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Statement on commitments from Apple and four publishing groups for sale of e-books

Statement at Midday Briefing / Berlaymont press room / Brussels Brussels 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has just accepted the commitments offered by Apple and four top international publishing groups in relation to suspected infringements on the market for ebooks … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission welcomes General Court judgment in Electrabel case

Brussels, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission welcomes today’s judgment by the General Court (GC) which fully dismissed Electrabel’s appeal of a Commission decision of June 2009 fining Electrabel €20 million for acquiring control over Compagnie Nationale du Rhône without prior … Read the full press release

The overhaul of EU rules on data protection: making the single market work for business

Viviane Reding — Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner 3rd Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference / Brussels Brussels, 5-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, 1995 was a long time ago. In terms of digital technologies, a different age. … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Belgian ground handling service provider Aviapartner by LBO France

Brussels, 3-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Aviapartner of Belgium by WFS of France, ultimately controlled by funds managed by LBO France. Aviapartner and WFS both provide ground handling and … Read the full press release

Speech – Blueprint for a Deep and Genuine EMU, Commissioner Olli REHN

Olli REHN – Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Press Conference on the Blueprint for EMU/Brussels Brussels, 30-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Thank you Jose Manuel. For over three years … Read the full press release

Speech – Competition and personal data protection, Commissioner Joaquín Almunia

Joaquín Almunia — Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy Privacy Platform event: Competition and Privacy in Markets of Data Brussels, 28-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank Ms In ‘t Veld for her kind invitation to join … Read the full press release

Commission takes Belgium to Court for failing to issue biometric passports with fingerprints

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — More than three years after the deadline was set for issuing biometric passports with fingerprints, Belgium still fails to comply with this requirement.As a result, the Commission has today referred the country to the Court of Justice of the EU, requesting Belgium to speed-up the … Read the full press release

Electronic money: Commission asks Court of Justice to fine Belgium for not implementing EU rules

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to implement the Directive on the taking up, pursuit and prudential supervision of the business of electronic money institutions. The Commission has … Read the full press release

Fight against arms trafficking: Where do we stand?

Cecilia Malmström — EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Conference – “Fight against illicit trafficking in firearms. Where do we stand” Brussels, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — I am delighted to welcome you all to our conference on the fight against illicit trafficking in firearms, in … Read the full press release

Mettre la science au service de la stabilité financière et de la croissance en Europe

Michel BARNIER – Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Bruxelles, 10-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Monsieur le Directeur général, Monsieur le Recteur, Mesdames et Messieurs les Parlementaires, Mesdames et Messieurs, Permettez-moi tout d’abord de remercier les équipes du Joint … Read the full press release

Europe’s growth challenge and innovative infrastructure financing

Olli Rehn – Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro EU-EIB Cooperation Agreement for the pilot phase of the Project Bond Initiative /European Policy Centre Brussels, 9-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — President … Read the full press release

Making European copyright fit for purpose in the age of internet

Launch event of the CEPS Digital Forum Taskforce on Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market Brussels, 8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Enter Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, allow me to thank CEPS, Karel LANNOO, Staffan JERNECK, and also Giuseppe MAZZIOTTI, for … Read the full press release

Humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis

European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) / Brussels, 8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The situation in Syria today When I took up the position of Commissioner almost three years ago, learning about the constraints of humanitarian aid and crisis response to get … Read the full press release

Improving Access to Labour Market Information for Migrants & Employers

Brussels, 7-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to this Expert Seminar that is devoted to the access of migrants and employers to labour market information and which is organised by LINET, … Read the full press release

Connecting Europe: Transport’s role in reviving European growth

European Transport Forum/Brussels, 19-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen Thank you for inviting me here today to speak about transport’s role in connecting Europe and how better, smoother connections can help to revive economic growth. In Europe, our single market … Read the full press release