Audiovisual Services > Photo > News http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByDate.cfm?sitelang=en Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:10:13 GMT Participation of Federica Mogherini at the the Iran nuclear negotiations in Lausanne http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027948&sitelang=en Participation of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC at the the Iran nuclear negotiations in Lausanne Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027948&sitelang=en Participation of Neven Mimica and Valeriy Dil, Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister at the signature of the Sector Reform Contract: Social Protection Kyrgyzstan http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027921&sitelang=en Participation of Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development and Valeriy Dil, Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister at the signature of the Sector Reform Contract: Social Protection Kyrgyzstan Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027921&sitelang=en Visit of Denis Mukwege, Founder and Medical Director of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, and 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Laureate, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027906&sitelang=en Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development and Christos Stylianides, Member of the EC in charge of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management; EU Coordinator for the Ebola response receive Denis Mukwege, Founder and Medical Director of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, and 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Laureate Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027906&sitelang=en Visit by Federica Mogherini to Belgrade http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027908&sitelang=en Visit by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC to Belgrade Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027908&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker receives Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027904&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, receives Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027904&sitelang=en Visit by Cecilia Malmström to Dublin http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027917&sitelang=en Visit by Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade to Dublin Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027917&sitelang=en Kristalina Georgieva receives Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian professional football player http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027905&sitelang=en Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Budget and Human Resources receives Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian professional football player Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027905&sitelang=en Press conference by Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC, on the positive impact of trade on the economy - the example of the trade agreement with South Korea http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027898&sitelang=en Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, gave a press conference on two reports highlighting the importance of the trade agreements for the European economy. Cecilia Malmström made public the working document, which had been presented earlier to the Member States during the informal meeting with the Ministers for Trade which was held in Riga, as well as the annual report on the implementation of the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027898&sitelang=en Visit of Marcello Pittella, President of the region of Basilicata, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027899&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, received Marcello Pittella, President of the region of Basilicata. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027899&sitelang=en Visit by Corina Creţu to Slovakia http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027910&sitelang=en Visit by Corina Creţu, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy to Slovakia Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027910&sitelang=en Visit by Dimitris Avramopoulos to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027909&sitelang=en Visit by Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027909&sitelang=en Visit of Jorge Homero Tolentino Araújo, Cape Verdean Minister for External Relations, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027895&sitelang=en Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, received Jorge Homero Tolentino Araújo, Cape Verdean Minister for External Relations. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027895&sitelang=en Visit by Maroš Šefčovič and Violeta Bulc to Bratislava http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027622&sitelang=en Visit by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Energy Union and Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC in charge of Transport to Bratislava Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027622&sitelang=en Visit of Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027902&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, received Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027902&sitelang=en Visit of Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, President of the Romanian Senate, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027931&sitelang=en Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, received Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, President of the Romanian Senate. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027931&sitelang=en Visit of Horst Hippler, President of German Rector's Conference, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027900&sitelang=en Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, received Horst Hippler, President of German Rector's Conference. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027900&sitelang=en Valdis Dombrovskis receives Pierre Gattaz, President of the Movement of French enterprises (Medef), and Chairman of the Executive Board and President of the Executive and Strategic Committee of Radiall http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027920&sitelang=en Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue receives Pierre Gattaz, President of the Movement of French enterprises (Medef), and Chairman of the Executive Board and President of the Executive and Strategic Committee of Radiall Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027920&sitelang=en BusinessEurope Day on the investment in Europe http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027896&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Digital Economy and Society, and Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, participated in the BusinessEurope Day entitled "Invest in Europe", which focused on the actions to be taken to enhance investment in Europe. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027896&sitelang=en Visit by Federica Mogherini to Pristina http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027907&sitelang=en Visit by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC to Pristina Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027907&sitelang=en Participation of Jonathan Hill, Member of the EC, at the 13th Annual European Financial Services Conference http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027894&sitelang=en Jonathan Hill, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, participated in the 13th Annual European Financial Services Conference. This high-level conference attracted some 400 senior bankers and financial policy-makers to discuss issues affecting both European and global financial markets. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027894&sitelang=en Press conference by Phil Hogan, Member of the EC, on the end of milk quotas http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027897&sitelang=en Phil Hogan, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave a press conference ahead of the end of the milk quota regime, coming to an end on 31 March 2015. First introduced in 1984 at a time when EU production far outstripped demand, the quota regime was one of the tools introduced for overcoming these structural surpluses. Successive reforms of the EU's Common Agriculture Policy have increased the market-orientation of the sector and, in parallel, provided a range of other, more targeted instruments to help support producers in vulnerable areas, such as mountain areas where the costs of production are higher. The final date to end quotas was first decided in 2003 in order to provide EU producers with more flexibility to respond to growing demand, especially on the world market. It was reconfirmed in 2008 with a range of measures aimed at achieving a "soft landing". Even with quotas, EU dairy exports have increased by 45% in volume and 95% in value in the last 5 years. Market projections indicate that the prospects for further growth remain strong – in particular for added-value products, such as cheese, but also for ingredients used in nutritional, sports and dietary products. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027897&sitelang=en Visit of representatives of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027919&sitelang=en Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue, received several representatives of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), led by Theodore Fessas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SEV. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027919&sitelang=en Participation of Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC, at the Net Futures 2015 Conference http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027890&sitelang=en Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Digital Economy and Society, participated in the "Net Futures 2015" conference, which was organised and supported by the EC and will replace the former annual Future Internet Assembly (FIA) after 11 successful years. This year as a new feature, the conference will be a single event bringing together all of Net Futures' interest groups around cross-cutting topics: Internet of Things, open source, cloud, smart cities, and start-ups. It also included consultation meetings that cover all Net Futures' topics: Network Technologies, Software & Services, Cloud, Net Innovation and Experimental Platforms. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027890&sitelang=en International Conference on Guinea-Bissau - Terra Ranka, Brussels, 25/03/2015 http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027887&sitelang=en Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, participated in the international conference jointly organised by the government of Guinea-Bissau, the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The EU pledged 160 million euro for Guinea-Bissau to consolidate democracy, strengthen the rule of law, accelerate economic recovery and improve people's lives.The conference brings together the international community and Guinea-Bissau to endorse the government's own development strategy for the next ten years and to encourage international donors to pledge and coordinate financial support. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027887&sitelang=en Weekly meeting of the Juncker Commission http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027888&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, participated in the weekly meeting of the Juncker Commission with Catherine Day, Secretary-General of the EC. Were present: Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy Union, Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue, Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Digital Economy and Society, Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Miguel Arias Cañete, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action and Energy, Karmenu Vella, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Member of the EC in charge of Health and Food Safety, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Marianne Thyssen, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Pierre Moscovici, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Christos Stylianides, Member of the EC in charge of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Phil Hogan, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, Jonathan Hill, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC in charge of Transport, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Corina Creţu, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, Margrethe Vestager, Member of the EC in charge of Competition, and Carlos Moedas, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027888&sitelang=en European flags fly at half-mast to pay tribute to the victims of the 'Germanwings' aeroplane crash in France http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027925&sitelang=en To mark the 3 days of national mourning that were observed in Spain on March 25, 26 and 27, in remembrance of the victims of the crash of an Airbus A320 (flight 9525) from 'Germanwings' company in France the day before, the EC decided to fly the European flags at half-mast in front of the Berlaymont building, in Brussels. During the press conference by Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, on the conclusions of the weekly meeting of the Juncker Commission, the journalists in the press room of the EC also paid tribute to the victims by observing one minute of silence. