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Top Stories from the European Commission - 24-28 February 2020

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Opening statement by President von der Leyen at the 10th EU-AU Commission-to-Commission meeting plenary session

European Commission Speech Addis Ababa, 27 Feb 2020 Merci beaucoup M. le Président, cher Moussa, de nous recevoir ici au sein de l'Union africaine.

Commissioners,

Dear colleagues and friends,


EU mobilises €10 million more to respond to severe Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Feb 2020 The European Commission has announced today €10 million more to respond to one of the worst Desert Locust outbreak in decades in East Africa. The outbreak could...


Daily News 27 / 02 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 27 Feb 2020 10th Commission-to-Commission meeting in Addis Ababa: President von der Leyen highlights importance of the EU-AU partnership

21 College members are in Addis Ab...


Remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Moussa Faki, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, following the 10th EU-AU Commission-to-Commission meeting plenary session

European Commission Statement Addis Ababa, 27 Feb 2020 Thank you very much Mr President,

Thank you once again for the very warm welcome. And indeed, I can pick up at the moment where you finished your statement. Ye...


Altum and EIB join forces for energy efficiency investments in Latvia

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Feb 2020 Agreement backed by the Investment Plan


Daily News 26 / 02 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 26 Feb 2020 REUNION DU COLLEGE : Le paquet d'hiver place la durabilité compétitive au cœur du Semestre européen

La Commission a publié aujourd'hui les rapports par pays an...


Speech by Commissioner Kyriakides on COVID-19

European Commission Speech Rome, 26 Feb 2020 Speech by Commissioner Kyriakides, in charge of Health and Food Safety, at a Press Conference on COVID-19, in Rome, Italy.

Ladies and Gentlemen,


Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on the European Semester Winter Package

European Commission Speech Brussels, 26 Feb 2020 We are delivering a new message with our Semester Package. We could say we are greening the European Semester and having the Sustainable Development Goals as a ...


Remarks by Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the press conference on the European Semester Winter Package

European Commission Speech Brussels, 26 Feb 2020 Good morning everyone,

The college meeting has just ended and we are here to talk about the European Semester Winter Package. But before going there let me out...


Speech by Michel Barnier to the students at ESCP Europe: Cooperation in the Age of Brexit

European Commission Speech Brussels, 26 Feb 2020 Ladies and gentlemen,

Dear ESCP students,

For many reasons, I am happy to be here before you today in this chamber that is the heart of European democracy.


Remarks by Commissioner Schmit at the press conference on the European Semester Winter Package

European Commission Speech Brussels, 27 Feb 2020 I want to start on a good note: employment is at a record high in Europe. However, we have to be aware that labour markets are affected by the changes in our ec...


Winter Package puts competitive sustainability at the heart of the European Semester

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 Feb 2020 The Commission has today published country reports analysing each Member State's key socio-economic challenges.


European Semester: The Winter Package explained

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 26 Feb 2020 What does today's package include?

Today, the Commission presents:

28 country reports
a Communication on the main findings of the reports and a summary of the...


Burkina Faso : The EU reaffirms its support during this humanitarian and security crisis

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 Feb 2020 In the light of the very rapid deterioration in the humanitarian and security crisis in Burkina Faso, Janez Lenarcic, Commissioner for Crisis Management, and Ju...


Statement by Commissioner Sinkevicius on EU action on by-catch of dolphins and other marine animals

European Commission Statement Brussels, 25 Feb 2020 Today I have written to Fisheries and Environment Ministers of 22 European Union Member States about the issue of incidental catches of dolphins and other marin...


European Union-African Union Commission-to-Commission take their cooperation forward

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 25 Feb 2020 Factsheet European Union-African Union Commission-to-Commission take their cooperation forward European Union-African Union Commission-to-Commission take their ...


A record number of College members travel to Addis Ababa for the 10th European Union-African Union Commission-to-Commission meeting

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Feb 2020 The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, travels to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 10th Commission-to-Commission meeting between the European Union and the African Union, accompanied by 19 Commissioners and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.


Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Feb 2020 The European Commission welcomes the Council's decision today, as expected, to authorise the opening of the future partnership negotiations with the UK.


Daily News 25 / 02/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 25 Feb 2020 A record number of College members travel to Addis Ababa for the 10th European Union-African Union Commission-to-Commission meeting

Tomorrow, the President of ...


Future EU-UK Partnership: Question and Answers on the negotiating directives

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 25 Feb 2020 PRACTICAL ASPECTS

What has the Council adopted today?

The General Affairs Council has today adopted a decision, as expected, to authorise the opening of the f...


European Union - African Union Partnership

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 25 Feb 2020 Due to a technical issue the factsheet will be available at 14:00 CET on 25/02/2020.
European Union - African Union Partnership European Union - African Union ...


State aid: Romania needs to recover around €13 million of incompatible rescue aid from Romanian National Uranium Company; cannot implement incompatible restructuring aid

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Feb 2020 The European Commission has found that various Romanian public support measures in favour of the Compania Na?ionala a Uraniului SA ('CNU', the National Uranium ...


State aid: Commission approves around €36 million Romanian rescue aid to state-owned flag carrier TAROM

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Feb 2020 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Romania's plans to grant a temporary loan of approximately €36.7 million (around RON 176 million...


Statement by Commissioner Janez Lenarcic: EU measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and protect people in the EU and throughout the world

European Commission Statement Brussels, 24 Feb 2020 * Check against delivery *

With more than 2,600 lives lost already and the epidemics affecting already 28 countries worldwide, the spread of COVID-19 deman...


State Aid: Commission clears public support to Timisoara Airport, airport fees and discounts, as well as individual agreements with Wizz Air

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Feb 2020 The European Commission has cleared the public funding granted by Romania to Timisoara Airport between 2007 and 2009, as well as the fees payable by all airline...


Daily News 24 / 02 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 24 Feb 2020 COVID-19: La Commission travaille sur tous les fronts et fournit 232 millions d'euros pour contribuer à la lutte mondiale contre l'épidémie

La Commission a auj...


Remarks delivered by Commissioner Kyriakides at the joint press conference with Commissioner Lenarcic on the EU's response, preparedness and financial support to address the COVID-19 outbreak

European Commission Speech Brussels, 24 Feb 2020 Dear ladies and gentlemen,

Like all viruses, COVID-19 does not know regions, countries, nor continents. As Commissioner Lenarcic has said, we can only contain ...


The EU's Response to COVID-19

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 24 Feb 2020 The European Commission is working on all fronts to support efforts to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.


COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Feb 2020 The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.


State aid: Romania needs to recover €570 million of incompatible aid from the rail freight operator CFR Marfa

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Feb 2020 The European Commission has found that rail freight operator CFR Marfa received at least €570 million incompatible State aid from Romania through a debt write-o...


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