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Package of infringement decisions

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13.2.2020 – In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.The key decisions [...]

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Meeting of the EU Presidents

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28.1.2020 – David SASSOLI, EP President, Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the EC and Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council, will participate in the conference called ‘Presidents’ Retreat : Preparing the Future’ in Jean Monnet House (in Bazoches) n 30 January 2020, starting at 18.00 hours. The joint statement will be released on [...]

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EC Presidet in Davos

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20.1.2020 – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is  attending the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Her speeches at today’s official opening and on Wednesday morning can be watched live on EbS. During her appearances, she will highlight the EU’s ambitions to play a leading role in the [...]

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A new regulation on the consumer protection

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16.1.2020- A new EU regulation on consumer protection cooperation has come into force today, enable better consumer protection. The new rules will improve cooperation between national consumer protection authorities and the European Commission, and help more effectively address bad consumer practices, strengthen the competences of national consumer protection authorities, detect irregularities and take remedial action. [...]

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Enhanced cooperation of the national consumer protection authorities and the Commission

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17.1.2020- A new EU regulation on consumer protection has come into force today, inceasing consumer protection. The new rules will improve cooperation between the authorities of the national consumer protection and the European Commission and help more effectively eliminate bad consumer practices, strengthen the competences of national consumer protection authorities, detect irregularities and take remedial [...]

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Communication on building a strong social Europe

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14.1.2020 – The Commission today presents a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on the challenges and opportunities of today, proposing action at EU level for the months to come, and seeking feedback on further action at all levels in the area [...]

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Single online register of geographical indications

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10.1.2020 – The European Commission has set up a single ‘eAmbrosia’ online register, which collects all denominations protected by geographical indications – Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) – as well as Trademark Guaranteed Traditional Specialties (TSG). The products concerned, i. food, wine and spirits were previously collected in three different [...]

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Provisional agreement of drinking water and the access to it

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19.1.2.2019 – The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council yesterday in Strasbourg on the recast Drinking Water Directive. The agreement is based on the proposal adopted by the Commission in February 2018, as a direct follow-up to the Right2Water European Citizens’ Initiative. It aims to improve the quality [...]

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Commission adopts Opinions on euro area Draft Budgetary Plans

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20.11.2019 – The European Commission has today presented its Opinions on euro area Member States’ 2020 Draft Budgetary Plans, taken steps under the Stability and Growth Pact and adopted the fourth Enhanced Surveillance Report for Greece.Since July this year and for the first time since 2002, no euro area Member State is under the Excessive [...]

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Results of initiative supporting regions in industrial transition

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14.11.2019 – The Commission presents the first results of an initiative launched a year ago to support 10 EU regions and two Member States in industrial transition.They applied to receive Commission support and expertise in achieving industrial transition and designing development strategies based on their areas of competitive strength – their so-called ‘smart specialisation‘ assets.Over [...]

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Wine Observatory

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4.11.2019 -Today, at the initiative of the European Commission, the Wine Observatory started operating. The new platform will provide analysis and greater transparency of prices, production and trade for this important sector of European agriculture. The European Union is the world’s largest wine producer, accounting for 65% of world production. It exports to the world [...]

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October’s infringement report

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10.10.2019 – In today’s regular monthly set of infringement decisions, the European Commission is initiating or continuing proceedings against Member States that have not properly fulfilled their obligations under EU law. Multi-sectoral decisions should ensure that EU law is properly applied to the benefit of citizens and businesses. In addition, the Commission is closing 120 [...]

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Deepening trade relations with Africa

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2.10.2019 – The European Union has opened negotiations on deepening trade relations with five countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe. Exports of goods from the countries concerned to the EU have increased by almost a quarter since 2012, when the current EPA entered into force, reaching EUR 2.8 billion [...]

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Traineeships in EC

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1.10.2019 -  950 traineeships, 300 more than in the previous period started a five-month paid internship at the European Commission today. The beginnings of the internship program date back to 1960, when the institution first hosted three interns. Today, according to the number of applications and participants, the program is the largest internship scheme in [...]

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EU – Western Balkans Media Days

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13.9.2019 – At the third EU-Western Balkans Media Days taking place from 12-13 September in Podgorica, Montenegro, the European Commission confirmed its support to the region with new initiatives focusing on media accountability, literacy and governance, judicial expertise on freedom of expression and promotion of reconciliation and regional cooperation. This is part of the EU’s firm support to [...]

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