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Commissioner Moscovici presenting the Spring Economic Forecast

News05/05/2015

2015 Spring Economic forecast: Tailwinds support the recovery

Economic tailwinds from low oil prices to steady global growth strengthen Europe's economic recovery according to the Spring Economic Forecast.

Nepal earthquake : EU increases its financial support

Press release04/05/2015

Nepal earthquake : EU increases its financial support

The European Commission has approved financial support worth €16.6 million and additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to assist Nepal after the devastating earthquake.

First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos during the press conference

Weekly meeting28/04/2015

New European Agenda on Security

The Commission adopts a new European Agenda on Security 2015-2020 to support better cooperation between Member States in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime.

Commission takes action on proper implementation of European legislation

News29/04/2015

Commission takes action on proper implementation of European legislation

In its latest infringements round, the Commission has issued a total of 120 decisions to ensure the application of EU law including the referral of six member states to the EU Court of Justice and 38 reasoned opinions to 25 countries.
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Press release Brussels, 07 April 2015 The European Union is providing emergency funding of €2.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), to deliver life-saving assistance to Palestinian refugees in Syria through cash and emergency relief items. true en_UK HTML 04/07/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 4 1 04/07/2015 12:00:01 false STATEMENT/15/4742 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4742_en.htm International Roma Day: Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Thyssen , Commissioner Jourová and Commissioner Creţu International Roma Day: Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Thyssen , Commissioner Jourová and Commissioner Creţu European Commission - Statement Brussels, 07 April 2015 Statement of Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Commissioners Marianne Thyssen, Vĕra Jourová and Corina Creţu on the occasion of International Roma day, Wednesday 8 April : "The European Union is founded on the principles of equality before the law and non-discrimination: values enshrined in the... true en_UK HTML 04/07/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 5 1 04/07/2015 12:00:01 false STATEMENT/15/4740 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4740_en.htm World Health Day: Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis joins forces with the World Health Organisation to highlight the importance of food safety World Health Day: Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis joins forces with the World Health Organisation to highlight the importance of food safety European Commission - Statement Brussels, 07 April 2015 This year, World Health Day is dedicated to food safety, a topic that reminds us that all too often in Europe we take for granted that the food on our plates is safe. true en_UK HTML 04/07/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 6 1 04/07/2015 12:00:02 false MEX/15/4744 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4744_en.htm Daily News 07 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 07 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 07 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 07 April 2015 EU increases its emergency aid in Yarmouk, Syria The European Union is providing emergency funding of €2.5 million for life-saving assistance to Palestinian refugees in Syria. true en_UK HTML 04/07/2015 12:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 7 1 04/07/2015 14:23:00 false IP/15/4745 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4745_en.htm Investment Plan for Europe: Luxembourg to contribute €80 million Investment Plan for Europe: Luxembourg to contribute €80 million European Commission - Press release Brussels, 07 April 2015 Luxembourg has announced that it will contribute €80 million to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which is the core element of the €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe. true en_UK HTML 04/07/2015 14:23:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 8 1 04/08/2015 11:36:00 false STAT/15/4750 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4750_en.htm February 2015 compared with January 2015 Volume of retail trade down by 0.2% in euro area Stable in EU28 February 2015 compared with January 2015 Volume of retail trade down by 0.2% in euro area Stable in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 08 April 2015 In February 2015 compared with January 2015, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and remained stable in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 04/08/2015 11:36:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 9 1 04/08/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/4749 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4749_en.htm Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of TeliaSonera and Telenor's Danish telecommunications activities Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of TeliaSonera and Telenor's Danish telecommunications activities European Commission - Press release Brussels, 08 April 2015 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed joint venture between the Danish operators TeliaSonera AB and Telenor ASA is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies provide telecommunications services in several European countries. true en_UK HTML 04/08/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 10 1 04/08/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4747 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4747_en.htm European Commission calls for renewed commitments to reach targets on official development assistance European Commission calls for renewed commitments to reach targets on official development assistance - Press release European Commission Brussels, 08 April 2015 The European Union and its Member States have kept their place as the world's largest aid donor in 2014. They provided more than half of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) reported last year to the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation... true en_UK HTML 04/08/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 11 1 04/08/2015 12:00:00 false MEMO/15/4748 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4748_en.htm Official Development Assistance: preliminary 2014 data published Official Development Assistance: preliminary 2014 data published European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 08 April 2015 The European Union has kept its place as the world’s largest aid donor in 2014, according to statistics published today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). true en_UK HTML 04/08/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 12 1 04/08/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4751 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4751_en.htm Daily News 08 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 08 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 08 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 08 April 2015 The EU remains the world's largest aid donor in 2014 The European Union and its Member States have kept their place as the world's largest aid donor in 2014. true en_UK HTML 04/08/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 13 1 04/09/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4754 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4754_en.htm Second estimate for the fourth quarter of 2014 EU28 current account surplus €38.7 billion €37.0 bn surplus for trade in services Second estimate for the fourth quarter of 2014 EU28 current account surplus €38.7 billion €37.0 bn surplus for trade in services European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 09 April 2015 The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €38.7 billion (1.1% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2014, up from a surplus of €29.9 bn (0.9% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2014 and down from a... true en_UK HTML 04/09/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 14 1 04/09/2015 11:49:00 false IP/15/4755 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4755_en.htm State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid in favour of Irish bank Permanent TSB State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid in favour of Irish bank Permanent TSB European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 April 2015 The European Commission has found that restructuring aid granted by Ireland to Permanent TSB (PTSB) is in line with EU state aid rules. The restructuring plan sets out the path for PTSB to become viable in the long-term without further state... true en_UK HTML 04/09/2015 11:49:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 15 1 04/09/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4746 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4746_en.htm EU Solidarity Fund: €66.5 million for Bulgaria, Italy and Romania after severe flooding EU Solidarity Fund: €66.5 million for Bulgaria, Italy and Romania after severe flooding European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 April 2015 Today the Commission granted aid worth €66.5 million from the European Union Solidarity Fund to Bulgaria, Italy and Romania following three natural disasters in 2014. true en_UK HTML 04/09/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 16 1 04/09/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4756 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4756_en.htm Daily News 09 / 04/ 2015 Daily News 09 / 04/ 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 09 / 04/ 2015 Brussels, 09 April 2015 EU Solidarity Fund: €66.5 million for Bulgaria, Italy and Romania after severe flooding Today the European Commission granted aid worth €66.5 million from the European Union Solidarity Fund to Bulgaria, Italy and Romania following three... true en_UK HTML 04/09/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 17 1 04/10/2015 12:00:00 false AGENDA/15/4753 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_AGENDA-15-4753_en.htm Top News from the European Commission 13 April – 8 May 2015 Top News from the European Commission 13 April – 8 May 2015 European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 10 April 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 22/4: Meeting of the African Union and European Commission Colleges 28/4: Commission to adopt European Agenda on Security 29/4: The Commission adopts... true en_UK HTML 04/10/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 18 1 04/10/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4757 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4757_en.htm EU to discuss the future of European Neighborhood Policy at Informal Ministerial meeting with Southern partners EU to discuss the future of European Neighborhood Policy at Informal Ministerial meeting with Southern partners European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 April 2015 High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, will co-chair consultations with Southern ENP partners at the Informal Ministerial Meeting on the future of... true en_UK HTML 04/10/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 19 1 04/10/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4760 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4760_en.htm Daily News 10 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 10 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 10 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 10 April 2015 State aid: Commission approves Dutch support for renewable energy The Commission has found modifications to an existing Dutch scheme for supporting the production of electricity, gas and heat from renewable sources to be in... true en_UK HTML 04/10/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 20 1 04/10/2015 12:00:00 false STATEMENT/15/4759 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4759_en.htm Statement of the High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the situation in Yarmouk... Statement of the High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the situation in Yarmouk, Syria European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 10 April 2015 The security and humanitarian situation in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria has gone from bad to worse. Innocent people are now being used as human shields by the fighting sides. true en_UK HTML 04/10/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 21 1 04/10/2015 12:03:00 false CLDR/15/4758 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CLDR-15-4758_en.htm CALENDRIER du 13 avril au 19 avril 2015 CALENDRIER du 13 avril au 19 avril 2015 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 10 April 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 13 avril President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with Mr Vítor Caldeira, President of the European Court of Auditors and with Mr Henri Grethen, European Court of Auditors’ Member Luxembourg. true en_UK HTML 04/10/2015 12:03:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 22 1 04/11/2015 20:51:00 false STATEMENT/15/4762 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4762_en.htm Statement by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the killing of five humanitarian workers in Afghanistan Statement by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the killing of five humanitarian workers in Afghanistan European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 11 April 2015 It was with great shock that I learned about the murder of five staff working for the international humanitarian NGO Save the Children in Afghanistan. This appalling act calls for the strongest condemnation. true en_UK HTML 04/11/2015 20:51:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 23 1 04/13/2015 10:58:00 false IP/15/4752 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4752_en.htm Commission publishes new vine planting rules aimed at giving EU sector more flexibility to meet growing world demand Commission publishes new vine planting rules aimed at giving EU sector more flexibility to meet growing world demand European - Press release Commission Brussels, 09 April 2015 New EU rules for a new scheme of authorisations for vine plantings, allowing for a yearly limited expansion in the EU's wine area, have been published by the European Commission today. true en_UK HTML 04/13/2015 10:58:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 24 1 04/13/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4763 