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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. […]

Speech by Commissioner Thyssen presenting the European Social Fund Plus and the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund under the next long-term EU budget

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Brussels, 30 May 2018 Ladies and gentlemen, Throughout the preparations of the next EU budget, I have always argued that we need to invest in people. Because that is what our times require: We need skilled people in Europe to create growth, to be competitive globally, to embrace digitisation. We need modern social protection systems. […]

Tougher defence tools against unfair imports to protect EU jobs and industry

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Higher tariffs on dumped or subsidised imports Shorter and more transparent investigations, helpdesk for SMEs, trade unions involved Social and environmental dumping to be taken into account The EU could protect itself better against unfairly cheap imports and combat environmental or social dumping more effectively, under a law backed by MEPs on Wednesday. Higher tariffs […]

Commission releases 2018 Convergence Report: Review of Member States’ progress towards euro adoption

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The 2018 Convergence Report assesses Member States’ progress towards joining the euro area. The report covers the seven non-euro area Member States that are legally committed to adopting the euro: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden. It finds that these Member States generally display considerable nominal convergence, but none of them […]

One year to go to crucial European elections

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

One year from now, from 23 to 26 May 2019, EU citizens in 27 countries will vote to elect their representatives in the European Parliament and help decide who should lead the EU Commission. At a  “one year to go”, press event today, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani announced the start of the countdown to […]

Mark Zuckerberg meeting with European Parliament leaders today

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will arrive at the European Parliament later today for a meeting with President Antonio Tajani and Parliament’s political leadership. The meeting will begin at around 18:20 and include the participation of the President and Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. The […]

Circular Economy

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

New rules will make EU the global front-runner in waste management and recycling Today EU Member States approved a set of ambitious measures to make EU waste legislation fit for the future, as part of the EU’s wider circular economy policy. The new rules – based on Commission’s proposals part of the Circular Economy package presented in December 2015 […]

Europe on the Move: Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Brussels, 17 May 2018 The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe’s transport system. In his State of the Union address of September 2017, President Juncker set out a goal for the EU and its industries to become a world leader in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation. Building on the previous ‘Europe on […]

Use “blockchain” model to cut small firms’ costs and empower citizens, urge MEPs

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Applying the blockchain model to energy use, supply chains and governance would benefit businesses and citizens But uses other than for crypto-currencies need to be promoted Getting the rules right could make the EU a global leader Applying the “blockchain” model to areas like energy use, supply chains and governance would cut costs for firms […]