Top Stories from the European Commission

Top Stories from the European Commission

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Belchim by Mitsui, subject to conditions

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 Feb 2021 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Belchim by Mitsui. The approval is conditional on full complia…

Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on the Winter 2021 Economic Forecast

European Commission Speech Brussels, 11 Feb 2021 Thank you. Good morning. Let me begin with five key messages emerging from this forecast:
First, the economic situation this winter remains challenging. Since t…

Winter 2021 Economic Forecast: A challenging winter, but light at the end of the tunnel

 

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 Feb 2021 The Winter 2021 Economic Forecast projects that the euro area economy will grow by 3.8% in both 2021 and 2022. The forecast projects that the EU economy will grow by 3.7% in 2021 and 3.9% in 2022.

Tikehau Capital completes first closing of its impact lending fund to c. €100million with EU support*

European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 11 Feb 2021 The European Investment Fund is one of the main investors, backed by the Investment Plan for Europe. The fund is part of Tikehau Capital’s private debt platform and will focus on corporate impact lending.

New EU programme to support readiness for vaccination efforts in Eastern Partnership countries with WHO

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 Feb 2021 Today, the EU in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a new regional programme worth over €40 million to provide critical assistance to ensure local readiness and preparedness for safe and effective vaccination of the population in the six Eastern Partnership countries.

Daily News 11 / 02 / 2021

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 11 Feb 2021 EU emergency number 112 marks 30th anniversary
‘112’, the common EU number for emergency communications has been saving lives for 30 years, helping Europ…

Discours du Commissaire Breton – Fondation Robert Schuman

European Commission Discours Brussels, 11 Feb 2021 Monsieur Giuliani, Cher Jean-Dominique,
Mesdames, Messieurs,
Cela va faire un an que l’Europe traverse une crise sanitaire sans précédent, avec de…

Statement by Executive Vice-President Vestager on the Commission decision to accept commitments by Aspen to reduce prices for six off-patent cancer medicines by 73% addressing excessive pricing concerns

European Commission Statement Brussels, 10 Feb 2021 Statement by Executive Vice-President Vestager on the Commission decision to accept commitments by Aspen to reduce prices for six off-patent cancer medicines by 73% addressing excessive pricing concerns

Remarks by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides in the Plenary of the European Parliament on the EU Vaccine Strategy

European Commission Speech Brussels, 10 Feb 2021 Remarks by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides in the Plenary of the European Parliament on the EU Vaccine Strategy

Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments by Aspen to reduce prices for six off-patent cancer medicines by 73% addressing excessive pricing concerns

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Feb 2021 The European Commission has made commitments offered by Aspen legally binding under EU antitrust rules. Aspen has to reduce its prices in Europe for six critica…

Daily News 10 / 02 / 2021

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 10 Feb 2021 President von der Leyen on the EU Vaccines Strategy in the European Parliament plenary
This morning, the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, gave…

Questions and Answers – Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments by Aspen to reduce prices for six off-patent cancer medicines by 73% addressing excessive pricing concerns *

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 10 Feb 2021 Today, the European Commission has made commitments offered by Aspen legally binding under EU antitrust rules. Aspen has to reduce its prices in Europe for six …

President von der Leyen speaks in the European Parliament about the EU vaccines strategy

European Commission News Brussels, 10 Feb 2021 President von der Leyen spoke at the European Parliament Plenary session about the implementation of the EU vaccines strategy, and the Commission’s continued efforts to secure safe and effective vaccines for Europeans.

Commission welcomes European Parliament’s approval of Recovery and Resilience Facility

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Feb 2021 The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s vote today, confirming the political agreement reached on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) Regulation in December 2020.

Questions and answers: The Recovery and Resilience Facility

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 10 Feb 2021 What are the main elements of the agreement on the Recovery and Resilience Facility regulation (RRF)?
The political agreement reached by co-legislators in Decem…

Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the state of play of the EU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy

European Commission Speech Brussels, 10 Feb 2021 The President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, gave a speech at the European Parliament Plenary debate on the state of play of the EU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy.

Return and readmission: improving cooperation within the EU and with external partners

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 Feb 2021 Today, the Commission is presenting its first factual assessment to the Council on cooperation with partner countries on readmission, as required under the revised Visa Code and as part of the comprehensive approach to migration policy outlined in the New Pact on Migration and Asylum

College readout by Commissioner Várhelyi on a renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood

European Commission Read-out Brussels, 09 Feb 2021 Check against delivery!
Good afternoon,
Welcome to our College read-out. Before moving on to the Communication on a new partnership with the Southern neighbourh…

Daily News 09 / 02 / 2021

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 09 Feb 2021 REUNION DU COLLEGE: Voisinage sud – l’UE propose un nouvel Agenda pour la Méditerranée
Pour relancer et renforcer le partenariat stratégiq…

Southern Neighbourhood: EU proposes new Agenda for the Mediterranean

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Feb 2021 To relaunch and strengthen the strategic partnership between the European Union and its Southern Neighbourhood partners, the European Commission and the High Representative today adopted a joint communication proposing an ambitious and innovative new Agenda for the Mediterranean.

Georgia: EU report highlights the need for political compromise to continue the reform momentum

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Feb 2021 Georgia remains committed to the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, despite the COVID-19 related challenges. Further efforts are however needed, notably in the field of judicial reform and tackling political polarisation.

Daily News 08 / 02 / 2021

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 08 Feb 2021 Syria crisis: EU will host Brussels V Conference ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ on 29 and 30 March
On 29 and 30 March, the European Union…

European Union to host Brussels V Conference on Syria

European Commission Press release Brussels, 09 Feb 2021 The European Union will host the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region” on 29-30 March 2021. In view of Covid-…

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