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4763_en.htm Employment and social situation: Quarterly review shows a broadening recovery amid widespread challenges Employment and social situation: Quarterly review shows a broadening recovery amid widespread challenges European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 April 2015 The economic situation in the EU has started gradually improving nearly two years ago, and most Member States have recently registered positive GDP growth. Employment has started picking up, with improvements now materialising in most sectors. true en_UK HTML 04/13/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 25 1 04/13/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4764 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4764_en.htm Daily News 13 / 04/ 2015 Daily News 13 / 04/ 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 13 / 04/ 2015 Brussels, 13 April 2015 Commission launches debate on global food security for EXPO 2015 The Commission has today launched an online consultation on how science and innovation can help the EU ensure safe, nutritious, sufficient and sustainable food globally. true en_UK HTML 04/13/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 26 1 04/13/2015 14:39:00 false IP/15/4761 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4761_en.htm Expo Milano 2015: European Commission launches scientific debate on how to feed the planet Expo Milano 2015: European Commission launches scientific debate on how to feed the planet European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 April 2015 The European Commission has launched an online consultation on how science and innovation can help the EU ensuring safe, nutritious, sufficient and sustainable food globally. true en_UK HTML 04/13/2015 14:39:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 27 1 04/13/2015 15:22:00 false STATEMENT/15/4765 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4765_en.htm Declaration of the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, on the death of Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, Günter Grass Declaration of the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, on the death of Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, Günter Grass European Commission - Statement Brussels, 13 April 2015 Günter Grass has left us. It is with deep sadness that I have learned about this news, and this loss. The Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature was one of the most important representatives of European literature. true en_UK HTML 04/13/2015 15:22:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 28 1 04/14/2015 10:33:00 false SPEECH/15/4770 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4770_en.htm Turning Europe digital, preparing for future growth Turning Europe digital, preparing for future growth European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 14 April 2015 Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the European Policy Centre in Brussels   Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me here this morning. true en_UK HTML 04/14/2015 10:33:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 29 1 04/14/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4769 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4769_en.htm First release for the fourth quarter of 2014 - Business investment rate stable at 21.9% in the euro area - Business profit share down to 38.7% in the euro area First release for the fourth quarter of 2014 - Business investment rate stable at 21.9% in the euro area - Business profit share down to 38.7% in the euro area European Commission - EUROSTAT 14 April 2015 In the fourth quarter of 2014, the seasonally adjusted business investment rate was 21.9% in the euro area (EA18), stable compared with the previous quarter Full text available on EUROSTAT website General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10 11... true en_UK HTML 04/14/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 30 1 04/14/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4768 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4768_en.htm First release for the fourth quarter of 2014 - Household saving rate up to 13.0% in the euro area - Household investment rate stable at 8.2% in the euro area First release for the fourth quarter of 2014 - Household saving rate up to 13.0% in the euro area - Household investment rate stable at 8.2% in the euro area European Commission - EUROSTAT 14 April 2015 The seasonally adjusted household saving rate in the euro area (EA18) was 13.0% in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with 12.8% in the third quarter of 2014. Full text available on EUROSTAT website General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67... true en_UK HTML 04/14/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 31 1 04/14/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4767 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4767_en.htm February 2015 compared with January 2015 - Industrial production up by 1.1% in euro area - Up by 0.9% in EU28 February 2015 compared with January 2015 - Industrial production up by 1.1% in euro area - Up by 0.9% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT 14 April 2015 In February 2015 compared with January 2015, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.9% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 04/14/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 32 1 04/14/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4773 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4773_en.htm Daily News 14 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 14 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 14 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 14 April 2015 Investment Plan for Europe: Vice-President Katainen takes roadshow to the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Hungary European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, is in the Netherlands today as part of... true en_UK HTML 04/14/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 33 1 04/14/2015 12:00:00 false SPEECH/15/4771 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4771_en.htm The role of the private sector in strengthening the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership The role of the private sector in strengthening the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Barcelona, 14 April 2015 Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations High Level Meeting on the Role of Private Sector in the Strengthening of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership   Mr. Secretary General, Mr. true en_UK HTML 04/14/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 34 1 04/14/2015 13:01:00 false SPEECH/15/4772 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4772_en.htm Europe's future is digital Europe's future is digital European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 14 April 2015 Speech by Commissioner Oettinger at Hannover Messe Main messages: Our challenge is to ensure that all industrial sectors make the best use of new technologies and manage their transition towards higher value digitised products and processes, commonly known... true en_UK HTML 04/14/2015 13:01:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 35 1 04/14/2015 14:59:00 false SPEECH/15/4774 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4774_en.htm Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the situation in the Mediterranean at the LIBE Committee in the European Parliament Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the situation in the Mediterranean at the LIBE Committee in the European Parliament European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 14 April 2015 Honourable Members, Dear representative of the presidency, Dear Dr. Gonzi, I am very happy to be back in LIBE and to discuss with you. Let me start by stressing how timely your initiative is and that I very... true en_UK HTML 04/14/2015 14:59:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 36 1 04/15/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4776 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4776_en.htm February 2015 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €20.3 bn - €3.4 bn surplus for EU28 February 2015 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €20.3 bn - €3.4 bn surplus for EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT 15 April 2015 The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in February 2015 was €160.7 billion, an increase of 4% compared with February 2014 (€154.4 bn). true en_UK HTML 04/15/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 37 1 04/15/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4775 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4775_en.htm Fourth quarter of 2014 compared with fourth quarter of 2013 - House prices up by 1.1% in the euro area - Up by 2.6% in the EU Fourth quarter of 2014 compared with fourth quarter of 2013 - House prices up by 1.1% in the euro area - Up by 2.6% in the EU European Commission - EUROSTAT 15 April 2015 House prices, as measured by the House Price Index (HPI), rose by 1.1% in the euro area and by 2.6% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. true en_UK HTML 04/15/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 38 1 04/15/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4783 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4783_en.htm EU approves disbursement of EUR 100 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Tunisia EU approves disbursement of EUR 100 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Tunisia European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 April 2015 The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union (EU), approved the disbursement of EUR 100 million in the form of loans to Tunisia yesterday. This amount represents the first tranche of the EUR 300 million Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to... true en_UK HTML 04/15/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 39 1 04/15/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4780 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4780_en.htm Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 April 2015 The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services in the European Economic Area (EEA) by systematically favouring its own comparison shopping product... true en_UK HTML 04/15/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 40 1 04/15/2015 12:00:00 false MEMO/15/4782 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4782_en.htm Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation against Google in relation to Android mobile operating system Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation against Google in relation to Android mobile operating system European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 April 2015 The European Commission has opened formal proceedings against Google to investigate in-depth if the company’s conduct in relation to its Android mobile operating system as well as applications and services for smartphones and tablets has breached EU antitrust rules. true en_UK HTML 04/15/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 41 1 04/15/2015 12:00:00 false MEMO/15/4781 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4781_en.htm Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 April 2015 The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google outlining the Commission's preliminary view that the company is abusing a dominant position, in breach of EU antitrust rules, by systematically favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general... true en_UK HTML 04/15/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 42 1 04/15/2015 12:07:00 false MEX/15/4784 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4784_en.htm Daily News 15 / 04/ 2015 Daily News 15 / 04/ 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 04/ 2015 Brussels, 15 April 2015 Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging the company has abused its... true en_UK HTML 04/15/2015 12:07:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 43 1 04/15/2015 13:39:00 false STATEMENT/15/4785 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4785_en.htm Statement by Commissioner Vestager on antitrust decisions concerning Google Statement by Commissioner Vestager on antitrust decisions concerning Google European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 15 April 2015 *** Check against delivery *** The Commission has today sent a Statement of Objections to Google. It outlines our preliminary view that Google’s favourable treatment of its comparison shopping service, currently called "Google Shopping", is an abuse of Google’s dominant position... true en_UK HTML 04/15/2015 13:39:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 44 1 04/15/2015 15:17:00 false SPEECH/15/4786 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4786_en.htm How to help Ukraine's Economy Reform and Grow How to help Ukraine's Economy Reform and Grow European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 15 April 2015 Johannes Hahn, Speech at Bertelsmann Stiftung event Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, The title we have been given today is " How to help Ukraine's Economy Reform and Grow" – which correctly identifies that a better future for Ukraine... true en_UK HTML 04/15/2015 15:17:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 45 1 04/16/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4787 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4787_en.htm A brand new publication from Eurostat What it means to be young in the European Union today Facts and figures on youth and children in the EU A brand new publication from Eurostat What it means to be young in the European Union today Facts and figures on youth and children in the EU European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 April 2015 How many children live in the European Union (EU)? And how has their share in the population evolved and is expected to change in the future? Are the youngest children in your country cared for more often by their parents, relatives, a... true en_UK HTML 04/16/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 46 1 04/16/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/4788 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4788_en.htm State aid: Commission approves support to 20 offshore wind farms in Germany State aid: Commission approves support to 20 offshore wind farms in Germany European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 April 2015 The European Commission has found that German plans to support the building of 20 offshore wind farms are in line with EU state aid rules. Seventeen wind farms will be located in the North Sea and three in the Baltic