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Press release26/01/2015

Ukraine: New EU support for conflict-affected populations

"EU-airlift": three cargo planes with relief supplies are on their way to Ukraine. Christos Stylianides, the EU Commissioner for humanitarian aid also announced today (26 January) from Ukraine a new relief aid package worth €15 million.

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Weekly meeting28/01/2015

Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union

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.

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Press release27/01/2015

"EU Transparency Register": Better access to information

A new version of the EU Transparency Register is being launched today. This 'second generation' of the Register improves the accessibility to the website for organisations seeking to register and for the general public.

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Weekly meeting21/01/2015

A fresh look at European Security

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. 

1 1 01/02/2015 18:07:00 false STATEMENT/15/2920 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-2920_en.htm Statement by Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on the smuggling of migrants in cargo ships Statement by Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on the smuggling of migrants in cargo ships European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 02 January 2015 With regard to the recent events of the smuggling of migrants in the Ezadeen and Blue Sky M cargo ships to Italy, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, made the following statement:  “I commend the Italian Coast Guard and Frontex... true en_UK HTML 01/02/2015 18:07:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 2 1 01/05/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/2941 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-2941_en.htm Daily News 05 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 05 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 05 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 05 January 2015 Statement by EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan on the re-opening of the US market for imports of EU beef from January 2015... true en_UK HTML 01/05/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 3 1 01/05/2015 12:00:00 false STATEMENT/15/2942 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-2942_en.htm Re-opening of the US market for imports of EU beef from January 2015 - Statement by EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Agriculture and ... Re-opening of the US market for imports of EU beef from January 2015 - Statement by EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan European Commission - Statement Brussels, 05 January 2015 "We welcome the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that the US will progressively re-open its market to exports of beef from the European Union, starting with the Republic of Ireland. true en_UK HTML 01/05/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 4 1 01/05/2015 15:15:00 false IP/15/2940 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-2940_en.htm Antitrust: Commission sends statement of objections to the Lithuanian railway incumbent AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai Antitrust: Commission sends statement of objections to the Lithuanian railway incumbent AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 January 2015 The European Commission has informed the Lithuanian railway incumbent AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai ("LG") that it suspects the company of having limited competition on the rail markets in Lithuania and Latvia by removing a railway track connecting the two countries. true en_UK HTML 01/05/2015 15:15:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 5 1 01/06/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/2960 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-2960_en.htm State aid: Commission approves €58 million aid to Duslo a.s. for modernising ammonia production in Šal'a, Slovakia State aid: Commission approves €58 million aid to Duslo a.s. for modernising ammonia production in Šal'a, Slovakia European Commission - Press release Brussels, 06 January 2015 The European Commission has found that Slovak plans to provide €58 million regional investment aid to Duslo a.s. is in line with EU state aid rules. Duslo, which forms part of the Czech conglomerate Agrofert, is located in Šal'a, Slovakia, and... true en_UK HTML 01/06/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 6 1 01/06/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/2943 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-2943_en.htm Kicking off the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Juncker Commission travels to Riga Kicking off the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Juncker Commission travels to Riga European Commission - Press release Brussels, 06 January 2015 On 7-8 January, the College of Commissioners will travel to Riga for its traditional visit to the incoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The rotating Presidency will be held by Latvia for the first time, from January until... true en_UK HTML 01/06/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 7 1 01/06/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/2961 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-2961_en.htm Daily News 06 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 06 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 06 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 06 January 2015 Kicking off the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Juncker Commission travels to Riga On 7-8 January, the College of Commissioners will travel to Riga for its traditional visit to the incoming... true en_UK HTML 01/06/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 8 1 01/06/2015 13:02:00 false MEMO/15/2962 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-2962_en.htm A successful start for the euro changeover in Lithuania A successful start for the euro changeover in Lithuania European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 06 January 2015 On 1 January 2015, Lithuania adopted the euro as its official currency andthe changeover is running smoothly and according to plan. The previous national currency – the litas – will be phased out during a transitional two-week dual circulation period when... true en_UK HTML 01/06/2015 13:02:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 9 1 01/07/2015 11:35:00 false STAT/15/2964 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-2964_en.htm November 2014- Euro area unemployment rate at 11.5%- EU28 at 10.0% November 2014- Euro area unemployment rate at 11.5%- EU28 at 10.0% European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 07 January 2015 The euro area (EA18) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in November 2014, stable compared with October 2014, but down from 11.9% in November 2013. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.0% in November 2014, down from 10.1% in October 2014 and from 10.7%... true en_UK HTML 01/07/2015 11:35:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 10 1 01/07/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/2980 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-2980_en.htm European Commission publishes TTIP legal texts as part of transparency initiative European Commission publishes TTIP legal texts as part of transparency initiative - Press release European Commission Brussels, 07 January 2015 The European Commission today published a raft of texts setting outEU proposals for legal text in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) it is negotiating with the US. true en_UK HTML 01/07/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 11 1 01/07/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/2981 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-2981_en.htm Daily News 07 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 07 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 07 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 07 January 2015 European Commission publishes TTIP legal texts as part of transparency initiative The European Commission published today a raft of texts setting out EU proposals for legal text in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership... true en_UK HTML 01/07/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 12 1 01/07/2015 13:46:00 false STATEMENT/15/3002 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-3002_en.htm Statement by President Juncker following the attacks on Charlie Hebdo premises Statement by President Juncker following the attacks on Charlie Hebdo premises European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 07 January 2015 "I am profoundly shocked by the brutal and inhumane attack which struck the Charlie Hebdo premises. This is an intolerable and barbaric act which concerns us all as human beings and Europeans. true en_UK HTML 01/07/2015 13:46:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 13 1 01/08/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3041 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3041_en.htm November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Volume of retail trade up by 0.6% in euro area - Up by 0.8% in EU28 November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Volume of retail trade up by 0.6% in euro area - Up by 0.8% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 08 January 2015 In November 2014 compared with October 2014, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade rose by 0.6% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.8% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 01/08/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 14 1 01/08/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3040 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3040_en.htm November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Industrial producer prices down by 0.3% in euro - area Down by 0.4% in EU28 November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Industrial producer prices down by 0.3% in euro - area Down by 0.4% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 08 January 2015 In November 2014, compared with October 2014, industrial producer prices fell by 0.3% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 01/08/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 15 1 01/08/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/3001 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3001_en.htm Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review shows small but consistent growth in employment Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review shows small but consistent growth in employment European Commission - Press release Brussels, 08 January 2015 The economic recovery which started in the EU in the spring of 2013 remains subdued and recent GDP forecasts for the EU have been revised down. However, despite the weak macroeconomic background, employment has shown a small but consistent growth in... true en_UK HTML 01/08/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 16 1 01/08/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3043 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3043_en.htm Daily News 08 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 08 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 08 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 08 January 2015 Listening to Europe – European Commission launches its 2015 series of Citizens' Dialogues in Riga The European Commission today launches a new series of