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Top Stories from the European Commission - 15-19 July 2019

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Antitrust: Commission fines US chipmaker Qualcomm €242 million for engaging in predatory pricing

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 July 2019 The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €242 million for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets. Qualcomm sold below cost, with the aim of forcing its competitor Icera out of the market. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.


Mergers: Commission clears Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global's cable business in Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Romania, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 July 2019 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition by Vodafone of Liberty Global's cable business in Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Romania. The approval is conditional on full compliance with a commitments package offered by Vodafone.


EU–Canada Summit: strengthening the rules-based international order

European Commission - Press release Montreal, 18 July 2019 At the 17th Summit between the European Union and Canada held today in Montreal, the EU and Canada reaffirmed their determination to jointly address global challenges in a manner that strengthens the rules based international order, benefits citizens, and protects the...


European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 18 July 2019 Today, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous...


Fighting forest fires in Europe – how it works

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 July 2019 Every year there are devastating forest fires in Europe, destroying thousands of hectares of forests. Although the South European countries are at a higher risk, no European country is immune.


Daily News 18 / 07 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 07 / 2019 Brussels, 18 July 2019 Juncker Plan: €306 million for small and medium-sized businesses in Czechia The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core element of the Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan, is supporting an agreement...


Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anti-competitive conduct of Amazon

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2019 The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Amazon's use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of EU competition rules.


Rule of Law: European Commission takes new step to protect judges in Poland against political control

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2019 Today, the European Commission decided to take the next step in an ongoing infringement procedure against Poland, by sending a reasoned opinion regarding the new disciplinary regime for Polish judges.


Strengthening the rule of law through increased awareness, an annual monitoring cycle and more effective enforcement

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2019 Building on the lessons learnt since 2014 and detailed consultations since April this year, the Commission has today decided on a series of measures to further strengthen the rule of law in Europe.


Daily News 17 / 07 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 07 / 2019 Brussels, 17 July 2019 Slovakia: better road connection from East to West thanks to cohesion funding The Cohesion Fund invests more than €173 million to build the Budimír-Bidovce section of Slovakia's D1 motorway and a section of the...


Daily News 16 / 07 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 07 / 2019 Brussels, 16 July 2019 Eurostat: Excédent de 23 milliards d'euros du commerce international de biens de la zone euro, excédent de 7,8 milliards d'euros pour l'UE28 Selon les premières estimations d'Eurostat, les exportations de biens de la zone...


Daily News 15 / 07 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 07 / 2019 Brussels, 15 July 2019 Juncker Plan: €800 million for innovative small and medium-sized businesses in eleven countries The European Investment Bank (EIB) and ProCredit Group are providing €800 million to innovative small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), under the...


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