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Top Stories from the European Commission - 1-5 July 2019

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College visit for the official launch of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 July 2019 President Juncker and the College of Commissioners will travel to Helsinki today for the official launch of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


Employment and Social Developments in Europe: 2019 review highlights that tackling climate change can be a driver for growth and jobs

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 July 2019 Today the Commission has published the 2019 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. In light of global long-term trends such as ageing, globalisation, technological transformation and climate change, the 2019 ESDE is dedicated to the...


Member States' compliance with EU law in 2018: efforts are paying off, but improvements still needed

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 July 2019 Today's Annual report on Monitoring the Application of EU law sets out how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2018. The online Single Market Scoreboard, also published today, evaluates the performance of EU/EEA countries in the EU single market...


Daily News 04 / 07 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 04 / 07 / 2019 Brussels, 4 July 2019 Le président Juncker et le Collège des commissaires assistent au lancement officiel de la présidence finlandaise du Conseil de l'UE (4 et 5 juillet) Le président Juncker et le Collège des commissaires seront à Helsinki, les...


European Commission adopts rules to ensure a smooth transition to its next President and the next College of Commissioners

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 3 July 2019 The appointment of the President of the European Commission and of the Commissioners takes place in line with Article 17(7) of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU).


President Juncker temporarily transfers portfolio responsibilities following departure of two Members of the European Commission

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 3 July 2019 Following the resignation of Andrus Ansip and Corina Cretu from their respective Commission mandates in order to take up the seats they were elected to in the European Parliament, President Juncker has decided to temporarily transfer their portfolios to Vice-President Šefcovic...


Commission concludes that an Excessive Deficit Procedure is no longer warranted for Italy at this stage

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 3 July 2019 The Commission took stock today of the additional fiscal effort announced by the Italian authorities this week and concluded that it was material enough not to propose to the Council the opening of an Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) for Italy's lack of...


EU Trust Fund for Africa: new migration-related actions to protect vulnerable people and foster resilience of host communities in North of Africa

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 3 July 2019 The European Commission has approved five new migration-related programmes in North of Africa totalling €61.5 million. These new programmes adopted under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa will reinforce ongoing actions to protect and assist refugees and vulnerable migrants in...


European citizens' initiative: Commission registers 3 new initiatives and determines 1 as inadmissible

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 3 July 2019 Today the European Commission decided to register 3 new European citizens' initiatives: 'A price for carbon to fight climate change', 'Grow scientific progress: crops matter!', and 'Let's put an end to the era of plastic in Europe'.


Daily News 03 / 07 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 03 / 07 / 2019 Brussels, 3 July 2019 European Commission adopts rules to ensure a smooth transition to its next President and the next College of Commissioners The appointment of the President of the European Commission and of the Commissioners takes place...


Daily News 02 / 07 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 02 / 07 / 2019 Brussels, 2 July 2019 Horizon 2020: Commission to invest €11 billion in new ways to address societal challenges and boost jobs and growth Today the European Commission announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual share...


State aid: Commission opens investigation into proposed public support for Peugeot plant in Spain

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 July 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Spain's plan to grant €20.7 million of public support to PSA for investing in its existing car plant in Vigo (Spain) is in line with EU rules on regional State...


Humanitarian aid: €7 million for disaster preparedness in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 July 2019 As natural disasters threaten the most vulnerable people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region, the EU is providing €7 million in humanitarian aid to increase the capacity of communities and authorities to prepare for and respond to disasters.


Fair Taxation: New EU-wide system to resolve tax disputes between Member States applies from today

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 July 2019 New EU rules come into force today to ensure quicker and more effective resolution of tax disputes between Member States, making life easier and offering much more tax certainty for businesses and individuals experiencing double taxation issues.


Daily News 01 / 07 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 01 / 07 / 2019 Brussels, 1 July 2019 EU and Mercosur reach agreement on trade The European Union and Mercosur - a bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay - reached a political agreement for an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive trade agreement...


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