IP/16/2486  14-07-2016 - Innovation performance compared: How innovative is your country? 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 July 2016 Today the Commission released the 2016 results of the European Innovation Scoreboard, the Regional Innovation Scoreboard and the Innobarometer. The main findings are that EU innovation is catching up with Japan and the US, Sweden is once again the innovation leader,...
IP/16/2448  11-07-2016 - Commission launches two new financial instruments to boost investments in start-ups and sustainable urban development 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 11 July 2016 Today the European Commission adopted two new "off-the-shelf", i.e. "ready-to-use" financial instruments for ESI Funds investments, to ease access to funding for young businesses and urban development project promoters.
IP/16/2299  27-06-2016 - New Commission proposal helps Cyprus and Greece fully seize investment opportunities under ESI Funds 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 June 2016 The Commission proposes to maintain the EU co-financing rate of 85% for Cyprus and to extend the "top-up" mechanism, which can benefit Greece. The financial and economic crisis had a profound impact on national and regional budgets in many Member States,...
IP/16/2267  22-06-2016 - European Commission appoints new Director-General for Regional and Urban Policy 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 22 June 2016 Today, the European Commission appointed Marc Lemaître as Director-General of its department for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). Mr Lemaître, a national from Luxembourg, is currently Director of the Office for Administration and Payment of individual entitlements (PMO).
IP/16/2240  21-06-2016 - EU Solidarity Fund: €1.65 million for Greece after the 2015 earthquake affecting the Ionian Islands 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2016 Today the Commission has proposed aid for Greece worth €1.65 million from the EU Solidarity Fund, following the earthquake in the Ionian Islands in November 2015.
IP/16/2004  02-06-2016 - Commission helps regions join forces to invest in industrial modernisation 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 2 June 2016 Today during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission is launching the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation. Today during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission is launching the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.
IP/16/1924  30-05-2016 - The Urban Agenda for the EU: European cities get their say in EU policy making 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 May 2016 Today, the informal Ministerial meeting on urban matters agreed on the "Pact of Amsterdam", which sets out the principles of the Urban Agenda for the EU. Today, the Commission is taking part in the informal meeting in Amsterdam of the 28...
IP/16/1846  26-05-2016 - Finland adopts the SME initiative: easier access to funding for start-ups and small businesses 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2016 Today the European Commission adopted the SME initiative programme in Finland, worth €40 million, with €20 million from the European Regional Development Fund and €20 million from the national budget.
IP/16/842  17-03-2016 - 330 kilometres of new express roads in Poland to overcome bottlenecks in trans-European infrastructure 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2016 Today's approval of ten TEN-T Major Projects from the 2014-2020 financing period means new opportunities for jobs and growth Today the European Commission has approved ten major projects worth €3.3 billion for the construction of approximately 330km of new express roads...
IP/16/329  22-02-2016 - Investment Plan for Europe: new guidelines on combining European Structural and Investment Funds with the EFSI 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 February 2016 The Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), explains how to best combine the funds. The Juncker Commission’s top priority is to get Europe growing again and to increase the number of jobs without creating new debt.