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Syria Crisis: European Commission announces €445 million in humanitarian aid

The support is part of the Commission’s pledge made at the conference ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ held earlier this year in London, where the EU and the Member States pledged over €3 billion to assist the Syrian people this … Continue reading

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Progress following Western Balkans Route Leaders’ Meeting: Second Contact Points Video Conference

Progress following Western Balkans Route Leaders’ Meeting: Second Contact Points Video Conference On 4 November, a second video conference was held between the contact points (see Annex) nominated after the Western Balkans Route Leaders’ Meeting held on the 25 October. … Continue reading

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Boosting investment in education: Let’s make it happen

Dear Vice-Presidents Katainen and Baranyai, Ladies and gentlemen, When Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented the Investment Plan for Europe in Strasbourg almost a year ago, in front of the European Parliament, he found very powerful words to stress why we … Continue reading

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Remarks of Commissioner Avramopoulos after the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 20 July 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen, In today’s Council we achieved many important results. Our policy on migration is moving ahead. Before I explain the details, I would like once again to thank Jean Asselborn and the Luxembourgish Presidency for the excellent work … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Ball’s proposed acquisition of beverage can manufacturer Rexam

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of Rexam (UK) by Ball Corporation is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission has concerns that the proposed transaction may reduce competition in … Continue reading

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EU boosts humanitarian aid for Sudan by €4 million

The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian aid of €4 million for Sudan, bringing the total of the Commission’s assistance to the country in 2015 to €32 million. The new funding follows an increase in refugees from neighbouring South Sudan … Continue reading

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Taxation: Commission refers Ireland to the Court of Justice for failing to amend its car tax legislation

The European Commission is referring Ireland to the Court of Justice of the European Union because the car tax applied to rented and leased vehicles is not in line with EU rules. More specifically, Ireland is currently infringing EU law … Continue reading

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Investment Plan for Europe: United Kingdom will co-finance around €8.5 billion in EFSI projects

Today, the United Kingdom announced that it will contribute £6 billion (about €8.5 billion) to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which is at the heart of the €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe. … Continue reading

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How revised bank capital requirements have affected lending: Commission consults

In the wake of the financial crisis the EU, like many other jurisdictions, introduced stricter rules on capital requirements for banks. Today the Commission is starting a consultation on how some of those rules have worked in practice – for … Continue reading

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A new start for jobs and growth in Greece: Commission mobilises more than €35 billion from the EU budget

Two days after an agreement paving the way for a new support programme for Greece, the European Commission revealed plans today to help Greece maximise its use of EU funds. As mandated by the Euro Summit on 12/13 July, this … Continue reading

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