AGENDA/17/5321  17-12-2017 - Monday 18 December: MolenGeek coding school goes European - press point with Vice-President Ansip and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister De Croo 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Monday 18 December, MolenGeek coding school organises a press point to present their plan to scale up in Europe, with a first project in Italy: "The Padua Tech Station by MolenGeek".
IP/17/5345  18-12-2017 - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into support for Romanian rail freight operator CFR Marfa 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 December 2017 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether debt write-offs by the Romanian state in favour of rail freight operator CFR Marfa, and the failure to collect debts from the company, have given the company an unfair advantage...
IP/17/5343  18-12-2017 - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the Netherlands' tax treatment of Inter IKEA 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 December 2017 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the Netherlands' tax treatment of Inter IKEA, one of the two groups operating the IKEA business.
IP/17/5289  18-12-2017 - Fight against illicit drugs: Commission proposes to ban seven new substances 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 December 2017 Today, the Commission is proposing to ban seven new psychoactive substances (NPS) across the European Union, in addition to nine others banned previously this year.
MEMO/17/5316  18-12-2017 - Questions and answers on the Baltic States' synchronisation with the continental European Network (CEN) 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 December 2017 Questions and answers on the Baltic States' synchronisation with the continental European Network (CEN) 1. What is the Baltic electricity synchronisation project? Today, the three Baltic States are well interconnected with other neighbouring Member States, including Poland, Sweden and Finland.
MEX/17/5350  18-12-2017 - Daily News 18 /12/ 2017 
European Commission - European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 /12/ 2017 Brussels, 18 December 2017 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the Netherlands' tax treatment of Inter IKEA The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the Netherlands' tax treatment of Inter IKEA, one of the two groups operating...
STAT/17/5349  18-12-2017 - November 2017 - Annual inflation up to 1.5% in the euro area - Up to 1.8% in the EU 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT November 2017 - November 2017 - Brussels, 18 December 2017 Euro area annual inflation was 1.5% in November 2017, up from 1.4% in October. In November 2016, the rate was 0.6%. European Union annual inflation was 1.8% in November 2017, up from 1.7% in October.
STAT/17/5317  18-12-2017 - Third quarter of 2017 - Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.9% - EU28 rate at 2.0% 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 18 December 2017 The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.9% in the third quarter of 2017, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.6% in the third quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office...
STATEMENT/17/5351  18-12-2017 - Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta (Syria) 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 December 2017 Over the past weeks, the situation in the besieged Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus has deteriorated rapidly. Its 400,000 inhabitants face major humanitarian challenges, as there is a shortage of basic supplies including food, fuel, medicine.
STATEMENT/17/5344  18-12-2017 - Europe – the continent of solidarity: Joint Statement on the occasion of International Migrant Day 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 December 2017 On the occasion of International Migrant Day on 18 December, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for...