Sea. true en_UK HTML 04/16/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 47 1 04/16/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4789 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4789_en.htm Daily News 16 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 16 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 16 April 2015 State aid: Commission approves support to 20 offshore wind farms in Germany The European Commission has found that German plans to support the building of 20 offshore wind farms are in line with EU... true en_UK HTML 04/16/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 48 1 04/17/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4792 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4792_en.htm First estimate for February 2015 - EU28 current account surplus €20.4 bn - €14.3 bn surplus for trade in services First estimate for February 2015 - EU28 current account surplus €20.4 bn - €14.3 bn surplus for trade in services European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 April 2015 The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €20.4 billion in February 2015, compared with a surplus of €19.5 bn in January 2015 and a surplus of €7.5 bn in February 2014, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical... true en_UK HTML 04/17/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 49 1 04/17/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4791 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4791_en.htm March 2015 - Annual inflation up to -0.1% in the euro area - Up to -0.1% in the EU March 2015 - Annual inflation up to -0.1% in the euro area - Up to -0.1% in the EU European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 April 2015 Euro area annual inflation was -0.1% in March 2015, up from -0.3% in February. In March 2014 the rate was 0.5%. European Union annual inflation was also -0.1% in March 2015, up from -0.3% in February. true en_UK HTML 04/17/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 50 1 04/17/2015 12:00:00 false AGENDA/15/4793 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_AGENDA-15-4793_en.htm Top News from the European Commission 20 April – 15 May 2015 Top News from the European Commission 20 April – 15 May 2015 European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 17 April 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 20-24/4: 9th round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 21/4: EU to take significant actions on Illegal Fishing 22/4:... true en_UK HTML 04/17/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 51 1 04/17/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4790 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4790_en.htm Citizens' Dialogue: Vice-President Ansip “goes digital” in Sofia Citizens' Dialogue: Vice-President Ansip “goes digital” in Sofia European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 April 2015 The first building blocks of the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy could be laid in Bulgaria. Vice-President Andrus Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market, will be in Sofia on 20 and 21 April to participate in a Citizens' Dialogue together... true en_UK HTML 04/17/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 52 1 04/17/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4795 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4795_en.htm Daily News 17 / 04/ 2015 Daily News 17 / 04/ 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 04/ 2015 Brussels, 17 April 2015 Citizens' Dialogue: Vice-President Ansip “goes digital” in Sofia The first building blocks of the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy could be laid in Bulgaria. true en_UK HTML 04/17/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 53 1 04/17/2015 12:06:00 false CLDR/15/4794 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CLDR-15-4794_en.htm CALENDRIER du 20 au 26 avril 2015 CALENDRIER du 20 au 26 avril 2015 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 17 April 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 20 avril Foreign Affairs Council, Luxembourg. Agrifish Council, Luxembourg. Informal Epsco Council (20-22/04). true en_UK HTML 04/17/2015 12:06:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 54 1 04/17/2015 12:14:00 false SPEECH/15/4796 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4796_en.htm The Capital Markets Union: breaking down the barriers to completing the single market The Capital Markets Union: breaking down the barriers to completing the single market European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] 17 April 2015 Jonathan HILL Member of the European Commission, responsible for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union Reuters Newsmaker's Event London, 17 April 2015 Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to be here. true en_UK HTML 04/17/2015 12:14:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 55 1 04/17/2015 21:51:00 false STATEMENT/15/4799 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4799_en.htm State aid: Commission approves resolution aid for the resolution of Greek Panellinia Bank State aid: Commission approves resolution aid for the resolution of Greek Panellinia Bank European Commission - Statement Brussels, 17 April 2015 The European Commission has found that resolution aid granted for the resolution of a small retail bank Panellinia Bank (with a 0.3% market share in Greece) is in line with EU State aid rules. true en_UK HTML 04/17/2015 21:51:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 56 1 04/19/2015 13:10:00 false STATEMENT/15/4800 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4800_en.htm European Commission Statement on developments in the Mediterranean European Commission Statement on developments in the Mediterranean - European Commission Statement Brussels, 19 April 2015 The European Commission is deeply chagrined by the tragic developments in the Mediterranean today, but also over the past days and weeks. The reality is stark and our actions must therefore be bold. true en_UK HTML 04/19/2015 13:10:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 57 1 04/19/2015 20:30:00 false STATEMENT/15/4801 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4801_en.htm Statement by European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos and Minister of Interior of Spain, Jorge Fernández Díaz Statement by European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos and Minister of Interior of Spain, Jorge Fernández Díaz European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 19 April 2015 In view of the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos and Spain's Minister of the Interior Jorge Fernández Díaz, have decided to postpone their visit to Ceuta and Melilla in Spain. true en_UK HTML 04/19/2015 20:30:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 58 1 04/20/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4798 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4798_en.htm Europe 2020 education indicators in 2014 The EU is moving closer to its Europe 2020 goals on education Europe 2020 education indicators in 2014 The EU is moving closer to its Europe 2020 goals on education European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 April 2015 Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year jobs and growth strategy. It was launched in 2010 to create the conditions for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Among its headline targets, two are related to education to monitor access to the labour market... true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 59 1 04/20/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4797 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4797_en.htm February 2015 compared with January 2015 Production in construction down by 1.8% in euro area Down by 1.2% in EU28 February 2015 compared with January 2015 Production in construction down by 1.8% in euro area Down by 1.2% in EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 April 2015 In February 2015 compared with January 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 60 1 04/20/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4803 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4803_en.htm EU consular protection rules: better protection for European citizens abroad EU consular protection rules: better protection for European citizens abroad European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 April 2015 After three years of negotiations,the EU Member States have adopted the Directive on consular protection for European citizens living or travelling outside the EU. true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 61 1 04/20/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4802 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4802_en.htm Commission report shows that SMEs stand to make significant gains from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US Commission report shows that SMEs stand to make significant gains from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US European - Press release Commission Brussels, 20 April 2015 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has significant potential for small and medium sized enterprises, according to a report released in Brussels today. true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 62 1 04/20/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4804 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4804_en.htm Daily News 20 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 20 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 20 April 2015 Commission report on the benefits of TTIP for Small and Medium Enterprises The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has significant potential for small and medium sized enterprises, according to a report presented by... true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 63 1 04/20/2015 14:30:00 false IP/15/4805 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4805_en.htm Mergers: Commission clears Altice’s acquisition of PT Portugal, subject to conditions, rejects referral request by Portugal's competition authority Mergers: Commission clears Altice’s acquisition of PT Portugal, subject to conditions, rejects referral request by Portugal's competition authority European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 April 2015 The European Commission has authorised under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the Portuguese telecommunications operator PT Portugal by the multinational cable and telecommunications company Altice. true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 14:30:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 64 1 04/20/2015 18:00:00 false IP/15/4813 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4813_en.htm Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council: Ten point action plan on migration Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council: Ten point action plan on migration European Commission - Press release Luxembourg, 20 April 2015 At a joint meeting of Foreign and Interior Ministers, chaired by High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini and held in Luxembourg, Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Avramopoulos presented a 10 point plan of the immediate actions to be taken in... true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 18:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 65 1 04/20/2015 19:19:00 false STATEMENT/15/4815 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4815_en.htm Statement by European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen following the European Parliament committees' vote on the Regulation for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) Statement by European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen following the European Parliament committees' vote on the Regulation for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) European Commission - Statement Statement Statement 20 April 2015 Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, welcomes today's vote on the Regulation establishing the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in the European Parliament's committees on Budget and Economic and Monetary Affairs. true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 19:19:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 66 1 04/20/2015 19:55:00 false SPEECH/15/4816 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4816_en.htm Speech by Vice-President Dombrovskis at Harvard University Speech by Vice-President Dombrovskis at Harvard University European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech 20 April 2015 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to address you today and to share with you some views on key economic challenges for both the US and Europe. true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 19:55:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 67 1 04/20/2015 20:49:00 false STATEMENT/15/4817 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4817_en.htm Statement by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the killing of humanitarian workers in Somalia Statement by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the killing of humanitarian workers in Somalia European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 20 April 2015 It was with great shock and sadness that I learned about the attack on United Nations workers today in northern Somalia. My thoughts go to the families and colleagues of those who lost their lives or got injured. true en_UK HTML 04/20/2015 20:49:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 68 1 04/21/2015 09:41:00 false IP/15/4818 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4818_en.htm Investment Plan for Europe: Poland will contribute €8 billion Investment Plan for Europe: Poland will contribute €8 billion European Commission - Press release 21 April 2015 Today Poland announced that it will contribute €8 billion to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which is at the heart of the €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe. true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 09:41:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 69 1 04/21/2015 10:22:00 false IP/15/4810 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4810_en.htm African Union Commission and European Commission meet to bring new impetus to the EU-Africa partnership African Union Commission and European Commission meet to bring new impetus to the EU-Africa partnership European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 Tomorrow, the African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Brussels. This is the biggest EU-Africa event of the year. true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 10:22:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 