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Top Stories from the European Commission - 22-26 June 2020

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Daily News 25 / 06 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 25 Jun 2020 European Union signs aviation agreement with the Republic of Korea

Today, the European Union and the Republic of Korea have signed a Horizontal Aviation Agreem...


State aid: Commission approves €6 billion German measure to recapitalise Lufthansa

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Jun 2020 The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute €6 billion to the recapitalisation of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH), the parent company of Lufthan...


Day of the Seafarer: Commissioner Valean supports the rights of seafarers and their vital role

European Commission Statement Brussels, 25 Jun 2020 On 25 June, the Day of the Seafarer, Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean issued a statement.


European Union signs aviation agreement with the Republic of Korea

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Jun 2020 Today, the European Union and the Republic of Korea have signed a Horizontal Aviation Agreement. This Agreement allows any EU airline to fly to the Republic of Korea from each EU Member State, which has a bilateral air services agreement with the Republic of Korea.


More protection for our seas and oceans is needed, report finds

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Jun 2020 The Commission adopted today a report on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)


Two years of the GDPR: Questions and answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 What are the main conclusions of the report?

Two years after its entry into application, the GDPR has been an overall success, meeting many of the expectations...


Daily News 24 / 06 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 RÉUNION DU COLLÈGE - Droits des victimes: une nouvelle stratégie pour donner aux victimes les moyens d'agir

La Commission européenne a présenté aujourd'hui sa ...


Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: the EU mobilises €52.5 million to support resilience, jobs and stability in the Sahel and Lake Chad region

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 The European Union is mobilising an additional €52.5 million from to support new and ongoing programmes in the Sahel and Lake Chad region under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF).


GDPR: the fabric of a success story

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 GDPR: the fabric of a success story GDPR: the fabric of a success story GDPR: the fabric of a success story


Victims & Rights: New Strategy to empower victims

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 The European Commission presented today its first ever EU Strategy on victims' rights to ensure that all victims of crime can fully rely on their rights, no mat...


Questions & amp; Answers – Victims & Rights: New Strategy to empower victims

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 What are the current instruments protecting victims' rights in the EU?

The Victims' Rights Directive is the core instrument of the EU victims' rights policy. Th...


Commission report: EU data protection rules empower citizens and are fit for the digital age

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 Today, just over two years after its entry into application, the European Commission published an evaluation report on the General Data Protection Regulation (G...


Coronavirus response: Team Europe support to Sudan through EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 Today, the second of two EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights arrived in Sudan, helping humanitarian workers and essential supplies reach people in need and suppo...


EU budget 2021: An annual budget focused on European recovery

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 The Commission has today proposed an EU budget of €166.7 billion for 2021, to be complemented by €211 billion in grants and approximately €133 billion in loans ...


Draft EU Budget 2021 – Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 1. What are the priorities of the draft budget for 2021?

The EU budget is the centrepiece of the European Union's Recovery plan, which aims to get Europe back ...


From the College meeting: Focus on justice and fundamental rights

European Commission News Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 The College reviewed the existing legal framework to fight racism, ranging from provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to...


Commissioner Hahn 's opening statement in the European Parliament BUDG Committee on the Draft Budget 2021

European Commission Statement Brussels, 24 Jun 2020 Dear Chair, dear rapporteurs, dear Members,

Thank you for the opportunity to present our proposal for the draft budget 2021.

This proposal is closely linke...


Commissioner Simson at the Opening Ceremony of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

European Commission Speech Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 Commissioner Simson, responsible for Energy, at the Opening Ceremony of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)


State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the financing of Czech Post's universal service obligation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the compensation granted by Czechia to Czech Post to fulfil its public service mi...


Digital Finance: Commission holds closing pan-European conference following extensive outreach events

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 The European Commission today hosts the closing conference of the 2020 Digital Finance Outreach (DFO) event in Brussels.


European Innovation Scoreboard 2020: EU's innovation is increasing*

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 The Commission released today the European Innovation Scoreboard 2020, which shows that Europe's innovation performance continues to improve across the EU, surp...


Daily News 23 / 06 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 EU-China Summit: Defending EU interests and values in a complex and vital partnership

Yesterday, 22 June, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Council Pr...


European Innovation Scoreboard 2020

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 What is the European Innovation Scoreboard?

The annual European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) provides a comparative assessment of research and innovation perfor...


Press remarks by Commissioner Sinkevicius following the meeting of environment ministers

European Commission Speech Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 Press remarks by Commissioner Sinkevicius following the meeting of environment ministers


Remarks by Frans Timmermans at the meeting of Environment Ministers

European Commission Statement Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 Good morning to everyone, wherever you are.
It is good to have this opportunity to discuss the biggest challenge Europe has faced since the Second World War. I...


Questions and Answers on Emergency Support Instrument

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 What is the Emergency Support Instrument?

One of the principles of the European Union is solidarity among Member States. The Emergency Support Instrument (ESI)...


Joint statement and main messages following the Tripartite Social Summit

European Commission Statement Brussels, 23 Jun 2020 The topic of the Tripartite Social Summit was "Contribution of the Social Partners to relaunching Growth and Employment in the Aftermath of COVID-19". The discu...


Coronavirus response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge supports Burkina Faso

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 As conflict and violence in Burkina Faso continue to displace people, two EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights are being operated to the country. The flights carr...


EU-China Summit: Defending EU interests and values in a complex and vital partnership

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 The European Union and China held their 22nd bilateral Summit via videoconference on 22 June 2020. President of the European Council and President of the European Commission accompanied by High Representative hold the Summit meeting with Chinese Prime Minister and Chinese President.


Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Refinitiv by London Stock Exchange Group

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Refinitiv by the London Stock Exchange Group ("LSEG") under t...


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel, following the EU-China Summit videoconference

European Commission Statement Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 Thank you.

Indeed, the relationship between the European Union and China is simultaneously one of the most strategically important and one of the most challeng...


Von der Leyen following EU-China Summit: We must make progress, one that implies reciprocity and trust

European Commission News Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 "It is not possible to shape the world of tomorrow without a strong EU-China partnership", said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission following the EU-China Summit that took place via videoconference on 22 June.


Discours du Commissaire Breton - Participation au Marché digital du film de Cannes

European Commission Speech Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 Mesdames, Messieurs, Monsieur le Président Lescure,

Je suis particulièrement heureux de pouvoir ouvrir cette conférence qui se tient cette année dans les condi...


Syria crisis: Brussels IV Conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' kicks of

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 From 22 to 30 June, the European Union will be hosting the fourth Brussels Conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" (#SyriaConf2020), co-chaired with the United Nations.

Daily News 22 / 06 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 22nd EU-China Summit and 9th EU-China Energy Dialogue take place via videoconference

Today, 22 June, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council Pre...

Commission publishes EU Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online continues to deliver results

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 Today the European Commission released the results of its fifth evaluation of the 2016 Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online

The Code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 What is the aim of the Code?
The European Commission launched the Code of Conduct (hereafter, the Code) in May 2016 together with four major IT companies (Faceb...

Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni on EU progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

European Commission Speech Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 Good morning. We are presenting this 2020 report on the progress to the Sustainable Development Goals in the EU. It is particularly important this year because ...

Commission signs aviation agreement with Japan

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jun 2020 The European Commission and Japan today signed an agreement on civil aviation safety, which will further boost the EU's already strong cooperation with Japan and reinforce the competitiveness of the EU's aviation industry.

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2020: Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

European Commission Statement Brussels, 19 Jun 2020 This year, World Refugee Day comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic that has already cost the lives of thousands of people and is affecting the livelihood of millions more.The struggle is even harder for refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and stateless persons.


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