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President Juncker and President Poroshenko

News27/08/2015

President Juncker welcomes Ukrainian reforms and shows concern about Minsk agreements

President Jean-Claude Juncker received the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for bilateral talks taking in several matters including concerns around the implementation of the Minsk Agreements and progress towards visa liberalisation.

Commissioner Hogan during the press conference

News26/08/2015

Commission to come forward with a comprehensive response in support of the agricultural sector

At today's press briefing, Commissioner Phil Hogan explained the Commission's work towards a comprehensive response to difficulties in the agricultural sector.

Commissioner Arias Cañete during the press conference

News20/08/2015

Commission signs three-year ESM stability support programme for Greece

The European Commission signs the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece for a new stability support programme. Press Conference by Commissioner Arias Cañete on preparation underway ahead of UN Climate Conference (COP 21) in Paris.

A European Response to Migration

News14/08/2015

A European Response to Migration

Showing solidarity and sharing responsibility. Press Conference by Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

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This includes migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. true en_UK HTML 08/03/2015 12:16:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 3 1 08/04/2015 09:26:00 false STATEMENT/15/5466 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5466_en.htm Commissioner Hahn on recent events in Turkey Commissioner Hahn on recent events in Turkey European Commission - Statement Brussels, 03 August 2015 Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, spoke to Turkish EU Minister Volkan Bozkir. He acknowledged the commitment of the Turkish authorities to stepping up the fight against ISIL and re-affirmed the EU's strong support for these efforts. true en_UK HTML 08/04/2015 09:26:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 4 1 08/04/2015 11:00:00 false IP/15/5467 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5467_en.htm EU and Vietnam reach agreement on free trade deal EU and Vietnam reach agreement on free trade deal European Commission - Press release Brussels, 04 August 2015 Today the EU and Vietnam have reached an agreement in principle for a free trade agreement (FTA), after two and a half years of intense negotiations. Following a telephone conversation this morning between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Vietnamese Minister... true en_UK HTML 08/04/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 5 1 08/04/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/5465 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-5465_en.htm June 2015 compared with May 2015 - Industrial producer prices down by 0.1% in both euro area and EU28 June 2015 compared with May 2015 - Industrial producer prices down by 0.1% in both euro area and EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 04 August 2015 In June 2015, compared with May 2015, industrial producer prices fell by 0.1% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 08/04/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 6 1 08/04/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5469 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5469_en.htm Daily News 04 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 04 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 04 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 04 August 2015 EU and Vietnam reach agreement on free trade deal The EU and Vietnam have today reached an agreement in principle in the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), after two and a half... true en_UK HTML 08/04/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 7 1 08/04/2015 12:02:00 false MEMO/15/5468 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5468_en.htm Facts and figures: Free Trade Agreement between EU and Vietnam Facts and figures: Free Trade Agreement between EU and Vietnam European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 04 August 2015 Today EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang agreed in principle on a comprehensive and ambitious trade and investment agreement. true en_UK HTML 08/04/2015 12:02:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 8 1 08/04/2015 17:30:00 false IP/15/5470 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5470_en.htm Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Hospira by Pfizer, subject to conditions Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Hospira by Pfizer, subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 04 August 2015 The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Hospira by Pfizer under the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies are US based and active globally in the development and marketing of human pharmaceuticals. true en_UK HTML 08/04/2015 17:30:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 9 1 08/04/2015 20:49:00 false STATEMENT/15/5472 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5472_en.htm Statement from Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos Statement from Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 04 August 2015 Today I held constructive and friendly bilateral exchanges with both French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and with UK Home Secretary Theresa May, who updated me on the situation in Calais and the measures they are taking to address it. true en_UK HTML 08/04/2015 20:49:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 10 1 08/05/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/5471 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-5471_en.htm June 2015 compared with May 2015 - Volume of retail trade down by 0.6% in euro area - Down by 0.5% in EU28 June 2015 compared with May 2015 - Volume of retail trade down by 0.6% in euro area - Down by 0.5% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 05 August 2015 In June 2015 compared with May 2015, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 08/05/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 11 1 08/05/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/5473 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5473_en.htm EU gives €12 million in new humanitarian aid for the crisis in Yemen and its impact in the Horn of Africa EU gives €12 million in new humanitarian aid for the crisis in Yemen and its impact in the Horn of Africa European Commission - Press release 05 August 2015 The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €12 million for people affected by the crisis in Yemen. The support will help address the most pressing needs of the suffering population. true en_UK HTML 08/05/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 12 1 08/05/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5474 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5474_en.htm Daily News 05 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 05 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 05 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 05 August 2015 EU gives €12 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen crisis The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €12 