Monthly Archives: June 2013

Statement by Environment Commissioner Potočnik on the outcome of the trilogue on the Ship Recycling Regulation

“I welcome the outcome of the trilogue on the new Ship Recycling Regulation, which marks a major step towards more sustainable recycling of ships around the world. The new legislation will make it possible to legally recycle EU ships outside … Continue reading

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Employment: Commission proposes €2.6 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of the Italian car manufacturer De Tomaso

The European Commission today proposed to provide Italy with €2.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1,010 workers made redundant by De Tomaso Automobili S.p.A with their re-integration into the labour market. The proposal now goes … Continue reading

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Agreement reached on austerity measures and reforms for European civil service

Representatives of the Member States today endorsed a package of austerity measures and reforms for the European civil service which will save €2.7 billion by 2020, and €1.5 billion a year in the long term. They confirmed an agreement achieved … Continue reading

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Housing Fair will exhibit Finland’s largest wooden apartment building

Major project will increase public awareness about wooden apartments and provide opportunities for research. The Finnish Construction company Rakennusliike Roponen Oy is building the largest wooden apartment block in Finland for the 2015 Housing Fair that will be held in … Continue reading

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Statement by President Barroso following the first day of the European Council, 27 June 2013

José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Statement by President Barroso following the first day of the European Council, 27 June 2013 Press conference/Brussels 28 June 2013 Ladies and gentlemen Today was a growth and jobs Summit. It … Continue reading

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Employment and social inclusion: Commission, welcomes agreement on new programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

The European Commission welcomes the political agreement reached with the European Parliament and the Council on the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) with a proposed budget of €815 million for the 2014-20 period. EaSI integrates and extends … Continue reading

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Employment: Commission proposes €1.1 million from Globalisation Fund to help former workers of the ICT sector in Italy

The European Commission has today proposed to provide Italy with €1.1 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 480 workers made redundant by Jabil CM S.r.l and Anovo Italia S.p.A. – two manufacturers of electronic products for … Continue reading

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ECOS commission calls for flexibility on regional state aid for car industry

The members of the Commission for Economic and Social Policy (ECOS) of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) have called for the easing of current restrictions on regional state aid for the automotive sector. In view of difficulties caused by … Continue reading

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Borealis invests EUR 100 million in Finnish plants

Borealis’ Finnish production plants in Porvoo have established a reputation for reliability and efficiency. The Austrian company Borealis, a leading provider of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has announced a major upgrading project at its production site located in Porvoo, … Continue reading

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New lower price caps for mobile roaming from 1 July: data 36% cheaper; roaming in Croatia 15 times cheaper

From 1 July 2013, the European Union’s Roaming Regulation will lower the price caps for data downloads by 36%, making it much cheaper to use maps, watch videos, check emails and update social networks while travelling across the EU. Data … Continue reading

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