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Top Stories from the European Commission - 11-15 November 2019
Tyre labelling to save energy - online financing for small and medium companies in Germany - EC-OECD recommendations to help EU countries and regions achieve industrial transition - infringement proceedings against UK - EUR 35m aid for Africa's Sahel region - Commissioner portfolios adjustments - conditional approval of Telia's acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting - EU Charter of Fundamental Rights 10th anniversary

Top Stories from the European Commission - 10-14 June 2019
Additional EUR 3.5m to tackle Ebola epidemic - quantum, EU-Africa taskforce report and digital start-ups - Data Protection Regulation one year on - EU budget 2021-2027 - EU risk assessment model in the food chain - 'no-deal' Brexit preparations - Deepening Economic and Monetary Union - decline in non-performing loans - Tata Steel-ThyssenKrupp - criminal proceedings new rules - Digital Economy and Society Index

Top Stories from the European Commission - 15-19 July 2019
Antitrust: US chipmaker Qualcomm fined - Conditional approval for Vodafone acquisition of Liberty Global's cable business in Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Romania - EU–Canada Summit - progress towards sustainable development - fighting forest fires - Antitrust: Amazon probe - protecting judges in Poland against political control

Top Stories from the European Commission - 16-20 September 2019
EU Beach Clean Up - Customs Union: Fake goods 2018 - Humanitarian aid: EUR 34 million in African Great Lakes region - Eurostat: Annual inflation, production in the construction sector, job vacancies - Mergers: conditional clearance for E.ON acquisition of Innogy - Juncker-Johnson meeting - probe into individual 'excess profit' tax rulings granted by Belgium to 39 multinational companies

Top Stories from the European Commission - 9-13 September 2019
Erasmus+ boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019 - Vaccination benefits - fight against climate change - the von der Leyen Commission - VAT Gap - effectiveness of public consultations - Milk, fruits and vegetables for schoolchildren - EU unemployment figures - Drought in Europe

Top Stories from the European Commission - 4-8 November 2019
Autumn 2019 Economic Forecast - European Universities in Brussels 1st meeting - Yemen support - DiscoverEU - Geographical Indications in China - EIB backs QEV Technology's development of electro-mobility solutions - EC approves EUR 22m public support to promote rail transport operability in the Netherlands - Erasmus+ call - Industrial policy, six strategic business areas - ECJ judgement on Poalnd law - Casino, Intermarche probe

Top Stories from the European Commission - 14-18 October 2019
Juncker-Johnson press conference - Commission recommendation on Brexit - Tripartite Social Summit - interim measures on Broadcom - European Agenda on Migration 4 years on - European Labour Authority - State aid to Condor approved, probe into support for Samsung plant in Hungary

Top Stories from the European Commission - 8-12 July 2019
EU-U.S. trade talk mutual recognition on pharmaceuticals - Airbnb cooperates - European Institute of Innovation and Technology strategy - conditional approval for GlaxoSmithKline acquisition of Pfizer's Consumer Health Business - Loi 130 architectural competition winner - Summer 2019 Economic Forecast - Antitrust: Sanrio Hello Kitty fine - EU-Ukraine Summit

Top Stories from the European Commission - 24-28 June 2019
Mergers: EC approves acquisition of Red Hat by IBM - Canon fined EUR 28m - simplified rules for State aid - EC lifts Taiwan fishing yellow card - Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq aid package - unjustified geo-blocking - Broadcom antitrust probe - European Universities - Vietnam trade deal - cross-border parental disputes

Top Stories from the European Commission - 13-17 May 2019
Foreign exchange spot trading cartel - EU, Tunisia partnership - EU Solidarity Funding for Austria, Italy and Romania - research and student mobility programmes - 'Save the bees!' initiative - EU and Central Asia partnership - VAT Fraud - Education in Emergencies - InBev fine - cheaper calls to other EU countries

