IP/14/824  10-07-2014 - EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Union welcomes the agreement reached on 9 July 2014 on a new United Nations convention to strengthen transparency in investor-state disputes. The Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration will make it easier to apply the UN's transparency rules to...
IP/14/821  10-07-2014 - Another record-breaking year for Erasmus 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The latest Erasmus statistics released by the European Commission today reveal that nearly 270 000 students - a new record - benefitted from EU grants to study or train abroad in 2012-2013.
IP/14/819  10-07-2014 - Call for local, regional and national leaders to take advantage of new EU broadband funding and support 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Today the European Commission launches its “Connected Communities” initiative – an umbrella for several systems designed to connect towns, cities, local broadband partnerships and operators to the advice they need to access finance and develop tailored business models for bringing fast broadband...
IP/14/818  10-07-2014 - Single European Sky: Commission urges eighteen Member States to make a decisive move towards common airspace management 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Today the Commission has formally requested Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and United Kingdom, members of six different Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) to improve their FABs, a common airspace...
IP/14/816  10-07-2014 - Commission urges Italy to ensure that water intended for human consumption is healthy and clean 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Commission The European Commission is opening infringement proceedings against Italy for its failure to ensure that water intended for human consumption meets European standards. Water contamination from arsenic and fluoride is a long-standing problem in Italy, and for the Latium Region in particular.
IP/14/815  10-07-2014 - Commission takes Portugal to Court over waste water treatment 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Commission The European Commission is taking Portugal to Court for its failure to ensure that waste water from small agglomerations is properly treated. The lack of adequate collection and treatment systems, required by EU legislation for small agglomerations since 2005, poses risks to...
IP/14/814  10-07-2014 - Environment: Commission takes Spain to Court over non-compliant landfills and high-speed rail link 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission is taking Spain to Court for two (unrelated) breaches of environment legislation. The first concerns poor waste management: despite earlier warnings from the Commission, numerous Spanish landfills are still operating in breach of EU landfill legislation.
IP/14/813  10-07-2014 - Energy efficiency in buildings: Commission refers Poland and Austria to Court and proposes fines 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission is referring Poland and Austria to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully transpose the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
IP/14/812  10-07-2014 - Tobacco products: Commission refers Denmark to the EU Court of Justice for not banning the sale of all forms of snus 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Today, the European Commission decided to refer Denmark to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) for failure to amend its national legislation to ban all forms of snus. Snus is an oral tobacco product sold both loose and in small sachet portions.
IP/14/811  10-07-2014 - Commission refers Finland to the Court of Justice for not having a racial equality body for employment matters 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Commission The European Commission has decided to refer Finland to the Court of Justice of the EU as its equality body has not been entrusted with specific tasks related to racial equality in the field of employment.