Monthly Archives: August 2014

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

The European Commission has adopted a “Partnership Agreement” with Hungary 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 €21.9 billion in total Cohesion Policy … Continue reading

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EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes

The European Union today took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment agreements with its trading partners. … Continue reading

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Statement by Vice President Katainen on the August Economic Sentiment Indicator

The fall in economic confidence in Europe in August, particularly among industry and consumers, is not a surprise following the disappointing second quarter growth figures and the geopolitical tensions that have marked this summer. It nonetheless is a source of … Continue reading

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EU Solidarity Fund: Commission moves to help Italy, Greece, Slovenia and Croatia after flood, earthquake and ice storm disasters

EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, has today announced an aid package worth nearly €47 million proposed by the European Commission for Sardinia (Italy), Kefalonia (Ionian Islands, Greece), Slovenia and Croatia after a series of natural disasters struck the … Continue reading

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A7 extension: first financing operation in Germany with EU project bonds

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing some EUR 170 million for a central stretch of the A7 motorway, which is being financed by means of a project bond. Firstly, the EIB is providing a subordinated financing tranche (Project Bond … Continue reading

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

The European Commission has adopted a “Partnership Agreement” with the Czech Republic 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 €22 billion in total … Continue reading

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Speech by President Barroso: Tackling economic crises and global challenges through regional integration and international cooperation

Deputy Minister, President, Professor Phạm Mạnh Hùng, Vice Presidents, Professors Phan Công Nghĩa, Trần Thọ Đạt and Phạm Quang Trung, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Students and friends, Let me start by thanking Deputy Minister of Education and Training of … Continue reading

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Galileo: European Commission requests full details of launch problems from Arianespace and ESA

Following the failure on Friday August 22nd to inject Galileo satellites 5 and 6 into the correct orbit, the European Commission has requested Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide full details of the incident, together with a … Continue reading

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Commission Statement on today’s Expert Group meeting to discuss agricultural markets in the context of the Russian ban

Today’s Expert Group meeting provided the Commission and Member State experts with a further chance to discuss elements relating to the impact on EU markets of the Russian import restrictions announced two weeks ago. On the emergency support measures for … Continue reading

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Employment: Commission proposes €570,945 from Globalisation Fund for former workers of the car manufacturer Ford and its suppliers in Belgium

The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €570,945 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 479 workers made redundant by Ford in Genk (Belgium) and its suppliers to find new jobs. The proposal now goes to … Continue reading

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