Top Stories from the European Commission - 3-7 June 2019
European Drug Report - obtaining electronic evidence - DiscoverEU - taxation - bathing water - European Semester 2019 Spring Package - EU budget 2020 - EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Top Stories from the European Commission - 1-5 July 2019
Launch of the Finnish Presidency - Employment and Social Developments in Europe - Member States' compliance with EU law in 2018 - Commission transition rules - Excessive Deficit Procedure against Italy no longer warranted - EU Trust Fund for Africa - European citizens' initiative - Peugeot state aid - Fair Taxation

Top Stories from the European Commission - 30 September-4 October 2019
Jean-Claude Juncker's phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar - Ukraine visa applications - Special Bridge Builder award - Eurostat: August retail trade, August unemployment, September Euro area annual inflation - Juncker's phone call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson - WTO award in the Airbus dispute - trade relations with Eastern and Southern Africa countries - new ecodesign measures

Top Stories from the European Commission - 28-31 October 2019
State aid probe into public support for chemical company PCC's plant in Poland - aid for fishermen affected by closure of Eastern Baltic cod fishery - forest fires in 2018 - Support for refugees in Turkey - New energy Projects - Moldova aid - Equal Pay Day - EU funding for Ebola - Operational Support from EU Agencies - Countering terrorist content online - Code of Practice on Disinformation

Top Stories from the European Commission - 22-26 July 2019
Drought aid for farmers - EU-U.S. trade talks - illegal yacht aid - German VAT for farmers - Court cases on waste water, air quality, radiation, biodiversity, natural habitats etc.. - guidance on participation of third country bidders in EU procurement market - Fight against money laundering and terrorist financing - GDPR - Protecting world's forests - eastern Baltic cod

Top Stories from the European Commission - 7-11 October 2019
New Commission - Mozambique EUR 10 million humanitarian aid - Infringement cases - Assistance to Moldova - Statement by Michel Barnier - coordinated risk assessment of 5G networks security - EU budget 2021-2027 - Mediterranean and Black Seas fishing opportunities for 2020 - Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor - Fighting Terrorism Online - Mergers: in-depth investigation into joint ventures proposed by Boeing and Embraer

Top Stories from the European Commission - 21-25 October 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina humanitarian aid - State aid: EC approves British Capacity Market scheme - fishing quotas - EIB loan for Mabion - scheme enabling European artists to work abroad - EU-U.S. Privacy Shield review - Juncker Plan, jobs, growth - Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Reports on Bulgaria and Romania - Croatia on way to join Schengen Area - Women in management

EU development aid - highest-ever share of Gross National Income
Preliminary figures show that collectively, the EU - EU institutions and Member States – have increased Official Development Assistance (ODA) to EUR 68 billion in 2015 (up 15% from EUR 59 billion in 2014) – growing for the third year in a row (and reaching its highest level to date). EU collective ODA represented 0.47% of EU Gross National Income (GNI) in 2015, an increase from 0.43% in 2014. This is significantly above the non-EU Development Assistance Committee (DAC) country average of 0.21% ODA/GNI.

Visa reciprocity with US, Canada & Brunei: EU mulls next move
With the U.S., Canada and Brunei continuing to apply visa requirements for citizens of some EU Member States, the European Commission has assessed the legal, political and economic consequences of a possible temporary suspension of the visa waiver with these countries.

EU boosts aid to Ethiopia after worst ever El Nino
The European Commission has announced aid for Ethiopia worth some EUR 122.5 million, amidst a worsening humanitarian situation caused by one of the most severe extreme El Nino weather phenomenon on record.

Commission unveils upgrade for EU VAT system
Europe's VAT rules are to be made simpler, more fraud-proof and business-friendly as a result of European Commission plans to reboot the current EU VAT system.

EU aid for children's education in conflict zones
The European Commission announced on Tuesday a EUR 52 million humanitarian aid package aimed at educational projects for children caught up in conflict zones and other emergencies in 2016.

Winter package - European Semester 2016
EU Member States are making progress in addressing imbalances in their economies.

European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
The European Commission launched on 12 November with other EU Member States and other European donors the EU's Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa.

Autumn 2015 Economic Forecast
The economic recovery in the euro area and the European Union as a whole is now in its third year. It should continue at a modest pace next year despite more challenging conditions in the global economy. The European Commission expects Europe's economy to continue a moderate recovery despite the challenges.