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Top Stories from the European Commission - 5-9 Feb 2018

09 February 2018, 00:14 CET
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Commissioner Cretu at the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Kuala Lumpur, 8 February 2018 Opening Speech by Commissioner Cretu, in charge of Regional Policy, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, at the Opening Plenary of the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (7-13 February 2018)...


Daily News 08 / 02 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 08 / 02 / 2018 Brussels, 8 February 2018 Member States to benefit from €98.2 million in investments to improve citizens' quality of life The European Commission has approved an investment package of €98.2 million to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular...


Annex: 10 new projects under the LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 February 2018 The European Commission has approved an investment package of €98.2 million to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular economy under the new LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action.


Member States to benefit from €98.2 million in investments to improve citizens' quality of life

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 February 2018 The European Commission has approved an investment package of €98.2 million to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular economy under the new LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action.


DECISION n°169 of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Railways adopting the Framework for Good Administrative Behaviour of the European Union Agency for Railways

Adopted during meeting 45 on 25 January 2018


DECISION n°165 of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Railways establishing a procedure for cooperation by the Agency and its staff with Member States judicial authorities in the context of judicial proceedings

Adopted during meeting 45 on 25 January 2018

DECISION n° 165 establishing a procedure for cooperation by the Agency and its staff with Member States judicial authorities in the context of judicial proceedings

Thursday 08 February 2018 11:15


MEP Bernd Kolmel visits Strasbourg operational site

Mr Bernd Kolmel, Member of the European Parliament and the ECR coordinator on the Budget Committee, visited eu-LISA’s premises in Strasbourg yesterday.As rapporteur for the BUDG Opinion on ECRIS-TCN, Mr Kolmel was interested in getting to know more about the activities of the Agency, its mandate, the current systems under eu-LISA's responsibility and our future challenges.Points raised by the MEP during discussions focused not only on budgetary aspects, considerations on the new MFF and the needs of the Agency in terms of resources, but also on aspects related to security and measures implemented by the Agency to address physical, personal and data security as well as potential risks of cyber-attacks.


Peter Praet: Panel on global monetary policies – similarities and differences on the way to the new normal


ECB amends guidelines relating to the Eurosystem’s monetary policy implementation


Yves Mersch: Virtual or virtueless? The evolution of money in the digital age


3.7 billion euros to tackle migration and build resilience in Europe’s Neighbourhood - EU Bank welcomes European Parliament vote

Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB welcomed the vote by the European Parliament which will provide further finance for investments in Europe’s Southern and Eastern neighbourhoods.


Statement by the Eurogroup President on the nominations for the post of ECB Vice-President

The President of the Eurogroup received two names for the position of Vice President of the ECB: Philip Lane for Ireland and Luis de Guindos for Spain.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/89 of 22 January 2018 amending Decision (CFSP) 2016/849 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea,


Q&A on MiFIR data reporting

Wednesday 07 February 2018 16:51


Commissioner Pierre Moscovici presents the Winter 2018 Interim Economic Forecast

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 7 February 2018 Pardon de ce retard qui est totalement indépendant de ma volonté mais dû aux conditions météo pour revenir de Strasbourg en passant par Paris jusqu'ici.

ESMA updates its MiFID II Q&As on transparency

Wednesday 07 February 2018 14:57

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) regarding transparency and market structure issues under the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).

The purpose of these Q&As is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of MiFID II and MiFIR. They provides responses to questions posed by the general public and market participants in relation to the practical application of transparency requirements....


Winter 2018 Interim Economic Forecast: A solid and lasting expansion

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 February 2018 Growth rates for the euro area and the EU beat expectations last year as the transition from economic recovery to expansion continues. The euro area and EU economies are both estimated to have grown by 2.4% in 2017, the fastest pace...

Press release: EU development assistance for Myanmar/Burma: the EU played a leading role and provided an active response, but there were shortcomings in implementation, say Auditors


Daily News 07 / 02 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 07 / 02 / 2018 Brussels, 7 February 2018 Brexit: European Commission publishes draft legal text on transitional arrangements The European Commission has today published a draft text of the transitional arrangements to be included in the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement, following the...