Citizen's Dialogues, giving people across Europe a chance to talk... true en_UK HTML 01/08/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 17 1 01/08/2015 12:00:01 false MEMO/15/3042 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3042_en.htm Five years on from the Haiti earthquake: The EU’s response Five years on from the Haiti earthquake: The EU’s response European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 08 January 2015 On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that took 222,750 people's lives, injured many thousands and made 1.5 million homeless. Today, the amount of people still living in camps – those formally known as Internally Displaced People... true en_UK HTML 01/08/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 18 1 01/08/2015 12:01:00 false IP/15/3044 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3044_en.htm Listening to Europe – European Commission launches its 2015 series of Citizens' Dialogues in Riga Listening to Europe – European Commission launches its 2015 series of Citizens' Dialogues in Riga European Commission - Press release Riga, 08 January 2015 The European Commission today launches a new series of Citizen's Dialogues, giving people across Europe a chance to talk directly with members of the European Commission. This is part of a clear commitment to better communication with citizens. true en_UK HTML 01/08/2015 12:01:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 19 1 01/08/2015 13:18:00 false MEMO/15/3046 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3046_en.htm Lithuanians are getting used to euro cash Lithuanians are getting used to euro cash European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 08 January 2015 The euro changeover in Lithuania is reaching its final stage. Once the dual circulation period will come to an end on 15 January 2015, cash payments may no longer be made in Lithuanian litas. true en_UK HTML 01/08/2015 13:18:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 20 1 01/08/2015 14:00:00 false IP/15/3020 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3020_en.htm EU-Ukraine: Commission proposes further €1.8 billion in macro-financial assistance EU-Ukraine: Commission proposes further €1.8 billion in macro-financial assistance European Commission - Press release Riga, 08 January 2015 The European Commission is ready to further assist Ukraine, which has been hit hard by a deep recession. The conflict in the East of the country has had a heavy toll on the economy. true en_UK HTML 01/08/2015 14:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 21 1 01/09/2015 09:35:00 false SPEECH/15/3100 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3100_en.htm Speech by President Juncker at the Opening Ceremony of the European Year for Development 2015 Speech by President Juncker at the Opening Ceremony of the European Year for Development 2015 European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Riga, 09 January 2015 Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European Commission Prime Ministers, Ministers, Commissioners, Members of Parliament, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here in Riga. true en_UK HTML 01/09/2015 09:35:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 22 1 01/09/2015 10:33:00 false IP/15/3045 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3045_en.htm Better protection for victims of violence anywhere in the EU Better protection for victims of violence anywhere in the EU European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 January 2015 As of this Sunday, victims of violence - notably those who have suffered domestic violence or stalking – will be able to guarantee themselves better protection in any EU Member State. true en_UK HTML 01/09/2015 10:33:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 23 1 01/09/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3061 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3061_en.htm Personal transfers in the EU28- Amounts sent abroad by EU residents dropped to €28.3 bn in 2013- EU28 balance in deficit by €18.0 bn Personal transfers in the EU28- Amounts sent abroad by EU residents dropped to €28.3 bn in 2013- EU28 balance in deficit by €18.0 bn European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 09 January 2015 In 2013, flows of money sent by EU28 residents to a non-EU country, referred to as personal transfers, amounted to €28.3 billion, while inflows to the EU28 totalled €10.3 bn. true en_UK HTML 01/09/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 24 1 01/09/2015 12:00:00 false CLDR/15/3101 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CLDR-15-3101_en.htm CALENDRIER du 12 au 18 janvier 2014 CALENDRIER du 12 au 18 janvier 2014 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 09 January 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 12 janvier European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg (12-15/01) Ms Federica Mogherini in Dublin, Ireland; meets with Mr Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade; meets with representatives from... true en_UK HTML 01/09/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 25 1 01/09/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/3080 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3080_en.htm Cutting red tape: Savings of up to €48 million thanks to new rules for cross-border judgments Cutting red tape: Savings of up to €48 million thanks to new rules for cross-border judgments European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 January 2015 New rules applying as of tomorrow mean businesses and consumers will be able to resolve cross-border legal disputes more easily – bringing expected savings of up to €48 million each year in the EU. true en_UK HTML 01/09/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 26 1 01/09/2015 12:00:01 false MEX/15/3102 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3102_en.htm Daily News 09 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 09 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 09 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 09 January 2015 EU-Ukraine: Commission proposes further € 1.8 billion in macro-financial assistance Yesterday, the European Commission proposed new macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Ukraine of up to €1.8 billion in medium-term loans. true en_UK HTML 01/09/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 27 1 01/09/2015 12:00:01 false SPEECH/15/3103 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3103_en.htm Opening of the European Year for Development Opening of the European Year for Development European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Riga, 09 January 2015 Karmenu Vella - Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Mr President, Prime Minister, Ministers, Members of the European Parliament, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a real privilege for me to be a part of this Opening... true en_UK HTML 01/09/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 28 1 01/09/2015 17:00:00 false IP/15/3121 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3121_en.htm State aid: Commission orders Cyprus to recover incompatible aid from national air carrier Cyprus Airways State aid: Commission orders Cyprus to recover incompatible aid from national air carrier Cyprus Airways European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 January 2015 Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has concluded that a restructuring aid package of over €100 million for Cyprus' ailing flag carrier Cyprus Airways gave the company an undue advantage over its competitors in breach of EU state aid rules. true en_UK HTML 01/09/2015 17:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 29 1 01/11/2015 13:00:00 false MEMO/15/3140 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3140_en.htm Fighting terrorism at EU level, an overview of Commission's actions, measures and initiatives Fighting terrorism at EU level, an overview of Commission's actions, measures and initiatives European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 January 2015 The fight against terrorism at EU level What is Europe's role in the fight against terrorism, which is principally a national competence? What does the EU do to support Member States' efforts? In 2010 the European Commission adopted an Internal Security... true en_UK HTML 01/11/2015 13:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 30 1 01/11/2015 13:52:00 false SPEECH/15/3141 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3141_en.htm Discours de Commissaire Dimitris Avramopoulos, lors de la réunion ministérielle internationale à Paris sur Charlie Hebdo, le 11 Janvier 2015 Discours de Commissaire Dimitris Avramopoulos, lors de la réunion ministérielle internationale à Paris sur Charlie Hebdo, le 11 Janvier 2015 European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] 11 January 2015 Dimitris Avramopoulos - Commissaire à l'Immigration et aux Affaires Intérieures Paris, 11 janvier 2015 - Réunion ministérielle internationale sur Charlie Hebdo Je remercie M. true en_UK HTML 01/11/2015 13:52:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 31 1 01/12/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/3060 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3060_en.htm As European Year for Development kicks off, new figures show increased EU citizens' support for development As European Year for Development kicks off, new figures show increased EU citizens' support for development European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 January 2015 Today, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, presented a new Eurobarometer survey to mark the beginning of the European Year for Development. true en_UK HTML 01/12/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 32 1 01/12/2015 12:00:01 false MEX/15/3160 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3160_en.htm Daily News 12 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 12 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 12 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 12 January 2015 Outcome of the International Ministerial Meeting on Charlie Hebdo, Paris, Sunday 11 January Yesterday, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos participated in an International Ministerial Meeting on Charlie Hebdo in Paris,... true en_UK HTML 01/12/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 33 1 01/12/2015 13:57:00 false MEMO/15/3181 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3181_en.htm The euro changeover in Lithuania is reaching its final stage The euro changeover in Lithuania is reaching its final stage European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 January 2015 Lithuania adopted the euro on 1 January 2015, thus becoming the 19th member of the euro area. With the dual circulation period ending on 15 January, a crucial part of the changeover will be completed this week. true en_UK HTML 01/12/2015 13:57:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 34 1 01/12/2015 14:42:00 false IP/15/3180 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3180_en.htm Energy security and interconnectivity in Bulgaria and the other countries of South East Europe - a priority for the European Commission Energy security and interconnectivity in Bulgaria and the other countries of South East Europe - a priority for the European Commission European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 January 2015 The Vice-President responsible for Energy Union, Maros Šefčovič and Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, met with Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov and Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Dontchev in Brussels on