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Statement by President Juncker following the passing away of #GiovanniButtarelli

Statement by President Juncker following the passing away of #GiovanniButtarelli

| August 23, 2019

“I am deeply saddened by the news of Giovanni Buttarelli’s (pictured) death. “With his brilliant legal mind, Mr Buttarelli dedicated his professional life to upholding the values on which the European Union was founded. “His life-long work, including his contribution to the development of the General Data Protection Regulation, has cemented Europe’s place in the […]

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#Slovenia – Cohesion Policy upgrades rail section at #Maribor

#Slovenia – Cohesion Policy upgrades rail section at #Maribor

| August 23, 2019

The EU is investing €101 million from the Cohesion Fund to upgrade the rail section between the Slovenian cities of Maribor and Šentilj, near the border with Austria in the direction of Graz. EU-funded works aim to reduce travel times, increase speed as well as railway safety and ensure greater freight-carrying capacity on the line. The […]

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of #Pfleiderer by #SVP

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of #Pfleiderer by #SVP

| August 23, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Pfleiderer Group S.A. of Poland by Strategic Value Partners, LLC (“SVP”) of the US. Pfleiderer is active in the production and supply of a range of engineered wood and surface finished products as well as laminates. SVP is an investment firm. The […]

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Statement by First Vice President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová on #EuropeWideDayOfRemembrance for victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

Statement by First Vice President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová on #EuropeWideDayOfRemembrance for victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

| August 23, 2019

“Every 23 August, we honour the memory of the millions of victims of all totalitarian regimes. The signature of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union on this day in 1939 opened a dark chapter in European history. A time during which citizens were neither free to make their own decisions nor […]

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Commissioner Navracsics hosts second #EuropeanEducationSummit 

Commissioner Navracsics hosts second #EuropeanEducationSummit 

| August 21, 2019

On 26 September, the second European Education Summit will take place in Brussels. The one-day event will be hosted by Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics. This second edition will focus on the teaching profession – which has a key role to play in building a true European Education Area by 2025. Discussions […]

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One year anniversary of #Greece successfully concluding stability support programme

One year anniversary of #Greece successfully concluding stability support programme

| August 21, 2019

20 August marked one year since Greece successfully concluded its European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme. The 3-year stability support programme took a coordinated approach to tackling long-standing and deep-rooted structural issues that contributed to Greece experiencing an economic crisis and losing access to financial markets. In total, Greece’s European partners provided €61.9 billion […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €60 million public support for broadband network project in the #Carinthia region in Austria

#StateAid – Commission approves €60 million public support for broadband network project in the #Carinthia region in Austria

| August 21, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, €60 million of public support for the deployment and maintenance of infrastructure necessary for the roll-out of ultrafast broadband internet in remote rural areas of the Carinthia region in Austria. The beneficiary of the aid is a newly established company owned by the state of […]

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