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EU launches a €10.5 million call for projects in #Cybersecurity

EU launches a €10.5 million call for projects in #Cybersecurity

| July 2, 2020

The Commission has launched a new call, worth €10.5 million through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, for projects that will work on stepping up Europe’s cybersecurity capabilities and cooperation across member states. In particular, they will work in various areas, such as on co-ordinated response to cybersecurity incidents, cybersecurity certification, capacity building and institutional co-operation […]

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#Antitrust – Commission publishes report on impact of #InterchangeFeesRegulation

#Antitrust – Commission publishes report on impact of #InterchangeFeesRegulation

| June 30, 2020

The European Commission has published a report on the impact of the Interchange Fees Regulation (IFR) for card-based payment transactions. In line with the requirements on the IFR itself, it has been sent to the European Parliament and the Council. The report concludes that the main objectives of the Regulation have been achieved, as interchange […]

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#Competition: Commission consults stakeholders on the #MarketDefinitionNotice

#Competition: Commission consults stakeholders on the #MarketDefinitionNotice

| June 29, 2020

The European Commission has published a public consultation on the Market Definition Notice used in EU competition law. The open questionnaire will contribute to the Commission’s evaluation of the Notice to assess whether it requires updating. Stakeholders can submit their views and respond to the open public consultation until 9 October 2020. Over the past […]

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Investment Plan supports #CleanEnergyProjects in Spain and Austria  

Investment Plan supports #CleanEnergyProjects in Spain and Austria  

| June 29, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing finance to two clean energy projects: a solar energy plant in Spain and two wind farms in Austria. Both financing deals are backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments. The first is a €43.5 million agreement to build and operate the 200 MWp Cabrera photovoltaic solar plant, the largest plant […]

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Foreign takeovers in #COVID-19 crisis: MEPs push for level-playing field

Foreign takeovers in #COVID-19 crisis: MEPs push for level-playing field

| June 26, 2020

The coronavirus crisis leaves EU companies vulnerable to subsidized foreign competitors. Fair competition rules should apply to everyone, insist MEPs. ©Sveta/Adobe Stock In a plenary debate on 17 June, MEPs expressed concerns that foreign companies receiving subsidies from their governments may try to gain a competitive edge on European companies or even buy them out […]

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#DigitalFinance – Commission holds closing pan-European conference following outreach events

#DigitalFinance – Commission holds closing pan-European conference following outreach events

| June 24, 2020

The European Commission hosted the closing conference of the 2020 Digital Finance Outreach (DFO) event in Brussels on 23 June. This conference was the final in a series of 19 national events organized together with member states, which took place from February to June 2020. More than two thousand participants in the areas of Fintech […]

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Commission signs #AviationAgreement with #Japan

Commission signs #AviationAgreement with #Japan

| June 23, 2020

On 22 June, the European Commission and Japan signed an agreement on civil aviation safety, which will further boost the EU’s already strong co-operation with Japan and reinforce the competitiveness of the EU’s aviation industry. This bilateral civil aviation safety agreement (BASA) will support EU manufacturers of aeronautical products to increase their trade and market […]

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