million for people affected by the crisis in Yemen. true en_UK HTML 08/05/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 13 1 08/06/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/5459 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5459_en.htm Financial stability: new Commission rules on central clearing for interest rate derivatives Financial stability: new Commission rules on central clearing for interest rate derivatives European Commission - Press release 06 August 2015 The European Commission has today adopted new rules that make it mandatory for certain over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate derivative contracts to be cleared through central counterparties. true en_UK HTML 08/06/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 14 1 08/06/2015 12:00:00 false STATEMENT/15/5476 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5476_en.htm Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the bombings in Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (9 August 1945) Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the bombings in Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (9 August 1945) European Commission - Statement Statement Statement 06 August 2015 Seventy years later, we don't forget. We can't forget. Seventy years later, the images of the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are one of the strongest reminders of the atrocities of war. Our fathers and grandfathers said collectively at that time: never again. true en_UK HTML 08/06/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 15 1 08/06/2015 12:00:01 false IP/15/5477 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5477_en.htm EU supports people affected by floods in Myanmar and Bangladesh EU supports people affected by floods in Myanmar and Bangladesh European Commission - Press release 06 August 2015 The European Commission is providing emergency support to Myanmar and Bangladesh following floods and mudslides which affected thousands of people in both countries. Myanmar will receive €1million and Bangladesh €500,000. true en_UK HTML 08/06/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 16 1 08/06/2015 12:00:01 false MEX/15/5479 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5479_en.htm Daily News 06 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 06 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 06 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 06 August 2015 Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the bombings in Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (9 August 1945) On the 70th anniversary of the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Federica... true en_UK HTML 08/06/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 17 1 08/06/2015 12:42:00 false STATEMENT/15/5480 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5480_en.htm Statement by First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, High-Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on the recent i... Statement by First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, High-Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on the recent incident in the Mediterranean European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 06 August 2015 It is with great sadness that we learned of the incident that took place just a few miles off the coast of Libya yesterday. The EU wants to commend the Italian Coast Guard, the Frontex-deployed assets and boats operated by... true en_UK HTML 08/06/2015 12:42:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 18 1 08/07/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/5481 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5481_en.htm Employment: Commission proposes €1.4 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Alitalia in Italy Employment: Commission proposes €1.4 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Alitalia in Italy European Commission - Press release Brussels, 07 August 2015 The European Commission has proposed to provide Italy with €1.4 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 184 former workers of Alitalia to find new jobs. Most of the redundancies occurred in the region of Lazio. true en_UK HTML 08/07/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 19 1 08/07/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5482 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5482_en.htm Daily News 07 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 07 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 07 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 07 August 2015 Commission supports European fruit and vegetable producers to face impact of Russian ban The European Commission has today formally extended until the end of June 2016 the safety net measures for the European fruit... true en_UK HTML 08/07/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 20 1 08/07/2015 12:39:00 false IP/15/5475 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5475_en.htm EU approves the disbursement of €80 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Jordan EU approves the disbursement of €80 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Jordan European Commission - Press release Brussels, 07 August 2015 Today the European Commission, on behalf of the European Union (EU), adopted the decision necessary for the disbursement of €80 million to Jordan in the form of a loan. true en_UK HTML 08/07/2015 12:39:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 21 1 08/10/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5484 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5484_en.htm Daily News 10 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 10 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 10 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 10 August 2015 Managing migration and financing a safer and more secure Europe: €2.4 billion to support Member States The European Commission has this month approved 23 multiannual national programmes under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund... true en_UK HTML 08/10/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 22 1 08/10/2015 12:08:00 false IP/15/5483 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5483_en.htm Managing migration and financing a safer and more secure Europe: €2.4 billion to support Member States Managing migration and financing a safer and more secure Europe: €2.4 billion to support Member States European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 August 2015 The European Commission has this month approved 23 multiannual national programmes under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF). The total funding for the agreed programmes is approximately €2.4 billion, for the period 2014-2020. true en_UK HTML 08/10/2015 12:08:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 23 1 08/12/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/5485 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-5485_en.htm June 2015 compared with May 2015 - Industrial production down by 0.4% in euro area - Down by 0.2% in EU28 June 2015 compared with May 2015 - Industrial production down by 0.4% in euro area - Down by 0.2% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 12 August 2015 In June 2015 compared with May 2015, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 08/12/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 