Tag Archives: European Commission

WindEurope calls on EU Member States to adopt European Commission’s new environmental standards proposal for coal and lignite plants

BRUSSELS, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 28 April the European Commission will seek the support of EU Member States for new environmental standards for large industrial plants including coal and lignite plants. EU Member States will meet in the Industrial Emissions … Read the full press release

Swedish mobile telecommunications sector probed for breaching EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission can confirm that on 25 April 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the mobile telecommunications sector in Sweden. The Commission has concerns that Swedish … Read the full press release

EU Comes Up With Proposals To Cut Down Food Waste by Half in 2030

BRUSSELS, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions … Read the full press release

The Pirbright Institute to play a key role in new European Commission funded project to fight mosquito-transmitted diseases

SURREY, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Pirbright Institute is to play a key role in a new international project funded by the European Commission, to fight the mosquito-transmitted diseases now threatening Europe. The Infravec2 Project is an international consortium of 24 partner … Read the full press release

Leading OEMs Meet to Discuss Electrification and 48V Architectures in Europe

70+ high-level speakers from the battery industry’s top OEMs, manufacturers, and forecasters Three days of in-depth discussions of key topics affecting the battery industry How 48V architecture can help the automotive industry tackle emission targets How Europe’s battery industry can … Read the full press release

“Smart” concept for cover planting wins Farming by Satellite Prize

The 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Monday 23rd January at International Green Week in Berlin. The overall winner of €5,000 was a team from ISA Lille in France with … Read the full press release

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition launched by the European Commission

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (1 December 2016), the Commission is launching the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe … Read the full press release

European Commission to strengthen the regulation of commodities markets and curb price speculation

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has taken important steps today to strengthen the regulation of commodities markets and curb price speculation. It also ensures that firms active on these markets are regulated appropriately. The package completes the rulebook … Read the full press release

European Commission and Germany to end the legal dispute over the planned introduction of a road charge for passenger cars in Germany

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In the margins of the Transport Council held today in Brussels, EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, met with the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt. In the margins of the Transport … Read the full press release

European Commission: Spain aid granted to railway operator ADIF for high-speed train test centre in Andalusia not in line with EU state aid rules

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has concluded that aid granted by Spain to railway operator ADIF for the construction of a high-speed train test centre in Andalusia does not meet a genuine objective of common interest. In particular, … Read the full press release

EUROCHAMBRES CEO Arnaldo Abruzzini on European Commission’s New Skills Agenda

BRUSSELS, 10-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The New Skills Agenda presented today by the European Commission covers many key issues, but contains little to convince EUROCHAMBRES that it represents an upgrade on similar initiatives over the last decade. Some new elements are … Read the full press release

European Commission on new expert group rules: The Commission will benefit from high quality expertise while avoiding possible conflicts of interest

BRUSSELS, 31-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (30 May 2016), the Commission has adopted new rules on the creation and functioning of the advisory expert groups which provide external expertise to help inform the policy-making process. The Decision provides a single … Read the full press release

European Commission approves SABMiller Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV combination

LONDON, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — SABMiller has been informed by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”) that the European Commission has approved its recommended combination with SABMiller plc. European Commission approval in Phase I of the EU merger review process is a … Read the full press release

Growing competition in German railway power supply market addressed the European Commission’s competition concerns in Deutsche Bahn case

BRUSSELS, 11-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has relieved Deutsche Bahn ahead of schedule from commitments made binding in December 2013, as several competitors have now entered the German railway traction current market, thereby addressing the Commission’s competition concerns. Commissioner … Read the full press release

Novartis: European Commission (EC) approved Revolade® for treatment of pediatric chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) patients

EU approval of Revolade expands treatment options for pediatric patients aged 1 year and above with chronic ITP who have not responded to other therapies Two formulations approved: once-daily tablet and oral suspension formulation designed for younger children who may … Read the full press release

SGS: European Commission to amend the scope of the Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment

Guangzhou, CN, 23-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has published an inception impact assessment signaling its intention to amend the scope of the Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment. The changes are deemed necessary … Read the full press release

