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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. […]

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 […]