Monday 12 January. true en_UK HTML 01/12/2015 14:42:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 35 1 01/12/2015 14:58:00 false MEMO/15/3120 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3120_en.htm Solvency II Overview – Frequently asked questions Solvency II Overview – Frequently asked questions European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 January 2015 1. What is Solvency II? The Solvency II regime introduces for the first time a harmonised, sound and robust prudential framework for insurance firms in the EU. It is based on the risk profile of each individual insurance company in order... true en_UK HTML 01/12/2015 14:58:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 36 1 01/12/2015 14:58:00 false SPEECH/15/3182 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3182_en.htm Speech by Vice-President Katainen to Bruegel Seminar: An Investment Plan for Europe Speech by Vice-President Katainen to Bruegel Seminar: An Investment Plan for Europe European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Brussels, 12 January 2015 Dear Guntram, dear participants, Many thanks for the opportunity to debate our investment plan. As a leading Central Banker said, it is the only plan around, so that means that we need to make it a... true en_UK HTML 01/12/2015 14:58:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 37 1 01/12/2015 19:30:00 false STATEMENT/15/3204 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-3204_en.htm Commissioner Hahn's visit to Warsaw Commissioner Hahn's visit to Warsaw European Commission - Statement 12 January 2015 Warsaw Commissioner Hahn visited Poland today and addressed the media following the meeting with Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna: 'I am delighted to be in Poland again, this time in my new capacity as Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations. true en_UK HTML 01/12/2015 19:30:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 38 1 01/13/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3200 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3200_en.htm Second estimate for the third quarter of 2014 - EU28 current account surplus €15.0 billion - €37.9 bn surplus for trade in services Second estimate for the third quarter of 2014 - EU28 current account surplus €15.0 billion - €37.9 bn surplus for trade in services European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 13 January 2015 The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €15.0 billion (0.4% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2014, unchanged from a surplus of €15.0 bn (0.4% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2014 and down from a... true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 39 1 01/13/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3240 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3240_en.htm Daily News 13 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 13 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 13 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 13 January 2015 Commission takes major steps to implement Investment Plan for Europe, encourages structural reforms and investments Just 50 days after announcing its ambitious Investment Plan for Europe to boost jobs and growth, the Juncker Commission... true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 40 1 01/13/2015 14:18:00 false STATEMENT/15/3203 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-3203_en.htm Commissioner Andriukaitis welcomes second reading agreement vote by the European Parliament on GMO cultivation Commissioner Andriukaitis welcomes second reading agreement vote by the European Parliament on GMO cultivation European Commission - Statement Brussels, 13 January 2015 The European Parliament's vote in favour of the legislative proposal on GMO cultivation brings us one step closer to providing Member States with tools to decide on cultivation of EU authorised GMOs on their territory, based on reasons other than risk on... true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 14:18:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 41 1 01/13/2015 15:00:00 false IP/15/3201 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3201_en.htm Report presented today: Consultation on investment protection in EU-US trade talks Report presented today: Consultation on investment protection in EU-US trade talks European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 Today, the European Commission published its analysis of the almost 150,000 replies to its online consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 15:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 42 1 01/13/2015 15:03:00 false MEMO/15/3202 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3202_en.htm Report on the online consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement Report on the online consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 On27 March 2014, the Commission launched an online public consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP). The Commission issued a first, preliminary statistical report in July 2014. true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 15:03:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 43 1 01/13/2015 16:00:00 false MEMO/15/3223 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3223_en.htm The European Fund for Strategic Investment: Questions and Answers The European Fund for Strategic Investment: Questions and Answers European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 1.        What did the Commission propose today, what are the elements of the proposal? The European Commission adopted the legislative proposal to put in place the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which is at the very heart of President Juncker's... true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 16:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 44 1 01/13/2015 16:00:00 false MEMO/15/3221 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3221_en.htm Commission issues guidance to encourage structural reforms and investment – Frequently Asked Questions Commission issues guidance to encourage structural reforms and investment – Frequently Asked Questions European - Fact Sheet Commission Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 1. General questions What is the purpose of this Communication? The European Commission has presented today detailed new guidance on how it will apply the existing rules of the Stability and Growth Pact to strengthen the link between structural reforms, investment... true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 16:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 45 1 01/13/2015 16:23:00 false IP/15/3220 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3220_en.htm Stability and Growth Pact: Commission issues guidance to encourage structural reforms and investment Stability and Growth Pact: Commission issues guidance to encourage structural reforms and investment European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 The European Commission has presented today detailed new guidance on how it will apply the existing rules of the Stability and Growth Pact to strengthen the link between structural reforms, investment and fiscal responsibility in support of jobs and growth. true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 16:23:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 46 1 01/13/2015 16:50:00 false IP/15/3222 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3222_en.htm Delivery of €315 billion Investment Plan on track: Commission presents law for the European Fund for Strategic Investments Delivery of €315 billion Investment Plan on track: Commission presents law for the European Fund for Strategic Investments European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 Just 50 days after announcing its ambitious Investment Plan for Europe to boost jobs and growth, the European Commission today adopted the legislative proposal for the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which will be established in close partnership with the European... true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 16:50:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 47 1 01/13/2015 18:48:00 false MEMO/15/3261 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3261_en.htm Questions and Answers: Smuggling of Migrants in Europe and the EU response Questions and Answers: Smuggling of Migrants in Europe and the EU response European Commission - Fact Sheet 13 January 2015 Facts and Figures on the arrivals of migrants in Europe What is smuggling of migrants?   To enter the EU, irregular migrants often turn to smugglers. Smuggling of migrants is commonly understood as the intentional organisation or facilitation of the irregular movement of... true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 18:48:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 48 1 01/13/2015 19:04:00 false STATEMENT/15/3241 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-3241_en.htm Vice-President Katainen's remarks at the press conference presenting legislative proposals on the new European Fund for Strategic Investments Vice-President Katainen's remarks at the press conference presenting legislative proposals on the new European Fund for Strategic Investments European Commission - Statement Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 Just 2 months ago we launched the EU Investment Plan. As everybody remembers there are three parts: a risk financing part; a transparent project pipeline; and deepening the Single Market in various areas. true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 19:04:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 49 1 01/13/2015 19:06:00 false SPEECH/15/3262 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3262_en.htm Recent human smuggling incidents in the Mediterranean Recent human smuggling incidents in the Mediterranean European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship European Parliament Plenary Debate I am standing here before you today because the European Commission is determined to take action. true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 19:06:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 50 1 01/13/2015 20:08:00 false SPEECH/15/3242 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3242_en.htm Presentation of a Communication providing new guidance on the Stability and Growth Pact Presentation of a Communication providing new guidance on the Stability and Growth Pact European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 Vice-President Dombrovskis Good afternoon. Today, the Commission is presenting detailed guidance on making the best use of the flexibility within the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact. true en_UK HTML 01/13/2015 20:08:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 51 1 01/14/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3260 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3260_en.htm November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Industrial production up by 0.2% in both euro area and EU28 November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Industrial production up by 0.2% in both euro area and EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 14 January 2015 In November 2014 compared with October 2014, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA18) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 01/14/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 52 1 01/14/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3280 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3280_en.htm Daily News 14 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 14 