Press releases December 2010

Commission launches new Equal Opportunities Strategy

17/12/2010

IP/10/1742 Brussels, 17th December 2010 The European Commission today launched a new Strategy on Equal Opportunities for the period to 2014, aiming to build further on the considerable progress already made over recent years....

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Towards interoperability for European public services

16/12/2010

IP/10/1734 Brussels, 16 December 2010 The European Commission has today adopted an initiative to encourage public administrations across the EU to maximise the social and economic potential of information and communication technologies....

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Comitology: new rules for Commission's implementing powers

16/12/2010

IP/10/1735 Brussels, 16 December 2010 After 9 months of negotiations, the European Parliament confirmed today the agreement with the Council on the new regulation on implementing powers for the Commission....

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Commission welcomes agreement on European Citizens' Initiative

15/12/2010

IP/10/1720 Brussels, 15 December 2010 The European Commission warmly welcomes today's agreement on the European Citizens' Initiative, which will for the first time allow citizens to directly suggest new EU legislation....

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European Citizens' Initiative (ECI)

15/12/2010

MEMO/10/683 Brussels, 15 December 2010 I. General Q&A on the European Citizens' Initiative 1. What does the Treaty of Lisbon say on the European citizens' initiative? 2. Is it already possible to present a citizens' initiative? When will it be possible ...

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Commission makes further appointments at senior management level

14/12/2010

IP/10/1716 Brussels, 14 December 2010 The Commission has taken today, upon a proposal from President Barroso and Vice-President Šefčovič, important decisions relating to its Senior Management Staff. Following its decision earlier this year to reserve ...

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Commission appoints Mr Giovanni Kessler as Director-General of OLAF

14/12/2010

IP/10/1717 Brussels, 14 December 2010 The Commission has today appointed Mr Giovanni Kessler as Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). As Director-General of OLAF, Mr Kessler will be head of a Directorate-General comprising four Directorates ...

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