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Top Stories from the European Commission - 14-19 May 2018

18 May 2018, 00:13 CET
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EU-Western Balkans summit: improving connectivity and security in the region

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2018 A summit between the leaders of the European Union and the Western Balkans partners in Sofia today confirmed the European perspective of the region and set out a number of concrete actions to strengthen cooperation in the areas of connectivity, security...


Infringements: Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice over the transposition of certain technical requirements on testing of human tissues and cells

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2018 Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice over the transposition of certain technical requirements on testing of human tissues and cells The Commission has decided to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to...


Infringements: Commission refers Italy to Court over its failure to adequately prevent further spread of the quarantine harmful organism 'Xylella fastidiosa' in Apulia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2018 Commission refers Italy to Court over its failure to adequately prevent further spread of the quarantine harmful organism 'Xylella fastidiosa' in Apulia Today, the European Commission decided to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU on the grounds...


Commission takes Slovakia to the Court for failing to provide judicial remedies against refusals, annulments or revocations of visas

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 17 May 2018 The European Commission decided today to refer Slovakia to the Court of Justice of the EU for not allowing judicial appeal against a decision to refuse, annul or revoke a visa.


Europe on the Move: Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2018 The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe's transport system. In his State of the Union address of September 2017, President Juncker set out a goal for the EU and its industries to become...


Infringement: Parallel trade of medicines: Commission closes infringement proceedings and complaints against Poland, Romania and Slovakia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2018 The European Commission decided today to close its infringement procedures and the treatment of complaints in the area of parallel trade of medicines for human use against Poland, Romania and Slovakia.


Payment accounts: Commission modifies proposed financial sanction for Spain's failure to fully implement payment accounts rules

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2018 The European Commission decided today to propose a lower financial sanction in the context of its referral of Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to notify measures for fully implementing the EU Payment Accounts Directive (Directive...


Air quality: Commission takes action to protect citizens from air pollution

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2018 The Commission is standing up for Europeans' need to breathe clean air. The Commission is providing national, regional and local actors with practical help to improve air quality in Europe, and stepping up its enforcement against 7 Member States who have...


Commission refers Austria to Court over hunting of wild birds

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 17 May 2018 The European Commission has decided to refer Austria to the Court of Justice of the EU for allowing the hunt of woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) during its reproductive period in the Land of Lower Austria, in breach of the EU rules on...


Infringements: Nuclear waste: Commission refers Austria, Croatia and Italy to Court for failing to notify national programmes

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2018 Commission refers Austria, Croatia and Italy to Court for failing to notify their national programmes for spent fuel and radioactive waste management. The European Commission has decided to refer Austria, Croatia and Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU...


Europe on the Move: Questions & Answers on the Commission's initiatives

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 May 2018 Questions & Answers 1. Overview & expected benefits Why is the Commission proposing these new initiatives? Transport plays a central role in our daily lives and the EU's economy.


May infringements package: key decisions

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 May 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 17 / 05 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 05 / 2018 Brussels, 17 May 2018 Air quality: Commission takes action to protect citizens from air pollution The Commission is standing up for Europeans' need to breathe clean air.


European Agenda on Migration: Still fragile situation gives no cause for complacency

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 16 May 2018 The Commission is today reporting on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration and the Commission's roadmap from December 2017, and is setting out further key actions to be taken.


EU Visa Policy: Commission upgrades the Visa Information System to better secure the EU's external borders

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 May 2018 The Commission is today proposing to upgrade the Visa Information System (VIS), the database containing information on persons applying for Schengen visas, in order to better respond to evolving security and migratory challenges and improve the EU's external border management.


Daily News 16 / 05 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 05 / 2018 Brussels, 16 May 2018 COLLEGE MEETING: Managing migration and upgrade of the Visa Information System The Commission is today reporting on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration and the Commission's roadmap from December 2017, and is...


WTO rejects vast majority of US claims in Airbus dispute

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 May 2018 The EU welcomes the report by the Appellate Body in the dispute brought by the US on support to Airbus. The report rejects the vast majority of the US allegations that the EU had not complied with the WTO findings.


EU Leaders' meeting in Sofia: Completing a trusted Digital Single Market for the benefit of all

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 May 2018 Ten days ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission is today presenting a set of concrete actions that European leaders can take to protect citizens' privacy and make the EU's Digital Single Market...


A renewed agenda for Research and Innovation: Europe's chance to shape the future

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 May 2018 The Commission today presents its contribution to the informal discussion that Heads of State and Government will hold in Sofia on 16 May 2018 on research and innovation and the steps needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness.


Daily News 15 / 05 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 05 / 2018 Brussels, 15 May 2018 Contribution de la Commission au Leaders' Agenda : investir dans la Recherche et l'Innovation, c'est investir dans l'avenir de l'Europe La Commission présente aujourd'hui sa contribution au débat informel que les chefs d'État et...


Daily News 14 / 05 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 14 / 05 / 2018 Brussels, 14 May 2018 L'état de l'Union: discours du président Juncker à l'Institut universitaire européen Le président Juncker a prononcé vendredi un discours lors de la conférence organisée par l'Institut universitaire européen sur "L'état de l'Union" qui a...


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