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Top Stories from the European Commission - 22-26 October 2018

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Commission welcomes European Parliament vote confirming relocation of European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 25 October 2018 The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's vote today, which paves the way for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to take up their seats in Amsterdam and Paris, respectively, as of 30 March 2019.


Commission launches new tool to support digital teaching and learning in schools

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 25 October 2018 Commission launches new tool to support digital teaching and learning in schools The European Commission has today unveiled a new tool to help all schools in the EU, as well as in Russia, Georgia and Serbia, to assess how they use...


LIFE Programme: Member States to benefit from quarter of a billion euros of investments in environment, nature and climate action

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 October 2018 The European Commission has approved an investment package of €243 million from the EU budget for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the environment and quality of life in Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.


Annex* LIFE programme: 2017 projects

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 25 October 2018 LIFE programme: 2017 projects. *The list of projects is correct at the time of publication; further LIFE projects may subsequently be funded from the reserve list. This information will be available on the LIFE website (http://ec.europa.eu/life).


Daily News 25 / 10 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 25 / 10 / 2018 Brussels, 25 October 2018 Visite du Président Juncker et du Commissaire Hahn à Tunis, 25-26 Octobre Le Président Juncker est actuellement à Tunis, en Tunisie. Le Président est accompagné par le commissaire en charge de la politique européenne...


Erasmus+: an expected budget of €3 billion to be invested in young Europeans and to help create European Universities in 2019

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 October 2018 For 2019, funds available for Erasmus+ are expected to increase by €300 million or 10% compared to 2018. Today, the Commission published its 2019 call for proposals for the Erasmus+ programme.


European Commission requests that Italy presents a revised draft budgetary plan for 2019

- Press release European Commission Strasbourg, 23 October 2018 The European Commission has identified in the draft budgetary plan submitted by Italy for 2019 a particularly serious non-compliance with the fiscal recommendation addressed to Italy by the Council on 13 July 2018.


Better Regulation: Commission sets out way forward to strengthen subsidiarity and proportionality in EU policy-making

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 23 October 2018 * With the European elections approaching and in the context of the future of Europe debate, the European Commission has today set out the changes it intends to introduce to the EU policymaking process in order to focus its limited resources...


Commission Work Programme 2019: Delivering on promises and preparing for the future

European - Press release Commission Strasbourg, 23 October 2018 * The European Commission today presented its Work Programme for 2019, setting out three main priorities for the year ahead: reaching swift agreement on the legislative proposals already presented to deliver on its ten political priorities; adopting a limited number of...


European Commission Opinion on the 2019 draft budgetary plan of Italy

- Fact Sheet European Commission Strasbourg, 23 October 2018 What has the European Commission decided today? The Commission has issued an Opinion on the Italian draft budgetary plan for 2019. It requests that Italy presents a revised draft budgetary plan as soon as possible, and in any event within three...


Questions and Answers: The 2019 Commission Work Programme

European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 23 October 2018 * What is the Commission Work Programme? Every year, the European Commission adopts a Work Programme which sets out its key initiatives for the year ahead. The Commission Work Programme informs citizens and our institutional partners and staff how we will...


Daily News 23 / 10 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 10 / 2018 Brussels, 23 October 2018 COLLEGE MEETING: European Commission requests that Italy presents a revised draft budgetary plan for 2019 The European Commission has identified in the draft budgetary plan submitted by Italy for 2019 a particularly serious non-compliance...


25 October: Launch of SELFIE, a new tool to support digital teaching and learning in schools

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 25 October, Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, will unveil a new tool the Commission has developed to help all schools in the EU, Russia, Georgia and Serbia assess how they use digital technologies for teaching and learning.


State aid: Commission approves €200 million in public support for renewable energy for self-suppliers of electricity in France

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 October 2018 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a measure to support electricity production from renewable sources for self-consumption in France until 2020.


EU releases €7.2 million to step up fight against Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 October 2018 The Commission is allocating an additional € 7.2 million to strengthen its response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which is not yet under control.


EU and Japan discuss economic cooperation at the 1st High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue

European Commission - Press release Tokyo, 22 October 2018 The EU and Japan held today in Tokyo the 1st EU-Japan High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue. The discussions covered a range of strategic topics of importance for EU-Japan relations and their cooperation in addressing global challenges.


The EU adopts new actions to enforce rule of law in Jordan bringing the overall support to the country to nearly €2 billion

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 October 2018 Commissioner Hahn signed a new €50 million programme to support Jordan's justice sector reform efforts to enhance the rule of law, effectiveness of the justice sector and access to justice.


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