24 1 08/12/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5486 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5486_en.htm Daily News 12 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 12 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 12 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 12 August 2015 State aid: Commission approves prolonged Czech support for biofuels The European Commission has approved the prolongation of a Czech scheme benefitting certain biofuels under EU state aid rules, in particular its 2014 Guidelines on... true en_UK HTML 08/12/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 25 1 08/13/2015 11:33:00 false STATEMENT/15/5488 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5488_fr.htm Déclaration par le Président Jean-Claude Juncker suite au décès de Hubert Haenel Déclaration par le Président Jean-Claude Juncker suite au décès de Hubert Haenel Commission européenne - Déclaration Déclaration Déclaration Bruxelles, 13 août 2015 C'est avec grande tristesse que j'ai appris le décès d'un grand Européen et mon ami Hubert Haenel. La France perd un de ses grands serviteurs, et l’Europe, un de ses grands militants. true fr_FR HTML 08/13/2015 11:33:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 26 1 08/13/2015 11:54:00 false STATEMENT/15/5489 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5489_en.htm Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides following the explosions in China's nor... Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides following the explosions in China's northern port city of Tianjin European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 13 August 2015 We extend our condolences to the families and friends of those affected by the explosions that devastated parts of Tianjin in China last night. The European Union stands in full solidarity with the Chinese people at this time. true en_UK HTML 08/13/2015 11:54:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 27 1 08/13/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/5487 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5487_en.htm EU provides civil protection experts to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following recent floods EU provides civil protection experts to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following recent floods European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 August 2015 The EU and its Member States are sending an expert team through the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism to assist the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with assessing the damage caused by recent floods and mudslides. true en_UK HTML 08/13/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 28 1 08/13/2015 12:00:01 false MEX/15/5490 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5490_en.htm Daily News 13 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 13 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 13 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 13 August 2015 EU provides civil protection experts to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following recent floods The EU and its Member States are sending an expert team through the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism to assist... true en_UK HTML 08/13/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 29 1 08/13/2015 14:28:00 false STATEMENT/15/5491 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5491_en.htm Statement by the European Commission on latest steps towards an ESM programme for Greece Statement by the European Commission on latest steps towards an ESM programme for Greece European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 13 August 2015 Following the technical agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding between the Institutions and the Greek authorities, the Commission this morning adopted the necessary draft Council decisions for a three-year programme under the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). true en_UK HTML 08/13/2015 14:28:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 30 1 08/13/2015 23:59:00 false STATEMENT/15/5493 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5493_en.htm Statement on Greece by the European Commission in liaison with the European Central Bank* Statement on Greece by the European Commission in liaison with the European Central Bank* European Commission - Statement Statement Statement 13 August 2015 In response to a request of 8 July 2015 from the Hellenic Republic to the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) for stability support in the form of a loan with an availability period of... true en_UK HTML 08/13/2015 23:59:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 31 1 08/14/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/5492 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-5492_en.htm July 2015 Annual inflation stable at 0.2% in the euro area EU stable at 0.1% July 2015 Annual inflation stable at 0.2% in the euro area EU stable at 0.1% European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 14 August 2015 Euro area annual inflation was 0.2% in July 2015, stable compared to June. In July 2014 the rate was 0.4%. European Union annual inflation was 0.1% in July 2015, also stable compared to June. A year earlier the rate was 0.5%. true en_UK HTML 08/14/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 32 1 08/14/2015 11:05:00 false STAT/15/5496 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-5496_en.htm Flash estimate for the second quarter of 2015 -GDP up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28 - +1.2% and +1.6% respectively compared with the second quarter of 2014 Flash estimate for the second quarter of 2015 -GDP up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28 - +1.2% and +1.6% respectively compared with the second quarter of 2014 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 14 August 2015 Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area1(EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU281 during the second quarter of 2015, compared with the previous quarter, according to flash estimates2 published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 08/14/2015 11:05:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 33 1 08/14/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/5495 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5495_en.htm State aid: Commission approves £50 million UK support for the research and development of an innovative space launcher engine State aid: Commission approves £50 million UK support for the research and development of an innovative space launcher engine European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 August 2015 The European Commission has found that a £50 million (around €71 million) grant that the UK authorities intend to provide for designing a SABRE space launcher engine is in line with EU state aid rules. true en_UK HTML 08/14/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 34 1 08/14/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/5494 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5494_en.htm State aid: Commission finds Italian tax reductions for companies in areas affected by natural disasters also benefitted companies that suffered no damage State aid: Commission finds Italian tax reductions for companies