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Top Stories from the European Commission - 16-20 November 2020

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Press remarks by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Kadri Simson on the EU Offshore Renewable Strategy

European Commission Speech Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 Press remarks by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Kadri Simson on the EU Offshore Renewable Strategy


Mergers: Commission refers acquisition of newly created joint venture by Telefónica and Liberty Global to the UK competition authority

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 The European Commission has referred the proposed acquisition by Telefónica S.A. and Liberty Global PLC of a newly created joint venture to the Consumers...


Daily News 19 / 11 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 Pacte vert pour l'Europe : développer les énergies renouvelables en mer pour une Europe climatiquement neutre
Pour contribuer à attein...


Nagorno Karabakh: EU allocates additional €3 million in emergency aid for civilians affected by the hostilities

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 The Commission has announced an additional €3 million in humanitarian support to ensure critical assistance to the civilians most affected by the conflict ...


Tigray conflict: EU humanitarian support to Ethiopian refugees reaching Sudan

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 As more and more Ethiopian refugees fleeing conflict continue to reach the Sudanese borders, the European Commission is mobilising an initial €4 million in...


Speech by President von der Leyen at the high-level conference on migration and asylum in Europe

European Commission Speech Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 Dear President of the European Parliament, dear David,
Dear President of the Bundestag, lieber Wolfgang Schäuble,
Dear Presidents of the Portuguese and Slo...


Universal Children's Day: Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

European Commission Statement Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 This year has shown more than ever how crises disrupt children's lives, no matter where they live. This joint statement highlights the EU's actions to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of all children.


Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy - Key Technologies

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy - Key Technologies


Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy


Boosting Offshore Renewable Energy for a Climate Neutral Europe

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 To help meet the EU's goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission today presents the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy. The Strategy proposes to increase Europe's offshore wind capacity


Questions and Answers: The Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 What is offshore renewable energy?


Équipe Europe : L'UE et la France soutiennent l'énergie verte au Bénin en finançant une centrale solaire

European Commission Communiqué de presse Brussels, 19 Nov 2020 Cette semaine, les travaux pour la construction de la centrale solaire DEFISSOL au Bénin, financés avec le soutien de l'Union européenne (UE) et la France, ont été officiellement lancés.


Opening remarks by Commissioner Schmit at the read-out of the College meeting and press conference on the European Semester Autumn Package

European Commission Speech Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 Thank you, Paolo and thank you Valdis. I will present the Joint Employment Report, which is part of the Autumn package. This year's edition focuses on the impac...


Opening remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the read-out of the College meeting and press conference on the European Semester Autumn Package

European Commission Speech Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 Good morning. Our Autumn Package is based on the economic forecast we presented a couple of weeks ago.
Our view is that we are not having a "v-shaped...


Building the future of EU strategic foresight - Speech by Vice-President Šefcovic at the annual conference of the European Policy and Strategy Analysis System

European Commission Speech Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 First of all, my thanks to President Sassoli for his kind words, and to Anthony Teasdale for helping to reinforce the ESPAS community over the past few years.
I...


Opening remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the read-out of the College meeting and press conference on the European Semester Autumn Package

European Commission Speech Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 Now that Europe is caught up in the second wave of the pandemic, we are again facing a very deep socio-economic impact.
It is a difficult time for everyone. All...


Speech by President von der Leyen at the 2020 Women's Forum Global Meeting

European Commission Speech Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 Dear Chiara (Corazza),
Dear ladies,
Dear friends,
Thank you for your invite to this impressive gathering.
All of you who are connected today have an amazing sto...


Daily News 18 / 11 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 REUNION DU COLLEGE: Semestre européen – paquet d'automne: soutenir une reprise durable et inclusive dans un contexte de grande incertitude
Le vice-...


Health Actions supported through ESI

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 Health Actions supported through ESI Health Actions supported through ESI


European Semester Autumn Package: Supporting a sustainable and inclusive recovery amid high uncertainty

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 The European Commission today presented its autumn economic policy package, including the Opinions on euro area Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) for 2021 and policy recommendations for the euro area.


European Semester Autumn Package: Questions and answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 What does today's package include?
Today, the Commission presents:

Communication on the 2021 Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs)
Opinions on euro area Member S...


Commission welcomes the political agreement on REACT-EU

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Nov 2020 Today, the Commission welcomed the political agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on the Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe package (REACT-EU).


Daily News 17 / 11 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 17 Nov 2020 Commission disburses €14 billion under SURE to nine Member States
The European Commission has disbursed €14 billion to nine EU countries in the second...


Coronavirus: Commission approves contract with CureVac to ensure access to a potential vaccine

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Nov 2020 Today, the European Commission approved a fifth contract with the European pharmaceutical company CureVac, which provides for the initial purchase of 225 million doses on behalf of all EU Member States.


Commission disburses €14 billion under SURE to nine Member States

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Nov 2020 The European Commission has disbursed €14 billion to Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia and Spain in the second instalment of financial support under the SURE instrument.


Statement by President von der Leyen on CureVac

European Commission Statement Brussels, 16 Nov 2020 The coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across Europe. We need a safe and effective vaccine to end this pandemic. A few days after our contract with BioNTec...


Daily News 16 / 11 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 16 Nov 2020 Commission proposes to provide €2.5 billion to Ireland under SURE
The European Commission has today presented a proposal to the Council for a decision to g...


Sanctions: Commission further expands Guidance on COVID-19-related humanitarian aid in sanctioned environments

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Nov 2020 The European Commission further expanded its Guidance Note on how COVID-19-related humanitarian aid can be provided to countries and areas around the world that are subject to EU restrictive measures (sanctions). This Guidance now also has a self-standing chapter on Nicaragua.


Commission launches new complaints system to fight trade barriers and violations of sustainable trade commitments

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Nov 2020 The European Commission has today launched a new complaints system for reporting market access barriers and breaches of Trade and Sustainable Development commitments in the EU's trade agreements and under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences.


European Union backs peace and security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with new aid for police reform

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Nov 2020 The European Union (EU) is maintaining its commitment to the security of the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by earmarking €20 million...


LIFE programme: Short summaries of projects from the LIFE 2019 call for proposals

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 16 Nov 2020 LIFE programme: Short summaries of projects from the LIFE 2019 call for proposals


LIFE programme: over €280 million in EU funding for environment, nature and climate action projects

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Nov 2020 The European Commission has approved an investment package of more than €280 million from the EU budget for over 120 new LIFE programme projects.


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