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Top Stories from the European Commission - 20-24 July 2020

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Press statement by Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis announcing €1.2 billion of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

European Commission Statement Brussels, 23 Jul 2020 Honourable Mr Prime Minister,
Honourable media representatives,
I would like to warmly welcome Prime Minister Shmyhal to Brussels and to his visit to the Europe...


Press statement by Michel Barnier following Round 6 of the negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom

European Commission Statement London, 23 Jul 2020 Ladies and gentlemen,
Good afternoon to all of you.
I am happy to meet you here in Europe House in London, at the end of this sixth negotiation round.
I would l...


EIF and UniCredit Bank Austria provide €500 million in subsidised loans for innovative companies with up to 3,000 employees

European Commission Press release Vienna, 23 Jul 2020 The European Investment Fund (EIF) and UniCredit Bank Austria are intensifying their cooperation and extending their existing guarantee agreement from 2019 amounting to half a billion euros for SMEs to include companies with up to 3,000 employees.


Coronavirus: Macro-financial assistance agreement signed with Ukraine to limit fallout of pandemic

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Jul 2020 The Commission, on behalf of the EU, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ukraine on macro-financial assistance (MFA).


State aid: Commission approves €2.6 billion Polish scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Jul 2020 The European Commission has approved a €2.6 billion (PLN 11.5 billion) Polish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak.


Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the conclusions of the Special European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020

European Commission Speech Brussels, 23 Jul 2020 Six-cent mille.

Six-cent mille victimes de ce virus tueur.

Six-cent mille vies achevées trop tôt.

Six-cent mille histoires écrites qu'à moitié.

Six-cent mil...


State aid: Commission invites stakeholders to provide comments on revised Regional Aid Guidelines

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Jul 2020 The European Commission has launched today a public consultation inviting all interested parties to comment on draft revised EU guidelines on regional State aid (the "Regional Aid Guidelines").


Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge and €70 million in additional aid for Yemen

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Jul 2020 A new EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight has departed from Liège, Belgium, with medical and other essential supplies to reinforce the humanitarian response in Yemen.


Daily News 23 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 23 Jul 2020 President von der Leyen in the European Parliament: "We now have a massive and unprecedented financial firepower"

President of the European Commission, Ursula ...


Daily News 22 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 22 Jul 2020 Coronavirus Global Response: EU supports vaccine research with additional €100 million

The Commission will co-fund with €100 million a call launched by the Coa...


Macao: 2019 Annual report shows the 'One country, two systems' principle generally respected

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jul 2020 The European Commission and the High Representative have adopted their latest annual report to the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on political and economic developments in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), covering 2019.


Coronavirus: European Commission strengthens health and other key services in Tajikistan with €112 million

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jul 2020 Today, as part of its Team Europe Global Response, the European Commission announced €112.2 million to strengthen health, education and social services in Tajikistan and support the country in its coronavirus response.


Hong Kong 2019 Annual Report: an exceptionally challenging year

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jul 2020 The European Commission and the High Representative have today adopted their 22nd annual report to the European Parliament and the Council on political and economic developments in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (S.A.R.) in 2019.


Coronavirus global response: 2 EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights to South Sudan and new funding

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jul 2020 Today, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight arrived in Juba, as part of the European support to vulnerable countries during the coronavirus pandemic.


Integration of migrants: Commission launches a public consultation and call for an expert group on the views of migrants

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Jul 2020 Today the Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation to gather views on new actions that could be taken at EU level to promote the integration and social inclusion of migrants and people with a migrant background.


Digitalising and modernising judicial cooperation: Council endorses provisional agreement reached with the European Parliament on service of documents and taking of evidence

European Commission Statement Brussels, 22 Jul 2020 Today, the Council endorsed the provisional agreement reached with European Parliament on 30 June, on the European Commission's amended regulations for the service of documents and the taking of evidence abroad.


Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel following the Special European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020

European Commission Statement Brussels, 21 Jul 2020 President von der Leyen presented the results of the Special European Council of 17-21 July at a press conference alongside President Michel.


Arctic policy: EU opens consultation on the future approach

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Jul 2020 Today, the European Commission and the European External Action Service jointly launched a public consultation on the way forward for the European Union's Arctic policy.


Humanitarian Aid: €64 million for most vulnerable in Southern Africa

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Jul 2020 The Commission is providing €64.7 million in humanitarian aid for countries in the southern Africa region to help support people in need dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather conditions such as persistent drought in the region and other crises.


Daily News 20 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 20 Jul 2020 Coronavirus: reprogramming of more than €618 million in Cohesion policy funding to overcome the effects of the pandemic in Poland

The European Commission has a...


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