in areas affected by natural disasters also benefitted companies that suffered no damage European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 August 2015 After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has found that certain Italian measures reducing company taxes and social security contributions in areas affected by natural disasters also benefitted companies that suffered no damage from natural disasters and overcompensated companies beyond the... true en_UK HTML 08/14/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 35 1 08/14/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5497 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5497_en.htm Daily News 14 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 14 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 14 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 14 August 2015 Regional policy: Commission adopts €7 billion programme for the Italian region of Puglia The European Commission has adopted the 2014-2020 'Operational Programme' for the Puglia region, worth €7.12 billion. true en_UK HTML 08/14/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 36 1 08/14/2015 12:43:00 false SPEECH/15/5498 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-5498_en.htm "A European Response to Migration: Showing solidarity and sharing responsibility" "A European Response to Migration: Showing solidarity and sharing responsibility" European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 14 August 2015 Dimitris Avramopoulos Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner You have all seen the news headlines – you are the ones writing the reports – you know why I am here. true en_UK HTML 08/14/2015 12:43:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 37 1 08/14/2015 21:20:00 false STATEMENT/15/5503 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5503_en.htm European Commission welcomes Eurogroup agreement on a three-year ESM stability support programme for Greece European Commission welcomes Eurogroup agreement on a three-year ESM stability support programme for Greece - Statement European Commission Brussels, 14 August 2015 New loans of up to 86 bn EUR will be made available over the next three years to Greece by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) - Europe's firewall established in 2012 in response to the global financial crisis. true en_UK HTML 08/14/2015 21:20:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 38 1 08/14/2015 23:20:00 false STATEMENT/15/5502 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5502_en.htm Vice-President Dombrovskis' opening remarks at the Eurogroup Press conference Vice-President Dombrovskis' opening remarks at the Eurogroup Press conference European Commission - Statement Brussels, 14 August 2015 On behalf of the European Commission, I would like to welcome today's Eurogroup agreement on a new three-year ESM programme for Greece. This is the result of intense work over the past month between the Greek authorities and the Institutions – the... true en_UK HTML 08/14/2015 23:20:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 39 1 08/17/2015 11:00:01 false STAT/15/5501 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-5501_en.htm June 2015 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €26.4 bn - €10.4 bn surplus for EU28 June 2015 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €26.4 bn - €10.4 bn surplus for EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 August 2015 Euro area The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in June 2015 was €182.7 billion, an increase of 12% compared with June 2014 (€162.7 bn). true en_UK HTML 08/17/2015 11:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 40 1 08/17/2015 12:02:00 false MEX/15/5504 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5504_en.htm Daily News 17 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 17 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 17 August 2015 European Commission welcomes Eurogroup agreement on a three-year ESM stability support programme for Greece. On Friday Ministers of Finance of the Eurozone reached an agreement which will provide Greece with loans of up to... true en_UK HTML 08/17/2015 12:02:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 41 1 08/17/2015 19:35:00 false STATEMENT/15/5505 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5505_en.htm Joint declaration by the High Representative and Vice President, Federica Mogherini, and the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, on the lates... Joint declaration by the High Representative and Vice President, Federica Mogherini, and the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, on the latest indiscriminate attacks against the Syrian people European Commission - Statement Brussels, 17 August 2015 Violence continues to escalate in Syria, which has already become the world's largest humanitarian crisis. In early August alone, no fewer than nine hospitals were deliberately targeted in the Idlib region and civilians were hit in Douma, Zabadani and elsewhere, killing more... true en_UK HTML 08/17/2015 19:35:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 42 1 08/18/2015 12:00:00 false STATEMENT/15/5506 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5506_en.htm Statement on steps towards a peace agreement for South Sudan Statement on steps towards a peace agreement for South Sudan European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 18 August 2015 Spokespersons for High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, for Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica issued the following statement on steps towards a peace agreement for South Sudan: Yesterday a partial... true en_UK HTML 08/18/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 43 1 08/19/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/5508 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-5508_en.htm June 2015 compared with May 2015 - Production in construction down by 1.9% in euro area - Down by 1.1% in EU28 June 2015 compared with May 2015 - Production in construction down by 1.9% in euro area - Down by 1.1% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 August 2015 In June 2015 compared with May 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 1.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.1% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 08/19/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 44 1 08/19/2015 12:00:00 false MEMO/15/5500 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5500_en.htm The European Union supports humanitarian action The European Union supports humanitarian action European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 19 August 2015 The European Union is committed to protecting humanitarian workers and supports World Humanitarian Day every year on 19 August. Today marks the day in 2003 when 22 humanitarians lost their lives in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. true en_UK HTML 08/19/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 45 1 08/19/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5509 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5509_en.htm Daily News 19 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 19 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 19 August 2015 Statement on World Humanitarian Day 2015 by Commissioner Christos Stylianides Today, 