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Top Stories from the European Commission - 29 April-3 May 2019

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Daily News 03 / 05 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 03 / 05 / 2019 Brussels, 3 May 2019 EU releases its proposal for rules on global electronic commerce As part of its commitment to transparency and inclusiveness in development of its trade policy, the Commission today made public its proposal for future...


DiscoverEU: 20,000 additional travel passes available for 18-year-olds to experience Europe

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 May 2019 Today, the European Commission is launching a new call for applications for DiscoverEU travel passes. All 18-year-olds in the EU have until 16 May 2019 to apply, giving them the opportunity to discover Europe between 1 August 2019 and 31 January...


Daily News 02 / 05 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 02 / 05 / 2019 Brussels, 2 May 2019 U.S. liquefied natural gas exports up by 272% as EU and U.S. host High-Level Business-to-Business Energy Forum to facilitate trade in Liquefied Natural Gas In their Joint Statement of 25 July 2018 in Washington D.C.,...


Africa-Europe Alliance: Commissioner Mimica on official visit to Mauritius, a development success story

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 May 2019 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to the Republic of Mauritius, where he met Prime Minister Jugnauth and various Members of the Government.


U.S. liquefied natural gas exports up by 272% as EU and U.S. host High-Level Business-to-Business Energy Forum

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 May 2019 U.S. liquefied natural gas exports up by 272% as EU and U.S. host High-Level Business-to-Business Energy Forum. In their Joint Statement of 25 July 2018 in Washington D.C., President Juncker and President Trump agreed to strengthen EU-U.S.


The EU mobilises additional €22 million in aid to Palestinians

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 April 2019 The European Union announced today over €22 million of additional humanitarian assistance in support of the most vulnerable people in Gaza and the West Bank. It will focus on emergency preparedness and response, health, food security and protection activities for the...


Daily News 30 / 04 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 30 / 04 / 2019 Brussels, 30 April 2019 COLLEGE MEETING: Strength in unity: Commission makes recommendations for the EU's next strategic agenda 2019-2024 Ahead of the meeting of EU27 leaders in Sibiu, Romania, on 9 May 2019, the European Commission is today...


Trade: European Court of Justice confirms compatibility of Investment Court System with EU Treaties

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 April 2019 President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker said: "One of the key pledges in the political guidelines I presented for this Commission in 2014 was to not accept that the jurisdiction of courts in the EU Member States is limited by special...


European Citizens' Initiative: Commission registers 4 new initiatives and concludes that 1 is legally inadmissible

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 30 April 2019 * Today the European Commission decided to register 4 new European Citizens' Initiatives: 'The fast, fair and effective solution to climate change', 'Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe', 'Cohesion policy for the equality of the regions and sustainability of...


Strength in unity: Commission makes recommendations for the EU's next strategic agenda 2019-2024

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 April 2019 Ahead of the meeting of EU27 leaders in Sibiu, Romania, on 9 May 2019, the European Commission is today setting out a number of policy recommendations for how Europe can shape its future in an increasingly multipolar and uncertain world.


Daily News 29 / 04 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 29 / 04 / 2019 Brussels, 29 April 2019 Jeunes agriculteurs: 1 milliard d'euros pour faciliter l'accès au financement La Commission européenne et la Banque européenne d'investissement (BEI) ont lancé aujourd'hui un programme de prêts d'un milliard d'euros ciblant plus particulièrement les jeunes...


Strengthening the Commission's oversight in a modern and robust anti-fraud system

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2019 The Commission has today adopted its new Anti-Fraud Strategy that seeks to further improve the detection, sanctioning and prevention of fraud and will support the Commission's ongoing efforts to bring fraud against the EU budget further down.


European Youth Week 2019: "Democracy and me"

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 29 April 2019 European Youth Week takes place every two years. It celebrates and promotes activities targeted at young people through events organised in all countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme.


Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments by Mastercard and Visa to cut inter-regional interchange fees

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2019 The European Commission has made commitments offered by Mastercard and Visa legally binding under EU antitrust rules. The companies will significantly reduce (on average by around 40%) their multilateral interchange fees for payments in the EEA with consumer cards issued elsewhere.


Young farmers: €1 billion to facilitate access to finance

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2019 The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) launched today a €1 billion loans package targeting specifically young farmers. In 2017, 27% of the loan applications submitted to banks by EU young farmers were rejected, compared to only 9% for...


DiscoverEU: Questions and Answers

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 2 May 2019 . What is DiscoverEU? DiscoverEU is an EU initiative which offers 18-year-olds a travel experience that will enable them to take advantage of the freedom of movement in the European Union, discover the diversity of European regions, enjoy its cultural richness,...


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