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 14 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 14 January 2015 State aid: Commission approves prolongations of Cypriot bank guarantee scheme and Greek guarantee and bond loan schemes for credit institutions In two separate decisions the European Commission has found that the prolongation of a... true en_UK HTML 01/14/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 53 1 01/14/2015 15:10:00 false IP/15/3300 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3300_en.htm Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into a joint venture for online music licensing between collecting societies PRSfM, STIM and GEMA Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into a joint venture for online music licensing between collecting societies PRSfM, STIM and GEMA European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 January 2015 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed creation of a joint venture between three collective rights management organisations (CMOs) in the online licensing of musical works is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. true en_UK HTML 01/14/2015 15:10:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 54 1 01/14/2015 19:51:00 false STATEMENT/15/3323 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-3323_en.htm Statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker on the announcement of the resignation of Giorgio Napolitano Statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker on the announcement of the resignation of Giorgio Napolitano European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 14 January 2015 "My dear friend Giorgio Napolitano is an anchor of stability, a solid and reassuring presence, and a great European. Throughout his political career and in his 9 years as President, he weathered every storm with poise and dedicated his life... true en_UK HTML 01/14/2015 19:51:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 55 1 01/15/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3320 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3320_en.htm November 2014 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €20.0 bn - €10.1 bn surplus for EU28 November 2014 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €20.0 bn - €10.1 bn surplus for EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 15 January 2015 The first estimate for the euro area (EA18) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in November 2014 gave a €20.0 billion surplus, compared with +€16.5 bn in November 2013. true en_UK HTML 01/15/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 56 1 01/15/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/3322 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3322_en.htm Antitrust: Commission consults on draft guidelines on joint selling of olive oil, beef and veal livestock and arable crops Antitrust: Commission consults on draft guidelines on joint selling of olive oil, beef and veal livestock and arable crops European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 January 2015 The European Commission is inviting comments on new draft guidelines on the application of EU antitrust rules in the agricultural sector. After a reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), new specific rules apply to the sale of olive oil,... true en_UK HTML 01/15/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 57 1 01/15/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/3340 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3340_en.htm EU Investment Offensive: Vice-President Katainen takes investment roadshow to Italy EU Investment Offensive: Vice-President Katainen takes investment roadshow to Italy European Commission - Press release Rome, 15 January 2015 European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, will undertake a 2-day visit to Italy (Rome 15th and Milan 16th January), as part of a 28-country roadshow to promote the EU Investment Plan, worth more than... true en_UK HTML 01/15/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 58 1 01/15/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3342 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3342_en.htm Daily News 15 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 15 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 15 January 2015 Employment and Social Developments: Annual Review highlights key factors behind resilience to crisis Countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection as well as investment in human capital have proved to be more... true en_UK HTML 01/15/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 59 1 01/15/2015 12:00:02 false IP/15/3341 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3341_en.htm Commission identifies the infrastructure priorities and investment needs for the Trans-European Transport Network until 2030 Commission identifies the infrastructure priorities and investment needs for the Trans-European Transport Network until 2030 European - Press release Commission Brussels, 15 January 2015 The European Commission has published nine studies on the state of play and the development needs of the TEN-T core network corridors. The studies have identified infrastructure development needs which represent approximately €700 billion of financial investment until 2030. true en_UK HTML 01/15/2015 12:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 60 1 01/15/2015 12:00:02 false IP/15/3321 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3321_en.htm Employment and Social Developments: Annual Review highlights key factors behind resilience to crisis Employment and Social Developments: Annual Review highlights key factors behind resilience to crisis European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 January 2015 Countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection as well as investment in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic crisis. true en_UK HTML 01/15/2015 12:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 61 1 01/15/2015 17:56:00 false IP/15/3381 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3381_en.htm EU support for Georgia: Green light for new Financing Agreement and tailor made Facility for SMEs EU support for Georgia: Green light for new Financing Agreement and tailor made Facility for SMEs European Commission - Press release 15 January 2015 Tbilisi Today, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, and Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, signed a Financing Agreement for a new programme to help Georgia implement the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) and promote the... true en_UK HTML 01/15/2015 17:56:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 62 1 01/16/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3382 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3382_en.htm December 2014 - Annual inflation down to -0.2% in the euro area - Down to -0.1% in the EU December 2014 - Annual inflation down to -0.2% in the euro area - Down to -0.1% in the EU European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 January 2015 Euro area annual inflation was -0.2% in December 2014, down from 0.3% in November. This was the lowest rate recorded since September 2009. In December 2013 the rate was 0.8%. true en_UK HTML 01/16/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 63 1 01/16/2015 12:00:00 false AGENDA/15/3380 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_AGENDA-15-3380_en.htm Top News from the European Commission 19 January – 13 February 2015 Top News from the European Commission 19 January – 13 February 2015 European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 16 January 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 21-24/1: College Members participate in World Economic Forum in Davos 5/2: The Commission publishes Winter European Economic Forecast   Wednesday 21-Saturday 24... true en_UK HTML 01/16/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 64 1 01/16/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3420 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3420_en.htm Daily News 16 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 16 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 16 January 2015 State aid: Commission publishes non-confidential version of decision to open an investigation into transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of Amazon (Luxembourg) Today, the Commission has published the non-confidential version of the decision taken... true en_UK HTML 01/16/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 65 1 01/16/2015 12:00:01 false MEMO/15/3401 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3401_en.htm A successful euro changeover in Lithuania A successful euro changeover in Lithuania European Commission - Fact Sheet 16 January 2015 Lithuania's changeover from the litas to the euro has been smooth and successful. As of today, it is no longer possible to make payments in Lithuanian litas, the 15 days dual circulation period having ended on 15 January. true en_UK HTML 01/16/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 66 1 01/16/2015 12:13:00 false CLDR/15/3421 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CLDR-15-3421_en.htm CALENDRIER du 19 au 25 janvier 2014 CALENDRIER du 19 au 25 janvier 2014 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 16 January 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 19 janvier Foreign Affairs Council Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Malik Azmani, Chair of the EU Affairs Committee of the Dutch Parliament. true en_UK HTML 01/16/2015 12:13:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 67 1 01/16/2015 15:00:00 false IP/15/3440 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3440_en.htm The EU and Morocco strike a deal on the protection of Geographical Indications The EU and Morocco strike a deal on the protection of Geographical Indications European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 January 2015   Joint press release for Morocco-EU Agreement on Gis The European Union and Morocco have concluded negotiations on an agreement to mutually protect their Geographical Indications (GIs). true en_UK HTML 01/16/2015 15:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 68 1 01/16/2015 15:52:00 false IP/15/3343 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3343_en.htm EU research efforts at front line of fight against Ebola EU research efforts at front line of fight against Ebola European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 January 2015 The EU has acted decisively since the early stages of the current Ebola crisis and is today announcing its latest actions in the field of research. Support to research is part of the EU's response, together with humanitarian aid, expertise, international... true en_UK HTML 01/16/2015 15:52:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 69 1 01/19/2015 10:50:00 false SPEECH/15/3480 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3480_en.htm Vice-President Katainen's speech at the launch of FI-Compass Vice-President Katainen's speech at the launch of FI-Compass European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 19 January 2015 Dear Organisers, dear Participants, I am very pleased to be here with Commissioner Cretu and Vice-President Molterer to launch Fi-Compass. Since we launched our investment plan, much of the attention has been on the additional risk financing provided... true en_UK HTML 01/19/2015 10:50:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 70 1 01/19/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3460 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3460_en.htm November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Production