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027925&sitelang=en Press conference by Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC, on the conclusions of the weekly meeting of the Juncker Commission http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027889&sitelang=en Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, gave a press conference on the conclusions of the weekly meeting of the Juncker Commission which was held on the same day. The College of Commissioners discussed the Digital Single Market Strategy due for adoption in May 2015. Digital tools are becoming more and more pervasive. Whether you're studying, socialising, or shopping – online tools could well be helping you. But when it comes to using those opportunities, people and businesses face many barriers: from inefficient parcel deliveries across borders, to geo-blocking of your favourite films, music or other content. The Commission wanted to trigger real change for consumers and businesses alike. A digital single market could generate up to €340 billion a year for the EU economy; it was a major priority of the Juncker Commission. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027889&sitelang=en Visit of Johannes Hahn to Kosovo http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027863&sitelang=en Visit of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations to Kosovo Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027863&sitelang=en Visit of Macky Sall, President of Senegal, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027918&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, and Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, received Macky Sall, President of Senegal. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027918&sitelang=en Visit of Klaas Knot, President of the Nederlandsche Bank, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027892&sitelang=en Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, received Klaas Knot, President of the Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027892&sitelang=en Visit of Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027865&sitelang=en Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, received Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027865&sitelang=en Visit of Aivaras Abromavičius, Ukrainian Minister for Economic Development and Trade, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027873&sitelang=en Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue, received Aivaras Abromavičius, Ukrainian Minister for Economic Development and Trade. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027873&sitelang=en Visit of Barbara Stamm, President of the Bavarian State Assembly, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027878&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, received Barbara Stamm, President of the Bavarian State Assembly. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027878&sitelang=en Visit of Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the EC, to Cuba http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027832&sitelang=en Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, went to Havana where she met with Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of Havana, and Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment. Together with the latter the Vice-President signed a Financial Agreement for Cooperation for 2014-2020 between Cuba and the EU, in the presence of Ileana Núñez Mordoche, Cuban Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment. Herman Portocarero, Head of the Delegation of the EU to Cuba, accompanied Federica Mogherini during these meetings. The Vice-President then met with Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the Cuban Parliament, and Marino Murillo, Vice-President of the Cuban Council of Ministers; Minister for Economy and Planning. Federica Mogherini also attended a wreath laying ceremony at José Martí Memorial, at Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square). The Vice-President then met with Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuban Minister for Foreign Affairs. Federica Mogherini also participated in a discussion with several Cuban artists, in the presence of Miguel Barnet, Chair of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba - UNEAC). The Vice-President ended her visit to Cuba by giving a press conference. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027832&sitelang=en Visit of Henri Malosse, President of the EESC, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027885&sitelang=en Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, received Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027885&sitelang=en Round table with the press on the occasion of the launch of the the platform for a better management of Regional Policy investments: TAIX REGIO PEER 2 PEER http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027871&sitelang=en Corina Creţu, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, participated in a round table open to the press on the occasion of the launch of a new platform for public service officials to exchange expertise and best practice around Europe, to further improve how EU investments are spent and managed. By helping Member States strengthen administrative capacity, TAIEX REGIO PEER 2 PEER, or PEER 2 PEER, is part of a broader initiative to fully use the potential of Regional Policy to create jobs and ensure sustainable growth, in line with the goals set by the Europe 2020 Strategy and the EU's new 315 billion euro Investment Plan. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027871&sitelang=en Visit of Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourgish Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027882&sitelang=en Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, received Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourgish Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027882&sitelang=en Launch of the platform for a better management of Regional Policy investments: TAIX REGIO PEER 2 PEER http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027875&sitelang=en Corina Creţu, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, participated in the conference organised for the launch of the new platform for public service officials to exchange expertise and best practice around Europe, to further improve how EU investments are spent and managed. By helping Member States strengthen administrative capacity, TAIEX REGIO PEER 2 PEER, or PEER 2 PEER, is part of a broader initiative to fully use the potential of Regional Policy to create jobs and ensure sustainable growth, in line with the goals set by the Europe 2020 Strategy and the EU's new 315 euro billion Investment Plan. