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Top Stories from the European Commission - 13-17 January 2020

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Daily News 16 / 01 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 16 Jan 2020 Cohesion Policy: European Commission invests in high-speed rail connection in Galicia

The European Commission has approved a major investment of almost €226 mi...


Drought in southern Africa: EU releases over €22 million in humanitarian aid

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Jan 2020 The European Commission is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini...


#InvestEU: €50 million in financing for Estonian ride-hailing platform Bolt

European Commission Press release Tallinn, 16 Jan 2020 Agreement supported under Investment Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments


DiscoverEU: 20,000 more young people will explore Europe in 2020

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Jan 2020 Around 20,000 18-year-olds are set to receive a travel pass under the fourth and latest round of DiscoverEU, which attracted some 75,000 applications from acros...


Daily News 15 / 01 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 15 Jan 2020 DiscoverEU : 20 000 jeunes de plus exploreront l'Europe en 2020

Près de 20 000 jeunes de 18 ans ont été sélectionnés dans le cadre de la quatrième et dernière ...


DiscoverEU: Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 15 Jan 2020 Brussels, 15 January 2020
What is DiscoverEU?
DiscoverEU is an EU initiative that offers 18-year-olds a travel experience that will enable them to take advantag...


Mergers: Commission approves Synthomer's acquisition of Omnova, subject to conditions

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Jan 2020 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Omnova by Synthomer, both manufacturers of specialty chemicals...


Allocation method for the Just Transition Fund

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 15 Jan 2020 The Just Transition Fund (JTF) will provide support to all EU Member States, while concentrating on those territories and regions where the magnitude of the cli...


Remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press point with Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of Ireland

European Commission Speech Dublin, 15 Jan 2020 Thank you so much Taoiseach,

It is such an honour and a pleasure to be here tonight and thank you very much for the very warm welcome and I can reply exactly t...


Speech by President von der Leyen at the dinner hosted by Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of Ireland

European Commission Speech Dublin, 15 Jan 2020 Dear Taoiseach,

Members of the Government, Attorney General,

Proposal for a regulation establishing the Just Transition Fund

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 Proposal for a regulation establishing the Just Transition Fund Proposal for a regulation establishing the Just Transition Fund Regulation establishing the Just...


Daily News 14 / 01/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 RÉUNION DU COLLÈGE : la Commission présente ses premières réflexions sur la construction d'une Europe sociale forte pour des transitions justes

La Commission p...


Trade/WTO: EU, U.S. and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on industrial subsidies

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 In a Joint Statement issued today, representatives of the European Union, the United States and Japan announced their agreement to strengthen existing rules on ...


Amendments to the Common Provisions Regulation

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 Amendments to the Common Provisions Regulation Amendments to the Common Provisions Regulation Amendments to the Common Provisions Regulation


The Just Transition Mechanism: Making Sure No One Is Left Behind

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 The Just Transition Mechanism The Just Transition Mechanism: Making Sure No One Is Left Behind The Just Transition Mechanism


Plenary remarks by Executive Vice-Presidents Timmermans and Dombrovskis on the European Green Deal Investment Plan and the Just Transition Mechanism

European Commission Speech Strasbourg, 14 Jan 2020 Executive Vice-President Timmermans:
Honourable Members,
Just last month – and ten days into the office – the Commission was in this Parliament to present the G...


Investing in a Climate-Neutral and Circular Economy

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 Investing in a Climate-Neutral and Circular Economy Investing in a Climate-Neutral and Circular Economy Investing in a Climate-Neutral and Circular Economy


A strong social Europe for just transitions

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 A strong social Europe for just transitions A strong social Europe for just transitions A strong social Europe for just transitions


State aid: Commission invites comments on revised EU Emission Trading System State aid Guidelines

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 In line with the European Green Deal and the EU's objective to become the first climate neutral economy by 2050, the Commission has launched today a public cons...


Communication and Annex on a Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 Communication on a Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions Communication and Annex on a Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions Communication on a Strong So...


Commission presents first reflections on building a strong social Europe for just transitions

European Commission Press release Strasbourg, 14 Jan 2020 The Commission today presents a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions and launches the first phase consultation with social partners on fair minimum wages for workers in the EU.


Financing the green transition: The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 The European Green Deal's Investment Plan presented today will mobilise public investment and help to unlock private funds through EU financial instruments, notably InvestEU, which would lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.


Statement by Commissioner Hahn at the press conference on the European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

European Commission Statement Strasbourg, 14 Jan 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Green Deal is Europe's transition to the future – a transition, which can and will benefit everyone: the citizens, the economy and the...


EU Funded Projects to Green the Economy

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 EU Funded Projects to Green the Economy EU Funded Projects to Green the Economy EU Funded Projects to Green the Economy


A strong Europe in a world of challenges: von der Leyen reflects on the priorities of the Croatian Presidency

European Commission News Strasbourg, 15 Jan 2020 The priorities of the Croatian Presidency – a Europe that develops; a Europe that connects; a Europe that protects; and an influential Europe - coincide with the priorities of the von der Leyen Commission, which will allow the two institutions to work closely together.


A Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions

European Commission Questions and answers Strasbourg, 14 Jan 2020 What is the European Commission presenting today?

The Commission is presenting two things:

A Communication that prepares the way for an Action Plan to impleme...


Statement by Commissioner Ferreira at the press conference on the European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

European Commission Statement Strasbourg, 15 Jan 2020 Thank you very much.
On the follow-up of what has already been presented by both Paolo and Johannes, my task is to concentrate now on the Just Transition Fund.
...


First-stage consultation of social partners on Fair Minimum Wages in the EU

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 First-stage consultation of social partners on Fair Minimum Wages in the EU First-stage consultation of social partners on Fair Minimum Wages in the EU First-st...


Statement by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on the European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

European Commission Statement Brussels, 15 Jan 2020 Since we presented the European Green Deal, the horrific fires in Australia have offered more evidence of the devastating risk we are running and the importance...


The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism explained

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 What is the Green Deal Investment Plan?

The European Green Deal Investment Plan (EGDIP), also referred to as Sustainable Europe Investment Plan (SEIP), is the ...


Commission Communication on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 .


Ilze Juhansone appointed as the Commission's new Secretary-General today

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 Jan 2020 Following the proposal of President von der Leyen, Ilze Juhansone, who is currently the acting Secretary-General of the European Commission, has been appointed ...


Joint Statement by the High Representative/ Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic on the situation in Syria

European Commission Statement Brussels, 13 Jan 2020 The European Union welcomes the decision by the United Nations Security Council on 10 January to extend the authorization for cross-border humanitarian assistan...


Protecting the Treaties in the interest of all Europeans: the College takes solemn oath to serve the EU

European Commission News Luxembourg, 13 Jan 2020 By this solemn oath, the members of the Commission undertook to comply with the Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and to exercise their responsibilities in full independence and in the general interest of the Union.


Less than half of EU travellers are aware of EU Passenger Rights

European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 Jan 2020 The European Commission today released the results of a Eurobarometer survey on passenger rights in the European Union (EU). According to the survey, 43% of EU ...


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