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Top Stories from the European Commission - 7-11 June 2021

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EU-U.S Joint statement on the humanitarian emergency in Tigray

European Commission Statement Brussels, 10 Jun 2021 Seven months into the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, human rights atrocities and the full-blown humanitarian crisis are alarming, currently pushing 400,0...


Daily News 10 / 06 / 2021

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 10 Jun 2021 EU increases its commitment to Global Partnership for Education with a pledge of €700 million for 2021-2027
Ahead of the G7 Summit, President of the Europe...


Education: EU increases its commitment to Global Partnership for Education with a pledge of €700 million for 2021-2027

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Jun 2021 Ahead of the G7 Summit, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced today that the European Union is pledging €700 million for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to help transform education systems for more than one billion girls and boys in up to 90 countries and ter


State aid: Commission confirms that Spain needs to recover incompatible aid from certain digital terrestrial operators

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Jun 2021 The Commission has concluded that the aid received by terrestrial operators for the digitisation and extension of the terrestrial television network in remote areas of Spain was against EU State aid rules.


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel ahead of the G7 Summit

European Commission Statement Brussels, 10 Jun 2021 President von der Leyen gave a joint press conference with President Michel ahead of the G7 Summit.


Central America and Mexico: EU reaffirms support with €18.5 million in humanitarian and development aid

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Jun 2021 The EU has announced today at the "Solidarity event for forcibly displaced persons and host communities in Central America and Mexico", that it will allocate €18.5 million in aid.


Rede von Präsidentin von der Leyen auf der von Bundespräsident Steinmeier und der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt organisierten digitalen Woche der Umwelt, per Videokonferenz

European Commission Rede Brussels, 10 Jun 2021 Vielen Dank Herr Bonde,
sehr geehrter Herr Bundespräsident,
lieber Frank,
sehr geehrte Frau Schwarzelühr-Sutter,
meine sehr geehrten Damen und Herren,...


Press statement by Vice-President Maros Sefcovic following today's Joint Committee and Partnership Council meetings

European Commission Speech London, 09 Jun 2021 Good afternoon and a warm welcome to Europe House to all of you!
We had very important meetings today with the UK. Let me begin by thanking David Frost for host...


Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on the initial findings of the Consumer Internet of Things Sector Inquiry

European Commission Speech Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 Today, the Commission has published the preliminary findings of its competition inquiry into the consumer "Internet of Things". Sector inquiries help us identify potential competition concerns in markets where early intervention may be needed.


Questions & Answers - Antitrust: Commission publishes preliminary report on consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission has published today the preliminary report on the initial findings of its ongoing competition sector inquiry into the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) which was launched in July 2020.


Antitrust: Commission publishes initial findings of consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission has published today the preliminary results of its competition sector inquiry into markets for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) related products and services in the European Union.


Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the conclusions of the special meeting of the European Council of 24-25 May 2021 and preparation of the G7 Summit of 11-13 June 2021 and the EU-U.S. Summit

European Commission Speech Strasbourg, 09 Jun 2021 Dear President Sassoli,
Honourable Members,
Yesterday we discussed how Europe can come out of the pandemic stronger than before. Today, I would like to gi...


Fighting crime: Commission decides to refer LUXEMBOURG to the Court of Justice for failing to transpose EU rules on seizing criminals' profits

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission has decided today to refer Luxembourg to the Court of Justice and to request the Court to order the payment of financial penalties for failing to notify all national measures necessary to transpose EU rules on the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime


Daily News 09 / 06 / 2021

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 Procédures d'infraction du mois de juin: la Commission prend des mesures en vue d'une mise en œuvre complète, correcte et en temps utile du ...


EU external action budget: European Commission welcomes the final adoption of the EU's new long-term external action budget for 2021-2027

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament decision to adopt the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – 'Global Europe' for the period 2021-2027.


Sustainable fisheries: Commission takes stock of progress in the EU and launches consultation on fishing opportunities for 2022

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 Today, the Commission adopted the Communication "Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2022".


Public procurement: the Commission refers Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to comply with EU public procurement rules

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission has decided today to refer Poland to the Court of Justice considering that the Polish legislation transposing the Public Procurement Dir...


June infringements package: key decisions

European Commission Infringement decisions Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 Overview by policy area
In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comp...


EU citizens' electoral rights: Commission decides to refer CZECHIA and POLAND to the Court of Justice

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission has decided today to refer Czechia and Poland to the Court of Justice, because in these two Member States EU citizens are restricted from joining a domestic political party.