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027875&sitelang=en Visit of Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and patron of the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027876&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, and Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, received Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and patron of the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027876&sitelang=en Visit of Members of the Swedish Parliament to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027864&sitelang=en Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, received several Members of the Committee on European Union Affairs of the Swedish Parliament, led by Carl Schlyter, Chair of the Committee on European Union Affairs. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027864&sitelang=en Visit of Domingos Simões Pereira, Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027886&sitelang=en Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, received Domingos Simões Pereira, Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027886&sitelang=en Visit of a delegation from the Committee for European Affairs of the French Senate to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027867&sitelang=en Pierre Moscovici, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, received a delegation from the Committee for European Affairs of the French Senate, including Jean Bizet, President of the Committee. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027867&sitelang=en Press conference by Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC, on the road safety statistics for 2014 http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027869&sitelang=en Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC in charge of Transport, gave a press conference on the statistics on road deaths in the EU countries in 2014. Following two years of solid decreases in the number of people killed on Europe's roads, the first reports on road deaths in 2014 are disappointing. According to the figures released today, the number of road fatalities has decreased by approximately 1% compared to 2013. This follows on the 8% decrease in 2012 and 2013. The figures reveal a total of 25 700 road deaths in 2014 across all 28 Member States of the EU. Whilst this is 5700 fewer than in 2010, it falls short of the intended target decrease. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027869&sitelang=en Participation of Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC, in the presentation of the report 'Completing Europe: from the North-South Corridor to Energy, Transportation and Telecommunications Union' http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027861&sitelang=en Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy Union, participated in the presentation of the report "Completing Europe: from the North-South Corridor to Energy, Transportation and Telecommunications Union" by the Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) and the Atlantic Council, in cooperation with DG "Energy" of the EC. The Vice-President made a speech in the presence of Paweł Olechnowicz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CEEP, and Dominique Ristori, Director-General of DG "Energy" of the EC. This significant report highlighted a critical element in the process of addressing Europe’s weaknesses: infrastructure development across Central Europe in the energy, transportation and telecommunications sectors. The study was structured around these three dimensions, without forgetting the required financial investments. This event followed the EC's publication on 25/02/2015 of a strategy for a resilient Energy Union. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027861&sitelang=en Visit of representatives of the Platform of European Social NGOs to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027912&sitelang=en Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue, received representatives of the Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform), led by Heather Roy, President of the Social Platform. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027912&sitelang=en Participation of Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the EC, in the Libyan municipalities dialogue meeting http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027855&sitelang=en Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, participated in the Libyan municipalities dialogue meeting, together with Bernardino León, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The participants discussed the implementation of the confidence building measures agreed at their previous meeting in Geneva, in January 2015, the provision of urgently needed humanitarian aid and certain security arrangements on the ground. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027855&sitelang=en Visit of Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027862&sitelang=en Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, received Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027862&sitelang=en Visit of a delegation of the Members of the EP from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027868&sitelang=en Corina Creţu, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, received a group of Members of the EP from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, to discuss the local enterprise partnership – LEP in the Operational Programme for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for England and the progress of its adoption status. The delegation included also Seb Dance, Julie Ward, Derek Vaughan, Anneliese Dodds, Clare Moody and Jude Kirton-Darling. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027868&sitelang=en Visit of a delegation from the CCBE to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027874&sitelang=en Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, received Maria Ślązak, President of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Antonín Mokrý, Third Vice-President of the CCBE, Philip Buisseret, Secretary General of the CCBE, and Hugo Roebroeck, Director of the External Liaison chez CCBE. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027874&sitelang=en Visit of Hubert Védrine, former French Minister for Foreign Affairs, and independent member of the Board of Directors of LVMH and Ipsos, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027877&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, received Hubert Védrine, former French Minister for Foreign Affairs, and independent member of the Board of Directors of LVMH and Ipsos. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027877&sitelang=en Conference on the cooperation between the EC and the IEB in the field of agriculture and rural development within the EU http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027856&sitelang=en Phil Hogan, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Wilhelm Molterer, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), participated in the conference launching the cooperation between the EC and the EIB in the field of agriculture and rural development within the EU. The conference followed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, which took place on 14 July 2014. