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Top Stories from the European Commission - 10-14 February 2020

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Winter 2020 Economic Forecast: Offsetting forces confirm subdued growth

European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 Feb 2020 The Winter 2020 Economic Forecast published today projects that the European economy is set to continue on a path of steady, moderate growth. The euro area has now enjoyed its longest period of sustained growth since the euro was introduced in 1999.


Investment Plan for Europe: EIB signs a €12 million loan with energy services provider Resalta

European Commission Press release Ljubljana, 13 Feb 2020 Resalta's activities in the energy efficiency sector are crucial for the region


Investment Plan for Europe: Safer, smoother travel for Europeans as the EIB lends EUR 90m for expansion of the Karavanke Tunnel in Slovenia

European Commission Press release Ljubljana, 13 Feb 2020 New 8km long tunnel tube will increase safety and reduce queues on TEN-T corridor between the Baltics, Adriatic and Mediterranean


Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni presenting the Winter 2020 Economic Forecast

European Commission Speech Brussels, 13 Feb 2020 Key messages from the Winter 2020 Economic Forecast

Good morning. I am pleased to present you the Commission's winter economic forecast for 2020 and 2021.


Thursday 13 February: The Commission publishes its Winter Economic Forecast

European Commission Upcoming events Brussels, 07 Feb 2020 On 13 February 2020, the Commission will publish its Winter Economic Forecast.

Background:

The European Commission produces two comprehensive forecasts (spri...


February infringements package: key decisions

European Commission Infringement decisions Brussels, 12 Feb 2020 Overview by policy area
In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comp...


Speech by President von der Leyen in the Plenary of the European Parliament at the debate on the special meeting of the European Council of 20 February 2020 on the Multiannual Financial Framework

European Commission Speech Strasbourg, 12 Feb 2020 President von der Leyen gave a speech at the European Parliament this morning about the Commission's ambitions ahead of the European Council's special meeting on the next European budget for 2021-2027.


Infringement - Commission takes Italy to Court for its incomplete regime of access to genetic resources

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Feb 2020 The European Commission is referring Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU because its system of access to genetic resources from non-EU countries is considered to be dysfunctional.


Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to the Court for discriminatory legislation on car registration tax

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Feb 2020 Today the Commission decided to refer Portugal to the Court of Justice of the European Union for taxing used cars that are imported from other Member States mor...


Trade/Human Rights: Commission decides to partially withdraw Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Feb 2020 The European Commission has decided to withdraw part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the European Union's Everything But Arms' (EBA) trade scheme.


Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Feb 2020 The European Commission welcomes today's decision by the European Parliament to approve the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements. The EU-Vietnam trade agreement is now set to enter into force in 2020, upon conclusion of the ratification procedure by Vietnam.


Von der Leyen on EU long-term budget: our opportunity to make Europe fit for the future

European Commission News Strasbourg, 12 Feb 2020 "All of us must be ready to find a common ground and we must find the right balance between old and new priorities", Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said about the EU long-term budget at the European Parliament debate today.


Speech by President von der Leyen in the Plenary of the European Parliament at the debate on the Commission's proposal for a mandate for the negotiation of a new partnership with the United Kingdom

European Commission Speech Strasbourg, 11 Feb 2020 Thank you, Mr President,

Honourable Members,

It is just two weeks ago that we bid farewell to our British friends by singing 'Auld Lang Syne'. And I think it ...


European Investment Bank provides funding of €40 million to ITM

European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 11 Feb 2020 Financing provided under Investment Plan for Europe


Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 Feb 2020 On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, today the Commission is highlighting the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues. Executive Vice-Pre...


Women and girls in science - from aspiration to reality

European Commission News Brussels, 11 Feb 2020 "Less than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women", Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said in her video message, quoting UN data. "This must change", she stressed.


Daily News 11 / 02/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 11 Feb 2020 Speech by President von der Leyen in the plenary of the European Parliament on the Commission's proposal for a mandate for the negotiation of a new partnership ...


Von der Leyen sets out the ambition for a free trade agreement with the UK

European Commission News Strasbourg, 12 Feb 2020 The EU will enter the negotiations with the UK with the highest ambition, Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission said at the Plenary session of the European Parliament today.


Trade preferences boost developing countries' exports to the European Union

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Feb 2020 Exports to the European Union from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high of €69 billion in 2018.


Daily News 10 / 02 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 10 Feb 2020 Trade preferences boost developing countries' exports to the European Union

Exports to the European Union from developing countries using special tariff prefer...


Rewarding excellence in sustainable development journalism: Apply today for the 2020 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Feb 2020 Journalists covering development can apply from today for the European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize until 15th March. The Prize rewards journalists f...


State aid: Commission approves €53 million public support scheme for charging stations for low emission vehicles in Romania

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Feb 2020 The European Commission has found Romanian plans to support the creation of a network of recharging stations for electric vehicles to be in line with EU State a...


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