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Top Stories from the European Commission - 28-31 October 2019

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7 November: Commission holds first meeting of the European Universities in Brussels

European Commission Upcoming events Brussels, 25 Oct 2019 On 7 November, the higher education institutions forming the initial European Universities will come together for the first time to explore the benefits and opp...


State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into public support for chemical company PCC's plant in Poland

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether two support measures totalling €39 million awarded by Poland to chemical company ...


Commission proposes financial aid for fishermen affected by the closure of the Eastern Baltic cod fishery

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 Today, the Commission has adopted a proposal offering support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to fishermen affected by the closure of the Eastern ...


Commission report: more countries than ever hit by forest fires in 2018

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 Today, the European Commission published the 2018 edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. According to the rep...


Questions and answers: Support for refugees in Turkey through the Emergency Social Safety Net

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 Questions and answers: Support for refugees in Turkey through the Emergency Social Safety Net
On 31 October 2019, the European Union announced €600 million to ...


New energy Projects of Common Interest for the Energy Union built on European solidarity

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 Today, the European Commission adopted the fourth list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) for a connected European energy grid, fit for the future providing c...


The EU approves a new package of budget assistance to the Republic of Moldova to support rule of law and rural development reforms

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 Today, the European Commission has approved the disbursement of €24.85 million in budget support assistance to the Republic of Moldova to help the government deliver key reforms in the areas of police, the fight against corruption and money laundering, agriculture and rural development.


Equal Pay Day: Joint Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioners Thyssen and Jourová

European Commission Statement Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 Women in the European Union still earn on average 16% less than men, a slight improvement from last year's 16.2%. This year the European Equal Pay Day falls on 4 November. It marks the day when women symbolically stop getting paid compared to their male colleagues for the same job.


Implementation of EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU mobilises €663 million in humanitarian assistance

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 The European Commission is mobilising €663 million in humanitarian aid to continue major projects under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. €600 million wil...


Questions and answers: Support for refugees in Turkey through the Emergency Social Safety Net

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 Questions and answers: Support for refugees in Turkey through the Emergency Social Safety Net
On 31 October 2019, the European Union announced €600 million to ...


Stepping up the fight against Ebola: €6 million of EU funding to support vaccine trials

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Oct 2019 Today the European Commission announced a €6 million contribution to a vaccination trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The funding comes from the E...


Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l'Atlantique by Fincantieri

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Oct 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l'Atlantique by Fincantieri, under the EU Merger...


EU approves €150 million disbursement in Macro-Financial Assistance to Tunisia

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Oct 2019 The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has approved today the disbursement of a €150 million loan to Tunisia.


Operational Support from EU Agencies

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 30 Oct 2019 .


A Europe that protects: Countering terrorist content online

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 30 Oct 2019 . A Europe that protects: Countering terrorist content online A Europe that protects: Countering terrorist content online


Security Union: Significant progress and tangible results over past years but efforts must continue

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Oct 2019 Today, the European Commission is taking stock of the progress made in the past years towards achieving an effective and genuine Security Union. The report pres...


Security Union: List of Legislative Initiatives

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 30 Oct 2019 .


Commission notifies the Republic of Ecuador over the need to step up action to fight illegal fishing

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Oct 2019 The European Commission continues its action to fight illegal fishing worldwide by notifying the Republic of Ecuador that it needs to step up its actions (yello...


Security Union – A Europe that protects

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 30 Oct 2019 . Security Union – A Europe that protects Security Union – A Europe that protects


Code of Practice on Disinformation one year on: online platforms submit self-assessment reports

European Commission Statement Brussels, 29 Oct 2019 Today, the European Commission published the first annual self-assessment reports by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Twitter and 7 European trade associations under the Code of Practice on Disinformation.


State aid: Commission opens investigation into public support for Air Nostrum's fleet renewal in Spain

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Oct 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the plan by the Spanish region of Valencia to grant €9 million of public support ...


State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hungarian support measures to Malév Ground Handling

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Oct 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether various financing measures totalling approximately €21 million granted by Hungari...


State aid: Commission approves market conform recapitalisation of Romanian CEC Bank

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Oct 2019 The European Commission has found Romania's plans to inject €200 million of capital in fully state-owned CEC Bank to be free of any State aid. The Commission fo...


EU to step up its support to Zimbabwe with a new package of €53 million

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Oct 2019 The European Union is stepping up its support to the people of Zimbabwe with an additional €53 million in the fields of health and resilience building.


Remarks by Vice-President Maroš Šefcovic following trilateral talks on gas transit with Russia and Ukraine

European Commission Speech Brussels, 28 Oct 2019 We have just concluded the fourth round of trilateral talks at political level on the long-term transit of Russian gas via Ukraine to Europe as of next year....


EIF and JOBS MFI join forces to support Bulgarian micro-enterprises

European Commission Press release Sofia, 25 Oct 2019 Agreement backed by the Juncker Plan


State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into public support for the refurbishment of five district heating networks in Poland

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Oct 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether plans to support the refurbishment of five district heating networks in South-East Poland are in line with EU State aid rules.


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