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Top Stories from the European Commission - 25-29 November 2019

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Daily News 28 / 11 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 28 Nov 2019 State of Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries

Today the European Commission published the report...


State of Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Nov 2019 Today the Commission published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles are being issued with the Companion Report that shows some of the biggest trends in the transformation of the healthcare systems and draws key conclusions from Profiles.


First Juncker Plan project in Malta brings broadband to 70,000 homes

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Nov 2019 European Investment Bank provides €28 million to telecommunications provider GO to extend and improve its fixed line broadband network


EIB and Be-Spoke Capital provide long term financing opportunities for SMEs and mid-caps in Spain

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Nov 2019 EIB invests in new direct lending platform with support from Juncker Plan


More than half of EU consumers have environmental impact in mind when shopping, new survey reveals

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Nov 2019 Today the European Commission released its 2019 edition of the Consumer Conditions Scoreboard.


Consumer protection: Commission welcomes political agreement by Council on the Representative Actions Directive

European Commission Statement Brussels, 28 Nov 2019 The Council has today adopted a general approach on the Commission proposal for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.


Going climate-neutral: expert-group recommendations to help energy-intensive industries contribute to the EU's 2050 target

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Nov 2019 Today, the Commission publishes recommendations by a group of experts on how to transform the EU's energy-intensive industries so they help reach EU-wide objectives for a circular and climate-neutral economy by 2050.


Lending marketplace October announces new €100 million commitment from European Investment Fund and other leading investors to support European SMEs

European Commission Press release Paris, 27 Nov 2019 Juncker Plan supports European SMEs


Speech by President-elect von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary on the occasion of the presentation of her College of Commissioners and their programme

European Commission Speech Strasbourg, 27 Nov 2019 Mr President, Honourable Members,

Exactly thirty years ago, today - the 27th of November, the clock strikes twelve.

Church bells ring. Sirens blare. Workers d...


Compensation for damages by the State for infringement of EU law: the European Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice for its rules on the compensation for damages incurred by private parties

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Nov 2019 Today, the European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding Spanish rules on compensation for damages caused by the State ...


Taxation: Commission refers Poland to Court for failing to remove certain tax exemptions on the use of energy products by highly polluting businesses

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Nov 2019 The Commission decided today to refer Poland to the Court of Justice for allowing energy intensive businesses to be exempted from excise duty on coal and gas.Un...


State aid: Commission refers Greece to Court for failure to recover incompatible State aid from mining company Larco

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Nov 2019 The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to comply with a 2017 ruling by the Court of Justi...


New Eurobarometer survey shows: The majority of Europeans think the EU should propose additional measures to address air quality problems

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Nov 2019 According to a new Eurobarometer survey, over two thirds of Europeans think that the European Union should propose additional measures to improve air quality. O...


Daily News 27 / 11 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 27 Nov 2019 Presentation of the College and their programme: Speech by President-elect von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary

President-elect of the European Com...


Commission refers Denmark to the Court for failing to fulfil its obligations in relation to the name "Feta"

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Nov 2019 The Commission decided today to refer Denmark to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to adequately fulfil its obligations under the EU law on quality sch...


November infringements package: key decisions

European Commission Infringement decisions Brussels, 27 Nov 2019 November infringements package: key decisions


Daily News 26 / 11 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 26 Nov 2019 Europe's new supercomputing centres can start building high-performance computers

Earlier this year, eight supercomputing centres in eight EU countries were se...


Daily News 25 / 11 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 25 Nov 2019 Plus de 450 milliards d'euros d'investissements désormais mobilisés sous le plan Juncker

Suite à la réunion du conseil d'administration de la Banque européenne...


Africa-Europe Alliance: Denmark provides €10 million for sustainable development under the EU External Investment Plan

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2019 Today, the European Commission and Denmark signed a transfer agreement for a voluntary contribution of around €10 million (DKK 75 million) to the EU External Investment Plan. The European Investment Plan is a key tool of the Africa-Europe Alliance.


State aid: Commission approves close to €94 million support for waste-to-energy high-efficient cogeneration plant in Bulgaria

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2019 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Bulgarian plans to support the construction and operation of a high-efficient cogeneration plant...


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