without further ado that today the Commission has decided to maintain its proposal for a revision of the Posting of Workers Directive.
Remarks by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, at the joint press briefing with Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, and Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 19 July 2016 Bonjour, Messieurs-dames. I had the pleasure to have the new, fresh, brand new Ukrainian Prime Minister in my office. It is three months ago that he took office and I was very eager to meet him, and this...
Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Atlantic Council European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Washington, 18 July 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, It’s good to be back at the Atlantic Council. As was already mentioned, I was here three months ago speaking about how Europe is adapting to global developments.