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Top Stories from the European Commission - 16-20 September 2019

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Daily News 19 / 09 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 09 / 2019 Brussels, 19 September 2019 Customs Union: Fake and potentially dangerous goods worth nearly €740 million stopped at EU customs in 2018 New figures released by the European Commission today show that the number of interceptions of fake goods...


#EUBeachCleanUp: EU organises record number of cleaning actions worldwide

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 September 2019 On beaches across Europe and the world, EU staff are joining hands with local communities to clean up marine litter as part of the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign. Launched on 19 August, this year's campaign will run through October, culminating on Saturday 21...


Customs Union: Fake and potentially dangerous goods worth nearly €740 million stopped at EU customs in 2018

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 September 2019 New figures released by the European Commission today show that the number of interceptions of fake goods being imported into the EU increased in 2018 due to a large amount of small parcels in express and postal traffic.


Humanitarian aid: over €34 million in African Great Lakes region

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 September 2019 The European Commission has announced €34.275 million in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable people in the Great Lakes region in Africa. The aid will mainly help address urgent humanitarian needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo and provide continued...


Daily News 18 / 09 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 09 / 2019 Brussels, 18 September 2019 Discours par le président Juncker en plénière du Parlement européen lors du débat sur l'état d'avancement du retrait du Royaume-Uni de l'Union européenne Ce matin le président de la Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, s'est adressé...


August 2019 - Annual inflation stable at 1.0% in the euro area - Stable at 1.4% in the EU

European Commission - EUROSTAT August 2019 - August 2019 - - - Brussels, 18 September 2019 The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.0% in August 2019, stable compared to July. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1%. European Union annual inflation was 1.4% in August 2019, stable compared to...


July 2019 compared with June 2019 - Production in construction down by 0.7% in euro area Down by 0.1% in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT - - Down by 0.1% in EU28 Brussels, 18 September 2019 In July 2019 compared with June 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the...


Daily News 17 / 09 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 09 / 2019 Brussels, 17 September 2019 Croatia: EU invests in world-class health research centre for children The EU is investing more than €48 million from the European Regional Development Fund to extend the Children's Hospital in Srebrnjak, on the outskirts...


Mergers: Commission clears E.ON acquisition of Innogy, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 September 2019 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition by E.ON of Innogy's distribution and consumer solutions business as well as certain of its electricity generation assets.


Statement by the European Commission following the working lunch between President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Boris Johnson

European Commission - Press release Luxembourg, 16 September 2019 President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Johnson had a working lunch today in Luxembourg. The aim of the meeting was to take stock of the ongoing technical talks between the EU and the UK and to discuss the next steps.


Daily News 16 / 09 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 09 / 2019 Brussels, 16 September 2019 EU invests in reliable electricity system in Czechia The EU is investing more than €46 million from the European Regional Development Fund to modernise and extend the electricity substation of Kocín, southern Bohemia, one...


State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigations into individual “excess profit” tax rulings granted by Belgium to 39 multinational companies

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 September 2019 The European Commission has opened separate in-depth investigations to assess whether “excess profit” tax rulings granted by Belgium to 39 multinational companies gave those companies an unfair advantage over their competitors, in breach of EU State aid rules.


Second quarter of 2019 - Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.3% - EU28 rate at 2.3%

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 September 2019 The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.3% in the second quarter of 2019, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office...


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