IP/15/5001  20-05-2015 - European Parliament backs stronger rules to combat money laundering and terrorism financing 
European Commission - Commission - Press release European Brussels, 20 May 2015 Today, members of the European Parliament adopted new rules to help fight money laundering and terrorist financing in the EU, one of the key actions in the European Security Agenda presented last month (see IP/15/4865).
IP/15/4941  08-05-2015 - EU Charter places fundamental rights at the heart of EU policies 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 08 May 2015 The 2014 report on the application of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights was published today by the European Commission. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: "The Charter of fundamental rights lies at the heart of our Union and the Commission is...
STATEMENT/15/4742  07-04-2015 - International Roma Day: Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Thyssen , Commissioner Jourová and Commissioner Creţu 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 07 April 2015 Statement of Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Commissioners Marianne Thyssen, Vĕra Jourová and Corina Creţu on the occasion of International Roma day, Wednesday 8 April : "The European Union is founded on the principles of equality before the law and non-discrimination: values enshrined in the...
IP/15/4627  23-03-2015 - Keeping consumers safe: nearly 2500 dangerous products withdrawn from the EU market in 2014 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 March 2015 The European Commission published new figures today, showing that in 2014, nearly 2500 products, ranging from toys to motor vehicles, were either stopped before they entered the EU or removed from markets because they were dangerous for EU consumers.
MEMO/15/4628  23-03-2015 - Questions and Answers - Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products in 2014 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 23 March 2015 1. What is the Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products? The European rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products ensures that information about dangerous products withdrawn from the market and/or recalled from consumers anywhere in Europe is quickly circulated between...
STATEMENT/15/4580  10-03-2015 - Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, High Representative /Vice-President Mogherini and Commissioners Avramopoulos and Jourová ahead of European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism on 11 March 2015 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 10 March 2015 "Two months ago the terrorist attacks in Paris produced a shock wave that reverberated throughout Europe and beyond. Across Europe and the whole world people took to the streets and stood in solidarity. This spirit remains very much alive.
IP/15/4575  09-03-2015 - 2015 EU Justice Scoreboard: supporting Member States to improve their justice systems' effectiveness 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 March 2015 Today, the European Commission has released the 2015 EU Justice Scoreboard, which gives an overview of the quality, independence and efficiency of the justice systems of Member States.
MEMO/15/4576  09-03-2015 - The 2015 EU Justice Scoreboard: ­Questions & Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 09 March 2015 The 2015 EU Justice Scoreboard: ­ Questions & Answers What is the EU Justice Scoreboard? The EU Justice Scoreboard is an information tool that contributes to the European Semester by providing objective data on the quality, independence and efficiency of justice...
IP/15/4552  05-03-2015 - Commission outlines remaining key challenges on gender equality 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 05 March 2015 Ahead of International Women's Day (8 March), the European Commission is reaffirming its commitment to tackle gender inequalities across the EU. According to new Eurobarometer statistics published today, a large majority of citizens (76%) believe that tackling inequality between women and...
MEMO/15/4563  05-03-2015 - Questions and Answers: What is the EU doing for women's rights and gender equality? 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 05 March 2015 What do the EU Treaties say about gender equality? The Treaty of Rome in 1957 already included the principle of equal pay for equal work. (Article 119 EEC, then 141 EC, now Article 157 TFEU).