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Top Stories from the European Commission - 24-28 September 2018

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State aid: Commission approves €3.5 billion support to three offshore windfarms in Belgium

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 September 2018 The European Commission has found Belgian plans to support three offshore windfarm projects to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure will further EU energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market.


Antitrust: Commission invites comments on future regime for liner shipping consortia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 September 2018 The European Commission is inviting comments on the legal framework exempting liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules that prohibit anticompetitive agreements between companies, known as the "Consortia Block Exemption Regulation".


A Europe that protects: EU customs seized over 31 million fake goods at EU borders in 2017

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 September 2018 New figures released by the European Commission today show that customs authorities detained over 31 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU's external border with a street value of over €580 million.


The European Union proposes additional €40 million for Palestine Refugees to keep schools and health clinics open

European Commission - Press release New York, 27 September 2018 Today, the European Commission proposed additional support for UNRWA to allow the agency to keep providing access to education for 500,000 Palestine refugee children, primary health care for more than 3.5 million patients and assistance to over 250,000 vulnerable Palestine...


European Union and United Nations join forces to end femicide in Latin America under the Spotlight Initiative

Commission - Press release European New York, 27 September 2018 The European Union and the United Nations are announcing today a €50 million financial contribution to end femicide in Latin America. Femicide claims the lives of 12 women in Latin America every day.


Padome atbalsta Komisijas planu ieguldit vienu miljardu eiro pasaules limena Eiropas superdatoros

Eiropas Komisija - Pazinojums presei Brisele, 2018. gada 27. septembri Šodien Eiropas Savienibas Padome oficiali atbalstija Komisijas planu kopigi ar dalibvalstim ieguldit lidzeklus pasaules limena Eiropas superdatošanas infrastrukturas izveide. Lai apstradatu pieaugošos datu apjomus, ir nepieciešami superdatori.


Questions and Answers: EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

European Commission - Fact Sheet New York, 27 September 2018 The European Union and the United Nations are today announcing a €50 million programme to end femicide in Latin America as part of the Spotlight Initiative, a partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by...


Daily News 27 / 09 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 27 / 09 / 2018 Brussels, 27 September 2018 EU@UNGA on Thursday On Thursday, high-level EU engagements at the UN General Assembly and events in the margins continue. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans will attend the address at the UNGA General Debate by European Council President Donald Tusk on...


One Planet Summit 2018: Europe sustains its leadership on climate action

European Commission - Press release New York, 26 September 2018 The European Commission is at the One Planet Summit in New York to present to global leaders the progress made on the ambitious initiatives it revealed in Paris last year.


Daily News 26 / 09 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 26 / 09 / 2018 Brussels, 26 September 2018 EU@UNGA73 on Wednesday After the official opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly on Tuesday, attended by President Jean-Claude Juncker, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, alongside European Council President Donald Tusk, today the EU will on host...


European Week of Sport, 23-30 September

Commission - Upcoming events European The news: This year the fourth edition of the European Week of Sport will take place from 23-30 September 2018. This EU initiative is a Europe-wide campaign (#BeActive) to inspire people to practise sport and, more broadly, to be active in their everyday lives.


Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in torture tools

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 September 2018 UN work to shut down global trade in torture tools. On Monday, 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument - such as a binding convention...


Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Slovak rail company ZSSK for obstruction during inspection

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 September 2018 The European Commission has informed Slovak rail company ZSSK of its preliminary view that the company obstructed a Commission inspection by giving incorrect information and deleting data from a laptop.


European Union and UN Food and Agriculture Organization scale up efforts to boost resilience to food crises

Commission - Press release European New York, 25 September 2018 EU contributes €70 million to strengthen global partnership against hunger The European Commission and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have strengthened their partnership to boost the resilience of millions of people struggling with severe and often prolonged or recurrent food crises around the world. The agreement for €70 million contribution, signed by Commissioner...


Eurobarometer: 4 out of 5 EU citizens support private sector in development cooperation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 September 2018 The latest Eurobarometer survey shows that EU citizens increasingly view the private sector as having a greater role to play in international development, as well as seeing development cooperation as a means to address irregular migration.


Daily News 25 / 09 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 25 / 09 / 2018 Brussels, 25 September 2018 President Juncker addresses Nelson Mandela Peace Summit President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday - at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the United Nations Headquarters - paid tribute to Madiba and highlighted the importance of a true partnership...


Rule of Law: European Commission refers Poland to the European Court of Justice to protect the independence of the Polish Supreme Court

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 September 2018 . Today, the European Commission decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU due to the violations of the principle of judicial independence created by the new Polish Law on the Supreme Court, and to ask the...


EU Budget: Commission takes further action to ensure the United Kingdom makes customs duties fallen due, available to the EU budget

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 September 2018 Based on a proposal by the Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, Günther H. Oettinger, today the European Commission has decided to send a Reasoned Opinion to the United Kingdom because of its failure to make customs duties available to the...


Daily News 24 / 09 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 24 / 09 / 2018 Brussels, 24 September 2018 EU@UNGA73 TODAY In the margins of 73rd UN General Assembly, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will today chair the Ministerial Meeting of E3/EU+2 and Iran on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran...


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