OTE Group joins European Commission on 5G research projects

Constant investment in the future through research and innovation Paiania, Greece, 22-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — OTE Group participates in 4 research projects of the European Commission on designing and developing 5th generation (5G) technologies, infrastructure and services. 5G is the future … Read the full press release

European Commission: EIB estimates that the EU may need up to €2 trillion in investment in the period up to 2020

What does the Capital Markets Union have to do with infrastructure in Europe? BRUSSELS, 1-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the goals of the Capital Markets Union is to help mobilise capital in Europe and channel it to the infrastructure … Read the full press release

European Commission to help build a true single market for capital across the 28 EU Member States

BRUSSELS, 30-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission is launching the Capital Markets Union Action Plan today to help build a true single market for capital across the 28 EU Member States. © European Union 2015 Director: Lynch Declan As … Read the full press release

Energy Union: European Commission sets new High Level Group to drive forward key energy infrastructure projects in South-West Europe

Luxembourg, 18-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A well-connected energy market is vital for creating an Energy Union that will ensure secure, affordable and sustainable energy for all EU citizens and businesses. Building missing cross-border links between the Iberian Peninsula and the … Read the full press release

European Commission adopted new report providing the most comprehensive picture yet on the ‘State of Nature in the EU’

BRUSSELS, 21-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has adopted a new report providing the most comprehensive picture yet on the ‘State of Nature in the EU’. The findings show that the majority of birds have a secure status, and some … Read the full press release

Naftogaz welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to discuss the follow-up of the Binding Protocol signed by Russia, EC and Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine, 30-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Naftogaz welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to discuss the follow-up of the Binding Protocol signed by Russia, the European Commission and Ukraine on October 30, 2014 in Brussels, which would last at least until the … Read the full press release

EIB and European Commission launch two new financial instruments to encourage greater private sector involvement in climate and biodiversity schemes

Luxembourg, 16-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Two new financial instruments that aim to encourage greater private sector involvement in schemes that contribute to the twin climate priorities of reducing energy use and conserving natural capital, especially biodiversity, in Europe will be later … Read the full press release

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed Dr Edmund Stoiber as Special Adviser on Better Regulation

Brussels, 19-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (18 December 2014), the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appointed Dr Edmund Stoiber as Special Adviser on Better Regulation. President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “EU citizens need the EU to focus where it … Read the full press release

European Commission restricts the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products

BRUSSELS, 26-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today the Commission further strengthened the protection of consumers, in particular babies and young children. It adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products. “We have shown once again that the … Read the full press release

European Commission opens Private Storage Aid for butter, SMP and cheeses to alleviate the impact of Russian restrictions on imports of EU dairy product

Brussels, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has announced today that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order to alleviate the impact of Russian restrictions on imports of EU dairy products … Read the full press release

Roche subcutaneous formulation of RoACTEMRA received European Commission approval for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis treatment

First anti IL-6 receptor biologic now available for subcutaneous and intravenous administration for both monotherapy and combination therapy Basel, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the subcutaneous formulation of RoACTEMRA (tocilizumab) has received approval from … Read the full press release

European Commission and Europa Nostra announced The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

BRUSSELS, 25-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards are unveiled today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra. The 27 laureates, selected from 160 nominated projects across 30 countries, are … Read the full press release

The European Commission welcomes EU governments’ vote to postpone the sale of 900 million carbon allowances in EU’s Emissions Trading System 3rd phase

Brussels, Belgium, 9-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission welcomes today’s vote by EU governments gathered in the Climate Change Committee to postpone the sale of 900 million carbon allowances in the 3rd phase of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) … Read the full press release

Gazprom welcomes European Commission’s approval of its asset swap deal with Wintershall

Moscow, Russia, 11-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ —  The European Commission approved the asset swap deal between Gazprom and Wintershall. The deal is supposed to increase Gazprom’s stakes in gas trading and storage companies of WINGAS Group to 100 per cent as well as in WIEH and WIEE – to 100 per cent. Gazprom will … Read the full press release