in construction down by 0.1% in euro area - Down by 0.2% in EU28 November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Production in construction down by 0.1% in euro area - Down by 0.2% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 January 2015 In November 2014 compared with October 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 01/19/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 71 1 01/19/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/3484 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3484_en.htm EU Investment Offensive: Commission and EIB launch new advisory service on financial instruments EU Investment Offensive: Commission and EIB launch new advisory service on financial instruments European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2015 On 19 January, the European Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), is launching fi-compass, a new advisory service on financial instruments for the European Structural and Investment Funds. true en_UK HTML 01/19/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 72 1 01/19/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3485 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3485_en.htm Daily News 19 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 19 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 19 January 2015 EU Investment Offensive: Commission and EIB launch fi-compass, a new advisory service on financial instruments On 19 January, the European Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), is launching fi-compass, a new... true en_UK HTML 01/19/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 73 1 01/19/2015 17:13:00 false SPEECH/15/3500 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3500_en.htm "Avoiding a "Lost Generation": what (more) can the EU do tackle youth unemployment? "Avoiding a "Lost Generation": what (more) can the EU do tackle youth unemployment? European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 19 January 2015 Marianne Thyssen - Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Closing speech at seminar on youth employment organised by Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the European Economic and Social Committee... true en_UK HTML 01/19/2015 17:13:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 74 1 01/20/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3520 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3520_en.htm First release for the third quarter of 2014 - Household saving rate nearly stable at 13.1% in the euro area - Household investment rate stable at 8.3% in the euro area First release for the third quarter of 2014 - Household saving rate nearly stable at 13.1% in the euro area - Household investment rate stable at 8.3% in the euro area European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 January 2015 The household saving rate in the euro area was 13.1% in the third quarter of 2014, compared with 13.0% in the second quarter of 2014. Full text available on EUROSTAT website General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10... true en_UK HTML 01/20/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 75 1 01/20/2015 11:00:03 false STAT/15/3522 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3522_en.htm Third quarter of 2014 - Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 2.3% of GDP in the euro area - Deficit falls slightly to 2.9% of GDP in the EU28 Third quarter of 2014 - Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 2.3% of GDP in the euro area - Deficit falls slightly to 2.9% of GDP in the EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 January 2015 In the third quarter of 2014, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.3% in the euro area (EA18), a decrease compared with 2.5% in the second quarter of 2014. true en_UK HTML 01/20/2015 11:00:03 nulldate 0 nulldate 76 1 01/20/2015 11:00:03 false STAT/15/3521 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3521_en.htm First release for the third quarter of 2014 - Business investment rate nearly stable at 21.7% in the euro area - Business profit share nearly stable at 38.8% in the euro area First release for the third quarter of 2014 - Business investment rate nearly stable at 21.7% in the euro area - Business profit share nearly stable at 38.8% in the euro area European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 January 2015 In the third quarter of 2014, the business investment rate was 21.7% in the euro area, compared with 21.6% in the second quarter of 2014. Full text available on EUROSTAT website General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10... true en_UK HTML 01/20/2015 11:00:03 nulldate 0 nulldate 77 1 01/20/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3523 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3523_en.htm Daily News 20 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 20 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 20 January 2015 Plant Health: Experts endorse the lift of the import ban of mango fruits from India A proposal by the Commission to lift the import ban of mango fruits from India was today endorsed by... true en_UK HTML 01/20/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 78 1 01/20/2015 20:09:00 false SPEECH/15/3542 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3542_en.htm A safe and secure connected digital space for Europe: Speech by Vice-President Ansip A safe and secure connected digital space for Europe: Speech by Vice-President Ansip European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 20 January 2015 Speech by Vice-President Ansip at a debate organised by the European Internet Foundation Ladies and gentlemen, This month's tragic events in France shocked the world, not only Europe. true en_UK HTML 01/20/2015 20:09:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 79 1 01/21/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3540 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3540_en.htm Third quarter of 2014 compared with third quarter of 2013- House prices up by 0.5% in the euro area - Up by 2.3% in the EU Third quarter of 2014 compared with third quarter of 2013- House prices up by 0.5% in the euro area - Up by 2.3% in the EU European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 21 January 2015 House prices, as measured by the House Price Index (HPI), rose by 0.5% in the euro area and by 2.3% in the EU in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. true en_UK HTML 01/21/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 80 1 01/21/2015 11:00:02 false STAT/15/3541 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3541_en.htm Community Innovation Survey 2012 - The proportion of innovative enterprises fell below 50% in the EU in 2010-2012 - Organisation and marketing innovations slightly prevail over product an... Community Innovation Survey 2012 - The proportion of innovative enterprises fell below 50% in the EU in 2010-2012 - Organisation and marketing innovations slightly prevail over product and process innovations European Commission - EUROSTAT 21 January 2015 In the EU28, just under half (48.9%) of enterprises of 10 employees or more reported innovation activity during the period 2010-2012. The proportion of innovative enterprises in the EU28 dropped in 2010-2012 compared with both 2006-2008 (51.5% innovative enterprises) and the peak recorded... true en_UK HTML 01/21/2015 11:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 81 1 01/21/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3560 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3560_en.htm Daily News 21 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 21 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 21 January 2015 College orientation debate on the European Agenda on Security Today, the College of Commissioners held a first exchange of views on the future European Agenda on Security during its weekly meeting. true en_UK HTML 01/21/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 82 1 01/22/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3600 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3600_en.htm Third quarter of 2014 compared with second quarter of 2014 - Government debt fell to 92.1% of GDP in euro area - Down to 86.6% in EU28 Third quarter of 2014 compared with second quarter of 2014 - Government debt fell to 92.1% of GDP in euro area - Down to 86.6% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 22 January 2015 At the end of the third quarter of 2014, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA18) stood at 92.1%, compared with 92.7% at the end of the second quarter of 2014. true en_UK HTML 01/22/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 83 1 01/22/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/3601 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3601_en.htm State aid: Commission authorises UK aid for Teesside biomass CHP plant State aid: Commission authorises UK aid for Teesside biomass CHP plant European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 January 2015 The European Commission has found that UK plans to support the building of the Teesside combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant are in line with EU state aid rules. true en_UK HTML 01/22/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 84 1 01/22/2015 12:23:00 false MEX/15/3602 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3602_en.htm Daily News 22 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 22 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 22 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 22 January 2015 State aid: Commission authorises UK aid for Teesside biomass CHP plant The European Commission has found that UK plans to support the building of the Teesside combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant are in line with EU... true en_UK HTML 01/22/2015 12:23:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 85 1 01/22/2015 12:28:00 false IP/15/3580 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3580_en.htm Commissioner Stylianides to visit Ukraine as EU steps up humanitarian aid Commissioner Stylianides to visit Ukraine as EU steps up humanitarian aid European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 January 2015 The European Union is preparing to step up its humanitarian aid to the people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, especially the displaced and those who need help to weather the severe cold which has gripped the country. true en_UK HTML 01/22/2015 12:28:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 86 1 01/22/2015 16:53:00 false STATEMENT/15/3620 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-3620_en.htm Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the passing of former European Commissioner Leon Brittan Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the passing of former European Commissioner Leon Brittan European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 January 2015 "It is with deep regret that I learned of Leon Brittan's passing. During his ten years of service to the European Commission he held key posts on competition, trade, financial services and external relations policies. true en_UK HTML 01/22/2015 16:53:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 87 1 01/23/2015 12:00:00 false AGENDA/15/3640 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_AGENDA-15-3640_en.htm Top News from the European Commission 26 January – 20 February 2015 Top News from the European Commission 26 January – 20 February 2015 European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 23 January 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 28-31/1: Commissioners Stylianides and Hahn visit Jordan and Lebanon 4/2 (tbc): European