Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28...
The European Commission will give €62 million in humanitarian aid to support Syrians displaced by the conflict inside their country.
On Wednesday 4 November, Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn will travel to Greece. Together with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Greek Alternate Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction responsible for Migration Policy Ioannis Mouzalas they will meet with the first group of asylum seekers to benefit from the EU's relocation scheme from Greece.
The European Commission will give an additional €43 million in humanitarian aid to support Syrian refugees and their host communities in Lebanon.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed today a EUR 100 million loan for supporting key infrastructure investments in Cyprus, as well as an additional EUR 15 million loan for supporting local SMEs and MidCaps, helping to boost economic recovery and create new jobs.
What is the gender pay gap and how is it measured in the EU?
What is the gender pay gap and how is it measured in the EU?
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK by Hutchison would harm competition. The Commission has concerns that the transaction could lead to higher prices, less choice and reduced innovation for customers of mobile telecommunications services in the UK.
Monday 2 November marks the day in the year when women across Europe stop being paid, while men will continue to earn money until 31 December. The average hourly wage for women in Europe is 16.3% lower than it is for men, so women effectively work 59 days for free each year.
Guide to EU Budget 2016 – Questions and Answers
Today the Commission is publishing guidelines to help public officials across the EU identify and avoid the most frequent errors in public procurement of projects co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds. In line with the initiative for an "EU budget focused on results", the Commission is acting to ensure that tax payers' money is spent efficiently and transparently. Nearly half of the European Structural and Investment Funds allocations are channelled into the real economy through public procurement.
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the European Parliament of the Regulation on Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions (known as SFTR). This new law, proposed by the European Commission in January 2014, significantly improves the transparency of securities financing transactions in the shadow banking sector. These new rules also help identify the risks associated with these financial transactions, as well as their magnitude. This regulation is in line with the G20 leaders' commitment to ensure more transparency on financial markets.
The Single Market is one of Europe’s greatest achievements, designed to allow goods, services, capital and people to move more freely. It offers opportunities for professionals and businesses and a greater choice and lower prices for consumers. It enables people to travel, live, work and study wherever they wish. But these opportunities do not always materialise, because single market rules are not known, not implemented or simply jeopardised by unjustified barriers.
Today the EU and Liechtenstein signed a new tax transparency agreement, marking another important step forward in the fight against tax evasion.
The problem right now, as the Commission has pointed out time and again, is that laboratory tests do not accurately reflect the amount of air pollution emitted during real driving conditions.
Today the European Parliament voted on the new rules that will bring protection for package holidays up to speed with the digital age.
"This new decision will help countries offering assistance via the Civil Protection Mechanism to get support to those facing an increasing influx of refugees and asylum seekers. So far, a few Member States have shown generosity in this time of need. But more need to come forward and offer support," said EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.
EU provides €365.5 million to promote private sector development, democratic reforms and better living conditions in Southern Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco).
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Since the start of 2015, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and equity funds across Europe have signed investment agreements worth over €1 billion which will provide equity financing for businesses. These 28 transactions benefit from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe.
At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 92.2%, compared with 92.7% at the end of the first quarter of 2015. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 88.1% to 87.8%. Compared with the second quarter of 2014, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in the euro area (from 92.7% to 92.2%) and rose in the EU28 (from 87.3% to 87.8%). 23 Oct 2015
In the second quarter of 2015, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.0% in the euro area (EA19), a decrease compared with 2.1% in the first quarter of 2015. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.4%, a decrease compared with 2.5% in the previous quarter. 23 Oct 2015
Commission Issues Opinion on Temporary Reintroduction of Controls at Internal Borders: Germany and Austria acting in compliance with Schengen Borders Code
The European Commission has decided to refer the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Portugal to the Court of Justice of the European Union
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