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Top Stories from the European Commission - 7-11 September 2020

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Statement by Michel Barnier following Round 8 of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom

European Commission Statement London, 10 Sep 2020 The eighth round of negotiations on the future EU-UK partnership took place in London this week.
The EU remains committed to an ambitious future partnership wit...


Statement by the European Commission following the extraordinary meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee

European Commission Statement London, 10 Sep 2020 Following the publication by the UK government of the draft "United Kingdom Internal Market Bill" on 9 September 2020, Vice-President Maroš &...


Daily News 10 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 10 Sep 2020 Disinformation: EU assesses the Code of Practice and publishes platform reports on coronavirus related disinformation
Today, the Commission presents the assessm...


EU-China: Commission and China hold first High-level Digital Dialogue

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Sep 2020 Today, the Commission held its first High-level Digital Dialogue with China, in preparation of the videoconference between EU and Chinese Leaders on 14 Septembe...


Disinformation: EU assesses the Code of Practice and publishes platform reports on coronavirus related disinformation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Sep 2020 Today, the Commission presents the assessment of the implementation and effectiveness of the Code of Practice on Disinformation. The assessment shows that the C...


Coronavirus Global Response: WHO and Commission launch the Facilitation Council to strengthen global collaboration

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Sep 2020 Today, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Director General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, launched and co-hosted the first meeting of the High Level Facilitation Council.


Urban waste water: 10th Report on Implementation

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 10 Sep 2020 How is waste water treatment linked to EU's recovery?


VAT Gap: EU countries lost €140 billion in VAT revenues in 2018, with a potential increase in 2020 due to coronavirus

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Sep 2020 EU countries lost an estimated €140 billion in Value-Added Tax (VAT) revenues in 2018, according to a new report released by the European Commission today.


Urban waste water: improvement in collection and treatment across the EU helps reducing pollution in the environment

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Sep 2020 The Commission published today the 10th report on the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) that shows an overall improvement in collection and treatment of waste water in Europe's cities and towns, but points to different success levels between the Member States.


VAT Gap: Frequently asked questions

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 10 Sep 2020 See also IP/20/1579
What is VAT?
Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax charged on most goods and services consumed in the EU. The tax is levied on the 'val...


College read-out on the first-ever annual Strategic Foresight Report by Vice-President Maroš Šefcovic

European Commission Read-out Brussels, 09 Sep 2020 Brussels, 9 September 2020
Good afternoon,
Thank you very much for being here with us today.
The main topic of this read-out is our fir...


Daily News 09 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 09 Sep 2020 COLLEGE MEETING: The European Commission appoints a new Director in DG REFORM
Today, the European Commission has decided to appoint Ms Judit Rózsa, a Hun...


Questions and Answers: The first annual Strategic Foresight Report - towards a more resilient Europe

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 09 Sep 2020 What is strategic foresight?
Foresight is the discipline of exploring, anticipating and shaping the future to help build and use collective intelligence in a st...


Commission unveils its first Strategic Foresight Report: charting the course towards a more resilient Europe

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Sep 2020 Today, the European Commission adopted its first-ever Strategic Foresight Report, aiming to identify emerging challenges and opportunities to better steer the European Union's strategic choices.


Coronavirus: Commission completes vaccines portfolio following talks with a sixth manufacturer

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Sep 2020 The European Commission has today concluded exploratory talks with BioNTech-Pfizer to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19.


Statement on the International Day to Protect Education from Attack

European Commission Statement Brussels, 09 Sep 2020 Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic issues the following statement:
"On the occasion of the first International Day to Protect Education fr...


State aid: Commission invites comments on State aid rules for the deployment of broadband networks

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Sep 2020 The European Commission has launched a public consultation inviting Member States and other stakeholders to provide their views and comments on the existing EU ...


Daily News 08 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 08 Sep 2020 European Environment Agency report: Tackling pollution and climate change in Europe will improve health and well-being
According to a major assessment on health...


Press statement by President von der Leyen on the composition of the College

European Commission Statement Brussels, 08 Sep 2020
Good morning,

Yesterday I interviewed the candidates put forward by the Irish government for the post of Commissioner, Ms Mairead McGuinness and Mr Andrew McD...


Commission adopts proposal to make EU-U.S. agreement on tariffs effective

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Sep 2020 The European Commission today published a proposal for a Council and European Parliament regulation to scrap duties on certain imports to the EU.


Antitrust: Commission publishes findings of the evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Sep 2020 The European Commission has today published a Staff Working Document that summarises the findings of the evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (...


Tackling pollution and climate change in Europe will improve health and well-being, especially for the most vulnerable

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Sep 2020 Poor quality environments contribute to 13 % (one in every eight) of deaths according to a major assessment on health and environment released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).


Daily News 07 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 07 Sep 2020 Integrating migrants and refugees into the labour market: Commission and social and economic partners relaunch cooperation
Today, the Commission, trade unions, ...


Integrating migrants and refugees into the labour market: Commission and social and economic partners relaunch cooperation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 Sep 2020 Today, the Commission, trade unions, chambers of commerce and employers' organisations are renewing their cooperation to enhance the integration of migrants and refugees into the labour market


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