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Top Stories from the European Commission - 11-15 March 2019

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Syria crisis: EU mobilises renewed international support, record overall pledge of €8.3 billion for 2019 and beyond

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 March 2019 From 12-14 March 2019 the European Union and the United Nations co-chaired the Brussels III Conference. As well as renewing support to a lasting political solution to end the Syria crisis, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254, the Conference...


Daily News 14 / 03 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 14 / 03 / 2019 Brussels, 14 March 2019 Third Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" – Day 3 The Brussels III Conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" (#SyriaConf2019), co-chaired with the United Nations, ends today...


Commission welcomes agreement to better protect geographical indications

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 14 March 2019 The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement on the rules that lay down how the EU will operate as a member of the Geneva Act, a multilateral treaty for the protection of geographical indications managed...


Capital Markets Union: agreement on more robust supervision of central counterparties

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 March 2019 The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached today by the European Parliament and EU Member States to ensure a more robust and effective supervision of central counterparties (CCPs) offering services to the EU.


Daily News 13 / 03 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 13 / 03 / 2019 Brussels, 13 March 2019 Third Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" – Day 2 The Brussels III Conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" (#SyriaConf2019), co-chaired with the United Nations, continues today...


Road Safety: new rules clear way for clean, connected and automated mobility on EU roads

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 13 March 2019 Road Safety: new rules clear way for clean, connected and automated mobility on EU roads. Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) connect all road users and traffic managers so that they may share and use information in real time.


Road Safety: new rules clear way for clean, connected and automated mobility on EU roads

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 March 2019 The European Commission has today adopted new rules stepping up the deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) on Europe's roads. The new technology will allow vehicles to 'talk' to each other, to the road infrastructure, and to other road users...


EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on funding for the environment and climate action

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 March 2019 The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and Council on the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.


Sustainability criteria for biofuels specified

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 13 March 2019 Sustainability criteria for biofuels specified What has the Commission adopted today? As foreseen by the recast Renewable Energy Directive adopted by the European Parliament and Council, which has already entered into force, the Commission has adopted today a delegated act setting out...


Foreign direct investment report: continuous rise of foreign ownership of European companies in key sectors

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 March 2019 Today the Commission released a detailed overview of the foreign direct investment situation in the EU. The report is the first of its kind in terms of the detailed company level data used.


Daily News 12 / 03 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 12 / 03 / 2019 Brussels, 12 March 2019 COLLEGE MEETING: Commission reviews relations with China, proposes 10 actions Against the backdrop of China's growing economic power and political influence, the European Commission and the High Representative review European Union-China relations and the...


European Citizens' Initiative: Commission registers 'Housing for All' initiative

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 12 March 2019 The European Commission has today decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'Housing for all'. The objective of the initiative is "to bring about better legal and financial framework conditions to facilitate access to housing for everyone in Europe".


Commission reviews relations with China, proposes 10 actions

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 12 March 2019 Against the backdrop of China's growing economic power and political influence, the European Commission and the High Representative review European Union-China relations and the related opportunities and challenges.


Fair Taxation: EU updates list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 March 2019 EU Finance Ministers have updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, based on an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the Commission.


Questions and answers on the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 March 2019 What is the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions? The EU list is a common tool for Member States to tackle external risks of tax abuse and unfair tax competition.


Fairness in the food supply chain: Commission welcomes Parliament's support to ban unfair trading practices

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 March 2019 The European Parliament voted today on a new set of EU rules that will ensure protection of 100% of European farmers as well as small and mid-range suppliers against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain.


Commission welcomes agreement on new rules paving the way for better VAT collection on online sales

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 12 March 2019 The Commission has welcomed the agreement reached by EU Member States on detailed measures needed to simplify VAT rules for sales of goods online, also ensuring that online marketplaces play their part in the fight against tax fraud.


European Commission welcomes provisional agreement to better protect whistleblowers across the EU

- Press release European Commission Strasbourg, 12 March 2019 Today the European Parliament and the Member States reached a provisional agreement on new rules that will guarantee a high level of protection for whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law.


Daily News 11 / 03 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 11 / 03 / 2019 Brussels, 11 March 2019 Third Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" kicks off tomorrow The EU will host the third Brussels conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" (#SyriaConf2019) co-chaired with the...


Q&A – Strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 March 2019 Q&A – Strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment. 1. Why do we need a strategic approach on pharmaceuticals in the environment? Pharmaceuticals are used in human or veterinary medicine, either as treatments or diagnostic agents.


Pharmaceuticals in the environment: Commission defines actions to address risks and challenges

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 March 2019 The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining a set of actions addressing the multifaceted challenges that the release of pharmaceuticals poses to the environment.


European Commission welcomes report on strengthening victims' rights in the European Union

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 11 March 2019 . Today, on the occasion of the 15th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism, the European Commission welcomes a report on "Strengthening victims' rights: from compensation to reparation," written by Joëlle Milquet, Special Adviser to President Juncker on compensation for...


New energy efficiency labels explained

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 March 2019 New energy efficiency labels explained. What has the Commission adopted? When will consumers see them in shops? What do the new labels look like? The Commission has today adopted the final format and visual identity of new energy efficiency labels for...


Monday 11 March: 15th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Monday 11 March, the European Commission will organise a dedicated event in Brussels to mark the 15th European Day of Remembrance for the victims of terrorism. This event will bring together victims of terrorism, victim associations and first responders, together with European...


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