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Brexit: European Commission welcomes decision by EU27 Member States to relocate UK-based Agencies

20 November, 2017 - 20:44
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 November 2017 The European Commission welcomes today's agreement at the General Affairs Council (Article 50 format) to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Amsterdam and Paris, respectively. Both Agencies are currently located in London.

Speech by Michel Barnier at the Centre for European Reform on 'The Future of the EU'

20 November, 2017 - 13:46
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Brussels, 20 November 2017 Good morning ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank the Centre for European Reform, and its Director, Charles Grant, for inviting me today.

Press statement by Commissioner Věra Jourová, Mr. Lee Hyo-seong, Chairman of the Korea Communications Commission and Mr. Jeong Hyun-cheol, Vice President of the Korea Internet & Security Agency

20 November, 2017 - 13:15
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 November 2017 Today, Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Mr. Lee Hyo-seong, Chairman of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), and Mr. Jeong Hyun-cheol, Vice President of the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) met in Brussels to exchange views on ways...

Daily News 20 / 11 / 2017

20 November, 2017 - 13:14
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 11 / 2017 Brussels, 20 November 2017 European Commission stands up for women's rights in turbulent times Today, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Věra Jourová kick off a major event on "Women's rights in turbulent times", the topical theme chosen...

Moving forward on the European Pillar of Social Rights: Commission seeks to promote social protection for all

20 November, 2017 - 13:09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 November 2017 The Commission has launched today the second round of discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at the EU level, on how to support access to social protection for all people in employment and in self-employment.

Taking the European Solidarity Corps forward: Commission welcomes agreement reached by Youth Ministers

20 November, 2017 - 13:09
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 November 2017 Today, EU Ministers in the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council came to an agreement on the Commission's proposal to provide the European Solidarity Corps with its own budget and legal framework. Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, Günther H.

A Europe of equals: European Commission stands up for women's rights in turbulent times

20 November, 2017 - 13:08
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 November 2017 The European Commission kicks off today a major event on "Women's rights in turbulent times", the topical theme chosen for this year's annual Fundamental Rights Colloquium.

The new organic Regulation

20 November, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 November 2017 The new organic Regulation The Commission welcomes the Council's endorsement of the co-legislators' agreement on the new rules on organic production and looks forward to the final steps leading to the adoption of the new Regulation.

New rules for organic farming: Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan

20 November, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 November 2017 The agreement on new rules for organic farming endorsed today by Council representatives will simplify and harmonise many of the rules covering organic food production both within the European Union and in non-EU countries.

Questions and Answers on the second European Vocational Skills Week

20 November, 2017 - 12:50
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 November 2017 From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week, building on the success of last year's initiative.Why a European Vocational Skills Week? Skills are a pathway to employability and prosperity.

Vocational education and training in the European spotlight: Second European Vocational Skills Week launched

20 November, 2017 - 12:49
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 November 2017 From 20 to 24 November 2017, the European Commission is organising the second European Vocational Skills Week, building on the success of last year's initiative.

State aid: Commission confirms most Greek measures for Hellenic Defence Systems do not involve aid; orders recovery of some public support for civil activities

20 November, 2017 - 12:45
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 November 2017 The European Commission has concluded that Greek measures for Hellenic Defence Systems fall outside the scope of EU State aid control because they protect Greece's essential security interests.

5th African Union - European Union Summit

20 November, 2017 - 12:31
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The 5th African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The summit will be a key moment and opportunity to strengthen relations in a broad range of areas between the two continents, with...

Eurostat monitoring report - How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

20 November, 2017 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 November 2017 Sustainable development aims to achieve a continuous improvement in citizens' quality of life and well-being. This involves the pursuit of economic progress, while safeguarding the natural environment and promoting social justice.

Leave no child behind - Joint Statement on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November, 2017 - 13:51
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 19 November 2017 Ahead of the Universal Children's Day on 20 November, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home...

UN climate conference makes progress on Paris Agreement implementation UN climate conference makes progress on Paris Agreement implementation

18 November, 2017 - 09:01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 November 2017 UN climate conference makes progress on Paris Agreement implementation This year's UN climate conference, COP23, concluded yesterday with steps forward to ensure global climate action through implementation of the Paris Agreement.

2018 EU budget: jobs, investments, migration challenge and security

18 November, 2017 - 06:06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 November 2017 Today, 18 November* the EU institutions reached an agreement on the 2018 EU budget– a reflection of the political priorities of the Juncker Commission. The EU budget helps turn political priorities into a reality.

Joint EU-U.S. statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

17 November, 2017 - 21:06
European Commission - Statement Washington, 17 November 2017 On 17 November 2017, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington, D.C. The meeting reaffirmed the importance of the long standing partnership between the United States of America and the European Union in addressing common threats...

Opening remarks by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, at the press conference following the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth

17 November, 2017 - 17:55
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Gothenburg, 17 November 2017   As you know, this was the first Social Summit since 1997. In 1997 we had the first and last Employment Summit. I am the only one to remember that because I was chairing the meeting in 1997.

Statement of President Juncker on the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

17 November, 2017 - 14:10
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 17 November 2017 Today, European Union leaders have solemnly proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Social Summit for fair jobs and growth in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Pillar was first announced by President Juncker in his 2015 State of the Union...

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