Monthly Archives: August 2015

Regional policy: €222 million of EU funds to strengthen cooperation and support projects in the Danube region

The Commission adopted the 2014-2020 Danube Transnational Cooperation Programme, with over €202 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund and €19.8 million from the Instrument for Pre-Accession. The programme focuses on boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, preserving natural and cultural … Continue reading

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Migrant integration – education indicators in 2014 – Proportion of early school leavers in the EU notably higher for non-EU citizens than for nationals

For a wide range of education indicators, significant disparities can be observed in the European Union (EU) between non-EU citizens and citizens of the reporting country, referred to as “nationals”. This does not only concern educational attainment. In particular, the … Continue reading

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Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová ahead of the Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

We welcome today’s declaration of the British and French authorities to intensify their cooperation in relation to the migration situation in Calais. On such cross border challenges, the Commission supports the strengthening of cooperation between Member States and will continue … Continue reading

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Joint statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos on Calais and European migration priorities

We welcome today’s declaration of the British and French authorities to intensify their cooperation in relation to the migration situation in Calais. On such cross border challenges, the Commission supports the strengthening of cooperation between Member States and will continue … Continue reading

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First estimate for June 2015 – EU28 current account surplus €12.3 bn – €14.5 bn surplus for trade in services

The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €12.3 billion in June 2015, compared with a surplus of €13.3 bn in May 2015 and a deficit of €2.4 bn in June 2014, according to estimates from Eurostat, … Continue reading

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The European Stability Mechanism Programme for Greece: Questions and Answers

PROGRAMME AND FINANCING The third economic adjustment programme for Greece will last three years. So when exactly does it start and end? The third economic adjustment programme for Greece officially starts with the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) … Continue reading

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Statement on World Humanitarian Day 2015 by European Commissioner Christos Stylianides

The European Union is committed to protecting humanitarian workers and supports World Humanitarian Day every year on 19 August. Today marks the day in 2003 when 22 humanitarians lost their lives in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, … Continue reading

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Joint Statement on EU support to UNRWA by HR/VP Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides

Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) declared that schools are set to re-open for Palestinian children and refugees in neighbouring countries in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in the coming weeks. … Continue reading

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June 2015 compared with May 2015 – Production in construction down by 1.9% in euro area – Down by 1.1% in EU28

In June 2015 compared with May 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 1.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.1% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European … Continue reading

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Statement on steps towards a peace agreement for South Sudan

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in June 2015 was €182.7 billion, an increase of 12% compared with June 2014 (€162.7 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood … Continue reading

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