70 1 04/21/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4814 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4814_en.htm Provision of deficit and debt data for 2014 - first notification Euro area and EU28 government deficit at 2.4% and 2.9% of GDP respectively Government debt at 91.9% and 86.8% Provision of deficit and debt data for 2014 - first notification Euro area and EU28 government deficit at 2.4% and 2.9% of GDP respectively Government debt at 91.9% and 86.8% European Commission - EUROSTAT 21 April 2015 In 2014, the government deficit of both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 decreased in absolute terms compared with 2013, while the government debt rose in both zones. In the euro area the government deficit to GDP ratio decreased from 2.9% in... true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 71 1 04/21/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/4820 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4820_en.htm State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Romanian Complexul Energetic Hunedoara State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue aid for Romanian Complexul Energetic Hunedoara European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission has concluded that temporary rescue aid of RON 167 million (approx. €37.7 million) to be granted by the Romanian authorities to Complexul Energetic Hunedoara ("CE Hunedoara"), the state-owned electricity and heat producer in Romania, is in line with... true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 72 1 04/21/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4806 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4806_en.htm EU acts on illegal fishing: Yellow card issued to Thailand while South Korea & Philippines are cleared EU acts on illegal fishing: Yellow card issued to Thailand while South Korea & Philippines are cleared European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission has today put Thailand on formal notice for not taking sufficient measures in the international fight against illegal fishing (IUU). As a result of a thorough analysis and a series of discussions with Thai authorities since 2011, the... true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 73 1 04/21/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4819 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4819_en.htm Daily News 21 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 21 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 21 April 2015 Meeting of the colleges of the African Union and the European Commission on Wednesday 22 April Tomorrow, the African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Brussels. true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 74 1 04/21/2015 12:00:01 false IP/15/4809 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4809_en.htm The Commission approves new promotion programmes for agricultural products The Commission approves new promotion programmes for agricultural products European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission has approved 41 new programmes to promote agricultural products in the EU and on third country markets, worth 130 million EURO over 3 years, half of which (65m EURO) comes from the EU budget. true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 75 1 04/21/2015 12:00:01 false MEMO/15/4807 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4807_en.htm Question and Answers on the EU's fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing Question and Answers on the EU's fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 April 2015 What are the EU rules in place to fight illegal fishing? The EU IUU Regulation applies to all landings and transhipments of EU and third-country fishing vessels in EU ports, and all trade of marine fishery products to and from the... true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 76 1 04/21/2015 14:56:00 false IP/15/4811 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4811_en.htm EU Commission disburses €250 million assistance to Ukraine EU Commission disburses €250 million assistance to Ukraine European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, today disbursed a loan of €250 million to Ukraine. This is the last disbursement under the first Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) operation for Ukraine, which amounts to a total of €610 million. true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 14:56:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 77 1 04/21/2015 14:57:00 false IP/15/4812 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4812_en.htm EU-Georgia: Commission disburses €10 million assistance EU-Georgia: Commission disburses €10 million assistance European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, today disbursed €10 million in loans to Georgia. This represents the loan part of the first tranche of the EU's €46 million Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) for Georgia approved in August 2013. true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 14:57:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 78 1 04/21/2015 15:15:00 false MEMO/15/4822 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4822_en.htm Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspection in biofuel sector Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspection in biofuel sector European Commission - Fact Sheet 21 April 2015 The European Commission can confirm that on 24 March 2015, Commission officials carried out an unannounced inspection in Spain at the premises of a company active in the production, distribution and trading of ethanol, a biofuel. true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 15:15:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 79 1 04/21/2015 15:15:00 false MEMO/15/4821 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4821_en.htm Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in bioethanol sector Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in bioethanol sector European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 April 2015 The European Commission can confirm that on 24 March 2015, Commission officials undertook unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the production or trading of bioethanol. true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 15:15:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 80 1 04/21/2015 16:18:00 false IP/15/4823 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4823_en.htm European Parliament and EU Council back European Commission trade mark reform package European Parliament and EU Council back European Commission trade mark reform package Commission - Press release European Brussels, 21 April 2015 After two years of inter-institutional discussions, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have reached today in so-called "trilogue discussions" provisional political agreement on the trade mark reform package. true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 16:18:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 81 1 04/21/2015 16:19:00 false MEMO/15/4824 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4824_en.htm Package to modernise the European Trade Mark System – Frequently Asked Questions Package to modernise the European Trade Mark System – Frequently Asked Questions European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 April 2015 See also IP/15/4823 I. What are trade marks, how do they work?     1. What is a trade mark and what are its functions? Legally speaking, a trade mark is a sign which serves to distinguish the goods and services of... true en_UK HTML 04/21/2015 16:19:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 82 1 04/22/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4827 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4827_en.htm Unemployment in the EU regions Unemployment rates fell in the majority of the EU regions in 2014 Rates ranged from 2.5% in Praha and Oberbayern to 34.8% in Andalucía Unemployment in the EU regions Unemployment rates fell in the majority of the EU regions in 2014 Rates ranged from 2.5% in Praha and Oberbayern to 34.8% in Andalucía European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 22 April 2015 Just over half of the NUTS 2 regions of the European Union (EU) recorded a decrease of at least 0.5 percentage points in their regional unemployment rate in 2014 compared with 2013. true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 83 1 04/22/2015 11:12:00 false STATEMENT/15/4830 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4830_en.htm Statement by Vice-President Katainen following EIB's announcement of first projects to be financed through the Investment Plan for Europe Statement by Vice-President Katainen following EIB's announcement of first projects to be financed through the Investment Plan for Europe European Commission - Statement Statement Statement 22 April 2015 Today the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced that it has approved up to € 300 million in financing for the first four projects as part of the Investment Plan for Europe, in which it is the Commission's strategic partner. true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 11:12:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 84 1 04/22/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4777 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4777_en.htm More freedom for Member States to decide on the GMOs use for food & feed More freedom for Member States to decide on the GMOs use for food & feed European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 April 2015 Today the Commission presents the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 85 1 04/22/2015 12:00:00 false MEMO/15/4779 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4779_en.htm Review of the decision-making process on GMOs in the EU: Questions and Answers Review of the decision-making process on GMOs in the EU: Questions and Answers European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 22 April 2015 What is this package about? Today’s package on GMOs derives from the Political guidelines on the basis of which the Commission was elected. In these guidelines, a commitment was taken to review the legislation applicable to the authorisation of GMOs. true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 86 1 04/22/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4831 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4831_en.htm Daily News 22 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 22 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 22 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 22 April 2015 Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom for alleged abuse of dominance on Central and Eastern European gas supply markets The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom alleging that... true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 87 1 04/22/2015 12:00:01 false MEMO/15/4778 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4778_en.htm Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on EU's policies on GMOs Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on EU's policies on GMOs European Commission - Fact Sheet Fact SheetFact Sheet Brussels, 22 April 2015 What are GMOs? Food and feed generally originate from plants and animals grown and bred by humans for several thousands of years. Over time, those plants and animals with the most desirable traits were chosen for breeding the... true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 88 1 04/22/2015 12:00:02 false IP/15/4828 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4828_en.htm Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom for alleged abuse of dominance on Central and Eastern European gas supply markets Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom for alleged abuse of dominance on Central and Eastern European gas supply markets European Commission - Press release 22 April 2015 The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom alleging that some of its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas markets constitute an abuse of its dominant market position in breach of EU antitrust rules. true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 12:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 89 1 04/22/2015 12:00:03 false MEMO/15/4829 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4829_en.htm Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom - Factsheet Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom - Factsheet European Commission - Fact Sheet 22 April 2015 The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom alleging that some of its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas supplysegment the EU's Single Market and constitute an abuse ofits dominant market position in breach of EU antitrust... true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 12:00:03 nulldate 0 nulldate 90 1 04/22/2015 12:00:03 false MEMO/15/4808 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4808_en.htm The EU-Africa Partnership The EU-Africa Partnership European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 22 April 2015 On 22 April 2015, the College of the European Commission welcomes to Brussels the College of the African Union Commission for their annual meeting. This is this year’s key event in the partnership between the European Union and Africa and the... true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 12:00:03 nulldate 0 nulldate 91 1 04/22/2015 16:02:00 false SPEECH/15/4833 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4833_en.htm Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič statement on Energy Union at the European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) Plenary Session Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič statement on Energy Union at the European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) Plenary Session European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 22 April 2015 President Malosse, Distinguished Members of the European Economic and Social Committee, It's a pleasure to be here. I understand you will hold some very interesting discussions with some of my colleagues from the College over the course of... true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 16:02:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 92 1 04/22/2015 19:58:00 false MEMO/15/4832 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4832_en.htm The European Union's cooperation with Africa on migration The European Union's cooperation with Africa on migration European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 22 April 2015 Questions and Answers: Facts and Figures on cooperation with Africa How does the EU cooperate with Africa on migration? On the basis of its Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM) – the