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European Commission responds to Hungarian government campaign

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28.2.2019 – Following the College meeting, the Commissioners have decided to issue today a response following the launch by the Hungarian government of a campaign – complete with billboards, full-page newspaper advertisements and a letter from the Prime Minister addressed to all Hungarian citizens – entitled “You too have the right to know what Brussels [...]

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Winners of the competition Juvenes Translatores


4.1.2019 – Congratulations to the 28 winners in the 12th edition of the European Commission’s Juvenes Translatores translation contest for secondary schools! The best young translator from each of EU’s 28 Member States will now travel to Brussels to collect their awards and to meet with European Commission’s professional translators. The European Commission has today announced [...]

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Member States’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within the EU

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17.1.2019 – The Commission welcomes EU Member States’ commitments on the legal consequences of the Achmea judgement and in particular their commitment to terminate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) between themselves. As the Commission has consistently stated, and as outlined in its July 2018 Communication on the Protection of intra-EU investment, the dispute settlement mechanisms provided in these [...]

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Report on companies’ disclosure of climate-related information


10.1.2019 – The Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance set up by the Commission in July 2018 has today published its first report on companies’ disclosure of climate-related information. It contains recommendations that will allow the Commission to update its non-binding guidelines on non-financial reporting with specific reference to climate-related information, in line with the [...]

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Tackling vaccination hesitance and refusal

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20.11.2018 – “To ask questions and seek answers is the way to improve the growing vaccination resistance in the EU”, was one of the important messages at the workshop in Brussels. There are many groups all over EU who are vaccine hesitant or refuse to vaccinate their children or use the vaccination in any of [...]

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Endocrine disruptors: A strategy for the future that protects EU citizens and the environment

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7.11.2018 – Today the Commission has adopted a Communication, confirming its commitment to protecting citizens and the environment from hazardous chemicals.The Communication also outlines how the Commission intends to ensure that the EU approach remains the most modern and fit-for-purpose in the world. The EU’s strategic approach to endocrine disruptors will continue to be based [...]

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Juncker and the arbitrary agreement mess

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22.9.2018 – On the 15 September 2018 the article in Der Spiegel featured the current state of the arbitrary agreement between Slovenia and Croatia which has been ruled by the EU Court but has never been adopted by the Croatian government. More so Der Spiegel says : “… in a strange twist, a good six [...]

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Report on unfair trade

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31.7. 2018 – The Commission published today its annual report on trade defence activities. As part of Commission’s commitment to “Europe that protects”, the report details how the EU used its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures in 2017 to ensure a level-playing field for European companies, in line with the requirements of the World Trade Organisation. [...]

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RegioStars Awards

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10.10.2017 – European Committee of the Regions  has announced the finalists for the 2017 edition of the RegioStars Awards, the yearly competition honoring Europe’s most inspiring and innovating regional projects supported by EU Cohesion Policy Funds. The 24 selected finalists come from regions and cities in 20 Member States and one neighbouring country: Austria, Belgium, [...]

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Statement of the European Commission on the violence in Catalonia

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1.10.2017- “Under the Spanish Constitution, yesterday’s vote in Catalonia was not legal. For the European Commission, as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly, this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain. We also reiterate the legal position held by this Commission as well [...]

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February infringements’ package

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In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas (see Annex I and II), aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and [...]

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European Commission to strengthen control of firearms

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The European Commission adopted a package of measures to make it more difficult to acquire firearms in the European Union. The proposals were foreseen in the European Security Agenda adopted in April 2015, but have been significantly accelerated in light of recent events. The package of measures on firearms adopted by the College of Commissioners [...]

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Illegal tax practices in Luxembourg and the Netherlands


The European Commission has ruled that Luxembourg and the Netherlands have granted selective tax advantages to Fiat Finance and Trade and Starbucks, respectively. These are illegal under EU state aid rules. Following in-depth investigations, launched in June 2014, the Commission has concluded that Luxembourg and the Netherlands issued a tax ruling which artificially lowered the [...]

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Infringement package in light of migrant crisis

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Evropska komisija je v mesečnem svežnju odločitev o kršitvah za september začela (oziroma nadaljuje) skupaj 56 postopkov zoper države članice. Največ kršitev je Komisija ta mesec ugotovila na področju migracij in notranjih zadev (41). 23. septembra je Komisija sprejela 40 odločitev o kršitvah proti 19 državam članicam zaradi nepopolnega izvajanja zakonodaje o skupnem evropskem azilnem [...]

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Juncker’s team confirmed after further portfolio changes

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Before MEPs voted to confirm his college of commissioners, Jean-Claude Juncker promised changes to medicines, citizenship, sustainability and space. The proposed college of 28 commissioners put forward by Jean-Claude Juncker, the president-elect of the European Commission, was approved today (22 October) by the European Parliament. 423 MEPs voted, 209 voted against, and 67 abstained. The [...]

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