Tag Archives: European Commission

EU Civil Protection Mechanism: European Commission helped mobilise firefighting aircraft for Italy to battle forest fires

BRUSSELS, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has helped mobilise firefighting aircraft for Italy, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following another request by the country for assistance to battle forest fires. Responding immediately to the request, France has offered 3 planes … Read the full press release

SGS: European Commission to restrict the application of zinc oxide as a colorant starting from August 24, 2017

The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2017/1413 to restrict the application of zinc oxide (CAS No. 1314-13-2) as a colorant. GENEVA, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zinc oxide is a permitted colorant, in Entry 144 of Annex IV to Regulation (EC) … Read the full press release

New hosts for UK-based EU agencies EMA and EBA will now be assessed by the European Commission

BRUSSELS, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The application procedure to host the two UK-based EU agencies, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA), came to a close at midnight last night, 31 July 2017. The European Commission will … Read the full press release

European Commission: companies active in ethylene purchasing may have violated EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission can confirm that on 16 May 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in ethylene purchasing, in several Member States. The Commission has concerns that the companies … Read the full press release

European Commission: refugee resettlement reaching record levels in June

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (26 July 2017), the Commission has adopted its 14th progress report on relocation of asylum seekers within the EU and resettlement of refugees from outside the EU. With relocations reaching record levels in June (with … Read the full press release

European Commission issues Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission substantiates its grave concerns on the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland in a Rule of Law Recommendationaddressed to the Polish authorities. In the Commission’s assessment, this reform amplifies the systemic threat to the … Read the full press release

European Commission approves Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options

BRUSSELS, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options. The scheme will allow young and small innovative companies to recruit and retain employees without … Read the full press release

Sandoz: European Commission approves Rixathon for use in Europe

European Commission approves Sandoz Rixathon® to treat blood cancers and immunological diseases. Approval expected to broaden patient access to biologics and enable budget-constrained healthcare systems to reallocate resources to other healthcare priorities. Sandoz now has four biosimilars approved in Europe … Read the full press release

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