overarching framework of the EU external migration and... true en_UK HTML 04/22/2015 19:58:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 93 1 04/23/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4835 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4835_en.htm Fourth quarter of 2014 Seasonally adjusted government deficit up to 2.4% of GDP in the euro area Deficit down to 2.6% of GDP in the EU28 Fourth quarter of 2014 Seasonally adjusted government deficit up to 2.4% of GDP in the euro area Deficit down to 2.6% of GDP in the EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 23 April 2015 In the fourth quarter of 2014, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.4% in the euro area (EA19), an increase compared with 2.2% in the third quarter of 2014. true en_UK HTML 04/23/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 94 1 04/23/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/4836 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4836_en.htm State aid: Commission authorises Portuguese demonstration scheme for ocean energy technologies State aid: Commission authorises Portuguese demonstration scheme for ocean energy technologies European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 April 2015 The European Commission has found a Portuguese scheme aimed at promoting renewable energy technologies to be in line with EU state aid rules. The scheme will support demonstration projects producing renewable energy from the ocean (wave energy, tidal energy) and innovative... true en_UK HTML 04/23/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 95 1 04/23/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4839 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4839_en.htm Daily News 23 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 23 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 23 April 2015 State aid: Commission authorises Portuguese demonstration scheme for ocean energy technologies The European Commission has found a Portuguese scheme aimed at promoting renewable energy technologies to be in line with EU state aid rules. true en_UK HTML 04/23/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 96 1 04/23/2015 14:00:00 false SPEECH/15/4840 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4840_en.htm Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the press conference in Castille Place, Malta Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the press conference in Castille Place, Malta European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Valletta, 23 April 2015 Following the tragic events of the last days, I am here in Malta first and foremost to express on behalf of the European Commission and the citizens of Europe, our deep sorrow and compassion for the passing at... true en_UK HTML 04/23/2015 14:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 97 1 04/23/2015 15:53:00 false SPEECH/15/4841 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4841_en.htm Intervention of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen at 3rd Labour Mobility Congress Intervention of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen at 3rd Labour Mobility Congress European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] 23 April 2015 Cracow 23 April Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility I am grateful to the organisers, the Cracow University of Economics and the Labour Mobility initiative, for inviting me to address you — especially... true en_UK HTML 04/23/2015 15:53:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 98 1 04/23/2015 16:03:00 false SPEECH/15/4842 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4842_en.htm Speech by Commissioner Arias Cañete at the Gas Infrastructure Europe 13th Annual conference Speech by Commissioner Arias Cañete at the Gas Infrastructure Europe 13th Annual conference European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech 23 April 2015 Dublin Minister White, President Depail, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by thanking Jean-Claude for the kind invitation to be here today. Gas Infrastructure Europe continues to be the leading voice in the sector. true en_UK HTML 04/23/2015 16:03:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 99 1 04/23/2015 20:24:00 false MEMO/15/4846 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4846_en.htm Extraordinary European Council on Migration: Frequently Asked Questions Extraordinary European Council on Migration: Frequently Asked Questions European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 23 April 2015 Can Frontex run Search and Rescue operations? Yes and it already does. The role of Frontex is to support Member States towards effective border control in the Mediterranean region, and at the same time to save lives during these operations. true en_UK HTML 04/23/2015 20:24:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 100 1 04/24/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4843 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4843_en.htm Commission authorises 17 GMOs for food/feed uses and 2 GM carnations Commission authorises 17 GMOs for food/feed uses and 2 GM carnations European - Press release Commission Brussels, 24 April 2015 The Commission today adopted 10 new authorisations for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food/feed use, 7 renewals of existing authorisations and also the authorisation for the importation of 2 GMO cut flowers (not for food or feed). true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 101 1 04/24/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4838 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4838_en.htm Modernisation of social protection systems: Stocktaking report on Member States progress on reforms Modernisation of social protection systems: Stocktaking report on Member States progress on reforms European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 April 2015 A report commissioned by the European Commission to the European Social Policy Network of independent experts published today shows that Member States have made progress in implementing reforms toward the modernisation of the social protection systems but there is still a... true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 102 1 04/24/2015 12:00:01 false AGENDA/15/4847 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_AGENDA-15-4847_en.htm Top News from the European Commission 27 April – 22 May 2015 Top News from the European Commission 27 April – 22 May 2015 European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 24 April 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 28/4: Commission to adopt European Agenda on Security 29/4: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package 5/5: The Commission publishes Spring European... true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 103 1 04/24/2015 12:00:01 false IP/15/4848 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4848_en.htm High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioners Cecilia Malmström, Marianne Thyssen and Neven Mimica reflect on progress in Bangladesh Sustainability Compact High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioners Cecilia Malmström, Marianne Thyssen and Neven Mimica reflect on progress in Bangladesh Sustainability Compact European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 April 2015 As we mark the second anniversary since the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh, which claimed 1,129 lives, progress on labour and safety issues has been made, while further improvements have to be achieved. true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 104 1 04/24/2015 12:00:01 false STATEMENT/15/4849 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4849_en.htm Joint statement by European Commission/HRVP and US agencies on the Second Anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh Joint statement by European Commission/HRVP and US agencies on the Second Anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 April 2015 Today we mark the passage of two years since the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that claimed over 1,100 lives and injured many more. true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 105 1 04/24/2015 12:00:02 false IP/15/4850 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4850_en.htm European Commission contributes EUR 295 million in additional resources to the Neighbourhood Investment Facility European Commission contributes EUR 295 million in additional resources to the Neighbourhood Investment Facility - Press release European Commission contributes EUR 295 million in additional resources to the Neighbourhood Investment Facility Brussels, 24 April 2015 The Neighbourhood Investment Facility brings additional investments in transport, energy and environment infrastructure, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to the development of social and private sectors in... true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 12:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 106 1 04/24/2015 12:00:02 false MEX/15/4852 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4852_en.htm Daily News 24 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 24 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 24 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 24 April 2015 EU - Ukraine summit, Kyiv, 27 April The 17th EU - Ukraine summit will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine on Monday 27 April. This will be the first Summit under the new Association Agreement... true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 12:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 107 1 04/24/2015 12:00:02 false STATEMENT/15/4844 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4844_en.htm Malaria: a persistent health threat that we must face head on Malaria: a persistent health threat that we must face head on European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 April 2015 On World Malaria Day, Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety and Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation highlight a persistent global health threat that must not be... true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 12:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 108 1 04/24/2015 12:00:03 false CLDR/15/4851 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CLDR-15-4851_en.htm CALENDRIER du 27 avril au 3 mai 2015 CALENDRIER du 27 avril au 3 mai 2015 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 24 April 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 27 avril European Parliament Plenary Session (27-30/04, Strasbourg). President Jean-Claude Juncker, Mr Johannes Hahn and Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Kyiv, Ukraine. true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 12:00:03 nulldate 0 nulldate 109 1 04/24/2015 14:04:00 false SPEECH/15/4853 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4853_en.htm Commissioner Moscovici's remarks at Eurogroup press conference Commissioner Moscovici's remarks at Eurogroup press conference European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Riga, 24 April 2015 Je ne peux qu’exprimer un très large accord avec ce qui vient d’être dit par le Président de l’Eurogroupe. Je vais commencer par quelques mots sur la Grèce. true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 14:04:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 110 1 04/24/2015 15:45:00 false IP/15/4854 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4854_en.htm Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of certain Lafarge and Holcim assets by CRH Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of certain Lafarge and Holcim assets by CRH European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 April 2015 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of several assets of Holcim of Switzerland and of Lafarge of France by Irish building materials manufacturer CRH. true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 15:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 111 1 04/24/2015 18:25:00 false STATEMENT/15/4855 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4855_en.htm Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the inforaml ECOFIN press conference in Riga Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the inforaml ECOFIN press conference in Riga European Commission - Statement 24 April 2015 Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to address you here in my hometown, Riga. I would like to thank Minister Reirs, and the Latvian Presidency for the flawless organisation of the meetings. true en_UK HTML 04/24/2015 18:25:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 112 1 04/25/2015 11:00:00 false IP/15/4845 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4845_en.htm EU proposes to boost humanitarian aid by €50 million as Commissioner Stylianides visits South Sudan EU proposes to boost humanitarian aid by €50 million as Commissioner Stylianides visits South Sudan European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 April 2015 EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, who is visiting South Sudan, announces that the Commission is requesting new vital support in the amount of €50 million from the European Union for the victims of this humanitarian crisis. true en_UK HTML 04/25/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 113 1 04/25/2015 13:45:00 false STATEMENT/15/4856 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4856_en.htm Press remarks ECOFIN Press Conference, Riga, 25 April 2014 The European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis Press remarks ECOFIN Press Conference, Riga, 25 April 2014 The European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis European Commission - Statement Riga, 25 April 2015 (speaking in Latvian) Minister,  Ladies and Gentlemen,  This is the final day of the informal meeting of European Union Finance Ministers in Riga. I would like to thank Minister Reirs, the Latvian Presidency and its team for the substantial work that they have invested in the organisation... true en_UK HTML 04/25/2015 13:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 114 1 04/25/2015 17:17:00 false STATEMENT/15/4857 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4857_en.htm Joint statement on the earthquake in Asia Joint statement on the earthquake in Asia European Commission - Statement Brussels, 25 April 2015 In the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Nepal and India, High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini, the EU Commissioner for Development Neven Mimica and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Christos Stylianides made the following statement:  We are deeply... true en_UK HTML 04/25/2015 17:17:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 115 1 04/26/2015 14:32:00 false STATEMENT/15/4858 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-15-4858_en.htm Statement by Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Statement by Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 26 April 2015 I have mobilized all resources of the European Commission for emergency response to the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal yesterday. The European Union is there to help when disaster strikes, no matter where.  