Commission adopts proposal to increase pre-financing to promote youth employment... true en_UK HTML 01/23/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 88 1 01/23/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3641 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3641_en.htm Daily News 23 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 23 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 23 January 2015 Commission Report on the distribution of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Direct Payments A new statistical report with details of how Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Direct Payments were distributed in the Member States in the... true en_UK HTML 01/23/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 89 1 01/23/2015 12:00:01 false CLDR/15/3642 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CLDR-15-3642_en.htm CALENDRIER du 26 janvier au 1 février 2014 CALENDRIER du 26 janvier au 1 février 2014 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 23 January 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 26 janvier Agrifish Council. Mr Frans Timmermans andMs Vĕra Jourová in Prague (26-27/1) to participate in the 4th international Forum "Let My People Live!". true en_UK HTML 01/23/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 90 1 01/26/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/3680 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3680_en.htm Mergers: Commission continues its investigation of the Orange / Jazztel merger without referral to Spain Mergers: Commission continues its investigation of the Orange / Jazztel merger without referral to Spain European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 January 2015 The European Commission has decided not to refer the planned acquisition of Jazztel p.l.c. by Orange S.A. to the Spanish competition authority for assessment under Spanish competition law. true en_UK HTML 01/26/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 91 1 01/26/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/3682 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3682_en.htm Investment Plan for Europe: new SME Initiative to unlock more than €3.2 billion of cheaper credit for Spanish companies Investment Plan for Europe: new SME Initiative to unlock more than €3.2 billion of cheaper credit for Spanish companies European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 January 2015 The European Commission welcomed today the signing of the SME Initiative with Spain, a ground-breaking agreement to unlock more than €3.2 billion of additional lending for companies with fewer than 250 employees (SMEs). true en_UK HTML 01/26/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 92 1 01/26/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/3662 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3662_en.htm EU-airlift to Ukraine: Europe increases its humanitarian aid EU-airlift to Ukraine: Europe increases its humanitarian aid European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 January 2015 The European Union is increasing its humanitarian assistance in Ukraine where the latest surge of violence has deepened an already desperate situation. Thousands of people are suffering from the combined impact of the conflict, displacement, extreme poverty and the harsh winter. true en_UK HTML 01/26/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 93 1 01/26/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3681 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3681_en.htm Daily News 26 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 26 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 26 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 26 January 2015 Investment Plan for Europe: new SME Initiative to unlock more than €3.2 billion of cheaper credit for Spanish companies The European Commission welcomed today the signing of the SME Initiative with Spain, a ground-breaking... true en_UK HTML 01/26/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 94 1 01/26/2015 15:30:00 false SPEECH/15/3700 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3700_en.htm Concept of Energy Union framework – introductory speech at ITRE meeting Concept of Energy Union framework – introductory speech at ITRE meeting European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 26 January 2015 Maroš Šefčovič - Vice-President for Energy Union President Buzek, Honourable Members, Thank you for welcoming me in Parliament today during this Extraordinary ITRE Committee Meeting and for the strong interest in the Energy Union project expressed by many... true en_UK HTML 01/26/2015 15:30:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 95 1 01/26/2015 16:22:00 false SPEECH/15/3701 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3701_en.htm EU assistance for the most vulnerable victims of the Ukrainian crisis: statement by Commissioner Christos Stylianides after his meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko EU assistance for the most vulnerable victims of the Ukrainian crisis: statement by Commissioner Christos Stylianides after his meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] 26 January 2015 Kyiv, Ukraine I am here today to express in person the EU's solidarity with the people in Ukraine. I strongly condemn the attacks in Mariupol that have led to the loss of so many lives. true en_UK HTML 01/26/2015 16:22:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 96 1 01/26/2015 19:03:00 false STATEMENT/15/3721 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-3721_en.htm Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the passing of former European Commissioner Karl-Heinz Narjes Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the passing of former European Commissioner Karl-Heinz Narjes European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 26 January 2015 "It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing away of Karl-Heinz Narjes. We lose a European of the first hour who worked for a united Europe and the European Single Market with dedication, determination and optimism. true en_UK HTML 01/26/2015 19:03:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 97 1 01/26/2015 20:56:00 false SPEECH/15/3722 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3722_en.htm Commissioner Moscovici remarks at Eurogroup press conference Commissioner Moscovici remarks at Eurogroup press conference European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 26 January 2015 Jeroen vient de présenter de manière parfaite nos discussions sur l'agenda de ce soir, la Commission Européenne a en effet expliqué comment elle allait travailler d’ici début mars sur la situation d'un certain nombre de pays qui n’avaient... true en_UK HTML 01/26/2015 20:56:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 98 1 01/27/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/3741 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3741_en.htm Daily News 27 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 27 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 27 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 27 January 2015 Georgia: EU disburses €13 million grant in Macro-Financial Assistance The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, disbursed €13 million in grants to Georgia. true en_UK HTML 01/27/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 99 1 01/27/2015 12:00:00 false STATEMENT/15/3720 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-3720_en.htm Commissioner Moscovici welcomes the adoption of measures against tax evasion and aggressive tax planning Commissioner Moscovici welcomes the adoption of measures against tax evasion and aggressive tax planning European Commission - Statement Brussels, 27 January 2015 "With the Council's adoption of the anti-abuse clause of the Parent Subsidiary Directive today, the European Union is living up to its pledge of tackling tax evasion and aggressive tax planning. true en_UK HTML 01/27/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 100 1 01/27/2015 12:00:01 false IP/15/3742 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3742_en.htm Georgia: EU disburses €13 million grant in Macro-Financial Assistance Georgia: EU disburses €13 million grant in Macro-Financial Assistance European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 January 2015 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, disbursed €13 million in grants to Georgia. This represents the grant part of the first tranche of the EU's €46 million Macro-Financial Assistance programme (MFA) for Georgia approved in August 2013. true en_UK HTML 01/27/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 101 1 01/27/2015 12:00:01 false IP/15/3740 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3740_en.htm Commission and Parliament Implement New Rules on Transparency Register Commission and Parliament Implement New Rules on Transparency Register European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 January 2015 A new version of the EU Transparency Register is being launched today following joint work by the European Commission and the European Parliament. This 'second generation' of the Register implements the provisions of the revised Inter-institutional Agreement signed between the European... true en_UK HTML 01/27/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 102 1 01/27/2015 12:00:01 false MEMO/15/3743 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3743_en.htm Pesticides: Experts endorse new EU list of candidates for substitution Pesticides: Experts endorse new EU list of candidates for substitution European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 January 2015 A Commission proposal to establish an EU list of 77 candidates for substitution was today endorsed by EU Member State experts. Candidates for substitution (CfS) are pesticides for which national authorities need to carry out an assessment to establish whether more... true en_UK HTML 01/27/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 103 1 01/27/2015 14:46:00 false STATEMENT/15/3760 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-3760_en.htm Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at ECOFIN press conference Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at ECOFIN press conference European Commission - Statement Brussels, 27 January 2015 Thank you Janis. I congratulate you on the success of the first Ecofin Council under the Latvian Presidency. I am confident this Presidency will deliver many positive achievements in the weeks and months to come. true en_UK HTML 01/27/2015 14:46:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 104 1 01/27/2015 16:35:00 false SPEECH/15/3780 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3780_en.htm Road transport: reducing emissions post-2020 Road transport: reducing emissions post-2020 European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 27 January 2015 Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Speech at IG Metall conference "Demands with regard to regulation of CO2 levels for the automotive industry". true en_UK HTML 01/27/2015 16:35:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 105 1 01/27/2015 17:41:00 false SPEECH/15/3781 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3781_en.htm Keynote speech of Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos at the first European Migration Forum Keynote speech of Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos at the first European Migration Forum European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 27 January 2015 Migration today is part and parcel of our societies. It is an inherent feature of our globalised world. It brings richness and opportunities, but it also comes