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Top Stories from the European Commission - 10-14 June 2019

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Ebola: EU releases additional €3.5 million to tackle epidemic

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 June 2019 As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues, with the first cases emerging in neighbouring Uganda this week, the EU has announced further emergency funding of €3.5 million, of which €2.5 million is for Uganda and...


Digital Assembly 2019: new actions on quantum, EU-Africa taskforce report and digital start-ups [Updated on 13/06/2019 at 18:00 CEST]

European Commission - Press release Bucharest, 13 June 2019 Today and tomorrow, the 8th edition of the Digital Assembly is taking place in Bucharest, Romania. The event, co-organised by the Commission and the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will bring together representatives of EU Member States...


Data Protection Regulation one year on: 73% of Europeans have heard of at least one of their rights

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 June 2019 Today, at the occasion of a stock-taking event to mark the first year of application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission is publishing the results of a special Eurobarometer survey on data protection.


EU budget 2021-2027: Commission calls on leaders to set out a roadmap towards an autumn agreement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 June 2019 Ahead of the European Council meeting on 20 and 21 June, the European Commission is calling on leaders to make a push in advancing the negotiations on the EU's next long-term budget 2021-2027 so that an agreement can be reached by...


New legislation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain *

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 13 June 2019 What has been adopted today? Today, following the approval by the European Parliament on 17 April 2019, the Council has formally adopted a new Regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain.


Daily News 13 / 06 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 13 / 06 / 2019 Brussels, 13 June 2019 About the new Commission Press Corner The Press corner, which will replace RAPID, the Press Release Database, goes live today. The webpage will offer instant display of press material, quick access to the 'Daily...


'No-deal' Brexit: European Commission takes stock of preparations ahead of the June European Council (Article 50)

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 June 2019 Ahead of the June European Council (Article 50), the European Commission has today taken stock – in its fifth Brexit Preparedness Communication – of the European Union's Brexit preparedness and contingency measures, particularly in light of the decision taken on 11 April...


Deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union: Commission takes stock of progress

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 June 2019 Ahead of the Euro Summit on 21 June 2019, the European Commission today takes stock of the progress made to deepen Europe's Economic and Monetary Union since the Five Presidents' Report and calls on Member States to take further concrete steps.


Banking Union: Non-performing loans in the EU continue to decline

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 June 2019 *Updated to reflect final approved version of the Communication 12/06/19 18:00* Efforts to reduce risks in the EU banking sector are bearing fruit, according to new figures released by the European Commission today.


Daily News 12 / 06 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 12 / 06 / 2019 Brussels, 12 June 2019 COLLEGE MEETING: Deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union: Commission takes stock of progress Ahead of the Euro Summit on 21 June 2019, the European Commission today takes stock of the progress made to deepen...


Mergers: Commission prohibits proposed merger between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 June 2019 The European Commission has prohibited the creation of a joint venture by Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp under the EU Merger Regulation. The merger would have reduced competition and increased prices for different types of steel.


Commission's report shows that targeted investment and robust digital policies boost Member States' performance

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 11 June 2019 Today, the European Commission is releasing the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe's overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness. Countries that have set up ambitious targets...


New rules and guarantees in criminal proceedings now apply across the EU

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 June 2019 Today, the directive on special safeguards for children starts to apply. It is the last in a set of six EU directives guaranteeing procedural rights for people across the EU, completing the full set of rights.


Humanitarian Aid: over €152 million for Africa's Sahel region

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 June 2019 As countries in the Sahel continue to suffer from armed conflicts, climate change, and a food and nutrition crisis, the EU is providing €152.05 million to bring relief to people in need in the region.


Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2019: Questions and Answers

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 June 2019 I – Results of DESI 2019 What is the Digital Economy and Society Index? The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index published every year by the European Commission since 2014, measuring the progress of EU countries towards...


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