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Top Stories from the European Commission - 18-22 November 2019

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Daily News 21 / 11 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 21 Nov 2019 EU-Singapore trade agreement enters into force

EU-Singapore trade agreement entered today into force. On that occasion, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmströ...


EU-Singapore trade agreement enters into force

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Nov 2019 Upon the entry into force today of the EU-Singapore trade agreement, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said:

“The EU-Singapore trade agreement - effecti...


Afghanistan: EU reinforces humanitarian support with €40 million as crisis worsens

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Nov 2019 The European Commission has allocated an additional €40 million in emergency assistance for those affected by the worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, as well as for Afghan refugees in neighbouring Pakistan and Iran.


Autumn Fiscal Package: Commission adopts Opinions on euro area Draft Budgetary Plans

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Nov 2019 The European Commission has today presented its Opinions on euro area Member States' 2020 Draft Budgetary Plans, taken steps under the Stability and Growth Pact and adopted the fourth Enhanced Surveillance Report for Greece.


Raw materials: Commission launches new online portal to support responsible sourcing in businesses

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Nov 2019 Today, the European Commission is launching Due Diligence Ready!, an online portal that provides businesses with guidance on how to check the sources of the metals and minerals entering their supply chains – the so-called “due diligence” process.


Eurobarometer survey: Majority of EU citizens positive about international trade

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Nov 2019 The results of a special Eurobarometer survey published today by the European Commission show that 60% of Europeans feel that they personally benefit from inter...


Opening remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Autumn Fiscal Package

European Commission Speech Brussels, 20 Nov 2019 Good afternoon,

Today, we adopted our Opinions on the draft budgetary plans for the euro area countries.

We have also taken decisions under the significant de...


Remarques du Commissaire Moscovici sur le paquet budgétaire d'automne

European Commission Speech Brussels, 20 Nov 2019 Bonjour. C'est aujourd'hui la sixième fois depuis novembre 2014, que nous nous prononçons sur les projets de budget des Etats-membres de la zone euro. Je pensai...


Speech by President-elect Ursula von der Leyen at the 2019 EPP Congress in Zagreb

European Commission Speech Zagreb, 21 Nov 2019 Herr Präsident, lieber Joseph

Du hast unsere Parteienfamilie durch enorm schwierige Zeiten geführt.

Du hast das großartig gemacht. Die Jahre Deiner Präsidents...


Daily News 20 / 11 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 20 Nov 2019 Autumn Fiscal Package: Commission adopts Opinions on euro area Draft Budgetary Plans

The European Commission has adopted its Opinions on the Draft Budgetary Pl...


Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

European Commission Statement Brussels, 19 Nov 2019 On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Po...


Daily News 19 / 11 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 19 Nov 2019 Accord sur le budget de l'Union pour 2020: lutter contre le changement climatique et concrétiser les autres priorités de l'Union

Hier soir, les trois instituti...


Rwanda: the EU provides €10.3 million for life-saving refugee support measures

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Nov 2019 The European Union, through the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, has announced a €10.3 million support package to the UNHCR's Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda.


€200 million to promote European agri-food products in and outside the EU

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Nov 2019 The European Commission will allocate €200.9 million in 2020 to fund promotion activities for EU agri-food products at home and abroad.

The 2020 promotion poli...


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

European Commission Press release Skopje, 19 Nov 2019 Today, the European Union signed an agreement with Serbia on border management cooperation between Serbia and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. The ag...


Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Metallo by Aurubis

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Nov 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Metallo by Aurubis, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commi...


Daily News 18 / 11 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 18 Nov 2019 Commission welcomes final adoption of new rules on cross-border mobility of companies

Today, the Council adopted the Directive on cross-border conversions, mer...


Agreement on EU budget for 2020: Tackling climate change and delivering on other EU priorities

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Nov 2019 Today, the three EU institutions agreed on the EU's budget for 2020. This will allow the EU to focus its resources on the priorities that matter to citizens: climate change, jobs, young people, security and solidarity in the EU.


State aid: Commission approves €2.6 billion public support for the Irish National Broadband Plan

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Nov 2019 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €2.6 billion of public support for the Irish National Broadband Plan. The scheme will bring high...


European Union launches WTO trade dispute against Colombia's unfair duties on frozen fries

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Nov 2019 The EU has today brought a dispute to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against unlawful anti-dumping measures imposed by Colombia on frozen fries from Belgium...


State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into tax exemptions for Italian ports; welcomes Spain's commitment to subject ports to corporate tax as from 2020

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Nov 2019 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether tax exemptions granted under Italian law to ports are in line with EU State aid r...


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