with challenges. true en_UK HTML 01/27/2015 17:41:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 106 1 01/28/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3804 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3804_en.htm Third quarter of 2014 - Business investment rate nearly stable at 21.7% in the euro area and 22.0% in the EU28 - Business profit share nearly stable at 38.7% in euro area and stable at 38... Third quarter of 2014 - Business investment rate nearly stable at 21.7% in the euro area and 22.0% in the EU28 - Business profit share nearly stable at 38.7% in euro area and stable at 38.4% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 28 January 2015 In the third quarter of 2014, the business investment rate was 21.7% in the euro area, compared with 21.6 in the second quarter of 2014. This was the result of an increase in both investment (+1.1%) and gross value added (+0.7%). true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 107 1 01/28/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3803 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3803_en.htm Third quarter of 2014- Household saving rate nearly stable at 13.1% in the euro area and down to 10.3% in the EU28- Household real income per capita increased by 0.6% in the euro area Third quarter of 2014- Household saving rate nearly stable at 13.1% in the euro area and down to 10.3% in the EU28- Household real income per capita increased by 0.6% in the euro area European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 28 January 2015 The household saving rate in the euro area was 13.1% in the third quarter of 2014, compared with 13.0% in the second quarter of 2014. In the EU28, the household saving rate dropped to its record-low level, at 10.3% compared with 10.5%... true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 108 1 01/28/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/3822 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3822_en.htm Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism European - Press release Commission Brussels, 28 January 2015 The Commission issued today its analysis on the steps Romania has taken in the past twelve months in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption, under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 109 1 01/28/2015 12:01:00 false IP/15/3821 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3821_en.htm Commission reports on progress in Bulgaria under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism Commission reports on progress in Bulgaria under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism European - Press release Commission Brussels, 28 January 2015 The Commission issued today its analysis of the steps Bulgaria has taken in the past twelve months in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption and organised crime, under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 12:01:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 110 1 01/28/2015 12:01:00 false MEMO/15/3824 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3824_en.htm Report on Progress under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism in Romania Report on Progress under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism in Romania European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 January 2015 Why does the Commission report on progress in judicial reform and the fight against corruption in Romania? At accession of Romania on 1 January 2007, certain weaknesses remained in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption that could... true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 12:01:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 111 1 01/28/2015 12:02:00 false MEMO/15/3825 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3825_en.htm Report on Progress under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism in Bulgaria Report on Progress under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism in Bulgaria European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 January 2015 Why does the Commission issue a report on progress in judicial reform, the fight against corruption and the fight against organised crime in Bulgaria? Upon accession of Bulgaria on 1 January 2007, certain weaknesses remained in the areas of judicial reform,... true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 12:02:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 112 1 01/28/2015 12:40:00 false IP/15/3820 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3820_en.htm EU Investment Offensive: Commission Vice-President Katainen takes investment roadshow to Germany EU Investment Offensive: Commission Vice-President Katainen takes investment roadshow to Germany European Commission - Press release 28 January 2015 Next stop Germany: The roadshow to promote the Investment Plan for Europe takes European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, to Berlin and Frankfurt. true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 12:40:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 113 1 01/28/2015 12:40:00 false IP/15/3800 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3800_en.htm Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union European - Press release Commission Brussels, 28 January 2015 The European Commission has today kicked off its project to create a Capital Markets Union (CMU) for all 28 EU Member States with a first orientation debate at the College of Commissioners. The CMU is one of the flagship projects of this Commission and... true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 12:40:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 114 1 01/28/2015 12:40:00 false MEX/15/3823 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-3823_en.htm Daily News 28 / 01 / 2015 Daily News 28 / 01 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 28 / 01 / 2015 Brussels, 28 January 2015 Commission reports on progress in Bulgaria and Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism The Commission issued today its analysis of the steps Bulgaria and Romania have taken in the past twelve months in... true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 12:40:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 115 1 01/28/2015 12:43:00 false MEMO/15/3802 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-3802_en.htm Data Protection Day 2015: Concluding the EU Data Protection Reform essential for the Digital Single Market Data Protection Day 2015: Concluding the EU Data Protection Reform essential for the Digital Single Market European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 January 2015 Joint Statement by Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Věra Jourová on European Data Protection Day, 28 January 2015 "Today marks the 9th European Data Protection Day. true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 12:43:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 116 1 01/28/2015 13:29:00 false SPEECH/15/3840 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-3840_en.htm Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska's closing speech at 7th Annual European Space Conference Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska's closing speech at 7th Annual European Space Conference European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 28 January 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me to be here. It is also a pleasure to see you all. I am very pleased to see Vice-President Antonio Tajani. true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 13:29:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 117 1 01/28/2015 17:30:00 false IP/15/3843 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3843_en.htm Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Abbott Laboratories' Non-U.S. Developed Markets Specialty and Branded Generics Business by Mylan, subject to conditions Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Abbott Laboratories' Non-U.S. Developed Markets Specialty and Branded Generics Business by Mylan, subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 January 2015 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Abbott Laboratories' Non-U.S. Developed Markets Specialty and Branded Generics Business ("Abbott EPD-DM"), by Mylan, Inc ("Mylan"). true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 17:30:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 118 1 01/28/2015 17:30:00 false IP/15/3842 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3842_en.htm Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of GSK's oncology business by Novartis, subject to conditions Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of GSK's oncology business by Novartis, subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 January 2015 The European Commission has found the proposed acquisition of the oncology business of GlaxoSmithKline plc. ("GSK") of the United Kingdom by Novartis of Switzerland to be in line with the EU Merger Regulation. true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 17:30:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 119 1 01/28/2015 17:30:00 false IP/15/3841 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3841_en.htm Mergers: Commission approves both GSK's acquisition of Novartis' vaccines business and a consumer healthcare joint venture between GSK and Novartis, subject to conditions Mergers: Commission approves both GSK's acquisition of Novartis' vaccines business and a consumer healthcare joint venture between GSK and Novartis, subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 January 2015 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation both the proposed acquisition of the vaccines business of Novartis' by GlaxoSmithKline ("GSK"), as well as the proposed creation of a new entity combining the consumer health activities of GSK and... true en_UK HTML 01/28/2015 17:30:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 120 1 01/29/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/3880 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-3880_en.htm Tourism in the EU28 - New record level of 2.7bn tourism nights in the EU28 in 2014 - Nights spent by non-residents accounted for 44% Tourism in the EU28 - New record level of 2.7bn tourism nights in the EU28 in 2014 - Nights spent by non-residents accounted for 44% European Commission - EUROSTAT 29 January 2015 In 2014, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU is expected to have reached a new peak of around 2.7 billion nights, up by 1.7% compared with 2013. true en_UK HTML 01/29/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 121 1 01/29/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/3884 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3884_en.htm State aid: Commission approves UK flood reinsurance scheme State aid: Commission approves UK flood reinsurance scheme European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 January 2015 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a UK reinsurance scheme aimed at ensuring the availability of domestic insurance at affordable prices for flood-related damage. true en_UK HTML 01/29/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 122 1 01/29/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/3883 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-3883_en.htm EU steps up humanitarian assistance to Syria crisis EU steps up humanitarian assistance to Syria crisis European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 January 2015 With the humanitarian situation worsening every day, growing numbers of people inside Syria and refugees in neighbouring countries are in need of assistance. 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Press release20/01/2015

