Monthly Archives: November 2015

Flash estimate for the third quarter of 2015 GDP up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28 +1.6% and +1.9% respectively compared with the third quarter of 2014

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2015, compared with the previous quarter, according to flash estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the … Continue reading

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September 2015 – Euro area international trade in goods surplus €20.5 bn – €4.3 bn surplus for EU28

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in September 2015 was €173.4 billion, an increase of 1% compared with September 2014 (€171.8 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood … Continue reading

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Speech given by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the European Chamber of Commerce and ASIFMA, Hong Kong

It’s a great pleasure to be here in Hong Kong and to be part of today’s discussion. I am particularly pleased to have had the chance to meet some of you earlier and hear your experiences of doing business in … Continue reading

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Why the new EU proposal for an Investment Court System in TTIP is beneficial to both States and investors

The EU text proposal on investment protection for TTIP has a simple objective: to effectively safeguard the EU and its Member States’ right to regulate, while providing effective protection to European companies against unfair treatment, discrimination or other basic obligations. … Continue reading

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Education and Training Monitor: More investment needed to spread benefits of education across society

The 2015 edition of the EU’s Education and Training Monitor shows more Member States have now reached their goals in increasing the number of students completing higher levels of education and minimising those leaving education early. This means Europe is … Continue reading

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President Juncker launches the EU Emergency Trust Fund to tackle root causes of irregular migration in Africa

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker launched today with other EU Member States and other European donors the EU’s Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, … Continue reading

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European Commission holds orientation debate on how to complete the Banking Union

The European Commission today held an orientation debate about the next steps needed to complete the Banking Union. This debate is an indispensable part of achieving a full and deep Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), and in particular about bringing … Continue reading

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European Commission appoints new Head of its Representation in Valletta

Today, the European Commission appointed Elena Grech as the new Head of the European Commission Representation in Valletta. She will take up office on 1 January 2016 bringing over 20 years of practice in diplomatic and European affairs. Currently, Ms … Continue reading

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Commission strengthens top management in the Legal Service and in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers

The European Commission decided today to appoint Ms Karen Banks as Deputy Director-General in its Legal Service and Mr Francisco Fonseca Morillo as Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers as of 16 November 2015. Both will strengthen … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers on the Commission’s proposal for Atlantic and North Sea fish quotas in 2016

From 1 January 2016 fishermen will be obliged to land all catches of certain demersal species once they have been caught. This applies for example to hake, whiting and sole in certain fisheries. To compensate the industry for the extra … Continue reading

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