19 August, marks the day in 2003 when 22 humanitarians lost their lives in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. true en_UK HTML 08/19/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 46 1 08/19/2015 12:00:00 false STATEMENT/15/5499 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5499_en.htm Statement on World Humanitarian Day 2015 by European Commissioner Christos Stylianides Statement on World Humanitarian Day 2015 by European Commissioner Christos Stylianides European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 19 August 2015 The European Union is committed to protecting humanitarian workers and supports World Humanitarian Day every year on 19 August. Today marks the day in 2003 when 22 humanitarians lost their lives in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad,... true en_UK HTML 08/19/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 47 1 08/19/2015 19:44:00 false STATEMENT/15/5511 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5511_en.htm Joint Statement on EU support to UNRWA by HR/VP Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and Commissioner for Humanitarian ... Joint Statement on EU support to UNRWA by HR/VP Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides European Commission - Statement Brussels, 19 August 2015 Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) declared that schools are set to re-open for Palestinian children and refugees in neighbouring countries in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in the coming weeks. true en_UK HTML 08/19/2015 19:44:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 48 1 08/20/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/5510 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-5510_en.htm First estimate for June 2015 - EU28 current account surplus €12.3 bn - €14.5 bn surplus for trade in services First estimate for June 2015 - EU28 current account surplus €12.3 bn - €14.5 bn surplus for trade in services European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 August 2015 The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €12.3 billion in June 2015, compared with a surplus of €13.3 bn in May 2015 and a deficit of €2.4 bn in June 2014, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical... true en_UK HTML 08/20/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 49 1 08/20/2015 11:08:00 false IP/15/5512 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5512_en.htm Commission signs three-year ESM stability support programme for Greece Commission signs three-year ESM stability support programme for Greece European - Press release Commission Brussels, 20 August 2015 The European Commission signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece for a new stability support programme late on Wednesday. The European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Europe's firewall established in 2012 in response to the global financial crisis, will be able to... true en_UK HTML 08/20/2015 11:08:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 50 1 08/20/2015 12:00:00 false MEMO/15/5513 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5513_en.htm The European Stability Mechanism Programme for Greece: Questions and Answers The European Stability Mechanism Programme for Greece: Questions and Answers European Commission - Fact Sheet 20 August 2015 PROGRAMME AND FINANCING The third economic adjustment programme for Greece will last three years. So when exactly does it start and end? The third economic adjustment programme for Greece officially starts with the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and lasts... true en_UK HTML 08/20/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 51 1 08/20/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5514 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5514_en.htm Daily News 20 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 20 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 20 August 2015 Commission signed three-year ESM stability support programme for Greece Yesterday evening the European Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece for a new stability support programme. true en_UK HTML 08/20/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 52 1 08/20/2015 15:29:00 false SPEECH/15/5515 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-5515_en.htm EU press briefing, Brussels, 20 August, 2015 EU press briefing, Brussels, 20 August, 2015 European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 20 August 2015 Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete: EU press briefing, Brussels, 20 August, 2015 Thank you to all of you for coming today. Today, as has been previously stated, I will speak about our preparations for the Paris Climate Conference but... true en_UK HTML 08/20/2015 15:29:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 53 1 08/20/2015 16:06:00 false STATEMENT/15/5517 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5517_en.htm Statement on the bombings in Yemen of port facilities in Hodeida Statement on the bombings in Yemen of port facilities in Hodeida European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 20 August 2015 Joint Statement by the Spokespersons of the High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the bombings in Yemen of port facilities in Hodeida The current conflict in Yemen is having... true en_UK HTML 08/20/2015 16:06:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 54 1 08/20/2015 16:33:00 false STATEMENT/15/5516 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5516_en.htm Joint statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos on Calais and European migration priorities Joint statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos on Calais and European migration priorities European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 August 2015 We welcome today's declaration of the British and French authorities to intensify their cooperation in relation to the migration situation in Calais. On such cross border challenges, the Commission supports the strengthening of cooperation between Member States and will continue to play... true en_UK HTML 08/20/2015 16:33:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 55 1 08/20/2015 17:28:00 false STATEMENT/15/5518 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5518_de.htm Erklärung des Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker zum Tod von Egon Bahr Erklärung des Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker zum Tod von Egon Bahr Europäische Kommission - Erklärung Erklärung Erklärung 20 August 2015 Die Nachricht vom Tode Egon Bahrs hat mich tief getroffen. Er war ein Freund, mit dem ich mich oft und gerne über Europa und internationale Politik unterhalten habe. Er wird uns allen fehlen. true de_DE HTML 08/20/2015 17:28:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 56 1 08/21/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/5519 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-5519_en.htm Migrant integration – education indicators in 2014 - Proportion of early school leavers in the EU notably higher for non-EU citizens than for nationals Migrant integration – education indicators in 2014 - Proportion of early school leavers in the EU notably higher for non-EU citizens than for nationals European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 21 August 2015 For a wide range of education