Competitiveness Council – 2-3 December 2013
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 29 November 2013 The second meeting of the Competitiveness Council under the Lithuanian Presidency will meet formally in Brussels on December 2-3. The Council will be chaired by the Lithuanian Minister of Economy, Evaldas Gustas, except for the Research part of the Council which will be...
Leading the way in making Europe's cities smarter – Frequently asked questions
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 November 2013 Cities are the major source of European economic activity and innovation. But cities are also a major source of greenhouse gases and pollution. Concerted action is needed to make urban environments cleaner and healthier to live in and to make them use less...
Making Europe's cities smarter
European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 November 2013 At a conference today hosted by the European Commission, city leaders, CEOs and civil society leaders discussed the actions outlined in the "Smart Cities Strategic Implementation Plan" and how to put them into practice.
Speech - Plenary Urbanisation
European Commission Commissioner Oettinger Commissioner to Energy Plenary Urbanisation EU-China Summit/Beijing 21 November 2013 Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a honour for me to lead an initiative that represents in a very particular way a win-win situation for China and Europe.
Speech - Smart City Subforum
European Commission Commissioner Oettinger Commissioner to Energy Smart City Subforum EU-China Summit/Beijing 21 November 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today at the Smart Cities Sub Forum. It is very stimulating to see how this topic attracts so much interest and generates so much initiative.
Renewable Energy: Commission refers Austria to Court for failing to transpose EU rules
European Commission Press release Brussels, 20.11.2013 The European Commission is referring Austria to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to transpose the Renewable Energy Directive. The Directive aims at ensuring a 20% share of renewable energy in the EU by 2020.
November infringements package: main decisions
Il-Kummissjoni Ewropea MEMO Brussels, 20 November 2013 November November CLIMATE ACTION COMPETITION DIGITAL AGENDA EMPLOYMENT & social affairs ENERGY ENVIRONMENT HEALTH HOME AFFAIRS INDUSTRY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTERNAL MARKET & SERVICES JUSTICE MARTIME AFFAIRS & FISHERIES TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION TRANSPORT AT 1 1 1 BE 1 1 3 CY 1...
16th EU-China Summit (Beijing, 21 November 2013)
European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 November 2013 On 21st November 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, will meet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Beijing for the 16th EU-China Summit.
EU-China relations and the 16th EU-China Summit - Beijing, 21 November 2013
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 November 2013 The 16th EU- China summit will take place in Beijing on 21 November 2013. The EU will be represented by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.
Questions and Answers: EU Commission: Guidance for state intervention in electricity
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 November 2013 Why this communication? Renewable energy - both wind and solar - was for a long time a new technology that needed state intervention to develop. With technological progress, investment costs in solar panel falling and production expanding, many Member States have started a...