Commission decides to refer DENMARK to the Court of Justice over its 25-hour limit on lorry parking

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission has decided today to refer Denmark to the Court of Justice for failing to lift its restrictions on lorry parking.


Urban Waste Water: Commission decides to refer HUNGARY to the Court of Justice over waste water treatment

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The Commission decided today to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice for failure to comply with the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (Directive 91/271/EEC).


Urban Waste Water: Commission decides to refer FRANCE to the Court of Justice over waste water treatment

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission has decided today to refer France to the Court of Justice for failure to comply with the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (Directive 91/271/EEC).


Questions and Answers on the Commission's Annual Communication: "Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2022"

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 Why is the Commission reporting on the state of play and on the basis of which indicators is the assessment made?


Drinking water: Commission decides to refer ITALY to the Court of Justice over unsafe drinking water

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission has decided today to refer Italy to the Court of Justice for failure to comply with the requirements of the Drinking Water Directive (Directive 98/83/EC).


State aid: Commission approves €800 million Italian scheme to support companies in context of coronavirus outbreak, as well as development and production of coronavirus-relevant products

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jun 2021 The European Commission has approved a €800 million Italian scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak, active in Italy under "Development Contracts" for the implementation of priority projects.


Daily News 08 / 06 / 2021

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 08 Jun 2021 COLLEGE MEETING: EU budget 2022 - Speeding up Europe's recovery and progressing towards a green, digital and resilient future
The Commission has today proposed ...


Spain: EIF and StudentFinance provide financial support to students investing in their future

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jun 2021
StudentFinance receives EU backing to provide financing to students by investing in education and training via Income Sharing Agreements (ISAs)
The agreement i...


EIB supports IE University with a financing plan of up to €30 million to boost educational digitalisation, infrastructure and sustainability

European Commission Press release Madrid, 08 Jun 2021 The EIB will finance IE University with an initial tranche of €15 million, which could be extended with another tranche for the same amount in 2022.


Questions & Answers: Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Report on Romania

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 08 Jun 2021 Why does the Commission report on progress in judicial reform and the fight against corruption in Romania?


Refund for cancelled travel during the pandemic: Commission decides to refer SLOVAKIA to the Court of Justice

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The European Commission has decided today to refer Slovakia to the Court of Justice because its national rules infringe EU law on package travel rights (Directive (EU) 2015/2302).


EU budget 2022: Speeding up Europe's recovery and progressing towards a green, digital and resilient future

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jun 2021 The Commission has today proposed an annual EU budget of €167.8 billion for 2022, to be complemented by an estimated €143.5 billion in grants under NextGenerationEU.


Press remarks by Commissioner Hahn on the draft annual EU budget for 2022 and on EU budget performance reporting

European Commission Speech Strasbourg, 08 Jun 2021 Ladies and Gentlemen,
Just a moment ago, the College adopted the draft budget for 2022 as well as Annual Management and Performance Report of 2020 and I have th...


Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the European Parliament's scrutiny on the ongoing assessment by the Commission and the Council of the national recovery and resilience plans

European Commission Speech Strasbourg, 08 Jun 2021 Dear President,
Honourable Members,
It feels good to be back in Strasbourg again. Our last regular meeting in this hemicycle was in February 2020. More than a y...


2020 EU Budget: Performance report highlights swift and global EU response to the coronavirus crisis while supporting key EU priorities

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jun 2021 The EU budget has helped ensure a swift and comprehensive EU response to the coronavirus crisis and its consequences, while supporting overarching EU priorities.


Questions and answers: Draft annual budget 2022

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 08 Jun 2021 1. What are the priorities of the draft budget for 2022?
The EU budget is the centrepiece of the Union's recovery efforts, aiming to get Europe back on tr...


European Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jun 2021 The European Commission adopted today its latest report on developments in Romania on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of its commitments under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).


Daily News 07 / 06 / 2021

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 07 Jun 2021 Security Union: EU rules on removing terrorist content online enter into force
Landmark EU rules on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online en...


State aid: Commission invites interested parties to provide comments on proposed draft Climate, Energy and Environmental State aid Guidelines

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 Jun 2021 The European Commission has launched today a targeted public consultation inviting all interested parties to comment on the proposed revision of the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy ("Energy and Environmental State aid guidelines" or "EEAG").


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