Monthly Archives: December 2014

EU releases emergency funds for humanitarian assistance to Libya

The European Commission is giving €2 million in emergency funding to assist scores of Libyans who have been forced to flee their homes because of worsening violence in the country. The funding will provide essential humanitarian assistance and protection to … Continue reading

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A page turned: working for investment and growth in the new European Union

Pierre Moscovici – Member of the European Commission, responsible for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Conference Peterson Institute for International Economics Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to be here today at the Peterson … Continue reading

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IPA: €2 billion package to support reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey in 2014

The European Commission has today finalised its 2014 package of pre-accession assistance programmes to support reforms in countries wishing to join the EU. The funding, totalling EUR 2 billion, comes under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), and will be … Continue reading

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October 2014 – Euro area international trade in goods surplus – €24.0 bn €7.6 bn surplus for EU28

The first estimate for the euro area (EA18) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in October 2014 gave a €24.0 billion surplus, compared with +€16.5 bn in October 2013. The September 2014 balance was +€18.1 bn, … Continue reading

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First estimates for 2014 – EU28 real agricultural income per worker down by 1.7%

Compared with 2013, EU28 real agricultural income per worker has decreased by 1.7% in 2014 according to first estimates issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. These estimates are based on data supplied by the national authorities … Continue reading

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EU backs 328 top early-career researchers with €485 million

The European Research Council (ERC) has selected 328 first class scientists to receive its prestigious Starting Grants, worth up to €2 million each. The awarded €485 million contributes to supporting a new generation of top scientists in Europe developing so-called … Continue reading

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Investing in Long-Term Europe: Re-Launching Fixed, Network and Social Infrastructure.

Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Conference “Investing in Long-Term Europe: Re-Launching Fixed, Network and Social Infrastructure” Ladies and gentlemen, dear Colleagues, It is a real pleasure for me to speak in front of you … Continue reading

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Statement by Commissioner Věra Jourová following the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

The fight against discrimination is a key priority for the Juncker Commission and it is my mission to unblock the negotiations on the Equal Treatment Directive. We already have EU legislation prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of nationality, sex and … Continue reading

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Commissioner Moscovici signs Memorandum of Understanding on Macro-Financial Assistance for Georgia

Georgia can count on continuing support from the European Union. Pierre Moscovici, the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, today signed the Memorandum of Understanding for a €46 million Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to Georgia. The … Continue reading

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Antitrust: Commission fines five envelope producers over € 19.4 million in cartel settlement

The European Commission has fined Bong (of Sweden), GPV and Hamelin (both of France), Mayer-Kuvert (of Germany) and Tompla (of Spain) a total of €19 485 000 for coordinating prices and allocating customers of certain types of envelopes, in breach … Continue reading

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