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Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the ceremony of celebration of the 100th anniversary of Georgia's First Democratic Republic

10 hours 10 min ago
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Tbilisi, 26 May 2018   Mister President, Mister Prime Minister, Mister Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends,   It is a great honour indeed to be with you here today on this very emotional occasion.

Keynote speech by Commissioner Jourová at General Data Protection Regulation conference

25 May, 2018 - 17:06
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 25 May 2018 Ladies and gentlemen, Today's conference marks the entry into application of the new regulation on personal data protection – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is of course not the end of the road, but a beginning of a new chapter.

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

25 May, 2018 - 16:02
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 25 May 2018 Thank you, Vladislav. First of all, let me congratulate the Bulgarian Presidency on the general approach reached on the 2016 Banking package. This package is a key deliverable for risk reduction in our banking sector.

Security Union: New rules on EU Passenger Name Record data

25 May, 2018 - 14:04
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 25 May 2018 The EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive – a key piece of EU security legislation to better identify travelling terrorists and criminals and trace criminal networks – entered into force on 24 May 2016 and the deadline for implementation by Member States...

A Circular Future with Plastics

25 May, 2018 - 13:25
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Milan, 25 May 2018 Keynote speech by Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska at the European Plastics Converters Annual Conference   Thank you for inviting me here today: being here in Milan gives me a chance to engage with you, the heart of the plastic...

Daily News 25 / 05 / 2018

25 May, 2018 - 13:18
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 25 / 05 / 2018 Brussels, 25 May 2018 President Juncker attends 100th anniversary of Georgia's first democratic republic Today President Juncker is travelling to Tbilisi, Georgia for the first time, together with Commissioner Hahn.

Alcoholic drinks: Commission tables update of rules governing alcohol excise duties

25 May, 2018 - 13:11
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 May 2018 The Commission has today proposed to reshape the rules governing excise duty on alcohol within the EU, paving the way for a better business environment and reduced costs for small alcohol-producing businesses and better protection for consumer health.

Fair Taxation: Commission proposes final technical measures to create a future fraud-proof EU VAT system

25 May, 2018 - 13:10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 May 2018 The Commission has today proposed the detailed technical amendments to EU rules on value added tax (VAT) that supplement our recent proposed overhaul of the system to make it more fraud-resilient.

CALENDRIER du 28 mai au 03 juin 2018

25 May, 2018 - 13:00
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 25 May 2018 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Lundi 28 mai 2018 Foreign Affairs Council 28-29/05 Competitiveness Council President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg, France (until 30/05):receives Mr Joseph Daul, President of the European People's Party (EPP), and...

Banking Union: Commission welcomes agreement to further reduce risk and strengthen European banks

25 May, 2018 - 12:43
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 May 2018 The Council of the European Union has today reached a general approach on the so-called banking package, a comprehensive package of reforms that the Commission proposed to further strengthen the resilience of the EU banking sector.

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision imposing binding obligations on Gazprom to enable free flow of gas at competitive prices

24 May, 2018 - 15:02
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 24 May 2018 *Check against delivery* Today, the Commission has adopted a decision imposing on Gazprom a set of obligations. These obligations will significantly change the way Gazprom operates in Central and Eastern European gas markets.

Daily News 24 / 05 / 2018

24 May, 2018 - 14:19
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 24 / 05 / 2018 Brussels, 24 May 2018 Commission proposes new measures to further strengthen the Capital Markets Union and the Banking Union Today the Commission is presenting a series of measures stemming from the Capital Markets Union and the Banking Union,...

Statement by Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation

24 May, 2018 - 14:17
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 May 2018 As of tomorrow, 25 May, new data protection rules will apply across the EU.   Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, said: "Europe's new data protection rules will be a reality tomorrow.

Vice-Presidents Dombrovskis' and Katainen's remarks at the press conference on the new measures to further strengthen the Capital Markets Union and the Banking Union

24 May, 2018 - 14:01
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 24 May 2018 Vice-President Dombrovskis Good morning, and thank you for coming to this press conference. The European Commission is presenting seven new proposals on European financial markets today, so we have a full programme.

Antitrust: Commission imposes binding obligations on Gazprom to enable free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern European gas markets

24 May, 2018 - 13:15
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 May 2018 The European Commission has adopted a decision imposing on Gazprom a set of obligations that address the Commission's competition concerns and enable the free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern European gas markets, to the benefit of...

Consumer Financial Services: stronger insurance rules to protect victims of motor vehicle accidents

24 May, 2018 - 12:43
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 May 2018 The European Commission is today proposing to strengthen EU rules on motor insurance to better protect victims of motor vehicle accidents and improve the rights of insurance policyholders.

Frequently asked questions: Commission proposal to amend the Motor Insurance Directive

24 May, 2018 - 12:43
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 24 May 2018 What is the Motor Insurance Directive and why is it important? The current Motor Insurance Directive (MID), a consolidation of five earlier Directives, the first of which dates back to 1972, enables seamless travel within the EU by EU residents with...

Frequently asked questions: Easier access to financing for smaller businesses through capital markets

24 May, 2018 - 12:42
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 24 May 2018 What is the Commission proposing and why? A core aim of the Capital Markets Union is to give better access to market-based sources of financing for EU companies at each stage of their development.

Capital Markets Union: Making it easier for smaller businesses to get financing through capital markets

24 May, 2018 - 12:41
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 May 2018 The Commission has today proposed new rules to give small and medium enterprises (SMEs) better access to financing through public markets. Part of the EU's Capital Markets Union (CMU) agenda, today's initiative should help EU companies to tap market-based funding more...

Frequently asked questions: Commission proposals on financing sustainable growth

24 May, 2018 - 12:39
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 24 May 2018 Why is there a need for an EU-wide strategy on sustainable finance? The signature of the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015 and the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 25 September 2015 marked a shift in...

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