Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, spoke today to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. In the phone conversation, the High Representative once again condemned the attempted coup of 15 July and expressed the full support of the European Union to the legitimate institutions of the country, while underscoring the expectations of the EU as to the compliance by Turkish authorities to the highest standards of the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms.
Today, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appointed Michel Barnier, former Vice-President of the European Commission and former French Minister, as Chief Negotiator in charge of leading the Commission Taskforce for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU.
The Commission has presented a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. This is part and parcel of the Energy Union and a forward-looking Climate Change policy.
The European Commission has reiterated its commitment to ensure the effective application of the whole range of European legislation and, in particular, the world's biggest single market of 500 million citizens
"France can count on the European Commission to continue to support it, as well as on the other States of the European Union in the fight against terrorism within and outside the European Union," said President Juncker.
The European Commission has launched a EUR 1,500,000 call for proposals promoting innovation and change in schools and the improvement of employability in the Turkish Cypriot community
On 5 July 2016 the European Commission formally proposed to the Council of the EU the signature and conclusion of a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.
The European Commission has proposed a budget of €134.9 billion in payments focusing on supporting the ongoing recovery of the European economy and addressing the security and humanitarian challenges in our neighbourhood.
"We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured," said High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn.
The Commission proposed to maintain the EU co-financing rate of 85% for Cyprus and to extend the "top-up" mechanism, which can benefit Greece. This will help these Member States to make the most out of the ESI Funds.