indicators, significant disparities can be observed in the European Union (EU) between non-EU citizens and citizens of the reporting country, referred to as “nationals”. This does not only concern educational attainment. true en_UK HTML 08/21/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 57 1 08/21/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5521 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5521_en.htm Daily News 21 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 21 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 21 August 2015 Regional policy: €222 million of EU funds to strengthen cooperation and support projects in the Danube region The Commission adopted the 2014-2020 Danube Transnational Cooperation Programme, with over €202 million coming from the European... true en_UK HTML 08/21/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 58 1 08/21/2015 12:00:00 false STATEMENT/15/5520 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5520_en.htm Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová ahead of the Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová ahead of the Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 21 August 2015 On 23 August 1939, a pact was signed between Nazi Germany under Hitler and the Soviet Union under Stalin, paving the way to World War II and its devastating consequences across Europe. true en_UK HTML 08/21/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 59 1 08/22/2015 23:18:00 false STATEMENT/15/5522 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5522_en.htm Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Neighborhood policy and Enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn on the release of political p... Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Neighborhood policy and Enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn on the release of political prisoners in Belarus European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 August 2015 The release of Mykalai Statkevich, Mykalai Dziadok, Ihar Alinevich, Jury Rubtsov, Euheny Vaskovich and Artyom Prakapenka, is a long-sought step forward. They are now free.  Former presidential candidate Mykalai Statkevich stands out in particular as an example of the tireless work and commitment of... true en_UK HTML 08/22/2015 23:18:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 60 1 08/24/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5523 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5523_en.htm Daily News 24 / 08 / 15 Daily News 24 / 08 / 15 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 24 / 08 / 15 Brussels, 24 August 2015 Have your say on the review of the Satellite and Cable Directive  In a public consultation launched today, the European Commission aims at evaluating if EU rules on copyright licensing for TV and radio broadcasting by satellite and cable are still up-to-date in our... true en_UK HTML 08/24/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 61 1 08/25/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/5525 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-5525_en.htm Daily News 25 / 08 / 2015 Daily News 25 / 08 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 25 / 08 / 2015 Brussels, 25 August 2015 Regional Policy: the EU invests €34 million in the border regions of Croatia and Serbia The new 2014-2020 programme adopted by the Commission will invest in the border regions of Croatia and Serbia. true en_UK HTML 08/25/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 62 1 08/25/2015 19:47:00 false STATEMENT/15/5527 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-5527_en.htm Statement by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the attack against the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen Statement by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the attack against the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 25 August 2015 The European Commission strongly condemns the recent attack by armed gunmen on the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Aden, Yemen, which has caused the ICRC to relocate its staff. true en_UK HTML 08/25/2015 19:47:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 15 1 11/05/2014 11:00:00 false true 090126248d1b1277 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/11 04/17/2015 11:16:53 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - First College meeting of the Juncker Commission First College meeting of the Juncker Commission <p>The new European Commission under the lead of its President Jean-Claude Juncker held its first meeting in Brussels.</p> Frans Timmermans, Jean-Claude Juncker, Johannes Hahn, Federica Mogherini and Maroš Šefčovič © EU true 090126248d1b3d15 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141105ec1.jpg 16 1 11/12/2014 12:00:00 false true 090126248d31ca57 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/11 01/09/2015 11:41:24 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Second College meeting of the Juncker Commission Second College meeting of the Juncker Commission <p>The Commission kicked off the preparation of the 2015 Work Programme, proposed to change the rules for the national contributions to the EU budget and increased support to Ukraine.</p> President Juncker and Vice Presidents Timmermans and Georgieva © EU true 090126248d3764a1 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141112ec3.jpg 22 1 11/19/2014 00:00:00 false true 090126248d70dd41 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/11 01/12/2015 10:06:48 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Weekly College meeting discusses greater transparency Weekly College meeting discusses greater transparency <p>As of 1 December 2014, all Members of the Commission are expected to make public all contacts and meetings held with stakeholders and lobbyists. This will be part of the Juncker Commission's Transparency Initiative debated today.</p> First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Malmström © EU true 090126248d71175a /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141119ec1.jpg 23 1 11/25/2014 12:00:00 false true 090126248d838599 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/11 01/09/2015 11:09:44 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency <p>During its fourth College meeting on Tuesday 25 November, the Juncker Commission decided to reinforce transparency within the Commission and in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with the United States.</p> College meeting in Strasbourg © EU true 090126248d84429e /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141125ec1.jpg 30 1 12/03/2014 00:00:00 false true 090126248d984558 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/12 01/09/2015 11:01:55 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - College meets with Latvian government ahead of its EU Presidency College meets with Latvian government ahead of its EU Presidency <p>At its weekly meeting, the College received the Latvian government to prepare the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union which will start on 1 January 2015.