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Top Stories from the European Commission - 16-20 July 2018

20 July 2018, 00:48 CET
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Brexit: European Commission publishes Communication on preparing for the UK's withdrawal from the EU

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining the ongoing work on the preparation for all outcomes of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.


Securities markets: Commission refers Slovenia and Spain to the Court of Justice for failing to fully enact EU rules on markets in financial instruments

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 Securities markets: Commission refers Slovenia and Spain to the Court of Justice for failing to fully enact EU rules on markets in financial instruments The European Commission decided today to refer Slovenia and Spain to the Court of Justice of the...


Capital Markets Union: Commission provides guidance on protection of cross-border EU investments

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 The Commission has today issued guidance to help EU investors to invoke their rights before national administrations and courts and to help Member States to protect the public interest in compliance with EU law.


Migration and Asylum: Commission takes further steps in infringement procedures against Hungary

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 The European Commission has today decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for non-compliance of its asylum and return legislation with EU law.


Maritime transport: Commission refers Ireland to the Court for failing to correctly implement safety legislation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 Commission refers Ireland to the Court. The European Commission decided today to refer Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to correctly implement EU law establishing the fundamental principles governing the investigation of accidents in maritime transport...


Infringements: Commission refers Greece, Ireland and Romania to the Court of Justice for not implementing anti-money laundering rules

European Commission - Press release Infringements: Infringements: Brussels, 19 July 2018 Today, the Commission referred Greece and Romania to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to implement the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive into their national law.


Legal migration: Commission refers Belgium to the Court of Justice for failing to provide common rules for non-EU seasonal workers

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 The European Commission decided today to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for failing to fully implement the Seasonal Workers Directive (Directive 2014/36/EU).


Commission suspends referral of CROATIA to the Court for failing to amend the law on the privatisation of the energy company INA-Industrija Nafte, d.d. (INA)

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 19 July 2018 Commission suspends referral of CROATIA to the Court for failing to amend the law on the privatisation of the energy company INA-Industrija Nafte, d.d. (INA) The European Commission has decided to put on hold the referral of CROATIA to the Court...


Financial services: Commission refers Spain to Court for not applying EU prudential rules for banks and investment firms

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 Financial services: Commission refers Spain to Court for not applying EU prudential rules for banks and investment firms The European Commission has decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to fully implement the Capital...


Infringement - Internal energy market: Commission refers Germany and Hungary to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to fully comply with the Third Energy Package

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 Germany in Court over Third Energy Package The European Commission is referring Germany to the Court of Justice of the EU to ensure a correct implementation of the Electricity Directive (Directive 2009/72/EC) and of the Gas Directive (Directive 2009/73/EC).


Commission provides guidance on protection of cross-border EU investments – Questions and Answers

European - Fact Sheet Commission Brussels, 19 July 2018 Why is the Commission publishing this Communication? The European Union's Single Market is a unique area for investment opportunities. A key objective in the Investment Plan for Europe is to create a more predictable, stable and clear regulatory environment to promote...


July infringements package: key decisions

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 19 July 2018 Overview by policy area In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission ('Commission') is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.


Daily News 19 / 07 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 07 / 2018 Brussels, 19 July 2018 President Juncker visits Spain, 19-20 July Today and tomorrow, President Juncker is in Madrid, Spain. This afternoon, he will have an audience with His Majesty King Felipe VI, in the presence of the Minister...


Antitrust: Commission fines Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google's search engine

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 July 2018 The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Since 2011, Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search.


European Border and Coast Guard: agreement on operational cooperation reached with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 18 July 2018 . Today, European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Oliver Spasovski, Minister of Interior of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, initialled a status agreement that will allow teams from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency to be deployed in the former...


European Citizens' Initiative: Commission registers initiative on 'Permanent European Union Citizenship'

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 18 July 2018 The College of Commissioners has today decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'Permanent European Union Citizenship'. The main objective of the proposed initiative is to guarantee that European citizenship and its associated rights cannot be lost once they have...


European Citizens' Initiative: Commission registers initiative to 'Stop starvation for 8% of the European population'

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 18 July 2018 The College of Commissioners has today decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'Stop starvation for 8% of the European population'. The stated objectives of the proposed Citizens' Initiative include "to prompt governments to embrace the hunger problem" and to...