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027856&sitelang=en Visit of several Members of the French Senate to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027859&sitelang=en Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy Union, received several Members of the Committee on European Affairs of the French Senate, led by Jean Bizet, Chair of the Committee on European Affairs. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027859&sitelang=en Visit of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Albania http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027854&sitelang=en Visit of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, to Albania Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027854&sitelang=en Visit of Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027872&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, received Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027872&sitelang=en Visit of Wilhelm Molterer, Vice-President of the EIB, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027870&sitelang=en Corina Creţu, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, received Wilhelm Molterer, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027870&sitelang=en Visit by Carlos Moedas to London http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027848&sitelang=en Visit by Carlos Moedas, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation to London Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027848&sitelang=en 2014 European Mobility Week Award Ceremony http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027884&sitelang=en Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC in charge of Transport, will present the 2014 European Mobility Week Award Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027884&sitelang=en Press Conference by Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC, following the publication of the 2014 annual report on the RAPEX system http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027860&sitelang=en Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, gave a press conference following the publication of the 2014 annual report on the RAPEX system. She then visited an exhibition showcasing some of the non-compliant products detected through the RAPEX system. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027860&sitelang=en Visit of representatives from The Russell Group of Universities to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027879&sitelang=en Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, received a delegation of the Russell Group Universities including Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027879&sitelang=en Visit of Neven Mimica, Member of the EC, to Ethiopia http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027834&sitelang=en Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, travelled to Addis-Abeba to participate in the "Women in Parliaments Global Forum" (WIP), a global network of female Parliamentarians at national level. The theme of the 2015 WIP Summit, co-organised by the African Union (AU) and co-funded by the EC, was entitled "New Leadership for Global Challenges". On this occasion, Neven Mimica met several women who have distinguished themselves through their leadership. During his star, he also visited a domestic violence shelter for women and children, a project co-funded by the EU. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027834&sitelang=en Visit of Volkan Bozkır, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator for accession negotiations to the EU, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027822&sitelang=en Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and Miguel Arias Cañete, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action and Energy, received Volkan Bozkır, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator for accession negotiations to the EU. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027822&sitelang=en Visit of a group of students from the European School Brussels II to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027829&sitelang=en Miguel Arias Cañete, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action and Energy, received a group of students from the European School Brussels II. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027829&sitelang=en Visit of Carlos Moedas, Member of the EC, to Ukraine http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027790&sitelang=en Carlos Moedas, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, travelled to Kiev to participate, together with Serhii Myronovych Kvit, Ukrainian Minister for Education and Science, in the signature ceremony of the Agreement for the Association of Ukraine to Horizon 2020. Researchers, businesses and innovators from Ukraine will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with EU Member States and other associated countries. During his stay, Carlos Moedas also visited the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev as well as the Paton Electrical-Welding Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027790&sitelang=en Participation of Dimitris Avramopoulos at the 'Tackling Jihadism TOGETHER' conference in Vienna http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027833&sitelang=en Participation of Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship at the 'Tackling Jihadism TOGETHER' conference in Vienna Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027833&sitelang=en Visit of Michael Froman, US Trade Representative, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027826&sitelang=en Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, received Michael Froman, US Trade Representative. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027826&sitelang=en Visit of Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027842&sitelang=en Christos Stylianides, Member of the EC in charge of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management; EU Coordinator for the Ebola response, and Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, received Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027842&sitelang=en Visit of Kori Udovički, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Administration and Local Self-Government, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027844&sitelang=en Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Budget and Human Resources, received Kori Udovički, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Administration and Local Self-Government. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027844&sitelang=en Participation of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, and Marianne Thyssen, Member of the EC, in the Tripartite Social Summit http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027801&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, and Marianne Thyssen, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, participated in the Tripartite Social Summit. The participants in the Summit discussed the analysis of the Member States's economic situation contained in the last Country Reports published by the EC, as well as the preparation of the further steps in the European Semester of economic policy coordination, including the preparation of national programmes expected in April 2015. This Tripartite Social Summit also discussed progress with the Investment Plan for Europe and the views of social partners on other major EU policy initiatives, such as the Energy Union. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027801&sitelang=en Participation of Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the EC, and Neven Mimica, Member of the EC, in the 2nd EU/CELAC Civil Society Forum http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027821&sitelang=en Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, and Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, participated in the 2nd EU/Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Civil Society Forum entitled "Building fairer societies". The Vice-President made a speech during the opening plenary session which focused on an overview of the role of civil society collaboration in EU/CELAC relations. The day after Neven Mimica attended the closing plenary session. The event was jointly organised by the European NGO confederation for relief and development (Concord) and its partner, Mesa de Articulación, a regional network of NGOs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027821&sitelang=en Visit of Xavier Bettel, Luxembourgish Prime Minister; Minister of State; Minister for Communications and Media; Minister for Religious Affairs, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027804&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, received Xavier Bettel, Luxembourgish Prime Minister; Minister of State; Minister for Communications and Media; Minister for Religious Affairs. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027804&sitelang=en Visit of Reinhold Mitterlehner, Austrian Federal Vice-Chancellor; Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy, and Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027809&sitelang=en Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, received Reinhold Mitterlehner, Austrian Federal Vice-Chancellor; Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy, and Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027809&sitelang=en Brussels European Council, 19-20/03/2015 http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027810&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, and the Heads of State or Government of the EU met in Brussels for the European Council hosted by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. Firstly the Heads of State or Government of the EU observed one minute of silence as a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack at Bardo Museum, in Tunisia, on 18/03/2015. During the first day of meeting, EU leaders agreed to create an Energy Union and discussed external relations, with EU eastern partners, and Russia. An informal meeting on Greece took place in the presence of Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), and Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch Minister for Finance and President of the Eurogroup. Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker then gave an intermediary joint press conference. The day after the Heads of State or Government of the EU discussed the situation in Libya and its implications for the security of the European Union. Discussions with Mario Draghi on economic issues, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the state of play in the negotiations with the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were also on the agenda. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027810&sitelang=en Visit to the EC of a group of Masters Students in European Affairs from Science-Po Paris http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027813&sitelang=en Pierre Moscovici, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, received a group of Masters Students in European Affairs from Science-Po Paris. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027813&sitelang=en Visit by Corina Creţu, Member of the EC, to Germany http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027702&sitelang=en Corina Creţu, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, travelled to Berlin, together with the ONG Transparency International, to launch the Integrity Pacts project, developed to help governments, businesses and civil society improve trust and transparency in public procurement for several EU co-funded projects by the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund. Corina Creţu then be attended the 61st meeting of the German-Austrian Urban Network, which brings together German and Austrian cities to exchange experiences and good practices in urban policies. During her stay, Corina Creţu visited the cities of Frankfurt and Slubice on the German-Polish border, to talk about cross-border cooperation in the region for the new programming period 2014-2020. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027702&sitelang=en Visit of László Lovász, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027807&sitelang=en Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, received László Lovász, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027807&sitelang=en Signing ceremony of a Joint Declaration on the relations between the EU and Greenland http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027800&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, participated in the signing ceremony of a Joint Declaration on the relations between the EU and Greenland, together with Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish Prime Minister, and Kim Kielsen, Greenlandic Prime Minister. They gave a joint press conference afterwards. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027800&sitelang=en Visit of Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, Head of the Mission of the United States to the EU, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027840&sitelang=en Carlos Moedas, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, received Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, Head of the Mission of the United States to the EU. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027840&sitelang=en Visit of Pavel Bělobrádek, Czech Deputy Prime Minister; Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027803&sitelang=en Carlos Moedas, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, received Pavel Bělobrádek, Czech Deputy Prime Minister; Minister for Science, Research and Innovation. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027803&sitelang=en Initialling ceremony on the landmark tax transparency agreement between the EU and Switzerland http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027839&sitelang=en Heinz Zourek, Director-General of the Taxation and Customs Union DG of the EC, Jacques de Watteville, Secretary of State for International Financial Matters attached to the Swiss Federal Department for Finance, and Dominique Paravicini, Ambassador, Deputy Director at the Directorate for European Affairs of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, initialled an ambitious new tax transparency agreement between the EU and Switzerland, marking a major step forward in the fight against tax evasion. Under this new agreement, Member States and Switzerland will automatically exchange information on the full range of financial account information from 2018. This means that EU residents will no longer be able to hide undeclared income in Swiss accounts to evade paying tax. Member States will receive, on an annual basis, the names, addresses, tax identification numbers and dates of birth of their residents with accounts in Switzerland, as well as a broad set of other financial and account balance information. This is fully in line with the new OECD/G20 global standard for the automatic exchange of information. The new EU-Swiss agreement will be signed following authorisation by the Council on one side and the Swiss Government on the other, both of which are expected to be before the summer 2015. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027839&sitelang=en Visit of Laurentien, Princess of the Netherlands, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027852&sitelang=en Marianne Thyssen, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, received Laurentien, Princess of the Netherlands. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027852&sitelang=en Visit of Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027841&sitelang=en Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, received Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027841&sitelang=en Visit of Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC, to Austria http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027791&sitelang=en Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC in charge of Transport, travelled to Innsbruck to participate in a congress with the Ministers for Transport from the Alpine States (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland) to discuss the development of transport solutions across the Alpine region. In the presence of some 500 participants, Violeta Bulc, Ministers and promoters of key Alpine crossing projects discussed the challenges of preparing, implementing and financing large-scale projects that cross borders of several Member States. Once completed, these projects significantly changed the flow of goods and passengers' mobility across the Alps, and improve economic relations. During the stay, Violeta Bulc and the Ministers signed a declaration renewing their commitment to further promote sustainable transport in the region. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027791&sitelang=en Visit of Ajay K. Bramdeo, Head of Mission of the African Union to the EU, Tadeous T. Chifamba, Head of Mission of Zimbabwe to the EU, and Hanno Rumpf, Head of Mission of Namibia to the EU, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027831&sitelang=en Christos Stylianides, Member of the EC in charge of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management; EU Coordinator for the Ebola response, received of Ajay K. Bramdeo, Head of Mission of the African Union to the EU, Tadeous T. Chifamba, Head of Mission of Zimbabwe to the EU, and Hanno Rumpf, Head of Mission of Namibia to the EU. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027831&sitelang=en Joint press conference following the Tripartite Social Summit http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027806&sitelang=en Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue, Laimdota Straujuma, Latvian Prime Minister and President in office of the Council of the EU, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), and Markus Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope, gave a joint press conference following the Tripartite Social Summit. The participants in the Summit discussed the analysis of the Member States's economic situation contained in the last Country Reports published by the EC, as well as the preparation of the further steps in the European Semester of economic policy coordination, including the preparation of national programmes expected in April 2015. This Tripartite Social Summit also discussed progress with the Investment Plan for Europe and the views of social partners on other major EU policy initiatives, such as the Energy Union. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027806&sitelang=en Visit of Vladimir Chizhov, Head of the Mission of Russia to the EU, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027798&sitelang=en Vytenis Andriukaitis, Member of the EC in charge of Health and Food Safety, received Vladimir Chizhov, Head of the Mission of Russia to the EU. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027798&sitelang=en Visit of Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027812&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, and several Members of the EC received Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister. They posed together for a group photo. Discussions focused on the budgetary situation in France, the fight against terrorism, the preparation of the COP21/CMP11 United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris in December 2015, as well as on the main geopolitical developments. Jean-Claude Juncker and Manuel Valls then gave a joint press conference. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027812&sitelang=en Visit of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Armenia http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027775&sitelang=en Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, travelled to Yerevan to underline the current important and decisive year for EU-Armenia relations, marked by the joint commitment and effort to enhance EU-Armenia relations, where possible and to negotiate a legal base for these future relations. During his mission, Johannes Hahn met with several Members of the Armenian government as well as representatives of the opposition and civil society. In addition, accompanied by Armen Ashotyan, Armenian Minister for Education and Science, he visited the Yerevan Regional State College No 1, a Vocational Education Training Project supported by the EC. Johannes Hahn also addressed the Fourth Ordinary Session of the EuroNest Parliamentary Assembly, presenting the main elements of the recently launched consultation on the European Neighbourhood Policy review. