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Top Stories from the European Commission - 20-25 January 2020

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Daily News 23 / 01 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 23 Jan 2020 Déclaration commune des Présidents von der Leyen, Sassoli et Michel à l'occasion du 75ème anniversaire de la libération d'Auschwitz-Birkenau

Aujourd'hui, la pr...


Joint Statement by Presidents von der Leyen, Sassoli and Michel ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

European Commission Press release Jerusalem, 23 Jan 2020 Today, President Ursula von der Leyen together with Presidents of the European Parliament, David Sassoli and the European Council, Charles Michel are in Jerusal...


Mergers: Commission approves ZF's acquisition of Wabco

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Jan 2020 The European Commission has approved unconditionally, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of WABCO by ZF. The Commission concluded that the...


Remarks by Commissioner Dubravka Šuica at the College Read-Out: Commission's proposal for the Conference on the Future of Europe

European Commission Speech Brussels, 23 Jan 2020 Good morning,

It is a pleasure for me to be with you today, for my first College read-out and press conference.

Discussions focused on two points:

High Repre...


Joint Statement by President von der Leyen, President Michel, President Sassoli ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

European Commission Statement Jerusalem, 23 Jan 2020 "To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time." ? Elie Wiesel, Night
Seventy-five years ago, Allied Forces liberated the Nazi concentration ca...


In Davos, von der Leyen calls for global cooperation based on fairness and respect

European Commission News Davos, 23 Jan 2020 "We need to upgrade and modernise international fora to find solutions among nations", Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission President said in her special address at the 50th World Economic Forum...


EIB provides Arteche Group with €27 million to finance its innovation and digitalisation strategy

European Commission Press release Madrid, 22 Jan 2020 Agreement supported by the Investment Plan for Europe


Keynote speech by President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum

European Commission Speech Davos, 22 Jan 2020 Today, President von der Leyen delivered a keynote speech at the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, underlining Europe's ambitious role in the world.


Shaping the Conference on the Future of Europe

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jan 2020 Today, the European Commission set out its ideas for shaping the Conference on the Future of Europe, which should be launched on Europe Day, 9 May 2020 and run for two years.


Shaping the Conference on the Future of Europe – Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 22 Jan 2020 What will the Conference focus on?

The Conference should give Europeans a greater say on what the Union does and how it works for them.

The Commission is of t...


Daily News 22 / 01/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 22 Jan 2020 RÉUNION DU COLLÈGE : Donner forme à la Conférence sur l'avenir de l'Europe

La Commission a présenté aujourd'hui ses idées pour l'élaboration de la Conférence s...


Africa-Europe Alliance: Four new financial guarantees worth €216 million signed under the EU External Investment Plan

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jan 2020 The European Commission signed today four guarantee agreements worth €216 million that will help unlock €2 billion to invest in renewables, urban infrastructure and start ups in Africa and the Neighbourhood.


Daily News 21 / 01 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 21 Jan 2020 European Commission and European Investment Bank Group join forces to boost space sector investment with €200 million of financing

The Commission, in partnersh...


European Commission and European Investment Bank Group join forces to boost space sector investment with €200 million of financing

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Jan 2020 €100 million contingent loan for the new Ariane 6 launcher programme, a European Space Agency programme with ArianeGroup as Industrial lead contractor and desig...


Read-out by the Commission of the meeting between Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Donald Trump

European Commission Statement Davos, 21 Jan 2020 Today in Davos, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, met with U.S. President Donald Trump. This friendly exchange of views between al...


Opening remarks of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

European Commission Speech Brussels, 21 Jan 2020 First of all, I would like to wish a lot of success and endurance to Zdravko and his team on taking over the Council's Presidency.

Croatia is the youngest EU M...


EU humanitarian budget for 2020 to help people in over 80 countries

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Jan 2020 Today the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget for 2020 worth €900 million. The EU is the leading global humanitarian aid donor and hel...


Read-out of the bilateral meeting between President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Jan 2020 Today, 20 January 2020, the President of the European Commission, Ms Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the Swiss Confederation, Ms Simonetta Sommaruga,...


Opening speech by President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum

European Commission Speech Davos, 20 Jan 2020 Thank you so much. It is such an honour and such a pleasure to be part of the opening ceremony of the 50th World Economic Forum.

Dear Klaus,

For 50 years, you...


Remarks by Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni at the Eurogroup press conference

European Commission Speech Brussels, 20 Jan 2020 I will make just a couple of points to complement what Mario has said.

Indeed, we had a good discussion connecting two issues in the agenda. One was the lates...


EIB and BBVA provide €600m to support SMEs

European Commission Press release Madrid, 20 Jan 2020 Agreement partially backed by the Investment Plan for Europe


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