Monthly Archives: October 2014

Breakthrough: 4,6 billion dollar deal secures gas for Ukraine and EU

After seven rounds of gas negotiations, last night’s talks moderated by Günther H. Oettinger, Vice-President of the European Commission, yielded finally a breakthrough: A 4,6 billion dollar winter package, agreed by Russia and Ukraine, secures gas for Ukraine – and … Continue reading

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Poverty: Commission adopts Latvian programme to spend €41 million from Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived

The European Commission has approved today the Latvian Operational Programme to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). Latvia will receive €41 million in current prices in the period 2014-2020 to support the provision of … Continue reading

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

The European Commission has adopted a “Partnership Agreement” with Luxembourg 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 €101 million for rural development and … Continue reading

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Energy: EU invests €647 million in key energy infrastructure

Today Member States agreed to allocate €647 million to support key priority infrastructure projects. The bulk of the support goes to gas projects in the Baltic region as well as in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe. Funding will come … Continue reading

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Further EU support for sustainable development of Greenland

The European Commission announced today that €217.8 million will be given to education and vocational training in Greenland for the period 2014-2020. By choosing education as focus the EU and Greenland agree on the role that education plays as driver … Continue reading

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Employment: Commission proposes €1.8 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Whirlpool in Italy

The European Commission has today proposed to provide Italy with €1.8 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 608 former workers of Whirlpool Europe S.r.l. to find new jobs. The redundancies occurred in the Autonomous Province of … Continue reading

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Statement by EU Commissionner Connie Hedegaard on 2030 agreement by European Council

Commenting on the agreement, Connie Hedegaard said: ”The EU climate action commissioner is very proud that the 28 EU leaders, despite economic uncertainty and other severe international crises, were able to get their act together on this pressing climate challenge. … Continue reading

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Employment: Commission proposes €918,000 from Globalisation Fund to support former workers of GAD abattoirs in France

The European Commission has proposed to provide France with €918,000 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 760 former workers of GAD, an enterprise which slaughters pigs and processes pork. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament … Continue reading

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European Union to boost Ebola research with €24.4 million

The European Commission has today announced €24.4 million from the EU budget for urgently needed Ebola research. The funding will go to five projects, ranging from a large-scale clinical trial of a potential vaccine, to testing existing and novel compounds … Continue reading

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European Union to boost Ebola research with €24.4 million

The European Commission has today announced €24.4 million from the EU budget for urgently needed Ebola research. The funding will go to five projects, ranging from a large-scale clinical trial of a potential vaccine, to testing existing and novel compounds … Continue reading

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