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Top Stories from the European Commission - 6-10 July 2020

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Statement by Commissioner Valean on the final adoption of the Mobility Package I by the European Parliament

European Commission Statement Brussels, 09 Jul 2020 The social improvements of the Mobility Package I are significant, and to this end, I welcome the Parliament's vote.

The Commission regrets that the new set of...


EU Citizenship: New survey shows EU citizens are more aware of their rights

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jul 2020 A new Eurobarometer survey on EU Citizenship and Democracy released today by the European Commission shows that a vast majority of Europeans (91%) are familiar ...


24 new European Universities reinforce the European Education Area

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jul 2020 European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that come together for the benefit of students, teachers a...


Daily News 09 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 09 Jul 2020 EU citizenship: New survey shows EU citizens are more aware of their rights

A new Eurobarometer survey on EU Citizenship and Democracy released today by the Eu...


Getting ready for the end of the transition period with the UK: European Commission adopts "readiness" Communication

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Jul 2020 The European Commission has today adopted a Communication to help national authorities, businesses and citizens prepare for the inevitable changes that will arise at the end of the transition period.


European Investment Bank provides funding of €20 million to NavVis as part of the Investment Plan for Europe

European Commission Press release Munich, 08 Jul 2020 The European Investment Bank (EIB) and NavVis GmbH announced today the signing of a contract which provides financing of €20 million to NavVis GmbH, a global market leader in digital twin technology.


Daily News 08 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 Pour une économie climatiquement neutre : la Commission présente ses ambitions pour le système énergétique du futur et l'hydrogène propre, et lance l'Alliance e...


Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans' and Commissioner Kadri Simson's press remarks on the energy sector integration and hydrogen strategies

European Commission Speech Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 Exectuive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Mr Frans Timmermans
Thank you very much.
Hello, wherever you are.
Commissioner Simson and I are very ex...


Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the presentation of the programme of activities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU

European Commission Speech Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 President von der Leyen delivered a speech on the presentation of the programme of activities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU at the European Parliament Plenary session today.


State aid: Commission approves €6.2 billion Italian grants scheme to support small businesses and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 The European Commission has approved a €6.2 billion Italian scheme to support small businesses and self-employed affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The schem...


State aid: Commission approves German fund to enable up to €500 billion of liquidity and capital support to enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 The European Commission has approved German plans to set up a fund with a budget of up to €500 billion for providing guarantees and investing through debt and e...


Read-out of the meeting between President von der Leyen, President Sassoli, Chancellor Merkel (rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU) and President Michel

European Commission Read-out Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 Today, President von der Leyen received the Presidents of the European Parliament, of the Council of the EU and of the European Council, in order to take stock ...


Opening speech by Commissioner Thierry Breton at launch of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

European Commission Speech Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 After the words of Frans, I would also like to welcome you to the launch of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.
Hydrogen is essential to decarbonise our indus...


EU Hydrogen Strategy

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 EU Hydrogen Strategy EU Hydrogen Strategy


European Commission and World Bank Group renew agreement to strengthen development cooperation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jul 2020

The European Commission and the World Bank Group have today signed a Financial Framework Partnership Agreement, which guides the terms under which the Ban...


Questions and answers: An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 What is energy system integration?


Speech by Vera Jourová on "Equipping Europe with better tools to defend the rule of law and democratic values"

European Commission Speech Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure for me to join you today to discuss the rule of law.

I am especially happy that finally, after a few long months, I can...


The European Union increases its support to fight the severe desert locust outbreak in East Africa

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 The EU has mobilised a further €15 million to support the United Nations and partner countries in the fight against one of the worst desert locust outbreaks seen in East Africa in decades.


Powering a climate-neutral economy: Commission sets out plans for the energy system of the future and clean hydrogen

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 The EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, adopted today, will pave the way towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector, driven by the twin goals of a cleaner planet and a stronger economy. The Commission is also launching the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.


Migration: Relocation of unaccompanied children from Greece to Portugal and Finland

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 On 7 and 8 July, 49 unaccompanied children were relocated from Greece to Portugal and Finland as part of a scheme organised by the Commission and the Greek Spec...


