Monthly Archives: July 2014

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Portugal on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

The European Commission has adopted a “Partnership Agreement” with Portugal setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country. Today’s agreement paves the way for investing €21.46 billion in total Cohesion Policy … Continue reading

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EU scales up funding in response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The European Commission is allocating an additional €2 million to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded. This brings the Commission’s aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to €3.9 million. “The level of contamination on the … Continue reading

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State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for LOT Polish Airlines

The European Commission has concluded that restructuring aid of PLN 804 million (around €200 million), which Poland plans to grant to its national flag carrier LOT, is in line with EU state aid rules. The Commission found, in particular, that … Continue reading

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Greener airports thanks to EU-funded tech

Every summer millions of Europeans descend upon the continent’s airports on their way to sunshine and adventure. As airport users explode in number, so does the cost and environmental footprint of running an airport. Did you know that as airports … Continue reading

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EU increases humanitarian aid in Gaza in response to escalating crisis

The European Commission is giving an additional €5 million to support emergency relief operations in the Gaza Strip where a humanitarian crisis is becoming more dramatic by the day. The new funding will enable humanitarian organisations to deliver safe drinking … Continue reading

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Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on the Fifth Review Mission to Cyprus

Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nicosia during July14-25, 2014 for the fifth review of Cyprus’s economic programme, which is supported by financial assistance from the European Stability … Continue reading

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155 small firms to receive funding in first wave of grants under EU SME Instrument

The European Commission today announces the first results of its new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market. In total, 155 SMEs from 21 countries (EU … Continue reading

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Speaking Notes: Meeting with Stakeholders on 2014-2020 use of EU investments under Regional Policy

The glimpses of recovery are clear – EU Cohesion Policy has helped cushion Greece and its regions from the crisis. It has also supported Greece’s efforts for structural reform: We will build on this momentum in 2014-2020. Greece will get … Continue reading

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UK smart metering, digital radio and WiFi plans unlocked: GBP 190m European Investment Bank backing for Arqiva investment

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, has agreed to provide GBP 190 million to support investment by Arqiva in a range of new critical national infrastructure projects. This includes the roll out of smart metering across the north … Continue reading

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EIB continues to support investment to increase energy efficiency of residential buildings in Bucharest

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR 22.47 million – the first tranche of an approved EIB loan for a total amount of EUR 136.5 million – to finance the second phase of the refurbishment programme for multi-family housing … Continue reading

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