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Top Stories from the European Commission - 17-21 June 2019

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Energy security: The synchronisation of the Baltic States' electricity networks - European solidarity in action

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2019 On Thursday, President Jean-Claude Juncker signed, accompanied by Vice-President Maroš Šefcovic, the political Roadmap implementing the synchronisation of the Baltic States' electricity networks with the Continental European Network via Poland together with Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania, Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister...


Juncker Plan: Anthilia Capital Partners and EIF together for Italian SMEs

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2019 Under the new investment programme for debt funds created within the Juncker Plan, called the "Private Credit Tailored for SMEs", the EIF invested EUR 40m in Anthilia BIT III, the third private debt fund of Anthilia Capital Partners, which is dedicated...


Juncker Plan reaches almost €410 billion in triggered investment across the EU

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2019 As of June 2019, the deals approved under the Juncker Plan amount to €75 billion in financing and are located in all 28 Member States. Some 952,000 start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are expected to benefit from improved access...


Member States agree to Commission proposal to support Irish beef producers impacted by market uncertainty

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2019 EU Member States today agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million.


South Sudan: €48.5 million in additional EU humanitarian aid

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2019 Despite a recent peace deal, humanitarian needs remain high in South Sudan with nearly two million people internally displaced and almost seven million in need of emergency food aid.


Daily News 20 / 06 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 06 / 2019 Brussels, 20 June 2019 Juncker Plan reaches almost €410 billion in triggered investment across the EU Following the latest meeting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors, the Juncker Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is...


State aid: Commission approves €431 million public support for cleaner transport in German cities

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2019 The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while...


Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2019 Two years after its launch, there is good progress in delivering on the Tartu Call to promote healthy lifestyles across the EU. In the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner...


Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2019: winners of EU's development journalism award unveiled

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2019 In recognition of the critical importance of independent, well-informed and reliable journalism on development around the world, the European Commission has today awarded three journalists the 2019 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.


EU Trust Fund Bêkou for the Central African Republic extended until 2020

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2019 A few months after the signature of the Peace Agreement between the Government and armed groups signed in Bangui in February 2019, the European Commission is today announcing the extension of the Bêkou Trust Fund for the Central African Republic (CAR)...


Daily News 19 / 06 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 06 / 2019 Brussels, 19 June 2019 President Juncker delivers speech at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal President Jean-Claude Juncker has delivered a speech this morning at the European Central Bank (ECB) Forum on Central Banking in...


Tuesday 18 June - Conference: 30 years of Jean Monnet Activities

European Commission - Upcoming events On 18 June, the European Commission celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Jean Monnet Activities – which promote and finance educational programmes on European integration - with a one-day conference under the title "30 years of Jean Monnet Activities: Why study the European Union today?"...


La Banque européenne d'investissement et Bpifrance poursuivent leur coopération, en signant un accord de financement par la BEI du Programme Accélérateur PME de Bpifrance

Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse Paris, le 18 juin 2019 La Banque européenne d'investissement (BEI), représentée par son Vice-Président Ambroise Fayolle et Bpifrance, représentée par son Directeur Général Nicolas Dufourcq, ont signé une convention de financement dans le cadre des activités de la plateforme européenne de conseil en investissement...

 


EU and World Health Organisation team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 June 2019 The EU will sign a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels today. The EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African,...


Sustainable finance: Commission publishes guidelines to improve how firms report climate-related information and welcomes three new important reports on climate finance by leading experts

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 June 2019 The European Commission has today published new guidelines on corporate climate-related information reporting, as part of its Sustainable Finance Action Plan. These guidelines will provide companies with practical recommendations on how to better report the impact that their activities are having...


Commission celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Jean Monnet Activities promoting European studies worldwide

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 18 June 2019 Today, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, is hosting a high-level event to celebrate 30 years of excellence in teaching and research about the EU. The Jean Monnet Activities are part of the Erasmus+ programme.


Energy Union: Commission calls on Member States to step up ambition in plans to implement Paris agreement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 June 2019 The Commission has today published its assessment of Member States' draft plans to implement the EU's Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets.


Slovakia: a year on, an EU initiative helped improve the economy and everyday life in the Prešov region

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 June 2019 Today, the European Commission takes stock of the first year of implementation of the 'Catching up Regions Initiative' in the Prešov region. This Slovak 'low-income region', which GDP is rapidly growing but remains well under the EU and Slovak average, has...


Questions and answers: National energy and climate plans explained

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 June 2019 What are the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)? The National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are the first ever integrated mid-term planning tools that Member States are required to prepare in view of the implementation of the Energy Union objectives,...


Daily News 18 / 06 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 06 / 2019 Brussels, 18 June 2019 RÉUNION DU COLLÈGE: Union de l'énergie: la Commission appelle les États membres à se montrer plus ambitieux pour mettre en œuvre l'accord de Paris La Commission européenne a publié aujourd'hui son analyse des projets...


European Commission increases support for the EU's beekeeping sector

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 17 June 2019 The European Commission will provide €120 million to the EU's beekeeping sector over the next three years to support its essential role in agriculture and the environment.


European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 17 June 2019 Tomorrow, the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development...


Barriers to trade: as protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 June 2019 The European Commission's report released today confirms the continuous rise in barriers encountered by European companies in foreign markets. Thanks to the EU's firm response, 123 such barriers have been eliminated since the beginning of the current Commission mandate, allowing for...


2019 Innovation Scoreboards: The innovation performance of the EU and its regions is increasing

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 June 2019 Europe needs to deepen its innovation capability to compete on global markets and maintain and improve the European way of life, as called for by the European Council as recently as June 2018 and March 2019.


Daily News 17 / 06 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 06 / 2019 Brussels, 17 June 2019 Barriers to trade: EU continues opening up export markets for European firms The European Commission's report released today confirms the continuous rise in barriers encountered by European companies in foreign markets.


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