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Oxford Student Union debate - Opening remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis: "The euro is stronger than ever."

3 hours 34 min ago
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] London, 18 October 2018 "This house would say YES to Europe". That was the wording of a motion before this house, 43 years ago, in 1975. That debate is still considered one of the most famous ever held in this beautiful debating...

Daily News 18 / 10 / 2018

7 hours 25 min ago
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 10 / 2018 Brussels, 18 October 2018 ASEM Summit: Meeting of 54 leaders from Asia and Europe gets under way in Brussels The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit kicks off this evening in Brussels, with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Council...

EU and the Republic of Korea join forces in fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing

7 hours 28 min ago
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 October 2018 Today, the EU and the Republic of Korea have pledged to work closely together to fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Today, the EU and the Republic of Korea have pledged to work closely together to fight against Illegal,...

Digital single market: a directory of European films to facilitate on-line access

7 hours 28 min ago
European Commission - Press release Lyon, 18 October 2018 On the occasion of the Marché international du film classique [International Classic Film Market] in Lyon, Mariya Gabriel, the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will today present the prototype of a directory of European films, a key action of the...

EU and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces to support health services in Africa

9 hours 58 min ago
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 October 2018 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute €54 million ($62.5 million) to EU efforts to strengthen diagnostic health services in Sub-Saharan Africa under the External Investment Plan.

Climate change: European Commission and Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy launch €100 million clean energy investment fund

17 October, 2018 - 15:37
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2018 Today the European Commission and Breakthrough Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish Breakthrough Energy Europe (BEE) – a joint investment fund to help innovative European companies develop and bring radically new clean energy technologies to the market.

Daily News 17 / 10 / 2018

17 October, 2018 - 13:19
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 10 / 2018 Brussels, 17 October 2018 COLLEGE MEETING: Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for signature and conclusion The European Commission today adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion.

EU-Vietnam Trade Agreement

17 October, 2018 - 13:14
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 October 2018 Creating economic opportunities – defending values. Eliminating customs duties The EU-Vietnam trade agreement willeliminate over 99% of all tariffs, and partly remove the rest through limited zero-duty quotas, known as Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs).

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for signature and conclusion

17 October, 2018 - 13:13
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 17 October 2018 The European Commission today adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. Through this adoption, the Commission is demonstrating its commitment to putting these agreements in place as soon as possible.

DiscoverEU: 12,000 additional free tickets available for 18-year-olds to discover Europe

17 October, 2018 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2018 Following the success of the first round of DiscoverEU, the European Commission will launch a second competition for free tickets on 29 November 2018. All 18-year-olds in the EU will then have until 11 December 2018 to apply for a free...

DiscoverEU: Questions and Answers

17 October, 2018 - 13:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 October 2018 On 29 November 2018, the Commission will open the second round of DiscoverEU, with over 12,000 free tickets for 18 year-olds in the EU to travel in Europe. What is DiscoverEU? DiscoverEU is an EU initiative which offers 18 year-olds a...

August 2018 compared with July 2018 - Production in construction down by 0.5% in both euro area and EU28

17 October, 2018 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 October 2018 In August 2018 compared with July 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in both the euro area (EA19) and EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

September 2018 - Annual inflation up to 2.1% in the euro area - EU stable at 2.2%

17 October, 2018 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 October 2018 The Euro area annual inflation rate was 2.1% in September 2018, up from 2.0% in August. A year earlier, the rate was 1.5%. European Union annual inflation was 2.2% in September 2018, stable compared to August. A year earlier, the rate was 1.8%.

Joint Statement following the Tripartite Social Summit

16 October, 2018 - 16:27
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 October 2018 Joint statement by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz, President of BusinessEurope Pierre Gattaz and General-Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation Luca Visentini.

Daily News 16 / 10 / 2018

16 October, 2018 - 13:18
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 10 / 2018 Brussels, 16 October 2018 Joint statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, Vice-President Ansip and Commissioners Jourová and Gabriel one year after the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Today marks one year since the assassination of Daphne Caruana...

€172 million to promote EU agri-food products in and outside the EU

16 October, 2018 - 13:07
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 October 2018 The European Commission will provide funding of €172,5 million from the EU agricultural budget to promote EU agri-food products in Europe and across the world.

Education and training in Europe: Member States made further progress

16 October, 2018 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 October 2018 The 2018 edition of the European Commission's Education and Training Monitor, published today, finds that Member States have made further progress towards the EU's targets set for 2020. The European Commission supports Member States in ensuring that their education systems deliver.

August 2018 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €11.7 bn - €8.4 bn deficit for EU28

16 October, 2018 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT August 2018 - August 2018 - Brussels, 16 October 2018 The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2018 was €181.5 billion, an increase of 5.6% compared with August 2017 (€171.9 bn).

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU - But still around 113 million people in this situation

16 October, 2018 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 October 2018 In 2017, 112.9 million people, or 22.5% of the population, in the European Union (EU)were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at risk of poverty after social...

Joint statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, Vice-President Ansip and Commissioners Jourová and Gabriel one year after the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia *

16 October, 2018 - 06:00
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 October 2018 Today marks one year since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Today, we honour the hard work and relentlessness of Daphne, of Jan Kuciak and many other journalists who sacrifice everything they have – sometimes even their lives – to seek the...