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Top Stories from the European Commission - 7-11 October 2019

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Statement by President-elect Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 10 October 2019 We are currently in a democratic and transparent parliamentary process. I have proposed 26 candidates, 23 of whom have now been accepted. Three candidates did not obtain majority support for varied reasons.


Opening remarks of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

European Commission - Speech [Check Against Delivery] Luxembourg, 10 October 2019 Thank you Mister Minister. First of all, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of horrendous attacks in Halle on Yom Kippur day.


Mozambique: EU channels further €10 million in humanitarian aid

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 October 2019 The European Commission is mobilising an additional €10 million in humanitarian assistance for the many still dealing with the consequences of the two unprecedented tropical cyclones that hit Mozambique in 2019.


Daily News 10 / 10 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 10 / 10 / 2019 Brussels, 10 October 2019 President Juncker on the brutal attacks in Halle Following the attacks in Halle, Germany, yesterday, President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "I am shocked by the news of the brutal attacks in Halle – on this...


Taxation: Commission refers Hungary to the Court for failing to apply the minimum EU excise duty on cigarettes

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 October 2019 The Commission decided today to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice for failing to apply the minimum EU threshold for excise duty on cigarettes set out in EU rules on manufactured tobacco.


Rule of Law: European Commission refers Poland to the Court of Justice to protect judges from political control

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 October 2019 Today, the European Commission decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding the new disciplinary regime for Polish judges, requesting an expedited procedure.


October infringements package: key decisions

European Commission - Infringements decisions Brussels, 10 October 2019 Overview by policy area In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.


EU approves €30 million disbursement in Macro-Financial Assistance to the Republic of Moldova

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 October 2019 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today approved the disbursement of €30 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to the Republic of Moldova. This is the first of three planned disbursements under the Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to Moldova that...


Hungary: Commission takes next step in the infringement procedure for non-provision of food in transit zones

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 October 2019 Today, the European Commission decided to address a reasoned opinion to Hungary concerning the non-provision of food to persons held in the Hungarian transit zones at the border with Serbia.


Commissioner Moscovici's introductory remarks at the Eurogroup press conference

European Commission - Speech [Check Against Delivery] Luxembourg, 10 October 2019 Merci Mario. L'Eurogroupe a montré hier que son regard est bien tourné vers les défis de l'avenir, pour assurer que nos économies soient plus fortes et affrontent mieux les chocs futurs qui les attendent.


State aid: Commission approves market conform asset protection scheme for banks in Greece

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 October 2019 The European Commission has found Greek plans aimed at supporting the reduction of non-performing loans of Greek banks to be free of any State aid. The Commission found that, under the asset protection scheme (known by the name of "Hercules"), the...


Statement by Michel Barnier at the European Parliament Plenary session

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 9 October 2019 Thank you, Mr. President, Minister, Ladies and gentlemen, Members of Parliament, A few words to add to what President Juncker has just said. The British negotiators have put forward their proposals and, with their team –who are competent and professional...


Member States publish a report on EU coordinated risk assessment of 5G networks security

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2019 Press release by the European Commission and the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU Today, Member States, with the support of the Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity published a report on the EU coordinated risk assessment on...


EU budget 2021-2027: Time to decide

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2019 Ahead of the European Council meeting on 17 and 18 October, the European Commission calls on EU Heads of State or Government to provide political guidance and new impetus to the negotiations in order to reach an agreement on a fair,...


Daily News 09 / 10 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 09 / 10 / 2019 Brussels, 9 October 2019 COLLEGE MEETING: EU budget 2021-2027: Time to decide Ahead of the European Council meeting on 17 and 18 October, the European Commission calls on EU Heads of State or Government to provide political guidance...


Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos following the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg

European Commission - Speech [Check Against Delivery] Luxembourg, 8 October 2019 Dear all, I wish to thank Minister Ohisalo for steering today's very fruitful discussions in a marathon session of the Council. I also want to take the opportunity to mention that today was my last Home Affairs Council under...


Daily News 08 / 10 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 08 / 10 / 2019 Brussels, 8 October 2019 Le plan Juncker aide à financer la modernisation du métro de Barcelone, l'innovation en Allemagne, et soutient les entrepreneurs sociaux en France Le groupe de la Banque européenne d'investissement (BEI) a signé trois accords...


Mediterranean and Black Seas: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2020

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 October 2019 Today, the Commission has adopted its first ever proposal on fishing opportunities covering both the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. With this proposal, the Commission is delivering on the political commitments made in the MedFish4Ever and Sofia Declarations to promote sustainable...


European Commission welcomes the positive assessment about how it has managed the EU budget

- Press release European Commission Brussels, 8 October 2019 In its latest report about the management of the EU budget,the European Court of Auditors – the independent auditor of EU spending – confirmed that the Juncker Commission had significantly improved the way it administered the EU budget.


Second edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor

European Commission - Questions and answers Brussels, 8 October 2019 What does the Monitor measure? The second edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor measures and assesses the performance of 190 'Cultural and Creative Cities' in Europe vis-à-vis their peers, using both quantitative and qualitative data.


Commission launches new edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 8 October 2019 Today, the European Commission released the second edition of its Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, a tool designed to benchmark and boost the creative and cultural potential of European cities, which is vital to driving economic growth and social cohesion.


Fighting Terrorism Online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 October 2019 Today, the participants of the 5th EU Internet Forum, hosted by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King, have committed to an EU Crisis Protocol – a rapid response to contain the viral spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.


Border management: EU signs agreement with Montenegro on European Border and Coast Guard cooperation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 October 2019 Today, the European Union signed an agreement with Montenegro on border management cooperation between Montenegro and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).


EU budget: Commission helps prepare new Cohesion programmes with Regional Competitiveness Index and Eurobarometer

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 October 2019 Today the Commission publishes the 2019 Regional Competitiveness Index and a Eurobarometer on Regional Policy. This will help authorities in the Member States in charge of designing the future Cohesion Policy programmes for the 2021-2027 EU budget period to evaluate public...


Daily News 07 / 10 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 07 / 10 / 2019 Brussels, 7 October 2019 Lutte contre le terrorisme en ligne: La 5ème réunion ministérielle du Forum de l'UE sur l'Internet a lieu aujourd'hui En marge du Conseil Justice et affaires intérieures, Dimitris Avramopoulos, commissaire chargé de la migration,...


EU boosts its partnership with Cabo Verde

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 October 2019 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to Cabo Verde, a country with which the EU has a special partnership since 2007.


Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into joint ventures proposed by Boeing and Embraer

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed creation of two joint ventures by aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Embraer, under the EU Merger Regulation.


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