European experts in humanitarian aid and civil... true en_UK HTML 04/26/2015 14:32:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 116 1 04/26/2015 17:41:00 false IP/15/4859 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4859_en.htm Nepal Earthquake: EU mobilises all emergency response means Nepal Earthquake: EU mobilises all emergency response means European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 April 2015 The European Commission is making available €3 million in its immediate response to the vast devastation caused by the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. This comes in addition to the assistance from the Member States and the deployment of European... true en_UK HTML 04/26/2015 17:41:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 117 1 04/27/2015 10:17:00 false SPEECH/15/4861 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4861_en.htm Refocusing financial integration on growth and jobs Refocusing financial integration on growth and jobs European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 27 April 2015 Jonathan Hill, European Commissioner for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union European Financial Integration and Stability Conference European Commission Charlemagne building Good morning ladies and gentlemen. true en_UK HTML 04/27/2015 10:17:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 118 1 04/27/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4860 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4860_en.htm Labour Force Survey 2014 - Almost 10 million part-time workers in the EU would have preferred to work more - Two-thirds were women Labour Force Survey 2014 - Almost 10 million part-time workers in the EU would have preferred to work more - Two-thirds were women European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 27 April 2015 Among the 44.1 million persons in the European Union (EU) working part-time in 2014, 9.8 million were under-employed meaning they wished to work more hours and were available to do so. true en_UK HTML 04/27/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 119 1 04/27/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4864 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4864_en.htm Daily News 27 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 27 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 27 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 27 April 2015 Road safety: Commission streamlines restrictions on drink driving Together with speeding, running traffic lights and the failure to use seat-belts, drink driving is one of the four "big killers" causing 75% of road fatalities. true en_UK HTML 04/27/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 120 1 04/27/2015 16:15:00 false MEMO/15/4863 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4863_en.htm European Commission support for Ukraine European Commission support for Ukraine - Fact Sheet European Commission Brussels, 27 April 2015 The European Commission is determined to make sure that Ukraine has all the support it needs, in the short and long term, to undertake the political and economic reforms that are necessary to consolidate a democratic, independent, united and prosperous Ukraine.[1]... true en_UK HTML 04/27/2015 16:15:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 121 1 04/27/2015 16:30:00 false IP/15/4862 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4862_en.htm EU-Ukraine Summit: EU steps up its contribution to nuclear safety in Chernobyl with €70 million EU-Ukraine Summit: EU steps up its contribution to nuclear safety in Chernobyl with €70 million European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2015 Today, the European Commission will step up its contribution with €70 million to ensure the complete return to a safe environment at the Chernobyl site (Ukraine). true en_UK HTML 04/27/2015 16:30:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 122 1 04/28/2015 09:24:00 false IP/15/4868 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4868_en.htm International Conference on Support for Ukraine: EU announces €110 million benefitting SMEs and entrepreneurship in Ukraine International Conference on Support for Ukraine: EU announces €110 million benefitting SMEs and entrepreneurship in Ukraine European Commission - Press release Kiev, 28 April 2015   As part of the EU's €11 billion package supporting Ukraine, the European Commission has adopted a Special Measure for Private Sector Development and Approximation worth €70 million. true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 09:24:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 123 1 04/28/2015 09:49:00 false SPEECH/15/4880 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4880_en.htm Speech by President Juncker on "Reforming for Ukraine's future", Reform Conference, Kyiv Speech by President Juncker on "Reforming for Ukraine's future", Reform Conference, Kyiv European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Kiev, 28 April 2015 It is a great pleasure to meet President Poroshenko again. I met him last year, even before I was appointed President of the European Commission. true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 09:49:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 124 1 04/28/2015 09:52:00 false SPEECH/15/4881 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4881_en.htm Speech by Valdis Dombrovskis at the International Support for Ukraine Conference in Kyiv Speech by Valdis Dombrovskis at the International Support for Ukraine Conference in Kyiv European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech 28 April 2015 Your Excellency, President Poroshenko, Your Excellency, Prime Minister Yatsenyk, Your Excellency, Prime Minister of Latvia Straujuma, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   First of all, I would like to thank the Ukrainian authorities for bringing together such a... true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 09:52:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 125 1 04/28/2015 10:31:00 false SPEECH/15/4882 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4882_en.htm EU Ukraine Summit - Extracts from President Juncker's remarks at the final press conference of EU-Ukraine Summit, 27 April 2015 EU Ukraine Summit - Extracts from President Juncker's remarks at the final press conference of EU-Ukraine Summit, 27 April 2015 European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Kiev, 27 April 2015 Dear President of the Ukrainian Republic, Dear Donald [Tusk], It is not my first summit between Ukraine and the EU. It is the 17th summit, but it is my 2nd. true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 10:31:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 126 1 04/28/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4883 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4883_en.htm Daily News 28 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 28 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 28 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 28 April 2015 Outcome of EU-Ukraine summit The 17th EU-Ukraine Summit took place yesterday. The EU was represented by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk,Ukraine by... true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 127 1 04/28/2015 12:58:00 false SPEECH/15/4884 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4884_en.htm International Conference on Support for Ukraine International Conference on Support for Ukraine European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Kiev, 28 April 2015 Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations   We are here today to tell the world that Ukraine can change; that Ukraine is changing; and that it is building for a brighter future with... true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 12:58:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 128 1 04/28/2015 15:14:00 false MEMO/15/4870 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4870_en.htm Questions and Answers: the new EU strategy on capacity building of partner countries and regional organisations in support of security and development Questions and Answers: the new EU strategy on capacity building of partner countries and regional organisations in support of security and development European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 April 2015 The European Commission presented today new proposals to strengthen the link between security and development in the external actions of the European Union. A Joint Communication adopted by the European Commission and High Representative Federica Mogherini outlines options to help partner... true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 15:14:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 129 1 04/28/2015 15:16:00 false MEMO/15/4867 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4867_en.htm European Agenda on Security: Questions & Answers European Agenda on Security: Questions & Answers Commission - Fact Sheet European Strasbourg, 28 April 2015 Why a new Agenda on Security? Today's European Agenda on Security fulfils a commitment made in the Political Guidelines of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and replaces the previous strategy adopted in 2010 (the Internal Security Strategy 2010-2014 see IP/10/1535). true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 15:16:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 130 1 04/28/2015 15:18:00 false IP/15/4869 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4869_en.htm EU to step up its support to partners to tackle security challenges EU to step up its support to partners to tackle security challenges European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2015 The European Commission and the High Representative presented today proposals on how to help partner countries and regional organisations to prevent and manage all types of security crises using a full range of EU and Member States’ instruments. true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 15:18:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 131 1 04/28/2015 15:20:00 false IP/15/4865 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4865_en.htm Commission takes steps to strengthen EU cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime Commission takes steps to strengthen EU cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime European - Press release Commission Strasbourg, 28 April 2015   Today the European Commission set out a European Agenda on Security for the period 2015-2020 to support Member States' cooperation in tackling security threats and step up our common efforts in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime. true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 15:20:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 132 1 04/28/2015 15:31:00 false IP/15/4866 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4866_en.htm EU provides €10 million to counter radicalisation in the Sahel-Maghreb and stem the flow of foreign fighters from North Africa, the Middle East and Western Balkans EU provides €10 million to counter radicalisation in the Sahel-Maghreb and stem the flow of foreign fighters from North Africa, the Middle East and Western Balkans European Commission - Press release 28 April 2015 Foreign terrorist fighters joining the ranks of IS and other militias in the Middle East are a growing threat to many countries, inside and outside the EU. The Commission is launching a new programme to help partner countries to counter radicalisation in... true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 15:31:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 133 1 04/28/2015 16:15:00 false SPEECH/15/4885 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4885_en.htm Commissioner Avramopoulos presents European Agenda on Security at European Parliament Commissioner Avramopoulos presents European Agenda on Security at European Parliament European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 28 April 2015 Dear Honourable Members, I am particularly happy to present to you here in the European Parliament the Agenda, as adopted by the Commission just a while ago. true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 16:15:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 134 1 04/28/2015 16:16:00 false SPEECH/15/4886 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4886_en.htm Opening remarks in the European Parliament by First Vice-President Timmermans on the adoption of the European Agenda on Security Opening remarks in the European Parliament by First Vice-President Timmermans on the adoption of the European Agenda on Security European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 28 April 2015 <div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}">All European citizens should have the right to live their lives in safe, secure and tolerant societies. But we are painfully aware that there are constant and evolving threats to our internal security. true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 16:16:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 135 1 04/28/2015 17:48:00 false IP/15/4890 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4890_en.htm EU reaffirms support for reforms in Ukraine at Kyiv conference EU reaffirms support for reforms in Ukraine at Kyiv conference European Commission - Press release Kyiv, 28 April 2015  The European Commission welcomes the International Support for Ukraine Conference organised by the Ukrainian authorities in Kyiv today. The conference offered an opportunity to hear from the Ukrainian partners of the progress in the reform process as well as the challenges... true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 17:48:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 136 1 04/28/2015 17:50:00 false SPEECH/15/4888 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4888_en.htm Ukraine as part of the European energy market - speech by Vice-President Šefčovič at the Energy panel at International Conference for Reform in Ukraine Ukraine as part of the European energy market - speech by Vice-President Šefčovič at the Energy panel at International Conference for Reform in Ukraine European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Kyiv, 28 April 2015 When Ukraine decided to join the Energy Community in 2010, it was a clear sign of its intention to become part of the European energy market and to build a competitive market