Monthly Archives: June 2015

Aviation: Commission updates the EU air safety list

Today the European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. All airlines from the Philippines, banned since 2010, have been released … Continue reading

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EU support for Nepal reconstruction process

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, today announced support worth €100 million for the reconstruction process in Nepal two months after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the country. The funding was unveiled during a donor conference in … Continue reading

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European Commission and European Investment Fund mobilise €500 million for social and micro-entrepreneurs

To promote jobs and growth in Europe, social and micro-enterprises will soon have access to over €500 million in finance. This is the result of a new mandate agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund … Continue reading

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Antitrust: Commission fines producers and distributors € 115 865 000 for operating retail food packaging cartels

Antitrust: Commission fines producers and distributors € 115 865 000 for operating retail food packaging cartels Brussels, 24 June 2015 The European Commission has fined eight manufacturers and two distributors of retail food packaging trays a total of €115 865 … Continue reading

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State aid: Commission approves support package for gasification plant in Finland

The European Commission has concluded that Finnish plans to grant around €10 million of public investment to Vaskiluodon Voima Oy, the operator of a gasification plant in Vaasa, are in line with EU State aid rules. The plant will convert … Continue reading

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EU reinforces its support to Central Africa

Today, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, signed the Central Africa Regional Indicative Programme (RIP) of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for an amount of €350 million for the period 2014-2020. The signature took place in the … Continue reading

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Second Copernicus satellite reinforces services for citizens and businesses

Europe’s Earth observation programme “Copernicus” is making further headway in tackling environmental disasters, improving land use for agriculture and forestry and responding to emergency situations. One year after the successful launch of the first Copernicus satellite (“Sentinel 1″), a second … Continue reading

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Empowering our businesses to adapt and grow: a new approach to European industrial competitiveness

Elżbieta Bieńkowska – Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Brussels, European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Chairman Buzek, Honourable Members, when I stood before you for my nomination hearing, I made a promise to … Continue reading

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Statement by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following the extraordinary Euro Summit on Greece

“I simply wanted to say that the proposals that the Greek government was submitting to our meditation tonight and early this morning – although these proposals were coming in with some delay – are a major step taken by the … Continue reading

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Frequently asked questions: European Alliance for Apprenticeships

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) is a multi-stakeholder platform aiming to strengthen the supply, quality and image of apprenticeships, and also includes initiatives to improve the mobility of apprentices in Europe. The Alliance is one of the initiatives announced … Continue reading

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