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Top Stories from the European Commission - 18-22 March 2019

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Capital Markets Union: Political agreement on a stronger and more integrated European supervisory architecture, including on anti-money laundering

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 March 2019 The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and Member States on the core elements of the reform of the European supervision in the areas of EU financial markets including when it comes to anti-money laundering.


EU budget: Tax cooperation between EU Member States receives welcome boost following funding agreement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 March 2019 The Commission has welcomed today's provisional agreement to provide funding for the EU's tax cooperation programme ('Fiscalis') during the next EU budget period of 2021-2027.


Daily News 21 / 03 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 03 / 2019 Brussels, 21 March 2019 EU Budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes preliminary agreement on InvestEU The European Commission welcomes the preliminary agreement on InvestEU, the proposed programme to boost private and public investment in Europe in the next long-term...


Sustainable Finance: High-Level Conference takes global cooperation on sustainable finance to the next stage

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 March 2019 The European Commission is today hosting a high-level conference on a global approach to sustainable finance. In March 2018, the European Union committed to lead the way in reforming the financial system to support the transition towards a sustainable economy, with...


EU Budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes preliminary agreement on InvestEU

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 March 2019 The European Commission welcomes the preliminary agreement on InvestEU, the proposed programme to boost private and public investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.


Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Asco by Spirit, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 March 2019 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Asco by Spirit. Both companies are active in the aerospace equipment industry worldwide. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Spirit.


Energy Union: €750 million in EU funding made available for clean energy infrastructure

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 March 2019 Energy Union: €750 million in EU funding made available for clean energy infrastructure Today the Commission is releasing €750 million of funding for key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits.


Afghanistan: EU releases €27 million in humanitarian assistance

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 March 2019 Today, the European Commission has announced €27 million in humanitarian assistance for people in need in Afghanistan. €2 million will assist the most vulnerable families affected by devastating floods in early March which continue to affect large parts of the country.


Commissioner Mimica visits Argentina to promote triangular cooperation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 March 2019 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to Buenos Aires to promote innovative multilateral partnerships for sustainable development, in particular triangular cooperation, and to discuss the EU's cooperation with Argentina.


A Europe that Protects: 15 out of 22 Security Union legislative initiatives agreed so far

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 March 2019 The Commission is today reporting on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union. Taking stock of the developments since the beginning of this year, the report notes that a large number of priority files have been agreed – 15...


Daily News 20 / 03 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 03 / 2019 Brussels, 20 March 2019 COLLEGE MEETING: A Europe that Protects: 15 out of 22 Security Union legislative initiatives agreed so far The Commission is today reporting on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union.


Antitrust: Commission fines Google €1.49 billion for abusive practices in online advertising

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 March 2019 The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance by imposing a number of restrictive clauses in contracts with third-party websites which prevented Google's rivals from placing their search adverts on...


EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programme

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 March 2019 The EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council, on Horizon Europe. Investing in research and innovation is investing in Europe's future, in knowledge and new solutions to maintain and improve...


Daily News 19 / 03 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 03 / 2019 Brussels, 19 March 2019 Le Fonds européen de la défense se concrétise, avec 525 millions d'euros pour l'Eurodrone et d'autres projets industriels et de recherche communs La Commission Juncker déploie des efforts sans précédent pour protéger et défendre...


European Defence Fund on track with €525 million for Eurodrone and other joint research and industrial projects

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 19 March 2019 The Commission has today adopted work programmes to co-finance joint defence industrial projects in 2019-2020 worth up to €500 million. A further €25 million have been earmarked to support collaborative defence research projects in 2019, with calls for proposals launched today.


Antitrust: Commission launches new online tool for cartel leniency and settlements and non-cartel cooperation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 March 2019 The European Commission is today launching "eLeniency", a new online tool designed to make it easier for companies and their legal representatives to submit statements and documents as part of leniency and settlement proceedings in cartel cases, as well as non-cartel...


€2 billion to fast forward the creation of the European Innovation Council

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 March 2019 Ahead of the 21-22 March European Council discussion on innovation, industry and competitiveness, the Commission takes decisive steps to set up a European Innovation Council.


Daily News 18 / 03 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 03 / 2019 Brussels, 18 March 2019 €2 billion to fast forward the creation of the European Innovation Council Ahead of the 21-22 March European Council discussion on innovation, industry and competitiveness, the European Commission takes decisive steps to set up...


European Commission Reaction to the article published in Libération on 15 March 2019**

- Fact Sheet European Commission Brussels, 15 March 2019 . The European Commission rejects the content of the article in the strongest possible terms. It is based on entirely wrong claims and anonymous "sources". It makes unacceptable allegations that have nothing to do with the reality of what is a...


EU report: Stepping up bilateral cooperation with the perspective of concluding a new comprehensive EU-Azerbaijan agreement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 March 2019 Over the last year, EU-Azerbaijan cooperation has intensified: Partnership Priorities were endorsed; high-level security and transport dialogues launched; improvements to human rights and fundamental freedoms sought. Concluding a new comprehensive bilateral agreement remains a top priority.


Daily News 15 / 03 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 03 / 2019 Brussels, 15 March 2019 Statement by President Juncker on the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, issued the following statement this morning on the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand:...


European Commission calls on national political parties to join efforts to ensure free and fair elections in Europe

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 15 March 2019 . In September 2018, as part of the State of the Union, President Juncker proposed measures to bolster European democracy and protect free and fair elections in Europe.


Capital Markets Union: Commission reports on progress achieved ahead of European Council

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 March 2019 Today, the Commission takes stock of the progress achieved in building a Single Market for capital, including as regards sustainable finance, and calls on EU leaders to keep up the political engagement to lay down the foundation of the Capital Markets...


Capital Markets Union: Commission reports on progress ahead of European Council – Questions and Answers

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 March 2019 Why are you publishing a Communication on Capital Markets Union today? The Capital Markets Union (CMU) is a key priority for the European Union and it is imperative that all stakeholders give it the political attention that it deserves.


19 March: 15th Anniversary of European Union Cybersecurity Agency

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On the 19 March 2019, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) will celebrate its 15th anniversary at the European Commission Berlaymont building, in Brussels.


Launch of the European Media Literacy Week – 18 to 22 March 2019

European Commission - Upcoming events The European Media Literacy Week is a new initiative by the European Commission to promote media literacy skills and projects across the EU. From 18 to 22 March 2019, various events around the topic of media literacy will take place in Brussels and in the...


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