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Top Stories from the European Commission - 21-25 September 2020

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Daily News 24 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 24 Sep 2020 Leuven is European Capital of Innovation 2020
The city of Leuven in Belgium is the European Capital of Innovation 2020, the Commission announced today at the Eu...


World Maritime Day: Commissioner Valean calls for support and safe return of seafarers

European Commission Statement Brussels, 24 Sep 2020 On World Maritime Day, I want to raise attention to the role seafarers have been playing during the pandemic.


Press remarks by Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis on the Capital Markets Union and Digital Finance

European Commission Speech Brussels, 24 Sep 2020 Good afternoon,
In June, I was presenting the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the cornerstone of Next Generation EU.
Today, we are taking the same themes a st...


Magazino raises €21 million to expand robot software ACROS.AI on third-party hardware

European Commission Press release Munich, 24 Sep 2020 The robotics company Magazino has closed a Series B financing round of €21 million.


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control's new risk assessment shows need to step up coronavirus response in the EU

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Sep 2020 Today, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published its updated risk assessment regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside a set of guidelines for non-pharmaceutical interventions (such as hand hygiene, physical distancing, cleaning and ventilation).


Questions and Answers on the Capital Markets Union Action Plan

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 24 Sep 2020 What is the Capital Markets Union (CMU) and why is it important?
The CMU is the EU's plan to create a truly single market for capital across the EU. It aims to ...


Digital Finance Package: Commission sets out new, ambitious approach to encourage responsible innovation to benefit consumers and businesses

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Sep 2020 The European Commission has today adopted a new Digital Finance Package, including Digital Finance and Retail Payments Strategies, and legislative proposals on crypto-assets and digital resilience.


Questions and Answers: Coronavirus and the EU Vaccines Strategy

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 24 Sep 2020 Questions and Answers: Coronavirus and the EU Vaccines Strategy


Questions and Answers: Digital Finance Strategy, legislative proposals on crypto-assets and digital operational resilience, Retail Payments Strategy

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 24 Sep 2020
The Digital Finance Strategy

Why do we need a Digital Finance Strategy?
As technology and business models develop, European consumers and businesses are incre...


Capital Markets Union: Commission to boost Europe's capital markets

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Sep 2020 The European Commission has today published a new, ambitious Action Plan to boost the European Union's Capital Markets Union (CMU) over the coming years.


Speech by Vice-President Schinas on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum

European Commission Speech Brussels, 23 Sep 2020 This is an important moment The Pact on Migration and Asylum we are presenting today has been a long time in the making. The time for action is now. You will re...


Speech by Commissioner Johansson on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum

European Commission Speech Brussels, 23 Sep 2020 Migration has defined our societies for centuries, enriched our cultures and shaped our lives. So said President von der Leyen in her State of the Union speech ...


Daily News 23 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 23 Sep 2020 COLLEGE MEETING: A fresh start on migration - Building confidence and striking a new balance between responsibility and solidarity
Today, the European Commissio...


A fresh start on migration: Building confidence and striking a new balance between responsibility and solidarity

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Sep 2020 The European Commission is proposing a new Pact on Migration and Asylum, covering all of the different elements needed for a comprehensive European approach to migration


Coronavirus response: over €1 billion from EU Cohesion policy to support Spain's recovery

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Sep 2020 The European Commission has approved the modification of nine more Cohesion policy operational programmes in Spain, worth a total of €1.2 billion from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.


Press statement by President von der Leyen on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum

European Commission Statement Brussels, 23 Sep 2020 "Check against delivery"
Migration has always been a fact for Europe – and it will always be. Throughout centuries, it has defined our societies, enriched...


New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 23 Sep 2020 General questions
What exactly does the Pact contain?
The Pact sets out the Commission's new approach to migration, addresses border management and ensures more...


New Pact on Migration and Asylum - Building on the progress made since 2016: Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 23 Sep 2020 The asylum and return reforms proposed by the Commission in 2016 and 2018 and on many of which the co-legislators have already found political agreement but did...


Press remarks by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic on boosting the RescEU medical reserve

European Commission Statement Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Good afternoon, everybody.
As you are aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed some serious vulnerabilities in how the international community responds to globa...


Daily News 22 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Commission welcomes finalisation of guarantee system for €100 billion SURE instrument
The Commission welcomes the activation of the SURE instrument, which ...


Commission launches initiative for more sustainable cocoa production

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 The European Commission today kicks off an initiative to improve sustainability in the cocoa sector.


Questions and Answers – Single European Sky: for an efficient and sustainable air traffic management

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Single European Sky: for an efficient and sustainable aviation network/air traffic management


Single European Sky: for a more sustainable and resilient air traffic management

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Today, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels of the European Green Deal.


Coronavirus: 4 new Member States join the rescEU medical reserve

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Today, Denmark, Greece, Hungary and Sweden have joined Germany and Romania as host states of the rescEU medical equipment reserve. With financial support from t...


Beating cancer: Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 To improve workers' protection against cancer, the Commission has proposed today to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.


Beating cancer: Commission proposes improved protection for workers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 How are workers currently protected against cancer-causing chemicals under EU legislation?
Three main EU Directives come into play: the over-arching Occupationa...


Read-out of the meeting between European Commission President von der Leyen, the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in her capacity as rotating Presidency of the Council, 21 September

European Commission Read-out Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Today, President von der Leyen discussed via videoconference with the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, and Chancellor Angela Merkel for the ...


Remarks of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the informal meeting of Trade Ministers

European Commission Speech Berlin, 21 Sep 2020 Remarks of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the informal meeting of Trade Ministers


State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Belgian capacity mechanism

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Sep 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether a Belgian capacity mechanism to safeguard security of electricity supply is in li...


Mergers: Commission approves Fortenova's acquisition of Mercator

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Sep 2020 The European Commission has approved unconditionally, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Mercator by Fortenova. The Commission conclude...


Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Eaton Hydraulics by Danfoss

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Sep 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Eaton's hydraulics business ("Eaton Hydraulics") ...


Daily News 21 / 09 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 21 Sep 2020 State of the Union: Commission adopts revised EU Emission Trading System State aid Guidelines
In line with the European Green Deal and the EU's objective to bec...


Financial stability: Commission adopts time-limited decision giving market participants the time needed to reduce exposure to UK central counterparties (CCPs)

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Sep 2020 The European Commission has today adopted a time-limited decision to give financial market participants 18 months to reduce their exposure to UK central counterparties (CCPs).


State of the Union: Commission adopts revised EU Emission Trading System State aid Guidelines*

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Sep 2020
In line with the European Green Deal and the EU's objective to become the first climate neutral economy by 2050, the Commission adopted today revised EU Emissi...


State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into allocation of mobile radio frequencies by Poland to telecoms operator Sferia

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Sep 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the allocation by the Polish authorities of a frequency block for the provision o...


Let's make change happen: op-ed article by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

European Commission News Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 "We have the vision, the plan, the investment. And we also have a new-found unity. So let's get to work and ensure that this pandemic changes our destiny for the better."


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