Twinning: 20 years of successfully sharing EU expertise through over 2700 projects

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 February 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the European Commission's Twinning instrument, one of the most successful and most used tools for supporting the European Union's neighbouring countries and regions.


State aid: Commission approves six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland - Factsheet

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 February 2018 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland. The Commission found that the measures will contribute to ensuring security of supply whilst preserving competition in the Single Market.

12/2018 : 7 February 2018 - Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-304/16, C-643/16

American Express

Freedom of establishment

A three party card scheme involving a co-branding partner or an agent is subject to the same restrictions as those applicable to four party schemes with respect to interchange fees


EUIPO performance update: Q4 2017

The Office has published its 2017-Q4 results for timeliness, quality and accessibility.


Mergers: Commission to assess the acquisition of Shazam by Apple

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 February 2018 The European Commission has accepted a request from Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden to assess under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple.


Programming document 2018–20


Mergers: Commission approves Discovery's acquisition of Scripps, subject to conditions; rejects referral request by Polish competition authority

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 February 2018 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Scripps by Discovery, both US based global media companies. The decision is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Discovery.


EU-Norway agreement signed, strengthening the prevention of VAT fraud

The EU and Norway signed an agreement on cooperation, prevention of fraud and recovery of claims in the field of VAT.


Joint statement by Vice-President Ansip, Commissioners Bienkowska and Gabriel following the European Parliament's vote to end unjustified geoblocking

European Commission - Statement Strasbourg, 6 February 2018 "The European Parliament voted to end unjustified discrimination when people shop online in the European Union. Banning unjustified geoblocking is great news for consumers in Europe.


Q&A: A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 February 2018 Why is the European Commission adopting the strategy? In his 2017 State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker re-affirmed the European future of the Western Balkans countries: "If we want more stability in our neighbourhood, then we must also maintain...


Strategy for the Western Balkans: EU sets out new flagship initiatives and support for the reform-driven region

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 6 February 2018 The Commission adopted today a strategy for 'A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans'. As President Juncker announced in his 2017 State of the Union address, the Commission adopted today a strategy for 'A credible...


Daily News 06 / 02 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 06 / 02 / 2018 Brussels, 6 February 2018 Strategy for the Western Balkans: EU sets out new flagship initiatives and support for the reform-driven region The Commission adopted today a strategy for 'A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with...


Vermont state to legalise recreational cannabis

On 22 January 2018, Vermont became the ninth US state to legalise possession of cannabis for recreational purposes, when Governor Phil Scott (Republican) signed House Bill 511 (Text of Act as passed by House and Senate). The law will take effect on 1 July 2018.

06.02.2018 


Press release: EU Auditors to examine food safety policy


11/2018 : 6 February 2018 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-163/16

Louboutin and Christian Louboutin

Intellectual and industrial property

According to Advocate General Szpunar, a trade mark combining colour and shape may be refused or declared invalid on the grounds set out under EU trade mark law


10/2018 : 6 February 2018 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-359/16

Altun and Others

Social security for migrant workers

National courts may, in cases of fraud, disregard social security certificates issued to workers posted within the EU


EUIPO’s new back office will be rolled out on the weekend of 24-25 February

During the roll out scheduled for the weekend of 24-25 February, all the online filing applications of the EUIPO website will remain accessible and users will be able to proceed normally with their applications.


General Court confirms EMA approach to transparency

Three rulings clarify the scope of commercial confidentiality with regard to authorised medicines

EIB backs EUR 6.5 billion energy, SME, transport and urban investment

At its first meeting of 2018 the Board of the EIB today approved a total of EUR 6.5 billion of new financing for 36 projects in 17 European Union countries and schemes in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


EFSA’s Advisory Forum calls for more public investment in food safety research

EFSA’s Advisory Forum calls for more public investment in food safety research

Statement by Michel Barnier following his working lunch in London with David Davis

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 5 February 2018 Good afternoon to all of you. First of all, I want to thank you, David, for your hospitality. I was very pleased to also meet today the Prime Minister, Theresa May.


Invitation letter from Presidents Tusk and Juncker to President Erdogan to a EU-Turkey leaders' meeting

President Donald Tusk and President Jean-Claude Juncker invited President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a meeting in Varna, Bulgaria, on 26 March 2018


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