</p> The old city of Riga © EU true 090126248d989ddb /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141203ec1.jpg 37 1 12/10/2014 00:00:00 false true 090126248da8bd63 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/12 01/14/2015 16:14:43 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Juncker Commission takes oath of independence at the Court of Justice Juncker Commission takes oath of independence at the Court of Justice <p>President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Members of the College of Commissioners are taking their formal oath of office on 10 December in Luxembourg, at the EU's Court of Justice.</p> President Juncker takes solemn oath © EU true 090126248daaaf2a /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141210ec2.jpg 52 1 01/13/2015 16:00:00 false true 090126248df96f73 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/01 01/13/2015 16:38:45 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - €315 bn Investment Plan: Fund for Strategic Investments proposed €315 bn Investment Plan: Fund for Strategic Investments proposed <p>At its weekly meeting the Commission has adopted the legislative proposal for the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). It also issued guidance on how it will apply the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact to encourage structural reforms, investment and fiscal responsibility.</p> A worker in the pumping station of Druzhba pipeline system in Slovakia © EU true 090126248e033a04 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150113ec1.jpg 56 1 01/21/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e1aff33 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/01 01/21/2015 12:57:04 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - A fresh look at European Security A fresh look at European Security <p>The College of Commissioners discussed possible avenues to tighten security and prevent terrorism as part of the European Agenda on Security for 2015-2020, an initiative that will be adopted in the coming months. </p> A passport control point at the Lisbon airport © EU true 090126248e19b0bc /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150121ec1.jpg 59 1 01/28/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e2d6d43 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/01 02/03/2015 12:46:54 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union <p>The Commission has kicked off its flagship project to create a Capital Markets Union (CMU) with a first orientation debate at the College of Commissioners. The CMU ties in with the ambition to boost jobs and growth in the EU.</p> Skyline of the financial district in Frankfurt © EU 2012 EP true 090126248e2dc4d1 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150128ec1.jpg 62 1 02/04/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e3e31a4 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/02 02/13/2015 10:46:57 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - €1bn for youth employment and kicking off Energy Union €1bn for youth employment and kicking off Energy Union <p>The College of Commissioners proposed to make 1 billion euro from the Youth Employment Initiative available and launched its work on the Energy Union.</p> Young people looking for a job © European Union, 2015 true 090126248e40f1fe /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150204ec1.jpg 64 1 02/10/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e45ffda /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/02 02/13/2015 10:46:02 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Informal European Council to focus on Security, Greece and Ukraine Informal European Council to focus on Security, Greece and Ukraine <p>President Juncker informed the College of Commissioners during its weekly meeting about his contribution to the informal European Council which will take place on Thursday 12 February and focus on the EU security agenda, Greece and Ukraine.</p> President Juncker speaks to Vice-President Katainen true 090126248e524e68 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150210ec1.jpg 67 1 02/18/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e6a0cf0 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/02 02/18/2015 17:33:30 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - College debates fairer taxation and launches consultation on Capital Markets Union College debates fairer taxation and launches consultation on Capital Markets Union <p>The Commission launches a consultation on creating a single Capital Markets Union and looks at key actions needed to combat tax avoidance at its weekly college meeting.</p> Commissioner Hill during the press conference true 090126248e6b2c11 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150218ec2.jpg 71 1 02/25/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e875d14 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/02 03/03/2015 12:13:55 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Energy Union and Economic Governance Energy Union and Economic Governance <p>Delivering on this top priority set out in President Juncker's political guidelines, the European Commission set out its strategy to achieve a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.</p> Towards an Energy Union true 090126248e866c9d /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150225ec1.jpg 75 1 03/04/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e9c4c93 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/03 03/04/2015 15:56:49 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - College debates migration and neighbourhood and receives A. Merkel College debates migration and neighbourhood and receives A. Merkel <p>The Commission received the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It also launched a consultation on the future of its relations with neighbouring countries and kicked off its work on a comprehensive "Agenda on Migration".</p> Group photo of the College of Commissioners with Chancellor Merkel true 090126248e9d8398 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150304ec1.jpg 79 1 03/10/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248eb17488 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/03 03/10/2015 18:11:39 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Progress on economic policy and investment - geopolitics discussed Progress on economic policy and investment - geopolitics discussed <p>The College focused its weekly meeting on the latest economic and geopolitical developments while EU Finance Ministers agreed on the Regulation to set up the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and next steps in economic governance.</p> Meeting of the College in Strasbourg © EU true 090126248eb2a45c /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150310ec2.jpg 83 1 03/18/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248ec70d73 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/03 03/19/2015 12:40:09 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission presents Tax Transparency Package and welcomes French Prime Minister Valls Commission presents Tax Transparency Package and welcomes French Prime Minister Valls <p>The Commission presented a package of tax transparency measures as part of its ambitious agenda to tackle corporate tax avoidance in the EU. During its weekly meeting the College of Commissioners also welcomed French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.