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Top Stories from the European Commission - 18-22 June 2018

22 June 2018, 00:47 CET
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Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into restrictions to the free flow of gas sold by Qatar Petroleum in Europe

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether supply agreements between Qatar Petroleum companies exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) and European importers have hindered the free flow of gas within the European Economic Area (EEA), in breach of...


New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on the planet's natural resources

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 Today, the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, is publishing a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.


EU announces €34 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda and Kenya

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 The Commission has released today €34 million in humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable populations in Uganda and Kenya, with a special focus on displaced populations in both countries.


EU and New Zealand launch trade negotiations

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 Today, in the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand's Minister for Trade David Parker officially launched talks for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement.


A framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EU

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 June 2018 Updated Questions and Answers (*) What will change with the newly agreed Regulation? With the Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data, the European Parliament the Council and the European Commission have reached a political agreement on a new principle...


Daily News 21 / 06 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 06 / 2018 Brussels, 21 June 2018 President Juncker on two-day trip to Dublin, Ireland President Juncker is in Dublin today, Thursday 21 June and tomorrow, Friday 22 June 2018.


The Energy Union gets simplified, robust and transparent governance: Commission welcomes ambitious agreement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2018 An ambitious political agreement on the governance of the Energy Union was reached today between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council.


State aid: Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Engie; has to recover around €120 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2018 The European Commission has found that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade. This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it gives Engie an undue advantage.


EU adopts rebalancing measures in reaction to US steel and aluminium tariffs

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2018 The European Commission adopted today the regulation putting in place the EU's rebalancing measures in response to the US tariffs on steel and aluminium. The measures will immediately target a list of products worth €2.8 billion and will come into effect...


EU Syria Trust Fund adopts largest ever aid package of €165 million for Lebanon to support refugees and local communities

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2018 Today, on World Refugee Day, the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis has approved new projects to support refugees and local communities in Lebanon and Jordan.


Daily News 20 / 06 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 06 / 2018 Brussels, 20 June 2018 COLLEGE MEETING: Commission discusses priority files ahead of the European Council Today the College of Commissioners met in Brussels where a number of important issues were discussed in the context of the upcoming European...


DIGITAL4HER CONFERENCE

European Commission - Upcoming events DIGITAL4HER CONFERENCE Tuesday, 19 June : DIGITAL4HER CONFERENCE The news On 19 June, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will host Digital4Her conference in Brussels, focusing on building concrete measures to ensure gender equality in the digital sector.


Digital Single Market: EU negotiators reach a political agreement on free flow of non-personal data

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The European Parliament, Council and the European Commission tonight reached a political agreement on new rules that will allow data to be stored and processed everywhere in the EU without unjustified restrictions.


European Commission and United Kingdom publish Joint Statement outlining further progress in Article 50 negotiations

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 19 June 2018 The European Commission and the United Kingdom published today a Joint Statement outlining the progress that has been achieved on the terms of the draft Withdrawal Agreement since the negotiation round that took place on 16-19 March 2018.


State aid: Commission approves aid for financing the orderly market exit of Cyprus Cooperative Bank Ltd, involving sale of some parts to Hellenic Bank

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The European Commission has approved, under EU rules, Cypriot measures to facilitate the liquidation of Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) under national law. They involve the sale of some CCB assets and deposits to Hellenic Bank.


Humanitarian Aid: EU releases €68 million for Sudan and South Sudan

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The Commission has announced today €68 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities in Sudan and South Sudan. The funding comes as millions of people across both countries are in need of assistance, with the conflict in South Sudan triggering an...


EU-Morocco partnership: first investments in Morocco under the European External Investment Plan to increase business opportunities, enhancing job creation, private sector development and inclusive growth

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The European Union and Morocco have launched today the EU External Investment Plan (EIP) in the country to pave the way to a better business environment and foster economic development.


EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Steering Committee discusses strategic orientation for the second €3 billion tranche

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 Yesterday the tenth Steering Committee meeting of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey met in Brussels. The Committee discussed the strategic orientation for the second tranche of €3 billion as part of the EU-Turkey Statement of March 2016, as well...


Cohesion Policy beyond 2020: Commission helps Europe's regions become more innovative

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 Today the Commission is renewing the initiative 'Stairway to Excellence', to continue to provide tailored support and expertise to regions lagging behind in terms of innovation.


Daily News 19 / 06 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 06 / 2018 Brussels, 19 June 2018 Juncker Plan: European Investment Fund and Erste Group sign €50 million deal to finance social enterprises in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Serbia The European Investment Fund (EIF) and all...


EU and Australia launch talks for a broad trade agreement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 June 2018 Today, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström together with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Trade Minister of Australia Steven Ciobo officially launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement between the EU and Australia in the Australian capital of Canberra.


Artificial Intelligence: Commission discusses ethical and social impact with philosophical and non-confessional organisations

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 June 2018 . Today, the European Commission hosted a high-level meeting with 12 representatives from philosophical and non-confessional organisations from across Europe, as part of the regular dialogue with churches, religions, philosophical and non-confessional organisations foreseen by Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty.


Daily News 18 / 06 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 06 / 2018 Brussels, 18 June 2018 EU and Australia launch talks for a broad trade agreement Today, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström, together with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo, officially launched negotiations for...


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