Monthly Archives: September 2014

Further €165 million package for perishable fruit & vegetable market support.

The European Commission has today adopted a new programme for emergency market measures for perishable fruit & vegetables in the wake of the Russian ban on imports of certain EU agricultural products. Worth up to €165 million, this new scheme … Continue reading

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The European Commission welcomes today’s adoption by the Council of the Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by large companies and groups. Companies concerned will disclose information on policies, risks and outcomes as regards environmental matters, social and … Continue reading

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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Moldova join COSME, the EU’s financing programme for small and medium-sized enterprises

Today, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Ferdinando Nelli Feroci signed two Agreements with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Moldova formalising the entry of both countries in the EU’s Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME) … Continue reading

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IPA II: Over €11 billion to support reform efforts in enlargement countries

The European Commission has unveiled details of how the EU will support reform efforts in the Western Balkans and Turkey for the next 7 years. The funding, agreed by the EU last year, totals €11 billion and will be available … Continue reading

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EU-Canada agree deal to boost trade and investment

The EU-Canada summit taking place today in Ottawa marks the end of the 5-year talks for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Canada is one of the most advanced non-European countries with which the EU has ever negotiated a … Continue reading

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Bulgaria must allow bank customers to access their money

The European Commission is opening infringement proceedings against the Republic of Bulgaria for its failure to correctly transpose Articles 1(3) and 10(1) of Directive 94/19/EC (the Deposit Guarantee Scheme Directive) as well as its failure to comply with the principle … Continue reading

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South Sudan: EU increases humanitarian assistance by €20 million

The European Commission is responding to the continuing major crisis in South Sudan by increasing its life-saving assistance by a further €20 million to help its most vulnerable people. “A human catastrophe of alarming proportions is happening in South Sudan,” … Continue reading

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Employment: Commission welcomes new Public Employment Services Network as key milestone for Youth Guarantee implementation

The European Commission welcomes today’s official launch of the Public Employment Services Network, a new cooperation structure helping Member States further coordinate their policies and actions against unemployment and reinforcing the European economic governance framework. Upgrading the support provided by … Continue reading

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Erasmus Impact Study confirms EU student exchange scheme boosts employability and job mobility

Young people who study or train abroad not only gain knowledge in specific disciplines, but also strengthen key transversal skills which are highly valued by employers. A new study on the impact of the European Union’s Erasmus student exchange programme … Continue reading

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EU boosts its cooperation on sustainable energy with developing countries

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will tomorrow co-sign joint declarations in New York to reinforce energy cooperation with five African countries: Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Togo and Rwanda. These agreements will aim to increase access to sustainable energy … Continue reading

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