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Top Stories from the European Commission - 9-13 March 2020

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Joint Statement by President von der Leyen and President Michel on the U.S. travel ban*

European Commission Statement Brussels, 12 Mar 2020 The Coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any continent and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action.


Daily News 12 / 03/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 12 Mar 2020 European Innovation Council pilot supports 107 visionary ideas of start-ups, SMEs and researchers
The European Commission announced today that 107 innovative p...


Coronavirus: Measures introduced for Commission staff

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Mar 2020 Since the very beginning of the crisis, the European Commission has designed and implemented a set of measures to protect its staff in view of the evolving deve...


State aid: Commission approves €12 million Danish scheme to compensate damages caused by cancellations of large public events due to COVID-19 outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Mar 2020 The European Commission has found a DKK 91 million (€12 million) Danish aid scheme to compensate organisers for the damage suffered due to the cancellation of l...


Joint statement by EU and UK negotiators on next week's round of negotiations

European Commission Statement Brussels, 12 Mar 2020 Given the latest COVID-19 developments, EU and UK negotiators have today jointly decided not to hold next week's round of negotiations in London, in the form or...


Wednesday 11 March: 16th European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism

European Commission Upcoming events Paris, 09 Mar 2020 On Wednesday 11 March, the European Commission will organise an event in Paris to mark the 16th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism. As ever...


Commission statement on the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism

European Commission Statement Paris, 10 Mar 2020 On the occasion of the 16th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism, the Commission has issued the following statement:

"Today, we remember and honou...


Daily News 11 / 03 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 11 Mar 2020 Changer la façon dont nous produisons et consommons: nouveau plan d'action pour l'économie circulaire
Aujourd'hui, la Commission européenne a adopté un nouveau ...


Circular Economy Action Plan

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 11 Mar 2020 .
Circular Economy Action Plan Circular Economy Action Plan


Questions and Answers: A New Circular Economy Action Plan for a Cleaner and More Competitive Europe

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 11 Mar 2020 Questions and Answers: A New Circular Economy Action Plan for a Cleaner and More Competitive Europe


Antitrust: Commission publishes study on the application of Interchange Fees Regulation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 Mar 2020 The European Commission has published a study on the application of the Interchange Fees Regulation ("IFR") for card-based payment transactions. The study, whic...


Changing how we produce and consume: New Circular Economy Action Plan shows the way to a climate-neutral, competitive economy of empowered consumers

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 Mar 2020 Today, the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan - one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe's new agenda for sustainable growth.


Joint Statement following the videoconference between President von der Leyen and President of the Council of Ministers Conte

European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 Mar 2020 Following yesterday's conversation between President Conte and President von der Leyen and the extraordinary video-meeting of the European Council, President Co...


Press statement by Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius on the new Circular Economy Action Plan

European Commission Speech Brussels, 11 Mar 2020 Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

Today is an important day for environment and industrial policy. Today we are taking a big step to the low-carbon and resour...


Press remarks by President von der Leyen on the Coronavirus response

European Commission Statement Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 This morning, I met with the Commission's Coronavirus Response Team. We discussed about the situation in Italy and what additional support we can provide. I als...


Opening Remarks of Commissioner Kyriakides at the European Parliament Plenary Debate on COVID-19

European Commission Speech Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 Opening Remarks of Commissioner Kyriakides at the European Parliament Plenary Debate on COVID-19


Coronavirus crisis: "Commission will use all the tools at its disposal to make sure the European economy weathers the storm"

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 During today's EU leaders' videoconference on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Commission received a mandate to further step up its response to the Co...


Ignitis Group borrows €60m from EIB for its first wind farm project in Poland

European Commission Press release Vilnius, 10 Mar 2020 Financing backed by the Investment Plan for Europe


Unleashing the full potential of European SMEs

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 . Unleashing the full potential of European SMEs Unleashing the full potential of European SMEs


A single market that delivers for businesses and consumers

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 . A single market that delivers for businesses and consumers A single market that delivers for businesses and consumers


A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 . A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green


Questions and Answers: EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY PACKAGE

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

Why is the EU putting forward a renewed industrial policy now?

The Commission is setting a clear direction for a globally competitive, cli...


Daily News 10 / 03/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 RÉUNION DU COLLEGE : Préparer les entreprises européennes pour l'avenir: une nouvelle stratégie industrielle pour une Europe verte et numérique, compétitive à l...


Commission proposes measures to ease impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the aviation industry and the environment

European Commission Statement Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 Commission proposes measures to ease impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the aviation industry and the environment


Making Europe's businesses future-ready: A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Mar 2020 The package of initiatives outlines a new approach to European industrial policy that is firmly rooted in European values and social market traditions. It sets out a range of actions to support all players of European industry, including big and small companies, innovative start-ups.


EU paves the way for a stronger, more ambitious partnership with Africa

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Mar 2020 The Commission and the High Representative proposed the basis for a new strategy with Africa. The communication sets out proposals to intensify cooperation in five key areas: green transition; digital transformation; sustainable growth and jobs; peace and governance; migration and mobility.


Questions and Answers: Towards a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 09 Mar 2020 1. Why does the EU need a new Strategy?

Africa is Europe's closest neighbour. The ties that bind Africa and the European Union (EU) are broad and deep as a r...


Towards a comprehensive strategy with Africa

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 09 Mar 2020 Towards a comprehensive strategy with Africa Towards a comprehensive strategy with Africa Towards a comprehensive strategy with Africa


Daily News 09 / 03 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 09 Mar 2020 The first 100 days of the von der Leyen Commission: the first big steps on our journey*

This morning, President von der Leyen presented the main challenges fac...


Remarks by President von der Leyen at the press conference on the first 100 days of her mandate

European Commission Statement Brussels, 09 Mar 2020 Good morning to all of you,

The College of Commissioners has taken office now since 100 days.

While we were preparing this meeting here this morning, I though...


Remarks by HR/VP Josep Borrell and Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen at the press conference on the Joint Communication towards a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa

European Commission Statement Brussels, 09 Mar 2020
Opening remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell
This is one of the most important international partnerships that ...


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel, following their meeting with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

European Commission Statement Brussels, 09 Mar 2020 Thank you so much,

First of all, I want to stress that it is good that the lines of communication with Turkey remain open and active. Indeed, th...


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