Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mergers: Commission approves container liner shipping merger between CMA CGM and NOL, subject to conditions

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Neptune Oriental Lines (“NOL”) of Singapore by rival CMA CGM, a French shipping company with worldwide activities. The clearance is conditional upon NOL leaving the G6 … Continue reading

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Flash estimate – April 2016 – Euro area annual inflation down to -0.2%

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be -0.2% in April 2016, down from 0.0% in March, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, … Continue reading

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Improved timeliness of GDP estimates With this release, Eurostat begins the publication of a preliminary GDP flash estimate at around 30 days after the end of the reference quarter. A second GDP flash estimate will continue to be published about 45 days after the end of the reference quarter, which will present the usual Member State data. Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28 during the first quarter of 2016, compared with the previous quarter, according to a preliminary flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2015, GDP grew by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28.

With this release, Eurostat begins the publication of a preliminary GDP flash estimate at around 30 days after the end of the reference quarter. A second GDP flash estimate will continue to be published about 45 days after the end … Continue reading

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Preliminary flash estimate for the first quarter of 2016 – GDP up by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28 – +1.6% and +1.7% respectively compared with the first quarter of 2015

Improved timeliness of GDP estimates With this release, Eurostat begins the publication of a preliminary GDP flash estimate at around 30 days after the end of the reference quarter. A second GDP flash estimate will continue to be published about … Continue reading

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EU has today announced new actions to tackle irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa

The European Commission has today announced the approval of 10 new actions worth €117 million to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region. The European Commission has today … Continue reading

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Commission welcomes European Parliament’s backing for new rules to prevent manipulation of financial benchmarks

The European Commission welcomes today’s vote by the European Parliament which paves the way for common EU standards against the manipulation of financial benchmarks. The adoption of the proposed Regulation on financial benchmarks was approved by a large majority in … Continue reading

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Second package of measures approved to tackle the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa

Second package of measures approved to tackle the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa This package of 10 actions was decided today by the second Operational Committee meeting of the Horn of Africa … Continue reading

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Europe 2020 education indicators in 2015 – More and more persons aged 30 to 34 with tertiary educational attainment in the EU… … and fewer and fewer early leavers from education and training

The share of persons aged 30 to 34 in the European Union (EU) who have completed tertiary education has constantly increased, from 23.6% in 2002 when the series started to 38.7% in 2015. This pattern was even more significant for … Continue reading

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An Integrated EU policy for the Arctic – Frequently Asked Questions

The High Representative and the European Commission set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic. 1. What is the Arctic region? While various definitions for the Arctic exist, in the Joint Communication the notion “Arctic region” covers … Continue reading

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European Commission appoints a new Director-General to the Publications Office of the European Union

European Commission appoints a new Director-General to the Publications Office of the European Union Today, the European Commission appointed Rudolf Strohmeier as Director-General of the Publications Office of the European Union as of 1 May. Mr Strohmeier, a German national, … Continue reading

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