Trade: Commission imposes provisional safeguard measures on imports of steel products

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 July 2018 Today the European Commission is announcing provisional safeguard measures concerning imports of a number of steel products. These measures will address the diversion of steel from other countries to the EU market as a result of the recently imposed US tariffs.


Visa Liberalisation: Commission confirms Kosovo fulfils all required benchmarks

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 July 2018 . Today, the Commission has confirmed that Kosovo has met the 2 outstanding visa liberalisation requirements on the ratification of the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro and a strenghtened track record in the fight against crime and corruption, thus fulfilling all...


Juncker Plan exceeds original €315 billion investment target

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 July 2018 The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has mobilised €335 billion in additional investment across the EU since July 2015. The Juncker Plan has made a clear impact on the EU economy and revolutionised the way innovation is financed in Europe.


Daily News 18 / 07 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 07 / 2018 Brussels, 18 July 2018 Le plan Juncker dépasse son objectif initial de 315 milliards d'euros d'investissements La Commission européenne et le groupe de la Banque européenne d'investissement (BEI) ont tenu leur engagement de mobiliser 315 milliards d'euros d'investissements...


The European Commission and EU consumer authorities publish final assessment of dialogue with Volkswagen

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2018 Today the European Commission and national consumer authorities in the EU have published their conclusions on the 8.5 million car recalls made in the Union by the Volkswagen group after the "dieselgate" scandal.


EU and Japan sign Economic Partnership Agreement

European Commission - Press release Tokyo, 17 July 2018 At the EU-Japan summit in Tokyo, Presidents Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, signed today the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).


EU-Japan Summit: a landmark moment for trade and cooperation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2018 The 25th EU-Japan Summit took place on 17 July in Tokyo. At the summit, leaders signed two landmark agreements, the Strategic Partnership Agreement and the Economic Partnership Agreement, which will significantly boost bilateral relations.


The European Union and Japan agreed to create the world's largest area of safe data flows

European Commission - Press release Tokyo, 17 July 2018 The EU and Japan successfully concluded today their talks on reciprocal adequacy. They agreed to recognise each other's data protection systems as 'equivalent', which will allow data to flow safely between the EU and Japan.


International community strengthens support for Somalia's plans for stability and development

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2018 Somalia will benefit from renewed international support, both politically and financially, as the country implements key reforms to overcome years of conflict and secure a better future for the Somali people.


Questions & Answers on the Japan adequacy decision

European Commission - Fact Sheet Tokyo, 17 July 2018 Q&A What is an adequacy decision? An adequacy decision is a decision taken by the European Commission establishing that a third country provides a comparable level of protection of personal data to that in the European Union, through its domestic law...


EU Support for Somalia

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 July 2018 Political relations The EU, together with Somali authorities and international key partners, is engaged in Somalia through an integrated approach based on active diplomacy, support for political change, improving security, development assistance and humanitarian aid.


Daily News 17 / 07 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 07 / 2018 Brussels, 17 July 2018 EU-Japan Summit: a landmark moment for trade and cooperation At the 25th EU-Japan Summit, which took place in Tokyo today, two landmark agreements – the Strategic Partnership Agreement and the Economic Partnership Agreement –...


State aid: Commission adopts Best Practices Code to streamline and speed up State aid control

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 July 2018 The European Commission has adopted a new Best Practices Code for State aid control. The Code provides guidance to the Commission, Member States, businesses and other stakeholders on the day-to-day conduct of State aid procedures, to improve their effectiveness, transparency and...


EU-China Summit: deepening the strategic global partnership

European Commission - Press release Beijing, 16 July 2018 The 20th Summit between the European Union and the People's Republic of China held today in Beijing has underlined that this partnership has reached a new level of importance for our own citizens, for our respective neighbouring regions and for the...


EU consumer rules: The European Commission and EU consumer authorities push Airbnb to comply

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 July 2018 The European Commission and EU consumer authorities are calling on Airbnb to align their terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and be transparent on their presentation of prices.


Daily News 16 / 07 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 07 / 2018 Brussels, 16 July 2018 EU-China Summit: deepening the strategic global partnership Today in Beijing, the European Union and China held their 20th Summit. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk...


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