Statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker on the situation in Syria

Last night France, the United Kingdom and the United States responded in a coordinated military action to the heinous chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian regime against civilians in Duma on 7 April. As the European Commission has stated, the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable in any circumstances and must be condemned Read more about Statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker on the situation in Syria[…]

The European Union supportes the economic recovery in italian regions affected by earthquakes in 2016 and 2017

The European Union has found a € 43,9 million to support italian regions affected by earthquakes in 2016 and 2017. The european commissioner in charge of competition policy said: The people and economy of Central Italy are still recovering from the dramatic effects of several earthquakes over the past years. The italian authorities want to Read more about The European Union supportes the economic recovery in italian regions affected by earthquakes in 2016 and 2017[…]

Ambitious agreement on first ever European legislation to monitor and report CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles

A provisional agreement on the regulation for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data from new heavy-duty vehicles , i.e. lorries, buses and coaches is reached. This is the first ever European legislation focusing on the CO2 emissions from these vehicles. The new rules are part of the European’ strategy on low-emission mobility Read more about Ambitious agreement on first ever European legislation to monitor and report CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles[…]

The draft Withdrawal Agreement between European Union and the United Kingdom government

The draft Withdrawal Agreement translates into legal terms the Joint report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom government on the progress achieved during phase 1 of the negotiations, and proposes text for those outstanding withdrawal issues which are mentioned in the joint report. It also integrates the text on the Read more about The draft Withdrawal Agreement between European Union and the United Kingdom government[…]

Employment and social situation in the european Union continues to improve

Backed by a robust economic growth, employment in the european Union continued to rise more strongly than expected in the third quarter of 2017, while unemployment figures declined further according to the latest Quarterly review on Employment and social developments in Europe. The Commissione for Employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility, commented: Growth is Read more about Employment and social situation in the european Union continues to improve[…]

Safer drinking water for all Europeans

Revised european legislation proposed will improve the quality of drinking water and access to it as well as provide better information to citizens. The right to access essential services of good quality, including water, is one of the principles of the european pillar of social rights unanimously endorsed by heads of State or Government at Read more about Safer drinking water for all Europeans[…]

Launch of the european Year of cultural heritage 2018 in Belgium

Today, in the afternoon, the President of the european Commission and the college of the Commissioners will participate in the launch of the european year of Cultural heritage in Belgium, at the invitation of the Mayor of the city of Bruxelles. This unprecedented occasion will reflect the excellent relations between the european Union and the Read more about Launch of the european Year of cultural heritage 2018 in Belgium[…]

The priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council

MEPs discussed the priorities of the incoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union with Prime Minister. MEPs welcomed the Bulgarian Presidency’s intention to concentrate on the European Union perspective of the Western Balkans and the future of young people in Europe. Migration, fighting corruption, environmental protection, challenges to the rule of law, Read more about The priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council[…]

Launch of european Union- China tourism year 2018

On Friday 19 January, the European Union-China tourism year was launched in Venice. This initiative provides a unique opportunity to increase the number of visits, promote sustainable tourism, stimulate investment opportunities for Europe and China, and underpin the ongoing negotiations on European Union-China visa facilitation and air connectivity. The year was opened by the european Read more about Launch of european Union- China tourism year 2018[…]

The European Union welcomes new rules that benefit consumers by promoting more competition in processing of card payments

The european Union has issued new requirements that ensure independence of payment card schemes and processing entities, to enhance competition in the card payment market. Retailers will be able to choose the most suitable processor for their card transactions, to the benefit of consumers. The european Commissioner, in charge of competition policy said: Many consumers Read more about The European Union welcomes new rules that benefit consumers by promoting more competition in processing of card payments[…]

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