European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 European Clean Hydrogen Alliance European Clean Hydrogen Alliance


EU allocates over €22 million to help Palestinians in need

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 Today, the EU has announced €22.7 million in humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable people in Palestine[1], who are increasingly threatened by violence, hardsh...


Time to act together: Von der Leyen at the European Parliament July plenary

European Commission News Brussels, 09 Jul 2020 "If we do it right, we can also emerge stronger from this crisis thanks to a common European purpose based on NextGenerationEU," President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on 8 July.


Questions and answers: A Hydrogen Strategy for a climate neutral Europe

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 Why do we need a hydrogen strategy?


EU Energy System Integration Strategy

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 EU Energy System Integration Strategy EU Energy System Integration Strategy EU Energy System Integration Strategy


From the College meeting: Commission presents EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen

European Commission News Brussels, 09 Jul 2020 The College presented on 8 July two EU strategies crucial for the implementation of the European Green Deal: the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration and the EU Hydrogen Strategy.


Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on the Summer 2020 Economic Forecast

European Commission Speech Brussels, 07 Jul 2020 Good morning everybody. Let me start with the main messages of this forecast. The summer forecast shows that the road to recovery is still paved with uncertaint...


Relocation of unaccompanied children from Greece to Portugal and to Finland – Questions and answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 08 Jul 2020 Why did the Commission launch this relocation programme?

In March 2020, the Commission presented its Action Plan for immediate measures to support Greece. In o...


Coronavirus: Commission adopts new exceptional support measures for the wine sector

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 Jul 2020 The Commission adopted today an additional package of exceptional measures to support the wine sector, following the coronavirus crisis and its consequences on the sector.


Daily News 07 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 07 Jul 2020 Prévisions économiques de l'été 2020: une récession encore plus profonde, avec des situations qui deviennent plus divergentes

Selon les prévisions économiques ...


EU, Canada and China co-host international meeting on climate cooperation and a sustainable economic recovery

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 Jul 2020 Today, the European Commission's Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and China's Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu co-chaired the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action.


Opening Remarks by Frans Timmermans at virtual Ministerial meeting on Climate Action

European Commission Speech Brussels, 07 Jul 2020 I cannot say good morning, good afternoon or goodnight, as it depends on the time zone you are in.
It is great to be able to welcome you to the 4th session of ...


Investment Plan for Europe: EIAH to provide support for the development of a new specialised children's hospital in Bulgaria

European Commission Press release Sofia, 07 Jul 2020 The new hospital will be a zero-emission building linked with the existing Burgas University hospital.


Summer 2020 Economic Forecast: An even deeper recession with wider divergences

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 Jul 2020 The EU economy will experience a deep recession this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite the swift and comprehensive policy response at both EU and national levels.


Protecting European Consumers: follow-up action on dangerous product alerts increased significantly in 2019

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 Jul 2020 Today, the European Commission has published a new report on the Commission's system to prevent or restrict the selling of dangerous products on the market, the so-called 'Rapid Alert System'.


Commission and EIB provide CureVac with a €75 million financing for vaccine development and expansion of manufacturing

European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 Jul 2020 Coronavirus: Commission and European Investment Bank provide CureVac with €75 million financing for vaccine development and expansion of manufacturing


State aid: Commission approves Latvian fund to enable €100 million of liquidity and capital support to large enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 Jul 2020 The European Commission has approved Latvian plans to set up a fund with a current target size of €100 million that will invest through debt and equity instrume...


Daily News 06 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 06 Jul 2020 Coronavirus: Commission and EIB provide CureVac with a €75 million financing for vaccine development and expansion of manufacturing

The European Investment Ban...


Mergers: Commission clears AMS' acquisition of OSRAM

European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 Jul 2020 The European Commission has approved unconditionally, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of OSRAM by AMS. The Commission concluded that th...


State aid: Commission approves €150 million Austrian subordinated loan to compensate Austrian Airlines for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 Jul 2020 The European Commission has found an Austrian €150 million subordinated loan (convertible into a grant) in favour of Austrian Airlines AG to be in line with EU ...


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