Monthly Archives: March 2013

CzechInvest Mediating a Growing Number of Investments

The number of new investment projects mediated by CzechInvest is continually growing. As indicated by the latest statistics, the agency attracted 350 new investments to the Czech Republic in 2012, surpassing the record set in 2011. These new investments will … Continue reading

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New Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

The Commission has today decided to make Mr Jerzy Bogdan PLEWA Director General of the Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-General (DG AGRI). The appointment takes effect on 16 April 2013. Mr Plewa, who is 58 and a Polish national, is … Continue reading

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Speech – The 2013 EU Justice Scoreboard

Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner The 2013 EU Justice Scoreboard Press Conference /Brussels 27 March 2013 Effective Justice Systems and Economic Growth I am here today to present a new tool that the Commission has … Continue reading

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Speech – Reducing serious injuries: the way forward to make Europe’s roads safer

Siim Kallas Vice-President and Commissioner for Transport Reducing serious injuries: the way forward to make Europe’s roads safer Road Transport Safety Conference on Serious Injuries/Dublin 28 March 2013 Minister, ladies and gentlemen Thank you for inviting me to Dublin to … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Vindin to invest in wind power in Finland

Vindin is planning several wind parks near Vaasa in an investment worth about EUR 250 million. The Swedish wind energy company Vindin is planning to invest about EUR 250 million in wind parks located near Vaasa in western Finland. According … Continue reading

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Commission tables proposal for “Financial Discipline” for CAP Direct Payments in 2014 financial year

With the forecast for expenditure on CAP Direct Payments & Market measures for 2014 higher than the provisional ceiling for 2014 agreed by EU heads of government1, the European Commission has tabled a proposal for “Financial Discipline” to ensure that … Continue reading

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Statement by the European Commission on the capital controls imposed by the Republic of Cyprus

The Commission takes note of temporary restrictions on the free movement of capital, including capital controls, imposed by the Republic of Cyprus as part of a series of measures to prevent the significant risk of uncontrollable outflow of deposits which … Continue reading

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New energy efficiency regulations for renovation work in Finland

New regulations define the minimum requirements for energy efficiency during renovation and alteration work. Finland’s Ministry of the Environment issued new regulations on 27.2.2013 for improving the energy efficiency of buildings during renovation and alteration works. The regulations will come … Continue reading

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EU Budget 2013: More funding needed to cover unpaid claims from 2012

An extra EURO 11.2 billion is required for the EU budget to reimburse beneficiaries of EU funded programmes completed across Europe in 2012 as well as to honour the Cohesion Policy claims that will fall due in 2013. The bulk … Continue reading

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EU invests €272.75 million to promote regional cooperation in the Western Balkans

The European Commission has finalised a series of measures to promote regional cooperation between Western Balkan countries totalling €272.75 million for the period 2012-2013. “These funds are good news as regional cooperation is a central element of the EU’s efforts … Continue reading

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