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027775&sitelang=en Visit of Richard Weber, President of Eurochambres, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027819&sitelang=en Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, received Richard Weber, President of Eurochambres. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027819&sitelang=en Signature ceremony for the 'Creative Europe' Programme with Moldova http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027796&sitelang=en Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Monica Babuc, Moldovan Minister for Culture, signed an agreement, making Moldova a member state of EU program "Creative Europe". Moldova is the second neighbourhood country to join the programme - Georgia joined Creative Europe on 24 February 2015. Creative Europe is the fifth generation of EU funding programmes supporting the cultural and creative sectors. It was launched on 1 January 2014, with a budget of nearly €1.5 billion for 2014-2020. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027796&sitelang=en Visit of Richard Weber, President of Eurochambres, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027838&sitelang=en Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy Union, received Richard Weber, President of Eurochambres. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027838&sitelang=en Visit of Bohuslav Sobotka, Czech Prime Minister, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027820&sitelang=en Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy Union, received Bohuslav Sobotka, Czech Prime Minister. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027820&sitelang=en Visit of Gilbert Saboya Sunyé, Andorran Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gilles Tonelli, Adviser to the Monegasque Government for External Relations and Cooperation, and Pasquale Valentini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of San Marino, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027797&sitelang=en Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, received Gilbert Saboya Sunyé, Andorran Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gilles Tonelli, Adviser to the Monegasque Government for External Relations and Cooperation, and Pasquale Valentini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of San Marino. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027797&sitelang=en Participation of Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC, and Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC, in a media event on the electrification of transport http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027794&sitelang=en Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy Union, and Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC in charge of Transport, participated in a media event on the electrification of transport. Firstly, both Commissioners tried electric cars on the esplanade in front of the Berlaymont building. Maroš Šefčovič and Violeta Bulc then drove electric cars from the office to the Atomium, where they visited the Belgian monument. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027794&sitelang=en Press conference by Pierre Moscovici, Member of the EC, on the Tax Transparency Package http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027808&sitelang=en Pierre Moscovici, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, gave a press conference to present the package of tax transparency measures as part of its ambitious agenda to tackle corporate tax avoidance and harmful tax competition in the EU. A key element of this Tax Transparency Package is a proposal to introduce the automatic exchange of information between Member States on their tax rulings. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027808&sitelang=en Visit of Dara Murphy, Irish Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027795&sitelang=en Vĕra Jourová, Member of the EC in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, received Dara Murphy, Irish Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027795&sitelang=en Weekly meeting of the Juncker Commission http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027792&sitelang=en Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, participated in the weekly meeting of the Juncker Commission. Were present: Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market, Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy Union, Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Euro and Social Dialogue, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Digital Economy and Society, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Karmenu Vella, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Marianne Thyssen, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Pierre Moscovici, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Christos Stylianides, Member of the EC in charge of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Phil Hogan, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, Jonathan Hill, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, Violeta Bulc, Member of the EC in charge of Transport, Corina Creţu, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, Margrethe Vestager, Member of the EC in charge of Competition, and Carlos Moedas, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027792&sitelang=en Visit of Melanie Huml, Bavarian Minister of State for Health and Care, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027793&sitelang=en Vytenis Andriukaitis, Member of the EC in charge of Health and Food Safety, received Melanie Huml, Bavarian Minister of State for Health and Care. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027793&sitelang=en Visit of David Lidington, British Minister of State for Europe and NATO at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027824&sitelang=en Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Budget and Human Resources, received David Lidington, British Minister of State for Europe and NATO at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027824&sitelang=en Visit of Heather Roy, President of the Platform of European Social NGOs, to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027785&sitelang=en Pierre Moscovici, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, received Heather Roy, President of the Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform). Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027785&sitelang=en Visit of representatives from the European Alliance to Save Energy to the EC http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027825&sitelang=en Corina Creţu, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, received the representatives from the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE). Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/photo/photoByReportage.cfm?ref=027825&sitelang=en