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Top Stories from the European Commission - 4-8 June 2018

08 June 2018, 00:41 CET
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Thursday 7 June: The launch of the European Drug Report 2018

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 7 June 2017, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Alexis Goosdeel will launch the European Drug Report 2018.


EU continues to top global agri-food trade

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2018 With an agri-food trade value of €255 billion in 2017, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and importer of agri-food products.


EU provides €1.5 million in humanitarian assistance to refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2018 The European Commission has announced today €1.5 million in humanitarian aid to address the increasing needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants stranded in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


EU budget: New Single Market programme to empower and protect Europeans

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, dedicated €4 billion programme to empower and protect consumers and enable Europe's many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take full advantage of a well-functioning Single Market.


EU budget: Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme yet

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and...


Venezuela crisis: EU announces over €35 million in humanitarian and development assistance

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2018 EU steps up assistance to help those affected by the Venezuela crisis. The socio-economic situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate with dire consequences both in Venezuela and the neighbouring countries.


Commission refers Spain to Court over waste management

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 7 June 2018 The European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice over waste management plans. Today, the European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to establish and, where applicable revise, waste...


EU trade defence: stronger and more effective rules enter into force

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2018 The new trade defence rules will become effective as of tomorrow, 8 June. All new investigations initiated on or after this date will be subject to the modernised anti-dumping and anti-subsidy rules.


Digital Single Market: updated audiovisual rules

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 June 2018 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Modernisation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive Why was the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) revised? The media landscape has shifted dramatically in less than a decade.


June infringements package: key decisions

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 June 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 07 / 06 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 07 / 06 / 2018 Brussels, 7 June 2018 Le Président Juncker participe au sommet du G7 (8-9 juin) Le Président Juncker est actuellement en route pour Charlevoix au Canada, pour participer au sommet du G7 qui y aura lieu le 8 et...


EU-US Trade: European Commission endorses rebalancing duties on US products

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 June 2018 The College of Commissioners endorsed today the decision to impose additional duties on the full list of US products notified to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as part of the EU's response to the US tariffs on steel and aluminium products.


Digital Single Market: EU negotiators reach a political agreement to update the EU's telecoms rules

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 June 2018 . The European Parliament and the Council reached late last night a political agreement to update the EU's telecoms rules. The new European Electronic Communications Code, proposed by the Commission, will boost investments in very high capacity networks across the EU,...


European Commission reports on the application of the Charter of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 6 June 2018 Today, the European Commission is publishing its annual Report on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The report highlights that while 2017 was a year of challenges for fundamental rights, the structures and tools in place to make sure the rights...


EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 June 2018 The European Commission is today proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges.


EU Report: EU-Armenia relations reached new highs

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 June 2018 Since January 2015, EU-Armenia relations have developed significantly. The negotiation and provisional application of a new bilateral partnership agreement, as well as the finalisation of Partnership Priorities in February this year have contributed to this success, a new EU report said.


EU Budget: Commission proposes increased funding to invest in connecting Europeans with high-performance infrastructure

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 June 2018 As part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is today proposing to renew the 'Connecting Europe Facility', with €42.3 billion to support investments in the European infrastructure networks for transport (€30.6 billion), energy (€8.7 billion) and digital...


EU budget: A €16 billion Space Programme to boost EU space leadership beyond 2020

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to devote €16 billion to help maintain and further enhance the EU's leadership in space. Space technology, data and services have become indispensable in the daily lives of Europeans and...


EU Budget: InvestEU Programme to support jobs, growth and innovation in Europe

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to create the InvestEU Programme, bringing EU budget financing in the form of loans and guarantees under one roof.


Digital Single Market: Political agreement on the rules shaping the telecommunication markets in the 5G era

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 June 2018 Why are the EU telecoms rules being revised? In the last two decades, the current telecom rules have contributed to transform the telecoms landscape from monopolies to a competitive market with a wide range of offers and better protection for consumers.


Questions and Answers on the new EU Space Programme

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 June 2018 Space technology, data and services have become indispensable in the daily lives of Europeans and play an essential role in preserving many strategic interests. The European space industry is one of the most competitive in the world.


The InvestEU Programme: Questions and Answers

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 June 2018 What is InvestEU? The InvestEU Programme will bring together under one roof the multitude of EU financial instruments currently available to support investment in the EU, making EU funding for investment projects in Europe simpler, more efficient and more flexible.


Daily News 06 / 06 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 06 / 06 / 2018 Brussels, 6 June 2018 College of Commissioners welcomes the Austrian Government ahead of the Austrian presidency of the Council Today the Austrian Federal Government is visiting the European Commission ahead of Austria's presidency of the Council.


Daily News 05 / 06 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 05 / 06 / 2018 Brussels, 5 June 2018 President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Brussels Economic Forum This morning, President Juncker delivered the 7th annual Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Lecture at the Brussels Economic Forum, entitled: "Protection, prosperity, progress: A stronger euro for a stronger...


Competition: Commission agrees framework for dialogue on competition policy issues with Mexico

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 June 2018 Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, and Chairwoman Alejandra Palacios of Mexico's competition authority COFECE have signed today in Brussels a cooperation arrangement between the two competition authorities.


European Development Days 2018 – empowering women and girls to shape sustainable development

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 4 June 2018 The 12th European Development Days (EDDs) will open tomorrow, bringing together Europe's and the world's development community, under the theme "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest".


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