</p> Press conference by Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs true 090126248ec8628f /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150318ec1.jpg 91 1 03/25/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248ed95e28 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/03 04/21/2015 11:55:39 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Digital Single Market: Commission agrees areas for action Digital Single Market: Commission agrees areas for action <p>Digital technology is part of everyday life – yet many barriers remain to using it. Today the Commission discussed the Digital Single Market Strategy due for adoption in May and set out the main areas of its work.</p> President Juncker true 090126248eddb533 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150325ec2.jpg 93 1 04/15/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248ef10515 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/04 04/21/2015 11:55:40 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission opens Google antitrust proceedings Commission opens Google antitrust proceedings <p>The Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google on its comparison shopping service and has opened a separate formal investigation into Android. The College also welcomed His Majesty Felipe VI, King of Spain.</p> President Juncker and Commissioner Vestager during the weekly College meeting true 090126248f1586a9 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150415ec1.jpg 97 1 04/22/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248ef10514 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/04 04/23/2015 11:46:39 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission reviews GMOs, meets African Union, sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom Commission reviews GMOs, meets African Union, sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom <p>The Commission plans to give member states more freedom on GMOs. Separately the College also met with the African Union Commission and sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom.</p> President Juncker and Chairperson Dlamini-Zuma chaired a joint meeting of both Commissions true 090126248f2998dd /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150422ec1.jpg 102 1 04/28/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248f3b2436 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/04 05/05/2015 15:44:56 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - New European Agenda on Security New European Agenda on Security <p>The Commission adopts a new European Agenda on Security 2015-2020 to support better cooperation between Member States in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime.</p> First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos during the press conference true 090126248f3e26c9 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150429ec1.jpg 106 1 05/06/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248f4f0034 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/05 05/18/2015 12:32:45 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - A Strategy for the Digital Single Market A Strategy for the Digital Single Market <p>The internet is changing our world: and a fully functional Digital Single Market could contribute €415 billion. The Commission's digital single market strategy includes 16 initiatives, from copyright to parcel delivery to digital skills.</p> A fully functional Digital Single Market could contribute €415 billion true 090126248f51ff6a /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150506ec1.jpg 108 1 05/13/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248f60472e /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/05 05/13/2015 14:44:29 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission heralds Migration Agenda and CSRs Commission heralds Migration Agenda and CSRs <p>The European Commission presented a European Agenda on Migration and adopted a set of country-specific economic policy recommendations.</p> true 090126248f667d52 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150513ec1.jpg 112 1 05/19/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248f7484a4 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/05 05/20/2015 14:07:13 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Better Regulation Agenda: Enhancing transparency and scrutiny Better Regulation Agenda: Enhancing transparency and scrutiny <p>The Commission adopts the Better Regulation Agenda and launches infringement case on the application of the German Minimum Wage law to the transport sector.</p> First Vice-President Timmermans during the College meeting in Strasbourg true 090126248f75503d /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150519ec1.jpg 116 1 05/27/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248f85b56e /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/05 06/01/2015 14:17:04 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission fulfils its commitment to act swiftly on migration Commission fulfils its commitment to act swiftly on migration <p>The Commission adopted the first set of concrete measures to implement the European Agenda on Migration, proposed a draft budget for 2016, had an orientation debate on fair corporate taxation and met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.</p> true 090126248f87bdea /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150527ec1.jpg 123 1 06/03/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248f937fa6 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/06 06/05/2015 12:02:07 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission unveils actions to tackle animal testing Commission unveils actions to tackle animal testing <p>The Commission responds to the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative on animal testing with actions to be taken.</p> A scientist in a research lab true 090126248f98b222 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150603ec2.jpg 128 1 06/09/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248f9ca8b2 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/06 06/10/2015 15:00:50 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - On the path to a more social Europe On the path to a more social Europe <p>The Commission examines how EU policy can best serve Europe's social and employment challenges.</p> Towards a more social Europe true 090126248fa67350 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150609ec1.jpg 135 1 06/17/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248fb732ca /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/06 06/24/2015 17:05:22 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Making Corporate Taxation fairer and more transparent Making Corporate Taxation fairer and more transparent <p>In a further move to make tax systems fairer, more efficient, growth-friendly and transparent, the Commission presented an Action Plan to fundamentally reform corporate taxation in the EU and published a "Top 30" list of tax havens across the world.</p> true 090126248fbcf6a1 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150617ec1.jpg 140 1 06/24/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248fc9c4a8 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/06 06/25/2015 12:31:25 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission appoints new Secretary-General; reshuffles senior management Commission appoints new Secretary-General; reshuffles senior management <p>Continuity and change being equally important for the success of this College, a significant number of senior managers will be taking on new responsibilities. 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