The European Commission welcomes today's Council decisions on Spain and Portugal in the context of the Stability and Growth Pact.
The European Commission has delivered four waste compactors to the Turkish Cypriot community to reinforce the existing fleet transporting general waste to the EU funded central sanitary landfill in Koutsoventis/Güngör.
Today, President Juncker announced his intention to allocate the Security Union portfolio to Sir Julian King, the candidate for Commissioner from the United Kingdom
Europeans see immigration and terrorism as the major challenges facing the EU at the moment, and they support the political priorities of the European Commission. These are two key results of the latest Standard Eurobarometer survey published today. The survey was carried out between 21 and 31 May 2016 in 34 countries and territories.
Today, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appointed Michel Barnier, former Vice-President of the European Commission and former French Minister, as Chief Negotiator in charge of leading the Commission Taskforce for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, spoke today to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. In the phone conversation, the High Representative once again condemned the attempted coup of 15 July and expressed the full support of the European Union to the legitimate institutions of the country, while underscoring the expectations of the EU as to the compliance by Turkish authorities to the highest standards of the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms.
The Commission has presented a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. This is part and parcel of the Energy Union and a forward-looking Climate Change policy.
The European Commission has reiterated its commitment to ensure the effective application of the whole range of European legislation and, in particular, the world's biggest single market of 500 million citizens
"France can count on the European Commission to continue to support it, as well as on the other States of the European Union in the fight against terrorism within and outside the European Union," said President Juncker.
The European Commission has launched a EUR 1,500,000 call for proposals promoting innovation and change in schools and the improvement of employability in the Turkish Cypriot community