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Top Stories from the European Commission - 6-11 February 2017

10 February 2017, 00:12 CET
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  • EU to let citizens take their digital services across borders
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:39:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 8 February 2017 Negotiations between the EU institutions conclude with agreement that enables consumers to keep access to online content services from home when they travel in the EU.
  • Daily News 09/02/2017
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Daily News Daily News 09/02/2017 Brussels, 9 February 2017 Commissioner Cre?u visits Italy as President Juncker reiterates the EU's readiness to support the reconstruction process after the earthquakes From 9 to 11 February, Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cre?u is in Italy.
  • EU opening a new chapter of relations with The Gambia
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 February 2017 Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, is in The Gambia today meeting the newly elected President Adama Barrow and his new Government.
  • Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:57:00 +0100
    European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Washington, 8 February 2017 Today, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and I had our first meeting in Washington DC to discuss transatlantic cooperation on the global challenges of security and migration, and to exchange views on transatlantic cooperation more widely.
  • Political agreement reached on Structural Reform Support Programme – a new tool to help Member States implement reforms
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:25:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 February 2017 The European Commission welcomes today's agreement with the European Parliament and Council of Ministers on the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). The programme provides financing for the technical support that the Commission makes available to Member States at their request.
  • Statement by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the killing of six Red Cross staff in Afghanistan
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:10:00 +0100
    European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 8 February 2017 I strongly condemn the attacks on aid workers of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) working in North-eastern Afghanistan who were shot and killed today while delivering humanitarian aid.
  • Statement by Commissioner Vestager on a Commission decision fining companies €68 million for car battery recycling cartel
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:49:00 +0100
    European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 8 February 2017 *Check against delivery* Most cartels are about keeping sales prices high for customers. Today, we are talking about a slightly unusual cartel. The companies did not coordinate their sales prices instead they conspired to lower their purchase prices.
  • Daily News 08 / 02 / 2017
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:41:00 +0100
    European Commission - Daily News Daily News 08 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 8 February 2017 Relocation and Resettlement: Member States need to build on encouraging results Today, the Commission adopted its ninth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 8 December 2016.
  • The EU at work to bridge the investment gap in transport and stimulate the European economy
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:36:00 +0100
    European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 February 2017 The EU at work to bridge the investment gap in transport and stimulate the European economy Why do we need investment in transport infrastructure? Transport faces a wide range of challenges across the EU: significant investment needs to complete the TEN-T...
  • €1 billion to maximise private investment in European transport infrastucture
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:34:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 February 2017 New call for proposals to combine Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) with other funding sources, including the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI). The European Commission is launching a new and innovative way to finance transport infrastructure projects in Europe.
  • Relocation and Resettlement: Member States need to build on encouraging results
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:33:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 February 2017 Today, the Commission adopted its ninth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 8 December 2016.
  • Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree on new rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services across borders
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:30:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 February 2017 The rules will reflect new ways in which Europeans enjoy culture and entertainment services online when they travel around the EU. Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music...
  • Digital Single Market – Portability of online content services
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 February 2017 Questions and Answers 1/ What is the objective of the Regulation? The objective is to ensure that Europeans who buy or subscribe to online content services providing access to films, sports broadcasts, music, e-books and games at home are able to...
  • Further shaping and consolidating the European Solidarity Corps
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:52:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 6 February 2017 The European Commission launched a public consultation to consult young people, teachers, youth workers, organisations, employers and other stakeholders on the priorities and the strengthening of the recently launched European Solidarity Corps.
  • Improving the implementation of European environmental policy
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:52:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 6 February 2017 The Commission today adopted the Environmental Implementation Review; a new way to help Member States apply EU rules benefits citizens, administrations and economy Today's adoption of the Environmental Implementation Review marks the beginning of a new process in improving how environmental laws...
  • Antitrust: Commission fines three companies €68 million for car battery recycling cartel
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:30:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 February 2017 The European Commission has fined Campine, Eco-Bat Technologies and Recylex a total of €68 million for fixing prices for purchasing scrap automotive batteries, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
  • Investment Plan for Europe: Over €168 billion in new investments across the EU
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:45:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 7 February 2017 The Investment Plan for Europe is now expected to trigger more than €168 billion in total investments across all 28 Member States. © European Union 2017 The Investment Plan for Europe is now expected to trigger more than €168 billion in total...
  • Statement by Commissioner Cretu following the roundtable on how to strengthen the integration of migrants with mayors of European cities
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 7 February 2017 Today, together with mayors of major European cities, we are having our second meeting to discuss efficient ways to strengthen the integration of migrants in cities across the EU, especially with Cohesion Policy investments in innovative urban projects.
  • Daily News 07 / 02 / 2017
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:17:00 +0100
    European Commission - Daily News Daily News 07 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 7 February 2017 Investment Plan for Europe: European Fund for Strategic Investments to trigger more than EUR 168 billion in new investments across all 28 Member States The Investment Plan for Europe is now expected to trigger more...
  • Malta Summit: Reaffirming our values and stabilising the Central Mediterranean route
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:01:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 3 February 2017 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed the outcome of the first part of the informal Malta Summit held in Valetta today. © European Union 2017 Etienne Ansotte European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed the outcome of the first part of the informal...
  • #TellMyStory: Commission launches 2017 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 February 2017 Today, the European Commission announces the launch of the 2017 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, which recognises outstanding reporting on development and poverty eradication. The Prize is open to professional and amateur journalists, broadcasters and bloggers.
