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Statement by Justice Commissioner Martine Reicherts on Europe-wide Day of Remembrance for victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

Statement by Justice Commissioner Martine Reicherts on Europe-wide Day of Remembrance for victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

“75 years ago today – on 23 August 1939 – two totalitarian regimes signed a non-aggression pact. This pact of Nazi Germany under Hitler and the Soviet Union under Stalin would pave the way for the most brutal war to this day, leading to many years of fear, horror and pain for the victims of […]

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President Barroso in Vietnam

President Barroso in Vietnam

On 25 and 26 August, Commission President Barroso pays an official visit to Vietnam. On 25 August, in Hanoi, he will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Dung. They are expected to discuss the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement negotiations, development co-operation and South China Sea/East Sea-related issues, and they will attend a […]

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Employment: Commission proposes €570,945 from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Ford and suppliers in Belgium

Employment: Commission proposes €570,945 from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Ford and suppliers in Belgium

The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €570,945 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 479 workers made redundant by Ford in Genk (Belgium) and its suppliers to find new jobs. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU’s Council of Ministers for approval. Employment, Social Affairs and […]

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European Commission adopts Partnership Agreement with Netherlands on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

European Commission adopts Partnership Agreement with Netherlands on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

The European Commission has adopted a Partnership Agreement with the Netherlands setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country. Today’s agreement paves the way for investing €1.4 billion in total Cohesion Policy funding over 2014-2020 (current prices, including European Territorial Cooperation funding and the allocation for […]

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EU welcomes WTO ruling against Argentinian measures on imports

EU welcomes WTO ruling against Argentinian measures on imports

Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today (22 August) welcomed a ruling by an independent panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that certain conditions which Argentina introduced for firms wishing to import goods into the country break WTO law. Commenting on the ruling, Commissioner De Gucht said: “I’ve made standing up to protectionism one of […]

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Commission statement on Expert Group meeting to discuss agricultural markets in context of Russian ban

Commission statement on Expert Group meeting to discuss agricultural markets in context of Russian ban

Today’s (22 August) expert group meeting provided the Commission and member state experts with a further chance to discuss elements relating to the impact on EU markets of the Russian import restrictions announced two weeks ago. On the emergency support measures for peaches and nectarines announced on 11 August (see IP/14/920) – and published in […]

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