In the European Union (EU) in 2013, heart attacks (around 644 000 deaths) and strokes (almost...
The Capital Markets Union is an important element of the Commission's priority strategy to support jobs, growth and investment and is a key building block of the Investment Plan for Europe. The objective of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) is to diversify and amplify sources of finance and ensure that capital can move freely across borders in the Single Market and be put to productive use. Today’s report shows the progress already achieved in building a CMU since the launch of the Action Plan in September 2015.
The European Commission is inviting comments from interested parties on commitments offered by Paramount Pictures to address competition concerns relating to contractual clauses preventing the cross-border provision of pay-TV services.
In the fourth quarter of 2015, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.3% in the euro area (EA19), an increase compared with 1.8% in the third quarter of 2015. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.4%, an increase compared with 2.2% in the previous quarter. 22 April 2016
In the European Union (EU), environmental taxes amounted to €343.6 bn in 2014, compared with €282.0 bn in 2004. However, the share of environment taxes in total revenues from taxes and social contributions has decreased over this 10-year period, from 6.8% in 2004 to 6.3% in 2014. 22 April 2016
The signing ceremony, convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, follows the adoption of the world's first universal climate change agreement by 195 countries in Paris on 12 December 2015. The European Union was the first major economy to table its commitment in the run up to the Paris climate conference COP21 and now looks forward to having the Agreement ratified and entering into force swiftly.
EU warns Kiribati, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago with yellow cards as they risk being uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing. Sri Lanka reforms its fisheries system and is delisted.
In 2015, the government deficit and debt of both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 decreased in relative terms compared with 2014. In the euro area the government deficit to GDP ratio fell from 2.6% in 2014 to 2.1% in 2015, and in the EU28 from 3.0% to 2.4%. In the euro area the government debt to GDP ratio declined from 92.0% at the end of 2014 to 90.7% at the end of 2015, and in the EU28 from 86.8% to 85.2%. 22 Ap[ril 2016
The Commission is today setting out the way forward towards the achievement of an effective and genuine EU Security Union – building on the European Agenda on Security presented on 28 April 2015. Whilst responsibility for security lies primarily with Member States, transnational threats such as terrorism cannot be addressed effectively without a common European approach. The necessary tools, infrastructure and environment are being built at European level for national authorities to work effectively together to meet the shared challenge.
The European Commission has informed Google of its preliminary view that the company has, in breach of EU antitrust rules, abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators.The Commission's preliminary view is outlined in a Statement of Objections addressed to Google. It is also addressed to Alphabet, as it is standard practice for objections to also be addressed to the relevant parent company.
The European Commission has informed Google of its preliminary view that the company has, in breach of EU antitrust rules, abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators.
I wanted to use the opportunity following the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington to update you today on the state of play of the economy.
Today the European Commission announces €83 million under the new Emergency Assistance Instrument, proposed by the Commission on 2 March, to improve living conditions for refugees in Greece, with funding made available immediately to the UNHCR, the International Federation of the Red Cross and six international NGOs. These partners will be working with Greek NGOs who have the necessary local knowledge.
The European Commission today announced the introduction of 20 new measures in the Sahel region and the Lake Chad basin, worth more than EUR 280 million in total.Summary of measures to be adopted immediatelyAt regional levelMeasures at regional level aim to provide a coherent response to the needs of the countries in the region in respect of migration management, the fight against trafficking and improving the identification of persons, while facilitating returns and reintegration.
Following the deadly earthquake, which caused multiple casualties and left many injured in Ecuador on Saturday evening, the Commission has taken immediate steps to provide coordinated European support to the relief efforts.The EU has today released € 1 million as initial humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake in Ecuador while detailed assessment of the needs is underway. This assistance will be delivered through EU's humanitarian partners in the country.
European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen is in Athens on Monday to mark the approval of the first project in Greece to benefit from the Investment Plan for Europe. The industrial company will use the financing for research and development and establishing new product lines in manufacturing.
Europe-wide campaign launched to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing for allToday in Brussels, the European Commission and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in cooperation with the Netherlands EU Presidency launched a two-year Europe-wide campaign:Healthy Workplaces for All Ages, which is the world's biggest campaign in this area. Focusing on sustainable work and workplace safety and health in the context of the ageing workforce, the campaign provides a timely reminder that the younger workers of today are the older workers of tomorrow.
Washington, 15 April 2016Your Majesty,Secretary-General, President, Ministers,Dear friends,I am happy to be with you today, and not only because we have an important subject to discuss. When we travel a long distance, to meet with colleagues and friends, we see our problems in a new light. We remember that our view of the world is one of many. And we regain a sense of perspective.
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in February 2016 was €163.5 billion, an increase of 1% compared with February 2015 (€161.4 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €144.4 bn, a rise of 2% compared with February 2015 (€141.5 bn). 15 April 2015
Euro area annual inflation was 0.0% in March 2016, up from -0.2% in February. In March 2015 the rate was -0.1%. European Union annual inflation was also 0.0% in March 2016, up from -0.1% in February. A year earlier the rate was -0.1%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. 14 April 2016
European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Vice-President in charge of the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, and Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová made the following statement:
In 2015, 8.2% of the population or around 41 million people in the European Union (EU) were severely materially deprived, meaning that they had living conditions constrained by a lack of resources such as not being able to afford to pay their bills, keep their home adequately warm, or take a one week holiday away from home. 14 April 2016
New figures (based on results reported last year by members of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD-DAC) confirm the EU and its Member States have kept their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2015. What do the figures show?
New figures confirm the EU and its Member States have kept their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2015.New figures confirm the EU and its Member States have kept their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2015.
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