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Top Stories from the European Commission - 7-11 January 2019

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Daily News 11 / 01 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 11 / 01 / 2019 Brussels, 11 January 2019 European Commission launches public consultation on EU rules guaranteeing equal pay between men and women Today the European Commission is launching a public consultation to gather information on the impact of EU rules on...


State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into tax treatment of Nike in the Netherlands

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 January 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether tax rulings granted by the Netherlands to Nike may have given the company an unfair advantage over its competitors, in breach of EU State aid rules.


Daily News 10 / 01 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 10 / 01 / 2019 Brussels, 10 January 2019 Publication of latest agri-food trade figures: record EU agri-food exports The latest monthly agri-food trade report published today shows that EU agri-food export values reached a record high in October 2018.


Daily News 09 / 01 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 09 / 01 / 2019 Brussels, 9 January 2019 Le président Juncker et le Collège des commissaires assistent au lancement officiel de la présidence roumaine du Conseil de l'UE (10-11 janvier 2018) Le président Juncker et le Collège des commissaires seront à Bucarest...


Commission lifts "yellow card" from Thailand for its actions against illegal fishing

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 8 January 2019 The European Commission delists Thailand from the group of "warned countries" as recognition of its progress in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Today the Commission acknowledges that Thailand has successfully addressed the shortcomings in its fisheries legal and administrative systems.


Mergers: Commission to assess acquisition of Chantiers de l'Atlantique by Fincantieri

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 January 2019 The European Commission has agreed to the request submitted by France and Germany asking it to look at Fincantieri's proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l'Atlantique in the light of the EU Merger Regulation.


State aid: Commission approves support for production of electricity from renewable energy sources and for electro-intensive users in Lithuania

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 January 2019 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a measure to support the production of electricity from renewable energy sources and a measure to support electro-intensive users in Lithuania.


State aid: Commission adopts two decisions recommending taxation of ports in Italy and Spain

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 January 2019 The European Commission has proposed, in two separate decisions, that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with State aid rules. The Commission remains committed to ensure a level playing field across the EU in this key economic sector.


Questions and Answers - Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in general and in Thailand

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 January 2019 Questions and Answers. On IUU fishing in general What is IUU fishing? IUU fishing stands for illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. The European IUU legislation applies to all fishing vessels, under any flag, in all maritime waters.


Daily News 08 / 01 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 08 / 01 / 2019 Brussels, 8 January 2019 Commission lifts "yellow card" from Thailand for its actions against illegal fishing The European Commission delists Thailand from the group of "warned countries" as recognition of its progress in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated...


State aid: Commission to prolong EU State aid rules and launch evaluation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 January 2019 The European Commission plans to prolong for two years seven sets of State aid rules, otherwise expiring in 2020. The Commission has also launched today an evaluation of those rules and of other State aid rules to assess whether to further...


State aid: Commission approves €50 million voucher scheme for faster broadband services in Greece

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 January 2019 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a voucher scheme to support the take-up in Greece of broadband services with download speeds of at least 100 Megabit per second.


United States is Europe's main soya beans supplier with imports up by 112%

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 January 2019 Imports of U.S. soya beans by the European Union increased by 112% over the current market year (July-December 2018), compared to the same period in the previous year. With a share of 75% of EU soya beans imports, the U.S.


1.5 million refugees in Turkey supported by EU's biggest ever humanitarian programme

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 January 2019 The Emergency Social Safety Net, the largest ever EU humanitarian programme, has now assisted 1.5 million of the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey. The EU funded programme, launched in September 2016, is the largest single humanitarian project in the history of...


Daily News 07 / 01 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 07 / 01 / 2019 Brussels, 7 January 2019 United States is Europe's main soya beans supplier with imports up by 112% Imports of U.S. soya beans by the European Union increased by 112% over the current market year (July-December 2018), compared to...

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