Monthly Archives: November 2014

EU supports Decentralisation and Regional Policy reforms in Ukraine with €55 millions

Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and Valery Pyatnitsky, Acting Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, signed today a Financing Agreement to launch a new programme “Support to Ukraine’s Regional Policy”. The programme will … Continue reading

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European Commission and European Investment Bank press release

The European Commission today announced a € 315 billion Investment Plan to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work. The Plan is built on three main strands (see Factsheet 1) the creation of a new European … Continue reading

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State aid: Commission approves state aid measures for Bulgarian First Investment Bank

The European Commission has found that liquidity measures granted by Bulgaria in favour of First Investment Bank (FIB) in Bulgaria were in line with EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded that the measures were necessary to preserve the financial … Continue reading

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First estimate for the third quarter of 2014 – EU28 current account surplus €7.8 bn – €47.0 bn surplus for trade in services

First estimate for the third quarter of 2014 EU28 current account surplus €7.8 bn €47.0 bn surplus for trade in services The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €7.8 billion in the third quarter of 2014, … Continue reading

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Commissioner Crețu marks important milestones to start the flow of EU regional investments

Corina Crețu, Commissioner for Regional Policy today announced the adoption of strategic programmes that pave the way for EU investments in hundreds of cross-border and regional projects in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The first of Europe’s cross-border … Continue reading

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Q&A on the “Partnership Agreements” between the European Commission and the EU Member States on European Structural and Investment Fund investments for 2014-2020

A new set of rules and legislation governing the 2014-2020 round of EU investments came into force in December 2013. This legislative package sets down common rules for the “European Structural and Investment Funds” (ESIF), ensuring a more strategic and … Continue reading

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Joint Statement by Commissioner Violeta Bulc and German Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt

EU Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Violeta Bulc and the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Alexander Dobrindt met in Brussels today, and made the following joint statement: “Today’s meeting was of particular importance, as it marks our … Continue reading

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Cohesion Policy: a modern investment policy

Dear Ministers, Dear colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am proud and honoured to address all of you here today in my new capacity as Commissioner for Regional Policy. I am pleased to have the opportunity for a personal exchange with … Continue reading

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€28 million package for Baltic Milk Producers

The European Commission yesterday confirmed its intention to adopt a €28m support package for milk producers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This new package will be the latest in a series adopted by the European Commission in response to the … Continue reading

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Agriculture and rural development: powered by innovation

Honourable Members of the European Parliament, fellow Commissioners, esteemed members of the Knowledge for Innovation Forum, ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured to address the 6th Knowledge and Innovation Summit held in the Parliament. I want to thank Lambert van … Continue reading

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