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Top Stories from the European Commission - 17-21 February 2020

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EIF and Noviti Finance support better access to finance for Baltic micro-enterprises with €10 million deal under EaSI programme.

European Commission Press release Vilnius, 20 Feb 2020 Agreement backed by the Investment Plan for Europe


Shaping Europe's digital future – Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 The EU is pursuing a digital strategy that builds on our successful history of technology, innovation and ingenuity, vested in European values, and projecting t...


Afghan refugees: €21 million in humanitarian aid for host communities and vulnerable populations in Pakistan and Iran

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 The European Commission is releasing an additional €21 million in humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. The announcement was m...


Shaping Europe's digital future: Commission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligence

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 Today, the Commission unveils its ideas and actions for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe: open, fair, diverse, democratic and confident.


Daily News 19 / 02 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 COLLEGE MEETING: Shaping Europe's digital future: Commission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligence

Today, the Commission unveils its ideas a...


Press remarks by President von der Leyen on the Commission's new strategy: Shaping Europe's Digital Future

European Commission Speech Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 President von der Leyen presented the Commission's ambition for finding European solutions in the digital age and shaping Europe's digital future.


COVID-19 outbreak: Commission supports repatriation of EU citizens from cruise ship in Japan

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 The EU is co-financing the repatriation of EU citizens from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan, thanks to flights from Italy mobilised t...


Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of joint control over Prosegur Alarmas by Telefónica and Prosegur

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 The European Commission has approved unconditionally, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Prosegur Alarmas by Telefón...


Shaping Europe's digital future: op-ed by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

European Commission News Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 The breadth of our strategy reflects the scale and nature of the transition ahead of us. It covers everything from cybersecurity to critical infrastructures, digital education to skills, democracy to media. And it lives up to the ambition of the European Green Deal.


Excellence and Trust in Artificial Intelligence

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 Excellence and Trust in Artificial Intelligence Excellence and Trust in Artificial Intelligence Excellence and Trust in Artificial Intelligence


What's in it for Me

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 What's in it for Me What's in it for Me What's in it for Me


Shaping Europe's Digital Future

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 Shaping Europe's Digital Future Shaping Europe's Digital Future Shaping Europe's Digital Future


The European Data Strategy

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 The European Data Strategy The European Data Strategy The European Data Strategy


What's in it for Businesses

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 What's in it for Businesses What's in it for Businesses What's in it for Businesses


Supporting the Green Transition

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 19 Feb 2020 Supporting the Green Transition Supporting the Green Transition Supporting the Green Transition


Fair Taxation: EU updates list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Feb 2020 EU Finance Ministers today updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.


Poland: InvestEU – EIB lends €50 million to dairy cooperative Mlekpol for better production, logistics and storage

European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 18 Feb 2020 Investment backed by the Investment Plan for Europe


Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

European Commission Speech Brussels, 18 Feb 2020 ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE REVIEW

Thank you Mr Minister,

We discussed the Economic Governance Review, after the first useful exchange of views also at the Eurogroup ...


Commissioner Hogan announces new transparency package

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Feb 2020 Today, Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan announced his intention to further step up the European Commission's transparency commitments by, among others, systematically reporting on the work of all committees established under EU trade agreements.


Remarks by Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic at the International Donors' Conference for Albania

European Commission Speech Brussels, 17 Feb 2020 * check against delivery *

President von der Leyen,

Prime Minister Rama,

Honourable guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good afternoon and thank you – als...


Remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, following the International Donors' Conference 'Together for Albania'

European Commission Speech Brussels, 17 Feb 2020 Thank you very much.

Good afternoon,

I am very happy to be here with Prime Minister Edi Rama. And I am very happy to announce that the international community...


EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after the earthquake in Albania

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Feb 2020 About 100 delegations from the European Union, its Member States and partners, including international organisations and civil society gathered in Brussels today at the International Donors' Conference to mobilise support for Albania after the devastating earthquake of 26 November 2019.


Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the Eurogroup press conference

European Commission Speech Brussels, 17 Feb 2020 I will pick a couple of points of the discussion to complement what Mario has said.

First, on the economic governance review, I found the debate that we had ra...


Cross-border cooperation: the EU Interreg programme celebrates 30 years of bringing citizens closer together

European Commission Statement Brussels, 17 Feb 2020 The year 2020 marks 30 years since the start of Interreg, the EU's emblematic programme that aims at encouraging territorial cooperation between border regions.


EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Feb 2020 The European Commission today announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action.


Daily News 17 / 02 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 17 Feb 2020 EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

The European Commission today announced an inves...


Q&A - LIFE Integrated Projects

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 17 Feb 2020 A compilation of summaries of projects from the LIFE 2018 call for proposals. Projects are listed by country of the project leader.


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