with strong interconnections with all its... true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 17:50:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 137 1 04/28/2015 19:11:00 false IP/15/4887 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4887_en.htm Plant Health: Member States endorse reinforced measures at EU level to prevent the spread of Xylella Fastidiosa Plant Health: Member States endorse reinforced measures at EU level to prevent the spread of Xylella Fastidiosa European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2015 EU Member States experts in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) today endorsed reinforced measures, proposed by the Commission, to prevent further introduction and spread within the EU of Xylella Fastidiosa. true en_UK HTML 04/28/2015 19:11:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 138 1 04/29/2015 11:20:00 false SPEECH/15/4896 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4896_en.htm Discours du Président Jean-Claude Juncker lors du débat au Parlement européen sur les conclusions du Conseil européen extraordinaire du 23 avril Discours du Président Jean-Claude Juncker lors du débat au Parlement européen sur les conclusions du Conseil européen extraordinaire du 23 avril European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 29 April 2015 Monsieur le President du Conseil européen, Mesdames et Messieurs les Députés,   La réponse à la tragédie humaine à laquelle nous avons assisté dans la Méditerranée a été immédiate mais elle reste insuffisante. true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 11:20:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 139 1 04/29/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/4889 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4889_en.htm State Aid: Commission gives guidance on local public support measures that can be granted without prior Commission approval State Aid: Commission gives guidance on local public support measures that can be granted without prior Commission approval European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission has concluded in relation to seven measures granting public support to purely local operations that they do not involve state aid within the meaning of EU rules, because they are unlikely to have a significant effect on trade... true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 140 1 04/29/2015 11:45:00 false MEMO/15/4892 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4892_en.htm State Aid: sector inquiry into capacity mechanisms – frequently asked questions State Aid: sector inquiry into capacity mechanisms – frequently asked questions European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission has launched a state aid sector inquiry into Member States' measures to ensure sufficient electricity supplies (so-called "capacity mechanisms"). true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 141 1 04/29/2015 11:56:00 false IP/15/4891 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4891_en.htm State Aid: Commission launches sector inquiry into mechanisms to ensure electricity supplies State Aid: Commission launches sector inquiry into mechanisms to ensure electricity supplies European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission has launched a state aid sector inquiry into national measures to ensure that adequate capacity to produce electricity is available at all times to avoid black-outs (so-called "capacity mechanisms"). true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 11:56:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 142 1 04/29/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4875 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4875_en.htm Environment: Commission takes POLAND and SLOVENIA to Court for e-waste failings Environment: Commission takes POLAND and SLOVENIA to Court for e-waste failings European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission is referring Poland and Slovenia to the EUCourt of Justice over their failure to enact EU legislation on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 143 1 04/29/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4874 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4874_en.htm Environment: Commission takes ROMANIA to Court over failure to amend packaging waste legislation Environment: Commission takes ROMANIA to Court over failure to amend packaging waste legislation European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to enact revised EU legislation on packaging waste into domestic law. The revised Packaging Directive updates rules on packaging and packaging waste, with a view to... true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 144 1 04/29/2015 12:00:00 false IP/15/4873 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4873_en.htm Environment: Commission takes FRANCE to Court over poor waste water treatment Environment: Commission takes FRANCE to Court over poor waste water treatment European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission is taking France to the EU Court of Justice for not complying with EU legislation on urban waste water treatment. Some 17 agglomerations are listed as not having waste water treatment up to EU standards. true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 145 1 04/29/2015 12:00:01 false IP/15/4872 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4872_en.htm Competition: Commission refers ITALY to Court for failure to recover illegal state aid Competition: Commission refers ITALY to Court for failure to recover illegal state aid European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission has decided to refer Italy to the EU Court of Justice because it did not fully recover the state aid illegally granted to the hotel industry in Sardinia. true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 146 1 04/29/2015 12:00:02 false IP/15/4877 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4877_en.htm Financial Services: European Commission opens an infringement procedure against LATVIA on investor restrictions for agricultural land Financial Services: European Commission opens an infringement procedure against LATVIA on investor restrictions for agricultural land European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission has today decided to formally request Latvia to submit its observations on its law regulating the acquisition of agricultural land. The law contains several provisions which, under EU law, may be considered to restrict the free movement of... true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 12:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 147 1 04/29/2015 12:00:02 false IP/15/4876 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4876_en.htm Internal Market: Nationality requirement for notaries: Commission takes HUNGARY to Court to ensure non-discrimination Internal Market: Nationality requirement for notaries: Commission takes HUNGARY to Court to ensure non-discrimination European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission has decided to take Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union because the country only allows Hungarian nationals to take up and practice the profession of notary in Hungary, thus excluding nationals from other Member... true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 12:00:02 nulldate 0 nulldate 148 1 04/29/2015 12:00:03 false IP/15/4893 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4893_en.htm EU proposes new Joint Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy EU proposes new Joint Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 Human rights will remain the compass in the EU's foreign policy and its relations with other institutions and civil society. This week the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Security Policy adopted a joint... true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 12:00:03 nulldate 0 nulldate 149 1 04/29/2015 13:00:00 false IP/15/4894 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4894_en.htm Commissioner Stylianides travels to Nepal Commissioner Stylianides travels to Nepal European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is travelling to Nepal today following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 25 April. true en_UK HTML 04/29/2015 13:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 150 1 04/30/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4902 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4902_en.htm Fourth quarter of 2014 - Household real income per capita slightly up in both euro area and EU28 - Real consumption per capita also slightly up in euro area and EU28 Fourth quarter of 2014 - Household real income per capita slightly up in both euro area and EU28 - Real consumption per capita also slightly up in euro area and EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 30 April 2015 Im Euroraum (ER18) stieg das reale pro-Kopf-Einkommen der privaten Haushalte im vierten Quartal 2014 um 0,1%, nach einem Anstieg von 0,6% im Vorquartal. Der reale Pro-Kopf-Konsum der privaten Haushalte erhöhte sich im vierten Quartal 2014 um 0,1%, nach einer Zunahme von 0,4%... true en_UK HTML 04/30/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 151 1 04/30/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4901 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4901_en.htm March 2015 - Euro area unemployment rate at 11.3% - EU28 at 9.8% March 2015 - Euro area unemployment rate at 11.3% - EU28 at 9.8% European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 30 April 2015 The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.3% in March 2015, stable compared with February 2015, but down from 11.7% in March 2014. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.8% in March 2015, stable compared with February 2015 and down from 10.4%... true en_UK HTML 04/30/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 152 1 04/30/2015 11:33:00 false STAT/15/4905 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4905_en.htm Flash estimate - April 2015 Euro area annual inflation up to 0.0% Flash estimate - April 2015 Euro area annual inflation up to 0.0% European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 30 April 2015 Euro area1 annual inflation2 is expected to be 0.0% in April 2015, up from -0.1% in March3, according to a flash estimate4 from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 04/30/2015 11:33:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 153 1 04/30/2015 12:00:00 false AGENDA/15/4899 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_AGENDA-15-4899_en.htm Top News from the European Commission 4 – 29 May 2015 Top News from the European Commission 4 – 29 May 2015 European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 30 April 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 5/5: The Commission publishes Spring European Economic Forecast 2015 6/5: Commission to unveil Digital Single Market Strategy 6-7/5: European Civil Protection Forum... true en_UK HTML 04/30/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 154 1 04/30/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4906 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4906_en.htm Daily News 30 / 04 / 2015 Daily News 30 / 04 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 30 / 04 / 2015 Brussels, 30 April 2015 EUROSTAT: Flash estimate - April 2015 - Euro area annual inflation up to 0.0% Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.0% in April 2015, up from -0.1% in March, according to a... true en_UK HTML 04/30/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 155 1 04/30/2015 12:20:00 false CLDR/15/4904 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CLDR-15-4904_en.htm CALENDRIER du 4 au 10 mai 2015 CALENDRIER du 4 au 10 mai 2015 European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 30 April 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 4 mai President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Antonis Samaras, former Prime Minister of Greece. true en_UK HTML 04/30/2015 12:20:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 156 1 05/04/2015 12:00:00 false MEMO/15/4910 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4910_en.htm Nepal earthquake: the EU's emergency response Nepal earthquake: the EU's emergency response European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 04 May 2015 The European Union is showing tangible solidarity with Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 25 April. European experts, life-saving assets and funds are already making a difference in the crucial early days of the... true en_UK HTML 05/04/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 157 1 05/04/2015 12:00:00 false MEMO/15/4909 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4909_en.htm EU development cooperation with Nepal EU development cooperation with Nepal European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 04 May 2015 A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April and the country now faces major challenges: addressing the current humanitarian crisis, rehousing its people, rebuilding major social and communications infrastructure and re-launching government and social services. true en_UK HTML 05/04/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 158 1 05/04/2015 12:00:01 false IP/15/4908 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4908_en.htm European Commission launches the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015 European Commission launches the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015 - Press release European Commission Brussels, 04 May 2015 Today the European Commission launched the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015, which rewards outstanding contributions by journalists who report on development, and in particular on the eradication of poverty. true en_UK HTML 05/04/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 159 1 05/04/2015 12:00:01 false IP/15/4907 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4907_en.htm Nepal: EU increases its financial support in the aftermath of the earthquake Nepal: EU increases its financial support in the aftermath of the earthquake European Commission - Press release Brussels, 04 May 2015 Today, the European Commission has approved financial support worth €16.6 million to assist Nepal after the devastating earthquake that hit the country just over a week ago. true en_UK HTML 05/04/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 160 1 05/04/2015 12:00:01 false MEX/15/4911 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4911_en.htm Daily News 04 / 05 / 2015 Daily News 04 / 05 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 04 / 05 / 2015 Brussels, 04 May 2015 EU increases its financial support in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal The European Commission has approved financial support worth €16.6 million and additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to assist Nepal after... true en_UK HTML 05/04/2015 12:00:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 161 1 05/05/2015 11:00:00 false STAT/15/4913 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-15-4913_en.htm March 2015 compared with February 2015 Industrial producer prices up by 0.2% in both euro area and EU28 March 2015 compared with February 2015 Industrial producer prices up by 0.2% in both euro area and EU28 European Commission - EUROSTAT 05 May 2015 In March 2015, compared with February 2015, industrial producer prices rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. true en_UK HTML 05/05/2015 11:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 162 1 05/05/2015 11:16:00 false IP/15/4903 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4903_en.htm Spring 2015 Economic Forecast: Tailwinds support the recovery Spring 2015 Economic Forecast: Tailwinds support the recovery European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 May 2015 Economic growth in the European Union is benefitting from positive economic tailwinds. According to the European Commission's Spring 2015 Economic Forecast, these short-term factors are boosting an otherwise mild cyclical upswing in the EU. true en_UK HTML 05/05/2015 11:16:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 163 1 05/05/2015 11:42:00 false SPEECH/15/4918 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4918_en.htm Keynote speech at the EU Energy Security Conference 2015 organised by European Court of Auditors Keynote speech at the EU Energy Security Conference 2015 organised by European Court of Auditors European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 05 May 2015 Maroš Šefčovič - Vice-President for Energy Union President Caldeira, Chairman Fazakas, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me today and for making energy security the main theme of your conference. true en_UK HTML 05/05/2015 11:42:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 164 1 05/05/2015 11:45:00 false IP/15/4914 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4914_en.htm State aid: Commission approves extension of SFIL/CAFFIL activities to financing of export credit loans State aid: Commission approves extension of SFIL/CAFFIL activities to financing of export credit loans European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 May 2015 The European Commission has concluded that an extension of the scope of French development bank SFIL/CAFFIL's activities to also cover the financing of export credit loans was in line with EU state aid rules. true en_UK HTML 05/05/2015 11:45:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 165 1 05/05/2015 11:45:01 false IP/15/4915 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4915_en.htm Mergers: Commission approves coffee joint venture between DEMB and Mondelēz, subject to conditions Mergers: Commission approves coffee joint venture between DEMB and Mondelēz, subject to conditions European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 May 2015 Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed creation of a joint venture between two of the world's leading coffee manufacturers - D.E. Master Blenders 1753 B.V. true en_UK HTML 05/05/2015 11:45:01 nulldate 0 nulldate 166 1 05/05/2015 12:00:00 false MEX/15/4917 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-15-4917_en.htm Daily News 05 / 05 / 2015 Daily News 05 / 05 / 2015 European Commission - Daily News Daily News 05 / 05 / 2015 Brussels, 05 May 2015 2015 Spring Economic forecast: Tailwinds support the recovery Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has come to the press room to present the Spring economic forecast. true en_UK HTML 05/05/2015 12:00:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 167 1 05/05/2015 14:38:00 false SPEECH/15/4923 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4923_en.htm Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the end of his visit to Egypt Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the end of his visit to Egypt European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Cairo, 05 May 2015 The European Union and Egypt have a long-standing relationship. We face common challenges and we need one another to address them. The situation in the Mediterranean is, of course, particularly worrying. true en_UK HTML 05/05/2015 14:38:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 168 1 05/05/2015 17:23:00 false IP/15/4916 false http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4916_en.htm Commissioner Hill welcomes agreement on the revised Payment Services Directive Commissioner Hill welcomes agreement on the revised Payment Services Directive European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 May 2015 The European Commission welcomes today's political agreement on the proposal for a revised Directive on Payment Services. The agreement follows so-called trilogue negotiations between the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. true en_UK HTML 05/05/2015 17:23:00 nulldate 0 nulldate 15 1 11/05/2014 11:00:00 false true 090126248d1b1277 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/11 04/17/2015 11:16:53 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - First College meeting of the Juncker Commission First College meeting of the Juncker Commission <p>The new European Commission under the lead of its President Jean-Claude Juncker held its first meeting in Brussels.</p> Frans Timmermans, Jean-Claude Juncker, Johannes Hahn, Federica Mogherini and Maroš Šefčovič © EU true 090126248d1b3d15 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141105ec1.jpg 16 1 11/12/2014 12:00:00 false true 090126248d31ca57 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/11 01/09/2015 11:41:24 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Second College meeting of the Juncker Commission Second College meeting of the Juncker Commission <p>The Commission kicked off the preparation of the 2015 Work Programme, proposed to change the rules for the national contributions to the EU budget and increased support to Ukraine.</p> President Juncker and Vice Presidents Timmermans and Georgieva © EU true 090126248d3764a1 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141112ec3.jpg 22 1 11/19/2014 00:00:00 false true 090126248d70dd41 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/11 01/12/2015 10:06:48 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Weekly College meeting discusses greater transparency Weekly College meeting discusses greater transparency <p>As of 1 December 2014, all Members of the Commission are expected to make public all contacts and meetings held with stakeholders and lobbyists. This will be part of the Juncker Commission's Transparency Initiative debated today.</p> First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Malmström © EU true 090126248d71175a /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141119ec1.jpg 23 1 11/25/2014 12:00:00 false true 090126248d838599 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/11 01/09/2015 11:09:44 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency <p>During its fourth College meeting on Tuesday 25 November, the Juncker Commission decided to reinforce transparency within the Commission and in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with the United States.</p> College meeting in Strasbourg © EU true 090126248d84429e /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141125ec1.jpg 30 1 12/03/2014 00:00:00 false true 090126248d984558 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/12 01/09/2015 11:01:55 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - College meets with Latvian government ahead of its EU Presidency College meets with Latvian government ahead of its EU Presidency <p>At its weekly meeting, the College received the Latvian government to prepare the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union which will start on 1 January 2015.</p> The old city of Riga © EU true 090126248d989ddb /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141203ec1.jpg 37 1 12/10/2014 00:00:00 false true 090126248da8bd63 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2014/12 01/14/2015 16:14:43 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Juncker Commission takes oath of independence at the Court of Justice Juncker Commission takes oath of independence at the Court of Justice <p>President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Members of the College of Commissioners are taking their formal oath of office on 10 December in Luxembourg, at the EU's Court of Justice.</p> President Juncker takes solemn oath © EU true 090126248daaaf2a /ec_portal/2014/images/news/141210ec2.jpg 52 1 01/13/2015 16:00:00 false true 090126248df96f73 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/01 01/13/2015 16:38:45 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - €315 bn Investment Plan: Fund for Strategic Investments proposed €315 bn Investment Plan: Fund for Strategic Investments proposed <p>At its weekly meeting the Commission has adopted the legislative proposal for the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). It also issued guidance on how it will apply the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact to encourage structural reforms, investment and fiscal responsibility.</p> A worker in the pumping station of Druzhba pipeline system in Slovakia © EU true 090126248e033a04 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150113ec1.jpg 56 1 01/21/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e1aff33 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/01 01/21/2015 12:57:04 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - A fresh look at European Security A fresh look at European Security <p>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. </p> A passport control point at the Lisbon airport © EU true 090126248e19b0bc /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150121ec1.jpg 59 1 01/28/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e2d6d43 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/01 02/03/2015 12:46:54 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union <p>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.</p> Skyline of the financial district in Frankfurt © EU 2012 EP true 090126248e2dc4d1 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150128ec1.jpg 62 1 02/04/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e3e31a4 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/02 02/13/2015 10:46:57 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - €1bn for youth employment and kicking off Energy Union €1bn for youth employment and kicking off Energy Union <p>The College of Commissioners proposed to make 1 billion euro from the Youth Employment Initiative available and launched its work on the Energy Union.</p> Young people looking for a job © European Union, 2015 true 090126248e40f1fe /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150204ec1.jpg 64 1 02/10/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e45ffda /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/02 02/13/2015 10:46:02 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Informal European Council to focus on Security, Greece and Ukraine Informal European Council to focus on Security, Greece and Ukraine <p>President Juncker informed the College of Commissioners during its weekly meeting about his contribution to the informal European Council which will take place on Thursday 12 February and focus on the EU security agenda, Greece and Ukraine.</p> President Juncker speaks to Vice-President Katainen true 090126248e524e68 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150210ec1.jpg 67 1 02/18/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e6a0cf0 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/02 02/18/2015 17:33:30 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - College debates fairer taxation and launches consultation on Capital Markets Union College debates fairer taxation and launches consultation on Capital Markets Union <p>The Commission launches a consultation on creating a single Capital Markets Union and looks at key actions needed to combat tax avoidance at its weekly college meeting.</p> Commissioner Hill during the press conference true 090126248e6b2c11 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150218ec2.jpg 71 1 02/25/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e875d14 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/02 03/03/2015 12:13:55 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Energy Union and Economic Governance Energy Union and Economic Governance <p>Delivering on this top priority set out in President Juncker's political guidelines, the European Commission set out its strategy to achieve a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.</p> Towards an Energy Union true 090126248e866c9d /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150225ec1.jpg 75 1 03/04/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248e9c4c93 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/03 03/04/2015 15:56:49 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - College debates migration and neighbourhood and receives A. Merkel College debates migration and neighbourhood and receives A. Merkel <p>The Commission received the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It also launched a consultation on the future of its relations with neighbouring countries and kicked off its work on a comprehensive "Agenda on Migration".</p> Group photo of the College of Commissioners with Chancellor Merkel true 090126248e9d8398 /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150304ec1.jpg 79 1 03/10/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248eb17488 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/03 03/10/2015 18:11:39 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Progress on economic policy and investment - geopolitics discussed Progress on economic policy and investment - geopolitics discussed <p>The College focused its weekly meeting on the latest economic and geopolitical developments while EU Finance Ministers agreed on the Regulation to set up the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and next steps in economic governance.</p> Meeting of the College in Strasbourg © EU true 090126248eb2a45c /ec_portal/2014/images/news/150310ec2.jpg 83 1 03/18/2015 00:00:00 false true 090126248ec70d73 /internet/ec.europa.eu/news/2015/03 03/19/2015 12:40:09 nulldate nulldate 0 nulldate - Commission presents Tax Transparency Package and welcomes French Prime Minister Valls Commission presents Tax Transparency Package and welcomes French Prime Minister Valls <p>The Commission presented a package of tax transparency measures as part of its ambitious agenda to tackle corporate tax avoidance in the EU. 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