IP/14/1236  31-10-2014 - EU requests WTO consultations with Russia over excessive import duties 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 October 2014 The EU requested today consultations with Russia in respect of import duties for paper products, refrigerators and palm oil. The EU takes this first step in the dispute settlement procedure in response to the violation by Russia of its obligations under the...
IP/14/1224  31-10-2014 - EU requests WTO panel on Brazil’s discriminatory taxes 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 October 2014 The European Union today requested the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva to rule on a dispute concerning certain Brazilian discriminatory taxes. In the EU's opinion, the Brazilian tax measures give an unfair advantage to domestic producers and go against WTO rules.
MEMO/14/609  31-10-2014 - Frontex Joint Operation 'Triton' – Concerted Efforts for managing migrator flows in the Central Mediterranean 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 October 2014 What is Triton? Triton is a Frontex coordinated joint operation, requested by the Italian authorities that will start its activity as from 1 November 2014 in the Central Mediterranean to support Italy.
STATEMENT/14/349  31-10-2014 - Joint Statement by the Presidents of Ukraine, the European Council and the European Commission on the occasion of the beginning of the provisional application of the Association Agreement 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 31 October 2014 We welcome the launch of the provisional application of important parts of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement as of 1 November 2014. This follows the aspirations of the Ukrainian people, who have demonstrated their support for closer relations with the European Union, most recently...
STATEMENT/14/346  31-10-2014 - Commissioner Malmstrom welcomes the launch of the Triton operation 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 31 October 2014 I am happy to announce that the Triton operation requested by Italy will start on November 1st as scheduled. Frontex has received sufficient offer of both equipment and border guards from the vast majority of Member States.
IP/14/1235  30-10-2014 - Singapore: The Commission to Request a Court of Justice Opinion on the trade deal 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 October 2014 The Commission decided today to request an opinion of the EU Court of Justice on the competence to sign and ratify a trade agreement with Singapore. Commissioner De Gucht said: 'I have been saying for months that we need to clarify the...
STATEMENT/14/345  30-10-2014 - Phone conversations between President Barroso and President Poroshenko 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 October 2014 President Barroso spoke a number of times yesterday with President Poroshenko during the parallel trilateral talks on gas that took place in Brussels. President Barroso emphasised that an agreement was within reach on the basis of the proposals put forward by the European...
IP/14/1207  28-10-2014 - Further EU support for sustainable development of Greenland 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 October 2014 The European Commission announced today that €217.8 million will be given to education and vocational training in Greenland for the period 2014-2020. By choosing education as focus the EU and Greenland agree on the role that education plays as driver for long-term...
SPEECH/14/725  28-10-2014 - Transformation in the Southern Mediterranean: it's all about dialogue 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Anna Lindth Foundation Naples, 28 October 2014 Excellencies, President Azoulay, dear friends, It is with mixed emotions that I address you today as Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy.
IP/14/1203  27-10-2014 - EU confirms support to Horn of Africa ahead of high-level visit of international organisations to the region 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 October 2014 Today, the EU has confirmed that it will support the wider region of the Horn of Africa with a total of €3 billion until 2020. The announcement comes ahead of a visit to the region by Deputy Director General of the European...