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Top Stories from the European Commission - 29 October-2 November 2018

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Report: EU trade agreements deliver on growth and jobs, support sustainable development

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 October 2018 The better access to foreign markets negotiated by the EU benefits European companies, workers and consumers. According to the second annual report about the implementation of trade agreements issued today, these agreements – covering nearly 70 markets all over the world...


State aid: Commission approves support for Klaipeda LNG terminal in Lithuania

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 October 2018 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the compensation granted by Lithuania to LITGAS for supplying a mandatory quantity of liquefied natural gas to the LNG terminal in Klaipeda.


Myanmar: EU mission assesses human rights and labour rights situation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 October 2018 A monitoring mission of experts from the European Commission and the European External Action Service visited Myanmar from 28 to 31 October. This follows deeply worrying developments highlighted in various United Nations reports, in particular as regards human rights violations in...


Vocational Education and Training at the heart of Europe: Launch of third European Vocational Skills Week

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 October 2018 From 5 to 9 November 2018, the European Commission, in cooperation with the Austrian Presidency, is organising the third European Vocational Skills Week in Vienna, building on the success of the first two editions.


Daily News 31 / 10 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 31 / 10 / 2018 Brussels, 31 October 2018 EU ready to help Member States suffering from extreme weather conditions Several European countries have recently experienced worsening weather conditions resulting in the tragic loss of lives.


Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into new joint venture proposed by steel suppliers Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 October 2018 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed creation of a joint venture by Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp, under the EU Merger Regulation.


Daily News 30 / 10 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 30 / 10 / 2018 Brussels, 30 October 2018 Le Plan Juncker investit dans la recherche médicale pour le traitement des troubles neurologiques La Banque européenne d'investissement (BEI) vient d'accorder un prêt de 40 millions d'euros à la société biopharmaceutique italienne Newron afin...


Mergers: Commission approves Mars' acquisition of AniCura, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 October 2018 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of AniCura, a veterinary clinic chain, by Mars, a supplier of pet food, including dietetic pet food. The approval is conditional on the divestment of AniCura's VetFamily business.


European Union commits €300 million for clean, healthy and safe oceans

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 29 October 2018 The European Union makes 23 new commitments at the 5th edition of Our Ocean conference, in Bali, Indonesia for better governance of the oceans. The European Commission has announced €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution,...


Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 October 2018 The Quantum Technologies Flagship, a €1 billion initiative, was launched today at a high-level event in Vienna hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU.


Humanitarian aid: EU releases €58 million for the Sahel and the Central African Republic

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 October 2018 The Commission has allocated additional €50 million to the Sahel region and €8 million to the Central African Republic to address the increasing food, nutrition and emergency needs in the countries.


Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 29 October 2018 Questions & Answers What are quantum technologies, and what is the second quantum revolution? Quantum technologies use the properties of quantum effects – the interactions of molecules, atoms, and even smaller particles, known as quantum objects – to create practical applications...


ANNEX – European Union commitments to Our Ocean 2018

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 29 October 2018 The European Union makes 23 new commitments to the Our Ocean 2018 conference. These commitments represent around EUR 300 million and cover all six themes of Our Ocean. In addition, several EU Member States have their own commitments.


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