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Top Stories from the European Commission - 26-30 October 2020

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Joint press release: EU-Canada Leaders' Virtual Meeting

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Oct 2020 The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, held a Leaders' Virtual Meeting on 29 October 2020.


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, following the EU-Canada Leaders' meeting via videoconference

European Commission Statement Brussels, 29 Oct 2020 I would like to start by also condemning in the strongest possible terms the hideous and brutal attack, which took place in Nice today. My thoughts are with the...


Daily News 29 / 10 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 29 Oct 2020 EU solidarity in action: €56.7 million to Spain to repair the damages of the extreme weather DANA in autumn 2019
The European Commission granted aid worth...


Coronavirus: Von der Leyen presents new preparedness and response measures

European Commission News Brussels, 29 Oct 2020 President von der Leyen said that no Member State would safely emerge from the crisis until everyone did, and stressed the urgent need for cooperation, coordination and solidarity.


Opening remarks by Commissioner Schmit at the read-out of the College meeting and press conference on adequate minimum wages

European Commission Speech Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 Thank you very much Valdis, thank you also for this overview and mentioning of the main arguments for this proposal. Three years ago in Gothenburg the European ...


Opening remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the read-out of the College meeting and press conference on adequate minimum wages

European Commission Speech Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 Good afternoon,
Before moving to our proposal for adequate minimum wages in the EU, which Nicolas and myself are here to present today, let me mention other poi...


Statement by President von der Leyen at the roundtable 'Internet, a new human right' after the intervention by Simona Levi

European Commission Statement Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 "Check against delivery"
First of all, allow me to say it is a pleasure to react to the comment by Simona Levi. I am impressed by her clear views on knowledge s...


Statement by President von der Leyen at the roundtable 'Internet, a new human right' after the intervention by Sir Berners-Lee

European Commission Statement Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 "Check against delivery"
Buongiorno, Presidente Sassoli.
Thank you very much for the invitation to the European Parliament. And thank you, President Prodi, for ...


Coronavirus Resurgence: New preparedness and response measures across the EU

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 Coronavirus Resurgence: New preparedness and response measures across the EU Coronavirus Resurgence


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Peter Piot, Special Advisor to the President, on additional measures for the EU's response to coronavirus

European Commission Statement Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 "Check against delivery"
The COVID-19 situation is very serious. But we can do something about it. It is serious in nearly all our Member States: All data indic...


Daily News 28 / 10 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 COLLEGE MEETING: Coronavirus resurgence: Commission steps up action to reinforce preparedness and response measures across the EU
Today, the Commission is launc.

Advancing the EU social market economy: adequate minimum wages for workers across Member States

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 The Commission today proposes an EU Directive to ensure that the workers in the Union are protected by adequate minimum wages allowing for a decent living wherever they work.


EU Single Window for Customs: Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 See also the press release
What is the EU Single Window Environment for Customs?
The EU Single Window Environment for Customs is a future-looking digital s...


Questions and answers: Adequate minimum wages

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 Why does the EU need a framework Directive on adequate minimum wages?
Ensuring that EU workers earn adequate wages is essential for improving their living and w...


Customs Union: Commission proposes new 'Single Window' to modernise and streamline customs controls, facilitate trade and improve cooperation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Oct 2020 The European Commission has today proposed a new initiative that will make it easier for different authorities involved in goods clearance to exchange electronic information submitted by traders, who will be able to submit the information required for import or export of goods only once.


EU strengthens trade enforcement arsenal with revamped regulation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 Today, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council reached a political agreement on reinforcing the EU's Enforcement Regulation.


First six Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology funds backed by InnovFin raise a total of EUR 700m

European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 28 Oct 2020 The EIF has signed the first 6 equity agreements with venture capital funds to support businesses across Europe under the EU's InnovFin Artificial Intelligence/Blockchain pilot.


Coronavirus resurgence: Commission steps up action to reinforce preparedness and response measures across the EU

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Oct 2020 Today, the European Commission is launching an additional set of actions, to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, save lives and strengthen the internal market's resilience.


Daily News 27 / 10 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 27 Oct 2020 Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland
The European Commission has disbursed a total of €17 billion to Italy, Spain an...


Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2021

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Oct 2020 Today the Commission published its proposal setting out catch limits for fish stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea. Based on this proposal, EU fisheries ministers will set the final catch limits at the Council on 15-16 December, to apply as of 1 January 2021.


EUR 17 billion EU SURE social bond listed on LuxSE

European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 27 Oct 2020
Luxembourg 27 October 2020: In the presence of European Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn and Prime Min...


Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Oct 2020 The European Commission has disbursed a total of €17 billion to Italy, Spain and Poland in the first instalment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument.


Speech by Vice-President Šefcovic on the European Ombudsman 25th Anniversary*

European Commission Speech Brussels, 26 Oct 2020
Good morning to everyone,
First, I would like to thank Emily O'Reilly for your kind invitation to participate in this very important conference, and to a...


Speech by President von der Leyen at the Meeting of the Spanish Conference of Presidents

European Commission Speech Brussels, 26 Oct 2020 Thank you President Sanchez.
Presidents of autonomous communities and cities,
Ministers,
President of the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces,
thank you ...


Daily News 26 / 10 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 26 Oct 2020 SURE: Council approves €504 million for Hungary as Commissioner Hahn visits Luxembourg Stock Exchange
The European Commission welcomes the Council's approv...


Boeing WTO case: the EU gets formal green light to impose duties on U.S. imports

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 Oct 2020 Today, the Dispute Settlement Body of World Trade Organization (WTO) formally authorised the EU to take countermeasures against the United States.


The EU supports nutrition and social protection in Malawi with €39 million

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 Oct 2020 As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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