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Top Stories from the European Commission - 9-13 December 2019

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Daily News 12 / 12 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 12 Dec 2019 Commission reinforces tools to ensure Europe's interests in international trade

Today, the European Commission unveiled a proposal that will allow the European...


Protecting EU consumers from unsafe food: EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 12 Dec 2019 What is the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF?)


Official controls: Stronger rules along the agri-food chain in the EU

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 12 Dec 2019 Entering into force tomorrow, the Official Controls Regulation will further enhance and harmonise the EU control system on the basis of integrated rules covering the entire agri-food chain. It is a major step forward in risk-based and consistent controls.


Speech by Commissioner Kyriakides at the Food Waste Conference: "Time's up for Food Waste! Setting the EU Action Agenda Towards 2030"

European Commission Speech Brussels, 12 Dec 2019 Commissioner Kyriakides at the Food Waste Conference


Questions and Answers – Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and issues at stake in Panama

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 12 Dec 2019 On IUU fishing in general


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

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Dec 2019 The European Commission has notified the Republic of Panama about the risk of being identified as a non-cooperating country in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


Commission reinforces tools to ensure Europe's interests in international trade

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Dec 2019 Today, the European Commission unveiled a proposal that will allow the European Union to protect its trade interests despite the paralysis of the multilateral d...


Commission proposes new tools to enforce Europe's rights in international trade

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 12 Dec 2019 The Commission today presented a legislative proposal that will allow the EU to enforce international trade rules in circumstances where the World Trade Organiz...


Plant Health: Strong rules for a better protection from plant pests

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 12 Dec 2019 As of 14 December 2019, new and stronger rules on Plant Health will be applicable across the EU, contributing to making the food chain safer confirming the EU's leading role in this area.


The EU's track record on climate action

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 11 Dec 2019 The EU's track record on climate action The EU's track record on climate action The EU's track record on climate action


Sustainable mobility

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 11 Dec 2019 Sustainable mobility Sustainable mobility Sustainable mobility


The European Green Deal - our new growth strategy: Op-ed by Commission President von der Leyen

European Commission News Brussels, 11 Dec 2019 The European Green Deal is Europe's new growth strategy. It will cut emissions while also creating jobs and improving our quality of life. It is the green thread that will run through all our policies...


From Farm to Fork

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 11 Dec 2019 From Farm to Fork From Farm to Fork From Farm to Fork


Biodiversity

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 11 Dec 2019 Biodiversity Biodiversity Biodiversity


Clean energy

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 11 Dec 2019 Clean energy Clean energy Clean energy


Keynote speech by Commissioner Kyriakides at the conference on "Better Access to Cancer Treatment"

European Commission Speech Brussels, 10 Dec 2019 Commissioner Kyriakides responsible for Health and Food Safety at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Dear Members of Parliament, colleagues, ladies and g...


Von der Leyen calls for vigilance and stronger response in the wake of rising anti-Semitism

European Commission News Brussels, 11 Dec 2019 She announced the EU would continue to build on the work done in the past years, at all levels – through security means, in education systems and in public debates.


COP25: Support for renewable energy: EIB and IM2 Energía Solar join forces to create platform for building and operating photovoltaic power plants in Spain

European Commission Press release Madrid, 10 Dec 2019 Agreement supported by the Investment Plan for Europe


State aid: Commission approves €400 million of public support for very high-speed networks in Spain

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Dec 2019 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €400 million of public support to deploy very high-speed broadband networks in Spain. The scheme...


Opening speech at the 2019 EU Agricultural Outlook Conference - Sustainability from farm to fork

European Commission Speech Brussels, 11 Dec 2019 Speech by Commissioner Kyriakides, responsible for Health and Food Safety at the 2019 EU Agricultural Outlook Conference - Sustainability from farm to fork, in ...


Daily News 10 / 12 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 10 Dec 2019 EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €6 billion to support refugees and local communities in need fully mobilised

The European Union has fully mobilised the €6 ...


Statement by Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan on the suspension of the functioning of the WTO's Appellate Body

European Commission Statement Brussels, 10 Dec 2019 On 11 December, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Appellate Body will essentially stop functioning, as it is no longer able to take on any new appeals.
This...


EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €6 billion to support refugees and local communities in need fully mobilised

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Dec 2019 The European Union has fully mobilised the €6 billion operational budget of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, in line with its commitment to the implementation...


Statement by executive vice-president Frans Timmermans on behalf of the European Union at the Opening Plenary of the Ministerial Segment of COP25

European Commission Speech Madrid, 10 Dec 2019 Dear President, dear Colleagues,

Four years ago, we celebrated the landmark Paris Agreement, a breakthrough in multilateralism and the global fight against ...


Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis' statement at the COP 25 joint high-level Sustainable Finance event

European Commission Press release Madrid, 10 Dec 2019 Ministers, ladies and gentlemen

Europe aims to play its part fully in the fight against climate change, leading the way to implement the Paris Agreement.


State aid: Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven Member States for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the battery value chain

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Dec 2019 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest ("IPCEI") jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, F...


Aviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Dec 2019 The European Commission today updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to...


EU Air Safety List: Questions and answers on air carriers that are restricted from operating within the European Union

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 09 Dec 2019 What is the EU Air Safety List?
The EU Air Safety List (ASL) is a list of air carriers from non-EU countries which do not fulfil the necessary international sa...


Daily News 09 / 12 / 2019

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 09 Dec 2019 President von der Leyen in Africa: College to College meeting in February 2020

Following President Ursula von der Leyen's first official visit outside Europe i...


EU steps up economic partnership with Kenya to boost job creation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Dec 2019 Today, the European Commission announced two new programmes totalling €31 million to boost investment and create jobs in Kenya.

In Nairobi, European Commission...


Agreement on linking the emissions trading systems of the EU and Switzerland

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Dec 2019 As ministers gather at the COP25 in Madrid to discuss the rules for international carbon markets, the EU and Switzerland finalised the process that allows for t...


EU strengthens cooperation with Ethiopia

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 Dec 2019 On the occasion of her first official visit outside Europe, the new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced today in Addis Ababa a...


Press remarks by President von der Leyen following her meeting with Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia

European Commission Statement Addis Ababa, 07 Dec 2019 "Check against delivery"

Thank you Madam President,


Von der Leyen focuses on unity and partnerships in her first visit to Africa

European Commission News Addis Ababa, 09 Dec 2019 In her first visit abroad since taking office, President of the European Commission von der Leyen travelled to Ethiopia, the seat of the African Union.


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