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Daily News 16 / 01 / 2018

16 January, 2018 - 16:32
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 01 / 2018 Brussels, 16 January 2018 COLLEGE MEETING: Circular Economy: Commission presents Strategy for Plastics The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics was adopted today as part of the transition towards a more circular economy.

Plastic Waste: a European strategy to protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries

16 January, 2018 - 16:30
European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 16 January 2018 The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the...

State aid: 2017 Scoreboard confirms benefits of modernisation leading to quicker implementation on the ground of public support by Member States

16 January, 2018 - 16:30
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 January 2018 The 2017 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission, confirms the benefits of the Juncker Commission's State Aid Modernisation package. Over 97% of new implemented aid measures fell under the new General Block Exemption Regulation and could be quickly...

Questions & Answers: A European strategy for plastics

16 January, 2018 - 16:30
European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 16 January 2018 Questions & Answers: A European strategy for plastics Why do we need a European strategy for plastics? Plastics are everywhere but too much of it is used only once before thrown away.

How is the EU progressing towards the circular economy?

16 January, 2018 - 16:30
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 January 2018 A circular economy aims to maintain the value of products, materials and resources for as long as possible and minimise the generation of waste. The European Commission publishes today aCommunication on the monitoring framework for the circular economy and an accompanying Staff...

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspection in kraft paper sector

16 January, 2018 - 12:21
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 January 2018 The European Commission can confirm that on 15 January 2018 its officials carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a company operating in the kraft paper sector.

Daily News 15 / 01 / 2018

15 January, 2018 - 13:04
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 01 / 2018 Brussels, 15 January 2018 Commission blocks Austrian regulator from introducing measures which would unduly favour the national broadcaster The European Commission decided to block today a proposal by Austrian broadcasting regulator KommAustria, as it is not compatible with...

EU steps up support to address the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh

15 January, 2018 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 January 2018 The European Union has adopted a new €5 million programme to support the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, strengthening its response to the crisis. The new initiative aims at supporting the identification and registration of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, at facilitating the...

State aid: Commission approves Polish investment aid to SMEs in the shipbuilding sector; opens investigation into Polish tax incentive for shipyards

15 January, 2018 - 12:45
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 January 2018 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Polish support to SMEs in the shipbuilding sector. This measure will encourage new investment and benefit regional development in Poland.

November 2017 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €26.3 bn - €8.0 bn surplus for EU28

15 January, 2018 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT November 2017 - November 2017 - Brussels, 15 January 2018 The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in November 2017 was €197.5 billion, an increase of 7.7% compared with November 2016 (€183.5 bn).