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Top Stories from the European Commission - 23-27 September 2019

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Statements by Vice-President Sefcovic and participants to the 4th high level meeting of the European Battery Alliance

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 26 September 2019 Maroš Sefcovic, Vice-President for the Energy Union We have just returned from the Competitiveness Council, where I informed all Member States about our work under the EU Battery Alliance.


Commission experts support the development of 13 Bulgarian research and innovation centres

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 September 2019 Commission experts from the Joint Research Centre will provide support and guidance to 13 Bulgarian research and innovation centres to help them bring their innovative ideas to the market, facilitate the transfer and dissemination of knowledge and strengthen both their ties...


Questions and Answers: EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 September 2019 What is the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls? In September 2017, the EU and the UN launched an ambitious joint partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls worldwide.


Central African Republic: EU mobilises additional 60 million euros

European Commission - Press release 60 million euros Brussels, 26 September 2019 In the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, Neven Mimica, the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, met the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra.


EU-UN Spotlight Initiative: at the forefront of ending violence against women and girls

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 September 2019 Today in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the European Union and the United Nations are hosting a high level event on the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative – inviting all countries, leaders, civil society representatives and local...


Daily News 26 / 09 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 26 / 09 / 2019 Brussels, 26 September 2019 EU@UNGA74 on Thursday To wrap up a week of confirmed commitment to multilateralism, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will attend the launch of the Alliance for Multilateralism hosted by France and Germany (11:30 local time,...


Education and training in the EU: supporting teachers is critical to build the European Education Area

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 September 2019 Coinciding with the second European Education Summit, the European Commission published today the 2019 Education and Training Monitor analysing how education and training is evolving in the EU and its Member States.


EU charts new ground in global connectivity - looks to boost strategic ties with Asia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 September 2019 On Friday 27 September 2019, the European Commission will launch its Europa Connectivity Forum – an innovative multi-stakeholder international conference aimed at fostering dialogue and strengthening ties between governments, financial institutions, and private sector actors in Europe and beyond.


Vice-President Šefcovic speech at the launch of the EU Battery Alliance Business Investment Platform by InnoEnergy

European Commission - Speech [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 25 September 2019 Dear participants, Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to address you again today. I am delighted to see that the European Battery Alliance ecosystem is more active than ever. Mobilized for our leadership in this strategic sector.


Daily News 25 / 09 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 25 / 09 / 2019 Brussels, 25 September 2019 EU@UNGA74 on Wednesday High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will on Wednesday open the day by hosting a ministerial meeting of E3/EU+2 and Iran (stakeout at 13:00 local time, 19:00 CET).


Nantes is European Capital of Innovation 2019

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 September 2019 The city of Nantes in north-west France is the European Capital of Innovation 2019, the Commission announced today at the European Research and Innovation Days.


Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete, Karmenu Vella and Carlos Moedas welcome the UN report on oceans and climate change

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 September 2019 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today issued its Special Report on the impact of climate change on oceans and the cryosphere – the frozen parts of our planet.


European Public Prosecutor's Office: Commission welcomes the agreement to appoint Ms Kövesi as the first European Chief Prosecutor

Commission - Statement European Brussels, 25 September 2019 The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union agreed to appoint Ms Laura Codruta Kövesi as the first European Chief Prosecutor. On behalf of the Commission, Commissioner Günther H.


Daily News 24 / 09 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 24 / 09 / 2019 Brussels, 24 September 2019 EU@UNGA74 on Tuesday This morning First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will join President of the European Council Donald Tusk at the opening of the General Debate of the 74th UN...


European Union supports survivors of sexual violence in conflict

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 24 September 2019 Today, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is announcing a €2 million contribution by the European Union to the International Fund for Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence.


Joint Declaration of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Union on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals Implementation

European Commission - Statement New York, 24 September 2019 WE the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Union (EU), taking into consideration our ACP-EU Partnership Agreement: REAFFIRM that the 2030 Agenda is an ambitious and transformative plan of action to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable...


Statement by Commissioner Margrethe Vestager following today's Court judgments on two tax State aid cases (Fiat in Luxembourg and Starbucks in the Netherlands)

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 September 2019 "All companies, big and small, should pay their fair share of tax. If Member States give certain multinational companies tax advantages not available to their rivals, this harms fair competition in the EU.


President-elect von der Leyen announces her future media relations team

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 September 2019 The President-elect has today designated her core media relations team: Jens Flosdorff as Executive Communication Adviser in the President's cabinet and responsible for the President's media activities, Eric Mamer as Chief Commission Spokesperson and Dana Spinant as Deputy Chief Spokesperson.


Daily News 23 / 09 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 09 / 2019 Brussels, 23 September 2019 The EU at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York today The United Nations Climate Action Summit, convened by the UN Secretary General António Guterres, starts in New York today.


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