Monthly Archives: October 2015

Easier access to the European Structural and Investment Funds: High Level Group on Simplification tackles bottlenecks

Today the High Level Group on Simplification, launched by the Commission in July, held its first meeting in Brussels. Today the High Level Group on Simplification, launched by the Commission in July, held its first meeting in Brussels. The chairman … Continue reading

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EUROsociAL: Europe-Latin America Dialogue on Public Policies

EUROsociAL facilitates the exchange between counterpart institutions in Europe and Latin America in order to support public or institutional policy changes that improve the cohesion of our societies. EUROsociAL is a European Union programme which promotes social cohesion in Latin … Continue reading

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New phase launched of EU programme to increase social cohesion in Latin America

The European Commission launched today EUROsociAL+, a new phase of the EU programme to increase social cohesion in Latin America, at an event in Madrid, bringing together representatives of the EU and its Latin American counterparts. Today, the European Commission … Continue reading

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European Commission and European Investment Fund mobilise €237 million in loans to support 20,000 European micro-enterprises

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund open up access to finance for microenterprises, mobilising €237 million in loans to support 20,000 European micro-enterprises. 20,000 micro-enterprises will get access to loans worth €237 million under the European Programme for … Continue reading

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17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – The risk of poverty or social exclusion affected 1 in 4 persons in the EU in 2014 – 122 million persons in this situation in the EU

In 2014, 122 million people, or 24.4% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social … Continue reading

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August 2015 – Euro area international trade in goods surplus €11.2 bn – €2.3 bn deficit for EU28

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2015 was €148.3 billion, an increase of 6% compared with August 2014 (€140.5 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood … Continue reading

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September 2015 Annual inflation down to -0.1% in the euro area Down to -0.1% in the EU

Euro area annual inflation was -0.1% in September2015, down from 0.1% in August. In September 2014 the rate was 0.3%. European Union annual inflation was -0.1% in September2015, down from 0.0% in August. A year earlier the rate was 0.4%. … Continue reading

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End of energy isolation in the Baltics: how the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) works

How does the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) work? What changes The Governments of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the European Commission, have reached an agreement that will allow the construction of the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) by December 2019. The … Continue reading

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Social Dialogue: Press remarks of Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Tripartite Social Summit

First of all, I would like to thank President Tusk, the Luxembourg Presidency, represented here by Minister Schmit and our social partners for the very good and very constructive Tripartite Social Summit we just had. As President Tusk just outlined, … Continue reading

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Keynote Speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the 2015 Award for the Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics

I am delighted to be here to celebrate the 2015 Award for the Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics. It is a particular pleasure to be able to congratulate this year’s winner Ross Murdoch for an excellent and thoughtful essay. And … Continue reading

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