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Top Stories from the European Commission - 18-22 February 2019

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State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into British Capacity Market scheme

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 February 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to determine whether the British Capacity Market scheme to safeguard security of electricity supply is in line with EU State aid rules.


EU Budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes Member States' position on InvestEU

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 February 2019 The European Commission welcomes the political agreement among Member States on InvestEU, the proposed programme to boost private and public investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget.


Daily News 21 / 02 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 02 / 2019 Brussels, 21 February 2019 Better road connections in Poland thanks to Cohesion Policy funds The EU invests €234 million of Cohesion Policy funds in a section of the S6 express road in the Polish Pomerania region, in the...


EU Visa Policy: Commission welcomes agreement to strengthen EU visa rules

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 February 2019 * Today Member States endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered...


Iraq: EU announces additional €50 million in humanitarian aid and development cooperation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 February 2019 The EU has announced an additional €30 million in humanitarian assistance. Another €20 million in development funding will contribute to the reconstruction of the country's cultural heritage, as well as the creation of jobs and opportunities for vulnerable youth.


Infringements: Commission adapts its calculation methodology for financial sanctions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 February 2019 Today, the Commission set out how it will adapt its calculation method when proposing financial sanctions to the Court of Justice of the EU in infringement proceedings.


EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on the future European Defence Fund

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 February 2019 The EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement on the European Defence Fund, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council, which will foster an innovative and competitive defence industrial base and contribute to the EU's strategic autonomy.


Cohesion Policy after 2020: preparing the future of EU investments in health

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 February 2019 Today, Commissioners Cre?u and Andriukaitis have brought together health professionals to kick-start the reflection on future EU investments in health under the 2021-2027 Cohesion Policy programmes.


Daily News 19 / 02 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 02 / 2019 Brussels, 19 February 2019 Cohesion Policy after 2020: preparing the future of EU investments in health Today, Commissioners Cretu and Andriukaitis have brought together health professionals to kick-start the reflection on future EU investments in health under the...


Brexit preparedness: Commission intensifies "no-deal" customs preparedness outreach to EU businesses

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 February 2019 The European Commission has today stepped up its "no-deal" outreach to EU businesses in the area of customs and indirect taxation such as VAT, given the risk that the United Kingdom may leave the EU on 30 March this year without...


Apply now: Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 February 2019 The European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises journalists doing exceptional reporting on development topics. Applications are now open, from 18 February to 14 April for online, print and audio-visual work.


Clean mobility: Putting an end to polluting trucks. Commission welcomes first-ever EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 February 2019 The European Parliament and the Council today reached provisional agreement on a Regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO2 emission standards for trucks.


Daily News 18 / 02 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 02 / 2019 Brussels, 18 February 2019 Le Plan Juncker soutient les petites et moyennes entreprises portugaises ainsi que les secteurs de la distribution et de la chimie en France Au Portugal, le Plan d'Investissement pour l'Europe – ou Plan Juncker...


Mergers: Commission approves the acquisition of joint control of Andromeda, Nireus and Selonda by Amerra and Mubadala, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 February 2019 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control over Andromeda, Nireus and Selonda, all active in aquaculture, by Amerra and Mubadala. The approval is conditional on the divestiture of a remedy package.


Rohingya Crisis: EU releases €24 million for Bangladesh

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 February 2019 The European Commission has released an additional €24 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable Rohingya refugees and host communities living in Cox's Bazar district, in Bangladesh. Part of the funding will also cover disaster preparedness initiatives in the country.


New EU rules cut red tape for citizens living or working in another Member State as of tomorrow

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 February 2019 As of tomorrow, new EU rules to cut costs and formalities for citizens living outside their home country will start to apply across the European Union. Currently, citizens moving to or living in another EU country must obtain a stamp to...


EU invests € 116.1 million to improve the quality of life of Europeans

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 February 2019 New LIFE programme funding will unlock more than € 3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten Member States to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.


EU provides €45 million in support for smallholder agri-businesses in rural Africa

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 February 2019 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is in Rome today for the launch of the new Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund, which will help deliver on the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs.


Annex: LIFE Integrated Projects

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 February 2019 Annex: LIFE Integrated Projects. Projects are listed by country of the project leader (coordinator). The figure in parenthesis is the total project budget per country.


Daily News 15 / 02 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 02 / 2019 Brussels, 15 February 2019 European Commission adopts 2018 General Report on the Activities of the European Union The European Commission today adopted the 2018 edition of the General Report.


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