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Daily News 15 / 12 / 2017

4 hours 37 min ago
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 15 / 12 / 2017 Brussels, 15 December 2017 Investment Plan now set to trigger €256.1 billion in investment after new projects approved Following this week's meeting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is...

CALENDRIER du 18 décembre au 07 janvier 2018

4 hours 39 min ago
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 15 December 2017 CALENDRIER du 18 décembre au 07 janvier 2018 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Lundi 18 décembre 2017 Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.

EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration: one year on

4 hours 39 min ago
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 December 2017 On 15 December 2016, the European Union, through the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and with contributions from Germany (€48 million) and Italy (€22 million), launched a joint initiative with the International Organization for Migration to support the efforts of...

Tobacco track and trace system: Questions and Answers

4 hours 39 min ago
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 December 2017 Tobacco track and trace system: Questions and Answers Why do tobacco products on the EU market need to be tracked and traced? Tobacco use is extremely harmful to health. Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable death in the EU.

Combatting illicit trade in tobacco products: Statement by Commissioner Andriukaitis on the EU's adoption of an EU-wide track and trace system

4 hours 39 min ago
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 December 2017 Today the EU has taken a big step forward in combatting the illicit trade in tobacco products. The new EU-wide track and trace system adopted today will ensure that tobacco products in the EU are easily traceable with a unique identifier for...

Speech by Commissioner Věra Jourová on EU - Japan: Facilitating business exchanges by setting the global data protection standard together

5 hours 15 min ago
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Tokyo, 15 December 2017   Speech delivered at the Keidanren Seminar EU-Japan - Privacy and Data   Ladies and gentlemen, Let me first thank the Keidanren for organising this seminar.

Joint statement by Commissioner Věra Jourová and Haruhi Kumazawa, Commissioner of the Personal Information Protection on the state of play of the dialogue on data protection

5 hours 27 min ago
European Commission - Statement Tokyo, 15 December 2017 Joint statement by Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality of the European Commission and Haruhi Kumazawa, Commissioner of the Personal Information Protection Commission of Japan Commissioner Haruhi Kumazawa and Commissioner Věra Jourová held a constructive meeting in Tokyo on...

October 2017 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €18.9 bn - €0.3 bn deficit for EU28

5 hours 39 min ago
European Commission - EUROSTAT October 2017 - October 2017 - Brussels, 15 December 2017 The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in October 2017 was €187.9 billion, an increase of 8.8% compared with October 2016 (€172.6 bn).

Consumption per capita in purchasing power standards in 2016 - Consumption per capita varied between 53% and 132% of the EU average

14 December, 2017 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 14 December 2017 Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Across the Member States in 2016, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 53% of the European Union (EU)average in Bulgaria to 132% in Luxembourg.

E-commerce in EU enterprises - 1 in 6 EU businesses sold on the web in 2016 - Some difficulties still hinder cross-border sales

14 December, 2017 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 14 December 2017 Last year, 16% of enterprises located in the European Union (EU) and employing at least 10 persons had received orders via a website or via apps. Web sales include both sales to individual consumers and to other enterprises.

Cross-border parcel delivery: What is changing?

14 December, 2017 - 10:42
European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 14 December 2017 Questions and Answers Why is EU action on cross-border parcel delivery necessary? High prices of cross-border parcel delivery are one of the biggest obstacles for consumers and retailers, especially small and medium-sized companies, who would like to buy and sell online...

EU agrees to make parcel delivery more affordable

14 December, 2017 - 08:28
European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 14 December 2017 EU negotiators reached a provisional agreement last night to make prices for cross-border parcel delivery services more transparent and affordable and to increase regulatory oversight of the EU parcel market.

State aid: Commission approves PLN 40 billion (around €9.4 billion) Polish support scheme for renewable energy

13 December, 2017 - 12:45
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 December 2017 The European Commission approved under EU State aid rules a Polish renewable energy scheme and a reduced levy to finance the scheme for energy-intensive users.

Third quarter of 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2017- Employment up by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28- +1.7% and +1.8% respectively compared with the third quarter of 2016

13 December, 2017 - 12:37
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 13 December 2017 The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of...

October 2017 compared with September 2017- Industrial production up by 0.2% in euro area- Up by 0.3% in EU28

13 December, 2017 - 12:29
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 13 December 2017 In October 2017 compared with September 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Opening statement by Michel Barnier at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on the state of play of the negotiations with the United Kingdom

13 December, 2017 - 11:46
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 13 December 2017 Merci Monsieur le Président, Merci aussi à Frans et à vous-même de m'autoriser à m'exprimer au début de votre assemblée plénière sur cette négociation extraordinaire avec le Royaume-Uni et d'évoquer le premier résultat auquel nous sommes parvenus ensemble...