IP/14/461  17-04-2014 - New psychoactive substances: European Commission proposal gets green light from the European Parliament 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Strasbourg, 17 April 2014 In its last plenary session before the May 2014 European elections, the European Parliament gave its strong backing (­­507 in favour of the Regulation, 37 against and 33  abstentions) to the Commission's proposal to tackle rapidly emerging new psychoactive substances used as alternatives to illicit drugs...
IP/14/459  17-04-2014 - Commission welcomes Parliament's adoption of Maritime Spatial Planning legislation 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 17 April 2014 Commission The European Parliament today endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible.
IP/14/457  17-04-2014 - EU-wide hunt for top tech startups 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 April 2014 The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition. The lucky winners will have exclusive access to Europe's most prestigious startup events and will pitch to the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Chad Hurley and...
IP/14/455  17-04-2014 - Antitrust: Commission welcomes Parliament vote to facilitate damages claims by victims of antitrust violations 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 April 2014 The European Parliament has approved a proposal for a Directive which will help citizens and companies claim damages if they are victims of infringements of the EU antitrust rules, such as cartels and abuses of dominant market positions.
MEMO/14/313  17-04-2014 - Questions and Answers on the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 April 2014 Why do we need a Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning? The uncoordinated use of coastal and maritime areas creates competition for maritime space and is an inefficient use of marine resources.
MEMO/14/310  17-04-2014 - Antitrust: Commission proposal for Directive to facilitate damages claims by victims of antitrust violations – frequently asked questions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 April 2014 See also IP/14/455 What are the problems to be solved by this Directive? Infringements of the EU antitrust rules, such as cartels or abuses of dominant market positions, are liable to cause very serious harm, not only to the economy as a whole...
STATEMENT/14/132  17-04-2014 - Letter from President Barroso to President Putin 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 17 April 2014 The following letter was sent today by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin: "Mr President, Referring to your letter of 10th April to several Member States of the European Union...