First release for the third quarter of 2014 - Household saving rate nearly stable at 13.1% in the euro area - Household investment rate stable at 8.3% in the euro area

Press release20/01/2015

Third quarter of 2014 - Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 2.3% of GDP in the euro area - Deficit falls slightly to 2.9% of GDP in the EU28

Press release20/01/2015

First release for the third quarter of 2014 - Business investment rate nearly stable at 21.7% in the euro area - Business profit share nearly stable at 38.8% in the euro area

Press release19/01/2015

November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Production in construction down by 0.1% in euro area - Down by 0.2% in EU28

Press release16/01/2015

December 2014 - Annual inflation down to -0.2% in the euro area - Down to -0.1% in the EU

Press release15/01/2015

November 2014 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €20.0 bn - €10.1 bn surplus for EU28

Press release14/01/2015

November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Industrial production up by 0.2% in both euro area and EU28

Press release13/01/2015

Second estimate for the third quarter of 2014 - EU28 current account surplus €15.0 billion - €37.9 bn surplus for trade in services

Press release09/01/2015

Personal transfers in the EU28- Amounts sent abroad by EU residents dropped to €28.3 bn in 2013- EU28 balance in deficit by €18.0 bn

Press release08/01/2015

November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Volume of retail trade up by 0.6% in euro area - Up by 0.8% in EU28

Press release08/01/2015

November 2014 compared with October 2014 - Industrial producer prices down by 0.3% in euro - area Down by 0.4% in EU28

Press release07/01/2015

November 2014- Euro area unemployment rate at 11.5%- EU28 at 10.0%

Statement30/01/2015

Commissioner Andriukaitis hails half a century of European pharmaceutical legislation

Statement27/01/2015

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at ECOFIN press conference

Statement27/01/2015

Commissioner Moscovici welcomes the adoption of measures against tax evasion and aggressive tax planning

Statement26/01/2015

Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the passing of former European Commissioner Karl-Heinz Narjes

Statement22/01/2015

Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the passing of former European Commissioner Leon Brittan

Statement14/01/2015

Statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker on the announcement of the resignation of Giorgio Napolitano

Statement13/01/2015

Vice-President Katainen's remarks at the press conference presenting legislative proposals on the new European Fund for Strategic Investments

Statement13/01/2015

Commissioner Andriukaitis welcomes second reading agreement vote by the European Parliament on GMO cultivation

Statement12/01/2015

Commissioner Hahn's visit to Warsaw

Statement07/01/2015

Statement by President Juncker following the attacks on Charlie Hebdo premises

Statement05/01/2015

Re-opening of the US market for imports of EU beef from January 2015 - Statement by EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Agriculture and ...

Statement02/01/2015

Statement by Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on the smuggling of migrants in cargo ships