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Top Stories from the European Commission - 21-25 October 2019

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: additional €2 million in humanitarian aid for refugees and migrants

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Oct 2019 With winter approaching and thousands of migrants and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina living outside of adequate facilities, the European Commission has toda...


State aid: Commission approves the British Capacity Market scheme

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Oct 2019 Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the British Capacity Market scheme introduced in 2014 to safe...


Daily News 24 / 10 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 24 Oct 2019 WiFi4EU: over 1,700 municipalities to get free Wi-Fi hotspots after third call for applications

A total of 1,780 municipalities will receive vouchers worth €15...


Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2020

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Oct 2019 Ahead of the 16-17 December Council meeting on Fisheries, the Commission has today adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities in 2020 for 72 stocks in the A...


Statement by President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on her meeting with Prime Minister Antti Rinne in Helsinki

European Commission Statement Brussels, 24 Oct 2019 I am glad to meet Prime Minister Rinne today!

Mr Rinne,

I really want to thank you for the intensive and challenging work on bringing forward the MFF.

I'm pa...


Juncker Plan: EIB loan for Mabion highlights support for Poland's young biotech sector

European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 24 Oct 2019 The loan will be used for research and manufacturing of innovative drugs for treating cancer and autoimmune diseases


Creative Europe: Commission paves way for new scheme enabling European artists to work abroad

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Oct 2019 The Commission has successfully tested a new scheme to promote the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. i-Portunus, a pilot funded through the EU's Creative Europe programme, is a concrete result of the New European Agenda for Culture adopted in 2018.


EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Third review welcomes progress while identifying steps for improvement

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Oct 2019 Today the European Commission publishes its report on the third annual review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.


Daily News 23 / 10 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 23 Oct 2019 EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Third review welcomes progress while identifying steps for improvement

Today the European Commission publishes its report on the third ...


Europeans show continued support for international development

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Oct 2019 This year's Eurobarometer survey on EU development cooperation shows a widespread consensus amongst European citizens on the importance of international coopera...


Juncker Plan has made major impact on EU jobs and growth

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Oct 2019 The Juncker Plan has helped to return Europe to growth and boosted jobs. It has increased EU GDP by 0.9% and added 1.1 million jobs. By 2022, the Juncker Plan will have increased EU GDP by 1.8% and added 1.7 million jobs. The Juncker Plan is currently supporting more than 1 million SMEs.


Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Reports on Bulgaria and Romania

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 22 Oct 2019 Why does the Commission report on progress in judicial reform and the fight against corruption in Bulgaria and Romania?

At the accession of Bulgaria and Romani...


European Commission's report on developments in Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Oct 2019 The European Commission adopted today its latest report on developments in Romania on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of its co...

Commission reports on progress in Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Oct 2019 The European Commission adopted today its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria to meet its commitments on judicial reform, the fight against corruption and ...


EU makes 22 new commitments for clean, healthy and safe oceans and launches The Ocean Tracker

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Oct 2019 The European Union will announce 22 new commitments at the 2019 edition of Our Ocean conference, which will take place in Oslo, Norway on 23-24 October 2019, fo...


Daily News 22 / 10 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 22 Oct 2019 « L'Europe: une affaire de cœur » – Discours du président Juncker sur le bilan de sa Commission

Le président de la Commission européenne, Jean-Claude Juncker, a...


President Juncker: "Long live Europe! Lang lebe Europa! Vive l'Europe!

European Commission Commissioners' weekly meeting Brussels, 22 Oct 2019 President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the European Parliament Plenary on the review and achievements of the Juncker Commission


Schengen accession: Croatia on the way to join the Schengen Area

European Commission Press release Strasbourg, 22 Oct 2019 The Commission is today reporting on Croatia's progress in meeting the necessary conditions to join the Schengen area. The European Commission considers that, b...


Women in management: Juncker Commission exceeds its 40% target

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Oct 2019 Women in management: Juncker Commission exceeds its 40% target. This achievement places the Commission amongst the public administrations around the world with the highest share of women in leadership positions.


Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Reports for Romania and Bulgaria; Update on Brexit and possible Schengen accession of Croatia

European Commission Commissioners' weekly meeting Brussels, 22 Oct 2019 The Commission reports on steps taken by Romania and Bulgaria to meet their post-accession commitments and discusses Brexit; 40% target for women in Commission management achieved


Speech by President Juncker in the Plenary of the European Parliament at the debate on the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019

European Commission Speech Strasbourg, 22 Oct 2019 Mille grazie Signor Presidente,

Mr President of the European Council,

Dear colleagues,

It was an emotional moment for me last week when I attended my last Eu...


Daily News 21 / 10 / 2019

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 21 / 10 / 2019 Brussels, 21 October 2019 Libye: deux millions d'euros d'aide humanitaire supplémentaires pour couvrir les besoins essentiels Alors que de nombreuses personnes continuent de souffrir de la situation en Libye, la Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd'hui des aides humanitaires...


Libya: €2 million in humanitarian assistance to cover basic needs

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 October 2019 As many continue to suffer from the ongoing conflict in Libya, the European Commission has announced today €2 million in additional humanitarian aid to help those most in need.


President Juncker at the European Council

European Commission Commissioners' weekly meeting Brussels, 21 Oct 2019 At the October European Council, leaders laid the foundations for a stable and effective Europe in the coming years


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