  • L'Union européenne renforce son soutien post-ouragan Matthew à Haïti avec 35 millions d'euros supplémentaires
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 February 2017 La Commission européenne renforce son aide à Haïti avec une contribution additionnelle de 35 millions d'euros pour l'année 2017, dont 16 millions d'euros en aide humanitaire et 19 millions d'euros comme soutien au développement.
  • College visit to the Maltese Presidency
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:48:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 11 January 2017 President Juncker today led the College of Commissioners' visit to Valetta, Malta for the traditional visit of the incoming Presidency of the Council of the EU.
  • President Juncker participates in the Geneva settlement talks for Cyprus
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:46:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 12 January 2017 President Juncker is leading the EU's delegation to Geneva for the Cyprus settlement Conference. Since the start of the Juncker Commission, President Juncker has actively supported the settlement process as a matter of priority for the European Commission.
  • The European Commission at the World Economic Forum in Davos
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:44:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 13 January 2017 The 2017 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos will take place from 17 to 20 January. This year's meeting will put the focus on "Responsive and Responsible Leadership".
  • Commission delivers on its Circular Economy promises
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:42:00 +0100
    European - Announcement Commission Brussels, 26 January 2017 One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the Commission has reported on delivery and progress to date, and tabled new ideas on waste management and investment.
  • Future financing of the EU and draft budgetary opinions for Spain and Lithuania
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:40:00 +0100
    European Commission - Weekly meeting Brussels, 17 January 2017 The Commission discussed the future financing of the EU and adopted opinions on the updated Draft Budgetary Plans of Spain and Lithuania. © European Union 2017 Etienne Ansotte Future financing of the EU Mario Monti, Chair of the High-Level Group on...
  • EU disaster response mechanism found "timely" and "effective"
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:38:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 18 January 2017 The European Court of Auditors releases today a report on the EU Civil protection mechanism - managed by the European Commission - pointing to its successful deployment in response to recent natural disasters and major disease outbreaks around the world.
  • Commission prepares next steps towards European Pillar of Social Rights
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:36:00 +0100
    European - Announcement Commission Brussels, 23 January 2017 The European Commission has taken a further step towards establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights at a high level conference in Brussels, and announced that it will co-host an EU Social Summit later this year.
  • EU Citizenship Report: Promoting EU citizens' rights and freedoms
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:34:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 24 January 2017 Commission publishes its third EU Citizenship Report which sets out priorities in further raising awareness of the rights and freedoms that come with EU citizenship.
  • Ahead of the Malta Summit: Better managing migration in the Central Mediterranean
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:32:00 +0100
    European Commission - Weekly meeting Brussels, 25 January 2017 Ahead of the meeting of EU Heads of State and Government in Malta on 3 February 2017, the Commission presented its contribution on how to better manage migration and save lives along the Central Mediterranean route.
  • Erasmus celebrates 30 years
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:29:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 26 January 2017 The Commission launched today celebrations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the start of Erasmus, one of the most successful programmes of the European Union. The Commission also published the Erasmus+ Annual Report.
  • Anti-dumping duties on steel products from China and Taiwan
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:27:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 27 January 2017 The European Commission decided today to impose definitive anti-dumping measures on two steel products originating in China and Taiwan. © European Union 2009 Laurent Chamussy The Commission's investigation confirmed that Chinese and Taiwanese stainless steel tube and pipe butt-welding fittings had been...
  • End of roaming charges: EU negotiators agree on wholesale prices
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:25:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 1 February 2017 As of 15 June, Europeans will be able to travel in the EU without roaming charges, after representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on how to regulate wholesale roaming markets.
  • Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:23:00 +0100
    European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 2 February 2017 The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy, to provide input as we modernise and simplify it to take into account today's social, political, environmental and economic challenges.
  • Malta Summit and progress on Energy Union
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:16:00 +0100
    European Commission - Weekly meeting Brussels, 1 February 2017 The College discussed the current international political developments, the preparation of the Malta Summit and the Second report on the State of the Energy Union. The Commission also held an orientation debate on Comitology.
  • Health research: Commission awards €1 million to breakthrough test which distinguishes between viral or bacterial infections
    Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Leuven, 6 February 2017 Today's awards to outstanding health research projects are part of the Commission's efforts to promote better use of antibiotics and fight the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Daily News 06 / 02 / 2017
    Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:19:00 +0100
    European Commission - Daily News Daily News 06 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 6 February 2017 Environmental Implementation Review: new way to help Member States apply EU rules benefits citizens, administrations and economy Today the Commission adopted the Environmental Implementation Review, a new tool to improve implementation of European environmental...
  • Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
    Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Statement Brussels, 6 February 2017 On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, the EU's Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner, Vera Jourová, and Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica,...
  • Questions and Answers about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)
    Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 February 2017 The EU has actively participated in international cooperation to promote the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Discussion on Female Genital Mutilation is included in human rights and political dialogues with partner countries and in annual dialogues with civil society organisations.
  • Environmental Implementation Review: new way to help Member States apply EU rules benefits citizens, administrations and economy
    Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100
    European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 February 2017 Improving the application of EU rules on waste management, nature and biodiversity, air quality, water quality and management. Today the Commission adopted the Environmental Implementation Review, a new tool to improve implementation of European environmental policy and commonly agreed rules.
  • Commission launches public consultation to further shape the European Solidarity Corps
    Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:50:00 +0100
    European - Press release Commission Brussels, 6 February 2017 Today, the European Commission launches a public consultation to consult young people, teachers, youth workers, organisations, employers and other stakeholders on the priorities and the strengthening of the recently launched European Solidarity Corps.

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