Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the...
There are a number of tools existing at EU level to cut networks that facilitate terrorist activities from financing.
In December 2015, compared with November 2015, industrial producer prices fell by 0.8% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2015 prices decreased by 0.2% in both zones. 2 Feb 2016
The European Commission has today presented a revised proposal for an International Procurement Instrument - a tool to promote open access to public procurement markets around the world. While the EU is an open economy, many of the EU's major trading partners apply restrictive practices which discriminate against EU businesses. Closed procurement markets undermine competition and transparency, increase the costs of public goods and services for taxpayers and also increase the risk of corruption.
Official launch of REFIT Platform: New approach brings together stakeholders for better regulation and better results
Yesterday, a fourteenth video conference was held between the contact points nominated after the Western Balkans Route Leaders' Meeting held on 25 October. The objective was to follow up on the agreement reached at the meeting and set out in the Leaders' Statement. Senior officials from the countries and agencies present at the meeting had a detailed discussion on recent trends concerning external borders and reception capacity:
The European Commission and the African Union Commission on Sunday signed an agreement that will renew cooperation between the two bodies, intensifying staff exchanges and cooperation in a number of priority areas. Under the arrangement, the European Commission staff will be able to work, for a limited period of time, in the administration of the African Union Commission and vice-versa.
Learning a foreign language at school is very common in the European Union (EU), with around 18 million lower secondary school pupils (or 98.6% of all pupils at this level) studying at least one foreign language in 2014. Among them, nearly 11 million (59.9%) were studying two foreign languages or more. 1 Feb 2016
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Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes today information on contingent liabilities and non-performing loans of government in 2014. These data have been provided by the EU Member States in the context of the Enhanced Economic Governance package (the “six pack”). 27 Jan 2016
It's a great pleasure to be here at your annual conference and to have the opportunity to talk about financial services from the point of view of the consumer. We depend on a strong financial services industry to pay our bills, to insure against ill-health, to plan for retirement. And the financial services industry depends on consumers and retail investors to provide the pools of capital it needs to invest.
The European Commission has imposed fines of € 137 789 000 on Melco (Mitsubishi Electric) and Hitachi for participating in a cartel for alternators and starters with another firm, Denso, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
The European Commission has approved the release of EUR 15 million as part of the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme for the Kyrgyz Republic.The payment consists of EUR 5 million in grants and EUR 10 million in loans, and is the second and final part of a EUR 30 million MFA programme.
In its first year, Erasmus+, the bigger and more fit-for-purpose programme for education, training, youth and sport, is already living up to expectations.
The European Commission has published its ex-post evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), the EU's research funding programme between 2007 and 2013.
Investment in research and innovation from the EU budget between 2007 and 2013 has greatly improved scientific excellence in Europe and strengthened its competitiveness by improving industry's capacity to innovate.
At the end of 2014, the European Union (EU) held Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stocks of €5 749 billion in the rest of the world (+7.6% compared with the end of 2013), while stocks held by the rest of the world in the EU amounted to €4 583 bn (+9.6%), meaning that the EU held a net investment position of €1 166 bn vis-a-vis the rest of the world. 25 Jan 2015
EU joint mission to Turkey: together to discuss common challenges
At the end of the third quarter of 2015, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 91.6%, compared with 92.3% at the end of the second quarter of 2015. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 87.7% to 86.0%. This decrease in the EU28 government debt to GDP ratio is driven by exchange rate fluctuations of non-euro area Member States against the euro. Compared with the third quarter of 2014, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in the euro area (from 92.3% to 91.6%) and in the EU28 (from 86.9% to 86.0%).
In the third quarter of 2015, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 1.8% in the euro area (EA19), a decrease compared with 2.2% in the second quarter of 2015. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.3%, a decrease compared with 2.6% in the previous quarter. 22 Jan 2016
The Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review is an annual review of the latest employment and social trends, reflecting on upcoming challenges and possible policy responses.
What is the 'Employment and Social Developments in Europe' Review?
With the Horn of Africa continuing to face a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to natural disasters, affecting millions of people, the EU has announced €77 million in humanitarian aid for the region in 2016.
The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €12.3 billion in November 2015, compared with a surplus of €13.2 bn in October 2015 and a surplus of €16.2 bn in November 2014, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. 20 Jan 2016
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