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Top Stories from the European Commission - 25-29 May 2020

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Opening Remarks by Vice-President Schinas at the Press Conference on the EU4Health Programme

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Speech Brussels, 28 May 2020 Following yesterday's unprecedented EU response to the unprecedented situation we are faced with, we are here today with Commissioner Kyriakidou to present you ...


Questions and answers: the Coronavirus Global response

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 28 May 2020 The Coronavirus Global Response builds on the commitment made by G20 leaders on 26 March to present a united front against the pandemic. With this in mind, on 2...


Mergers: Commission waives the commitments made by Takeda to obtain clearance of its acquisition of Shire

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 May 2020 The European Commission has waived, under the EU Merger Regulation, the commitments made by Takeda to obtain clearance of its acquisition of Shire.

The Commiss...


Coronavirus Global Response: kick off of new campaign with support of Global Citizen

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 May 2020 Today, the Commission announced the next steps in the Coronavirus Global Response, the global action for universal access to affordable coronavirus vaccination, treatment and testing.


Questions and Answers on the EU budget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 28 May 2020 What is the Recovery and Resilience Facility£

The new Recovery and Resilience Facility will provide large-scale financial support to reforms and investments un...


Press statement by President von der Leyen on the next steps in the Coronavirus Global Response

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Statement Brussels, 28 May 2020 A very warm welcome to all of you!

Six months after the outbreak of the pandemic, the coronavirus is still spreading around the globe. It is threatening people...


Commission proposes a public loan facility to support green investments together with the European Investment Bank

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 May 2020 Today, the European Commission presents its proposal for a public sector loan facility under the Just Transition Mechanism.


EU budget for recovery: Questions and answers on the Just Transition Mechanism

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 28 May 2020 What will change for the Just Transition Mechanism£

The transition towards climate neutrality will provide opportunities for and challenge regions and sectors ...


EU budget for recovery: Questions and answers on REACT-EU, cohesion policy post-2020 and the European Social Fund+

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 28 May 2020 REACT-EU

What is REACT-EU and how does it involve cohesion policy£

REACT-EU stands for Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe and is a...


Questions and Answers on the New EU4Health Programme

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 28 May 2020 What is the new EU4Health Programme and how will it contribute to improving health systems in the EU£

The Commission has proposed a new, ambitious stand-alone ...


Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on the Recovery and Resilience Facility

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Speech Brussels, 28 May 2020 Good morning. As you know, I have been calling for a few weeks for an economic response that is up to the challenge we face: the worst economic shock since the ...


Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the press conference on the Recovery and Resilience Facility

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Speech Brussels, 28 May 2020 Good morning everyone,

The coronavirus has shaken Europe and the world, testing our healthcare systems, our societies and our economies.

The depth of the cris...


Daily News 28 / 05 / 2020

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 28 May 2020 EU budget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

As announced by European Commission President von der Leyen on 27 May 2020, the centrepiece of the rec...


Opening Remarks by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans at the Press Conference on a Green and Just Recovery

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Speech Brussels, 28 May 2020 Thank you very much.

After yesterday's presentation of the package, we know what the dimensions are of the problem we need to face. We know what the dimensions...


Speech by President von der Leyen at the UN High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Speech Brussels, 28 May 2020 Secretary-General,

Prime Ministers, Presidents,

Excellencies,

Allow me to start by thanking all of you for the initiative to discuss financing for the develo...


Opening Remarks by Commissioner Kyriakides at the Press Conference on the EU4Health Programme

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Speech Brussels, 28 May 2020 Yesterday, as Vice-President Schinas mentioned, we proposed what is probably the most ambitious economic and financial package of our lifetime in response to th...


State aid: Commission approves €600 million Finnish guarantee scheme to support maritime companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 May 2020 The European Commission has approved a €600 million Finnish aid scheme to support the maritime companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme ...


Europe's moment: Repair and prepare for the next generation

Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 May 2020 Today, the European Commission has put forward its proposal for a major recovery plan.


Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the EU Recovery package

Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Speech Brussels, 27 May 2020 President von Leyen presented the Commission's proposal related to the MFF and the Recovery Instrument at the European Parliament Plenary today.


Press statement by President von der Leyen on the MFF and the Recovery Instrument

Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Statement Brussels, 27 May 2020 Good afternoon,

The current crisis is our biggest collective challenge since the birth of the European Union.

It is firstly a health challenge.

But it has al...


Questions and Answers on the MFF and Next Generation EU

Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 27 May 2020 GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

What is the Commission proposing today£

The Commission has today proposed a stronger EU budget to address the immediate economic and soci...


Investment Plan: first EIB support for solar energy project in Poland

Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 May 2020 Project to contribute to the development of renewable energy sources in Poland


Research and Innovation Performance report: Enabling Europe to lead the green and digital transition

Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 May 2020 The Commission released today its latest report on the EU's Science, Research and Innovation Performance, through which it analyses how Europe performs in the g...


Daily News 27 / 05 / 2020

Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 27 May 2020 Research and Innovation Performance report: Enabling Europe to lead the green and digital transition

The Commission released today its latest report on the EU'...


State aid: Commission approves Lithuanian fund to enable up to €1 billion of liquidity and capital support to medium-sized and large enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 May 2020 The European Commission has approved Lithuanian plans to set up a fund with a target size of up to €1 billion that will invest through debt and equity instrumen...


Support for innovation in the European car industry: EIB finances Gestamp's RDI strategy to the tune of €200 million

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 May 2020 Agreement supported by Investment Plan for Europe


Joint press release: Japan-EU Leaders' meeting

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 May 2020 The leaders expressed their deepest sympathy with the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. They recognised that global solidarity, cooperation and effective multilateralism are required more than ever to defeat the virus as well as to ensure economic recovery.


Daily News 26 / 05 / 2020

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 26 May 2020 EU and Japan leaders signal close coordination in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and a commitment to enhance their strategic partnership

On 26 May, Com...


Coronavirus: following Commission's call, platforms remove millions of misleading ads

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 May 2020 As part of its commitment to protect consumers online, the European Commission has coordinated a screening ('sweep') of websites, with the aim of finding out wh...


EU industry joins forces to help European citizens

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 26 May 2020 EU industry joins forces to help European citizens EU industry joins forces to help European citizens EU industry joins forces to help European citizens


EU mobilises international donors to support Venezuelan refugees and migrants and countries in the region

Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 May 2020 Today, the European Union and the Spanish Government convened the International Donors' Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants and countries in the region, with the support of the UNHCR and IOM.


Daily News 25 / 05 / 2020

Mon, 25 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 25 May 2020 EU-Japan leaders' video conference meeting to focus on the coronavirus pandemic and coordinated response

On 26 May, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, ...


Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada

Mon, 25 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 May 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Co...


State aid: Commission approves €2.2 billion Polish subsidised loan scheme for large enterprises affected by coronavirus outbreak

Mon, 25 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 May 2020 The European Commission has approved a Polish subsidised loan scheme to support large enterprisesin the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The measure was app...


State aid: Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme to stabilise trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak

Mon, 25 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 May 2020 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Dutch guarantee scheme to support the trade credit insurance market in face of the coronavirus...


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