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State of the Union 2018: Making the EU a stronger global actor – European Commission proposes more efficient decision-making in Common Foreign and Security Policy

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

On 12 September 2018, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, President Jean-Claude Juncker said:  “We must improve our ability to speak with one voice when it comes to our foreign policy. This is why today the Commission is proposing to move to qualified majority voting in specific areas of our external […]

Doing Business Globally – Employing in Multiple Locations

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Of all the decisions a developing business takes, expanding overseas can be one of the most important. Get it right and the rewards can be great. Get it wrong and it can prove to be a costly lesson in what to do differently next time. Employment issues often carry the highest risk both in terms […]

The EU’s position in world trade in figures (infographic)

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Find key figures about the EU’s trade with the world in our infographic: exports, imports, number of related jobs in the EU and more.    Exports and imports on a global scale The EU has always been about promoting trade: not only by removing barriers to trade between EU countries, but also by encouraging other countries to trade […]

Single digital gateway: a time saver for citizens and companies

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The single digital gateway will help citizens and firms to access information and administrative procedures online, e.g. to apply for study loans or register a car. A provisional deal struck with the Council on 24 May to set up a single digital gateway, to make it easier to find information, forms and assistance for people […]

Statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden with Donald Trump, President of the United States

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Mister President, Ladies and gentlemen, When I was invited by the President to the White House, I had one intention: I had the intention to make a deal today. And we made a deal today. We have identified a number of areas on which to work together. Work towards zero tariffs on industrial goods – […]

A new phase in our transatlantic partnership

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

President Juncker and President Trump agreed to launch a new phase of close friendship and strong trade relations between the United States and the EU President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker visited Washington, DC, where he was received in the White House by US President Donald Trump. Leaders agreed on a Joint EU-U.S. Statement launching  “a new phase […]

Single digital gateway: a time saver for citizens and companies

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Easier for citizens and businesses to do their paperwork online Key administrative procedures to be fully accessible Examples include: birth certificates, car registration, European Health Card, study loan and grant applications and business permits The single digital gateway will help citizens and firms to access information and administrative procedures online, e.g. to apply for study […]

Juncker Plan exceeds original €315 billion investment target

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The Juncker Plan is set to increase EU GDP by 1.3% and to create 1.4 million jobs by 2020 Juncker Plan is expected to trigger €335 billion in investment across the 28 EU Member States The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group have delivered on their pledge to mobilise €315 billion in […]

Reinforcing EU border security: visa-exempt travellers will be pre-screened

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Travellers posing a security risk will be refused entry into the EU Application will include questions on criminal record and trips to conflict zones The authorisation will cost 7 euros and will be valid for 3 years Non-EU nationals exempt from visa requirements will have to get an authorisation before travelling to the EU, under […]

Investment Plan for Europe: EIB supports Grupo Antolin’s research and innovation activities with a €100 million loan

Friday, July 6th, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €100 million loan with Grupo Antolin to finance its RDI strategy. The EIB support will enable the multinational company to develop innovative solutions for automotive interiors giving it a competitive edge and helping to design safer vehicles that are also more comfortable, environmentally friendly and technologically advanced. […]