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Top Stories from the European Commission - 3-7 December 2018

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The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Niger

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2018 The European Union is mobilising an extra €108 million for social policies, security, good governance and access to electricity in Niger. This was announced by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on the fringes of the Partner-donor...


EU steps up support for the development of the Sahel

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2018 The EU has announced new funding totalling EUR 125 million for the Sahel countries at the coordination conference of the G5 Sahel partners and donors, which took place today in Nouakchott, Mauritania.


The European Union mobilises an extra €50 million for structural reforms in Mali.

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2018 The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Mali and the implementation of structural reforms to improve security, governance and access to basic services in the country.


The European Union's partnership with the G5 Sahel countries

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 December 2018 Today the EU announced additional funding of EUR 125 million for the G5 Sahel countries at the Partners and Donors Coordination Conference organised by the G5 Sahel in Nouakchott, Mauritania.


Daily News 06 / 12 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 06 / 12 / 2018 Brussels, 6 December 2018 Budget de l'UE pour 2019: croissance, solidarité et sécurité en Europe et au-delà - un accord provisoire a été dégagé Le mardi 4 décembre, le Parlement européen et le Conseil, avec le soutien de...


5-6 December: Security research event and media workshop: Making Europe a safer place

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The 2018 Security Research Event (SRE) co-organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, will take place on 5 and 6 December.


A Europe that Protects: The EU steps up action against disinformation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 December 2018 To protect its democratic systems and public debates and in view of the 2019 European elections as well as a number of national and local elections that will be held in Member States by 2020, the EU is presenting today an...


Commission presents ways to further strengthen the euro's global role

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 5 December 2018 In light of the upcoming European Council and Euro Summit in December, the Commission presents actions to strengthen the role of the euro in a changing world. In his State of the Union Address in September 2018, President Juncker highlighted the...


The EU Budget for 2019: growth, solidarity and security in Europe and beyond - provisional agreement reached

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 December 2018 On Tuesday 4 December, the European Parliament and the Council, with the support of the Commission, reached a provisional agreement on the 2019 EU budget during a decisive trilogue.


Frequently asked questions: Towards a Stronger International Role of the Euro

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 5 December 2018 What is the purpose of this Communication? Why is it needed? In the wake of the economic and financial crisis, Europe has taken determined action to increasingly make the euro a source of economic protection and empowerment.


Questions and Answers – The EU steps up action against disinformation

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 5 December 2018 Questions and Answers What has the EU done so far to counter disinformation? Disinformation– i.e. verifiably false or misleading information that is created, presented and disseminated for economic gain or to intentionally deceive the public - distorts public debate, undermines citizens'...


Daily News 05 / 12 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 05 / 12 / 2018 Brussels, 5 December 2018 COLLEGE MEETING: Commission presents ways to further strengthen the euro's global role In his State of the Union Address in September 2018, President Juncker highlighted the strategic importance of the euro and the need...


Tuesday 4 December: The Commission will present its second report on trafficking in human beings

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 4 December, the European Commission will present its second report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings since 2015. The report will be launched by Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, at an event...


Completing the Banking Union: Commission welcomes political agreement to further reduce risks in the EU banking sector

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 December 2018 The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a provisional political agreement on the banking package, a comprehensive set of reforms that the Commission proposed to further strengthen the resilience and the resolvability of EU banks.


Antitrust: Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Visa and Mastercard on inter-regional interchange fees

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 December 2018 The European Commission is inviting comments from interested parties on commitments offered separately by Visa and Mastercard to address competition concerns relating to inter-regional interchange fees for payment card transactions.


EU steps up assistance for victims of the Venezuela crisis

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 December 2018 The European Commission has allocated an additional €20 million to respond to the urgent needs of those affected by the socio-economic crisis in Venezuela. This comes on top of €35 million in emergency relief and development assistance for people in the...


A Europe that Protects: Commission calls for continued action to eradicate trafficking in human beings

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 December 2018 Today, the European Commission is presenting its Second Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings. Taking stock of measures taken since 2015, the report highlights the main trends in trafficking in human beings and outlines...


Commission calls on Leaders to pave the way for an agreement on a modern, balanced and fair EU budget for the future

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 4 December 2018 Ahead of the European Council meeting on 13 and 14 December 2018, the Commission is taking stock of the encouraging progress made so far in the negotiations of the EU's next long-term budget and urging Leaders to keep up the momentum.


Breda wins 2019 Access City Award for making the city more accessible to citizens with disabilities

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 December 2018 The 2019 Access City Award goes to the city of Breda, in the Netherlands, for continuously making improvements to make life easier for people with disabilities.


Managing Migration: Commission calls time on asylum reform stalling

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 December 2018 Ahead of the December European Council, the Commission is calling on Member States and the European Parliament to consolidate the significant progress made by adopting the outstanding reform proposals.


Main outcomes of the Transport Council of 3 December in Brussels

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 December 2018 European Union Transport Ministers met in Brussels yesterday, 3 December 2018, under the Austrian Presidency of the EU. Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport, represented the European Commission.


Daily News 04 / 12 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 04 / 12 / 2018 Brussels, 4 December 2018 Visite à la Commission de la présidence roumaine entrante, mercredi 5 décembre 2018 Demain, mercredi 5 décembre 2018, le Collège des Commissaires recevra le gouvernement roumain, en vue de la présidence roumaine du Conseil...


UN climate change conference in Katowice - questions and answers

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 3 December 2018 UN climate change conference in Katowice - questions and answers 1. What will happen at COP24? This year's annual conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be a crucial moment for the implementation of...


Daily News 03 / 12 / 2018

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 03 / 12 / 2018 Brussels, 3 December 2018 First direct support to private company in Latvia under the Juncker Plan through EFSI financing to manufacturer HansaMatrix The European Investment Bank signed a €10 million financing agreement with Latvian electronic system development and...


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