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Juncker Commission takes office
The 1st of November

Juncker Commission takes office

The 1st of November the Juncker Commission is officially starting its term of office that will run until 31 October 2019. It is the first time that a European Commission takes office on time since the first European Parliament hearings were introduced in 1994 under the Jacques Delors Commission.  Leer más

With Spain, Slovenia and Croatia

27 Partnership Agreements for growth and jobs in Europe

The European Commission has adopted Partnership Agreements with 3 Member States today, setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the countries. Leer más


Commission approves acquisition of US producer of digital cinema solutions Doremi by rival Dolby

The EC has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Doremi by Dolby, both of the USA The Commission´s investigation confirmed that, despite the overlap between the two companies´ activities in the production of digital cinema servers worldwide and in the European Economic Area, the proposed transaction would not lead to any anticompetitive effects because of the presence of alternative suppliers. Leer más

Safeguarding your privacy:

Appointing Europe´s new data protection watchdog

Celebrities aren´t the only ones who should care about their personal data being kept safe. The Parliament plays a key role in deciding who the European data protection supervisor should be for the next five years. The supervisor is in charge of protecting personal data and privacy as well as promoting good practice in the EU institutions and bodies. Today the EP´s civil liberties committee will question the candidates from 19.00 to 22.30 CET, while the vote takes place tomorrow at 17.00 CET. Leer más

Initiates the dismissal of over 500 workers

Ast Terni: unions and employers against EU

After the breakdown of the negotiations and the beginning of the process of dismissal of more than 500 people Ast by Terni, representatives of the Advisory Committee on Industrial Transformation in visit to Terni reported in a letter that the responsibility for the situation assigned largely to the European economic policies.  Leer más

European Social Fund:

EUR 2.9 billion for growth and employment in metropolitan France

The European Commission has today adopted the French national Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in mainland France in the period 2014-2020. Under this programme France will receive EUR 2.893 billion from the ESF to support employment, vocational training and social inclusion and reduce early school-leaving.  Leer más

Commission closes investigation:

Internet connectivity services but will continue to monitor the sector

The European Commission has closed an investigation into practices by European telecoms operators in the internet connectivity markets. Inspections were carried out in July 2013. Following a review of the evidence obtained during the investigation, the Commission has come to the provisional view that the observed practices do not appear to breach EU antitrust law with a view to shutting out competitors from either the internet transit market or internet content markets. Leer más

Corporate Europe Observatory

Biggest spenders in Brussels lobbying: Philip Morris and ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemica

LobbyFacts data shows that the top 10 companies spending on EU lobby activities are: Philip Morris International, ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical, Microsoft, Shell Companies, Siemens, GDF SUEZ, General Electric Company, Huawei Technologies, Bayer, and Telekom Austria Group. They have a combined lobby expenditure of over €39 million per year. Leer más

Candidate commissioners´ hearings at the European ParliamentSpeech of a maximum of 15 minutes

Candidate commissioners´ hearings at the European Parliament

The 27 candidates hoping to be part of the European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker start appearing at hearings at the European Parliament . During the three-hour hearings EP committees will test the candidate commissioners´ expertise and competences ahead of the EP voting on whether to approve the new Commission on 22 October. The hearings will be shown live on our website and can also be followed on various other platforms Leer más

A decree calling for independence

Spain faces the Catalonia referendum

The President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Artur Mashas signed a decree calling for an independence referendum for the North Eastern Spanish region.The Spanish government is holding today a special cabinet meeting and is expected to announce it intends to challenge the decision of the powerful northeastern region of Catalonia to call an independence referendum. Leer más

With 80% of the population against

Spain abandons plan to introduce new abortion law

Government fails to reach consensus over making abortion illegal except in case of rape or when mother´s health is at risk. The changes would have made Spain one of the toughest countries in Europe in which to get an abortion. Leer más

Unveiled Juncker´s  teamThe next European Commission

Unveiled Juncker´s team

Today, President-elect Juncker unveiled his team and the new shape of the next European Commission. The President-elect personally interviewed all Commissioners-designate and is convinced that his strong and experienced team can deliver, by working collectively, in a more efficient way. Leer más

Published by EurActiv

The Juncker team revealed in a draft organigram

Although president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker is still interviewing candidates for Commissioners, the European webstite EurActiv has published a draft organigram prepared by his services and dated 2 September. Leer más

Following an EU-wide election campaign

President-elect Juncker interviews candidates for Commissioner

President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker will interview each Member State´s candidate for Commissioner, before taking a final decision and communicating the list of Commissioners-designate to the Council of the European Union. Leer más

Second change in two years

Hollande names new faces in his cabinet

French President Francois Hollande has named a new cabinet dropping Economy, Education and Culture ministers who rebelled against austerity cuts. This is the second change in his two years in office. There are to be eight men and eight women in it. Leer más

EU Structural and Investment Funds

"Partnership agreement" with France for growth and jobs

The European Commission has adopted a "partnership agreement" with France setting out the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country´s regions and cities for 2014-2020. This agreement paves the way for France´s return to recovery and growth, and its transformation into a productive economy. Leer más

1711 cases and 932 deaths to date

EU boosts its aid to contain Ebola outbreak

The European Union is increasing by an additional €8 million its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This is the fourth increase of EU assistance for this crisis. Leer más

European Union accuses Russia

Russia bans food and agricultural product imports from Europe

Russia retaliated on Thursday for Western sanctions against Moscow, announcing that it was banning imports of a wide range of food and agricultural products from Europe and the United States, among others. Leer más

New welfare rules

UK cuts EU migrants social benefits

British Prime Minister David Cameron set out this week new welfare rules to cut European migrants´ access to social security payments, marking the latest in a string of British measures aimed at addressing voters´ concerns over immigration. Leer más

6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion

Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020

he European Commission´s 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion published shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe. Looking ahead to 2014-2020, the report outlines how investments will be focused on key areas like energy efficiency, employment, social inclusion and SMEs to get the most of the investments to the benefit of citizens. Leer más

Development Cooperation Instrument

Europe cooperates with Latin America in social equity, sustainable economic growth and Erasmus+

At the EUROsociAL conference in Brussels on 24th and 25th March, European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, announced new EU support of at least €2.4 billion for Latin America for the years 2014 to 2020, which is part of the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). This is to be spent on the areas of security, good governance, accountability and social equity, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, environmental sustainability, resilience and climate change, and Erasmus+. Leer más

Juncker confirmed as the next president of the European Commission Appointment supported by 26 EU national leaders

Juncker confirmed as the next president of the European Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker has been confirmed as the next president of the European Commission (EC) by the new parliament. Leer más

Juncker confirmed as the next president of the European Commission Appointment supported by 26 EU national leaders

Juncker confirmed as the next president of the European Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker has been confirmed as the next president of the European Commission (EC) by the new parliament. Leer más

Eurozone policymakers

IMF calls for more reforms to boost investment and employment in Europe

A new report deliverd by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stresses the urgent need to carry out structural reforms to boost investment, employment and productivity in the Eurozone. In a report, the IMF recommended the euro-area repair bank balance sheets and step up reforms to boost employment. Leer más

26 million unemployed in Europe

Italian EU presidency vows to fight youth unemployment

The next European Presidency aims to focus on solving the problem of youth unemployment across the whole of Europe while presiding over the Council of the European Union for the next six months. The Italian Ambassador in Slovakia Roberto Martini discussed the Italian´s plans for the presidency at a press conference. Leer más
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