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Top Stories from the European Commission - 14-18 September 2020

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Opening remarks by EVP Timmermans and Commissioner Simson at the press conference on the 2030 climate target plan

European Commission Speech Brussels, 17 Sep 2020
Executive Vice President, Frans Timmermans

Hello everyone,
I am very honoured and pleased to be able to introduce to you today the Commission's climate t...


Daily News 17 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 European Green Deal Call: €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition
The European Commission has decided today to launch a €1 bil...


State of the Union: Commission raises climate ambition and proposes 55% cut in emissions by 2030

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 The European Commission presented today its plan to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.


National Energy and Climate Plans: Member State contributions to the EU's 2030 climate ambition

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 National Energy and Climate Plans: Member State contributions to the EU's 2030 climate ambition


EU Climate Target Plan 2030: Building a modern, sustainable and resilient Europe

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 EU Climate Target Plan 2030: Building a modern, sustainable and resilient Europe


European Green Deal Call: €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 The European Commission has decided today to launch a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help prot...


State of the Union: Questions & Answers on the 2030 Climate Target Plan

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 What are the key elements of the Commission's proposal and what are the next steps?


EU Climate Target Plan 2030: Key contributors and policy Tools

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 EU Climate Target Plan 2030: Key contributors and policy Tools


NextGenerationEU: Commission presents next steps for €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility in 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 The European Commission has set out strategic guidance for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility in its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS). The Facility is the key recovery instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU.


Questions and answers: Commission presents next steps for €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility in 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 What is the strategic guidance for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility as set out in the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy?
The 2021 Ann...


State aid: Commission approves €44 billion Italian recapitalisation scheme to support large companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Sep 2020 The European Commission has approved an Italian scheme, with an overall budget of €44 billion, to support large enterprises affected by the coronavirus out...


State of the Union Address by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary

European Commission Speech Brussels, 16 Sep 2020 President von der Leyen delivered her first State of the Union Address at the European Parliament Plenary.


President von der Leyen's State of the Union Address: charting the course out of the coronavirus crisis and into the future

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Sep 2020
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today pledged that the European Commission will drive a sustainable and transformational recovery that will ...


Daily News 15 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 15 Sep 2020 Rapport sur l'évolution de l'emploi et de la situation sociale en Europe: pourquoi l'équité sociale et la solidarité sont plus impor...


EIB supports affordable housing in the city of Szczecin

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Sep 2020 Szczecin has become the second Polish town to receive a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance a municipal development plan for social and affordable housing.


Employment and Social Developments in Europe review: why social fairness and solidarity are more important than ever

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Sep 2020 Today, the Commission's services have published the 2020 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review dedicated to the theme of social fairness and solidarity.


EU-China Leaders' Meeting: Upholding EU values and interests at the highest level

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 Sep 2020 The European Union and China held a Leaders' Meeting via videoconference on 14 September 2020. An EU-China Leaders' meeting with the participation of leaders of all EU member states was initially scheduled to take place on this date.


Statement by Commissioner Adina Valean on the Commission's intention to extend the airport slot waiver

European Commission Statement Brussels, 14 Sep 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has had a tremendous impact on air travel and the aviation sector as a whole.


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel and Chancellor Merkel, following the EU-China leaders' meeting via videoconference

European Commission Statement Brussels, 14 Sep 2020 Thank you so much.
Indeed, it was a frank and open, and a constructive and intense 'quadrilogue' that we had today – I was about to say 'dialo...


International Day of Democracy: Joint statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Vice-President Dubravka Šuica

European Commission Statement Brussels, 14 Sep 2020 Across the world, people continue to demonstrate, often at great personal risk, their desire for democracy. From Hong Kong to Lebanon, Belarus to Sudan, behind the headlines and numbers are brave and courageous people from all backgrounds.


Daily News 14 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 14 Sep 2020 EU-China Leaders' videoconference preceded by signature of agreement on geographical indications
This afternoon, Commission President Ursula von der&...


EU and China sign landmark agreement protecting European Geographical Indications

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 Sep 2020 Today, the EU and China signed a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GIs) in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the European Union against usurpation and imitation.


Coronavirus: Commission starts testing interoperability gateway service for national contact tracing and warning apps

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 Sep 2020 To exploit fully the potential of mobile proximity contact tracing and warning apps to break the chain of coronavirus infections and save lives, the Commission ...


EU steps up aid for Lebanon – European Commissioner for Crisis Management in Beirut

European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 Sep 2020 Arriving on board of an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight to Beirut today, Janez Lenarcic, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, has started an official visit ...


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