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Top Stories from the European Commission - 3-7 February 2020

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

European Commission Statement Brussels, 06 Feb 2020 Bombings and other attacks on civilians in north-west Syria must stop. The European Union urges all parties to the conflict to allow unimpeded humanitarian acce...


Cohesion Policy: involving citizens to ensure better results

European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 Feb 2020 The Commission decided to launch two new pilot actions to involve citizens more when rolling out cohesion projects on the ground.


Daily News 06 / 02 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 06 Feb 2020 Cohesion Policy: involving citizens to ensure better results

The Commission decided to launch two new pilot actions to involve citizens more when rolling out c...


Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on the review of EU economic governance and the launch of a debate on its future

European Commission Speech Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 The Communication adopted today will involve Member States' Governments and Parliaments. It will also involve the European Parliament, the European Central Bank...


Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the press conference on the review of EU economic governance and the launch of a debate on its future

European Commission Speech Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 I would like to start today by taking you back to 1992. That's when the Maastricht Treaty established the Economic and Monetary Union and the now-famous 3% and ...


Remarks by Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi at the press conference on the revised enlargement methodology

European Commission Statement Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 Check against delivery!

Today the college has adopted a new methodology for the accession negotiations. This is the first element in a renewed enlargement str...


EIB to finance pioneering project to improve CEPSA's energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its chemicals operations in Spain

European Commission Press release Madrid, 05 Feb 2020 Agreement supported by the Investment Plan for Europe


A more credible, dynamic, predictable and political EU accession process - Commission lays out its proposals

European Commission Press release Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 Today, the European Commission put forward a proposal to drive forward the EU accession process, by making it more credible, with a stronger political steer, more dynamic and predictable.


Revised enlargement methodology: Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 Why is the European Commission adopting this revised methodology?

Today's Communication sets out the Commission's proposals to strengthen the EU accession proc...


Economic governance review: Questions and answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 What has the Commission presented today?

The Commission has presented a Communication reviewing the EU's Economic governance framework. Specifically, this incl...


Commission presents review of EU economic governance and launches debate on its future

European Commission Press release Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 The Commission is today presenting a review of the effectiveness of the economic surveillance framework and launches a public debate on its future.


Joint Statement ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

European Commission Statement Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2020, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Securi...


Questions and Answers about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 The EU actively participates in international efforts to promote the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Discussion on the elimination of FGM is inc...


Daily News 05 / 02/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 COLLEGE MEETING: Commission presents review of EU economic governance and launches debate on its future

Today, the Commission presents a review of the effectiv...


Von der Leyen focuses on prevention, research and equal access, launching consultations on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan

European Commission News Brussels, 05 Feb 2020 President von der Leyen emphasised prevention was the best cure we currently had to fight cancer. "Science tells us that 40% of cancer cases are preventable. And yet only 3% of health budgets go into prevention", she said


European Commission and European Investment Fund launch €75 million BlueInvest Fund

European Commission Press release Brussels, 04 Feb 2020 Launch of the first ever equity funding programme for the EU blue economy sector at the BlueInvest Day conference in Brussels


Daily News 04 / 02 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 04 Feb 2020 European Commission and European Investment Fund launch €75 million BlueInvest Fund
During the BlueInvest Day conference in Brussels, the European Commission an...


Speech by President von der Leyen at the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan conference

European Commission Speech Brussels, 04 Feb 2020 Mr President,

Honourable Members,

There are many different reasons why each one of us politicians addresses a topic. Sometimes it is about values. Sometimes i...


Speech by Commissioner Kyriakides - Europe's Beating Cancer Plan: Making the Personal Political

European Commission Speech Brussels, 04 Feb 2020 Speech by Ms Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner in charge of Health and Food Safety, on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, in the European Parliament, in Brussels


Questions & Answers: Europe's Beating Cancer Plan: Let's strive for more

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 04 Feb 2020 Why will the Commission present a Cancer Plan for Europe?


European Commission launches EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan

European Commission Press release Brussels, 04 Feb 2020 Today, on World Cancer Day, the European Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.


Doorstep by President von der Leyen following her meeting with a group of British European Commission staff including remarks on the draft negotiating directives adopted today

European Commission Speech Brussels, 03 Feb 2020 I am just coming from a meeting with the UK staff of the European Commission. We had a very good continental breakfast. They are very dedicated people, great st...


Questions & Answers on the draft negotiating directives for a new partnership with the United Kingdom

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 03 Feb 2020 PRACTICAL ASPECTS

What has the Commission adopted today?

The European Commission has today adopted a recommendation to the Council to authorise it to open neg...


New EU visa rules – Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 31 Jan 2020 New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, faci...


Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission takes first step to launch negotiations with the United Kingdom

European Commission Press release Brussels, 03 Feb 2020 The European Commission has today issued a recommendation to the Council to open negotiations on a new partnership with the United Kingdom.


Daily News 03 / 02 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 03 Feb 2020 Future EU-UK partnership: European Commission takes first step to launch negotiations with the United Kingdom

Today, the European Commission has issued a recom...


New EU visa rules

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 03 Feb 2020 New EU visa rules New EU visa rules New EU visa rules


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