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Top Stories from the European Commission - 9-13 Apr 2018

13 April 2018, 00:21 CET
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European Commission acts to ban unfair trade practices in the food supply chain

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 12 April 2018 The Commission is targeting the most damaging unfair trade practices to grant farmers and small and medium sized businesses greater certainty and less need to manage risks over which they have little or no control.


Tackling unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 April 2018 Questions and Answers What are unfair trading practices? Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) are Business-to-Business practices that deviate from good commercial conduct and are contrary to good faith and fair dealing. They are usually imposed unilaterally by one trading partner on another.


Daily News 12 / 04 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 12 / 04 / 2018 Brussels, 12 April 2018 La Commission européenne lutte contre les pratiques commerciales déloyales dans la chaîne d'approvisionnement alimentaire La Commission propose aujourd'hui d'interdire les pratiques commerciales déloyales les plus dommageables dans la chaîne d'approvisionnement alimentaire, de façon à...


A New Deal for Consumers: Commission strengthens EU consumer rights and enforcement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is proposing a New Deal for Consumers to ensure that all European consumers fully benefit from their rights under Union law. While the EU already has some of the strongest rules on consumer protection in the world,...


Commission acts to boost trust in scientific studies on food safety

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 11 April 2018 Today the Commission is responding to the concerns expressed by citizens in a successful European Citizens' Initiative, with a proposal to improve the transparency of scientific studies in the food safety area.


Commission's proposal on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain

European - Fact Sheet Commission Brussels, 11 April 2018 Questions & Answers Why is the Commission making a proposal on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model? This proposal is a direct follow-up to: The Commission's reply[1] to the European Citizens Initiative on glyphosate, and specifically to peoples'...


New Deal for Consumers

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 April 2018 Questions & Answers IP/18/3041 What is the New Deal for Consumers? The EU currently has some of the strongest consumer protection rules in the world. Consumers can, for example, return products bought online within 14 days or have products repaired or...


Daily News 11 / 04 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 11 / 04 / 2018 Brussels, 11 April 2018 COLLEGE MEETING: Commission acts to boost trust in scientific studies on food safety Today the Commission is responding to the concerns expressed by citizens in a successful European Citizens' Initiative, with a proposal to...


Tuesday, 10 April: DIGITAL DAY 2018

European Commission - Upcoming events The news On 10 April, Digital Day 2018 will take place in Brussels. This one-day event will bring together policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the future of Europe. It is organised by the European Commission under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of...


EU remains the world's leading donor of development assistance: €75.7 billion in 2017

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 April 2018 The European Union and its Member States continue to be the world's leading provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) with an overall amount of €75.7 billion in 2017, confirm the newly released figures by the OECD-DAC.


VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe's innovative start-ups

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 April 2018 The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.


Road Safety: Data show improvements in 2017 but renewed efforts are needed for further substantial progress

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 April 2018 The preliminary 2017 road safety statistics released today by the Commission show, for the second year in a row, a decrease in the number of fatalities of around 2%.


Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections concerning distribution of sports media rights and other related rights

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 10 April 2018 The European Commission can confirm that on 10 April 2018 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of companies active in the distribution of media rights and related rights pertaining to various sports events and/or...


Publication of preliminary figures on 2017 Official Development Assistance

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 10 April 2018 What do the figures show? Preliminary OECD figures show that Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the European Union and its Member States has reached €75.7 billion in 2017.


VentureEU: Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds Programme

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 10 April 2018 Frequently asked questions What is the issue with venture capital in the EU? Europe boasts a wealth of talent, world-class researchers and skilled entrepreneurs but many new firms do not make it beyond the critical first few years because they cannot...


2017 road safety statistics: What is behind the figures?

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 10 April 2018 Questions and Answers European roads remain the safest in the world: in 2017, the EU counted 49 road fatalities per one million inhabitants, against 174 deaths per million globally.


Daily News 10 / 04 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 10 / 04 / 2018 Brussels, 10 April 2018 VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe's innovative start-ups The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in...


Digital Day 2018: EU countries to commit to doing more together on the digital front

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 April 2018 Tomorrow the Commission will bring ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation.


EU stands ready to accelerate support to Zimbabwe during its transition process

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 April 2018 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, is visiting Zimbabwe, where he is meeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as well as visiting EU-funded projects.


The EU's long standing development cooperation with Zimbabwe

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 9 April 2018 Overview The EU has provided development assistance since Zimbabwe's independence in 1980. Over the last 15 years, the EU and its Member States provided €2 billion to support the country's development.


Daily News 09 / 04 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 09 / 04 / 2018 Brussels, 9 April 2018 Digital Day 2018: EU countries to commit to doing more together on the digital front Tomorrow the Commission will bring ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage...


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