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Commissioner Jourová opens first meeting of new working group reinforcing fight against #Antisemitism

Commissioner Jourová opens first meeting of new working group reinforcing fight against #Antisemitism

| June 20, 2019

Today (20 June) Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner Věra Jourová will open the first meeting of the Working Group on Antisemitism. Following the unanimous adoption of the Council Declaration on fighting Antisemitism in December last year, the European Commission has created an ad-hoc Working Group on Antisemitism within the existing High-level Member States expert group on Racism and […]

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Conference: Evaluating the performance of #CohesionPolicy investments, for even better results in the next long-term #EUBudget

Conference: Evaluating the performance of #CohesionPolicy investments, for even better results in the next long-term #EUBudget

| June 20, 2019

Today (20 June), Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu (pictured) is in Bucharest to attend the 8th Conference on the evaluation of Cohesion Policy. For decades, the Commission, member states and independent experts have evaluated the performance of cohesion investments. These evaluations helped increase value for money and eventually shape the successive reforms of the policy itself, making […]

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Commission supports #Croatia in attracting investment and boosting competitiveness

Commission supports #Croatia in attracting investment and boosting competitiveness

| June 20, 2019

The European Commission and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are providing technical expertise to Croatia to help reduce administrative burden, remove obstacles for businesses and build an attractive, robust and competitive environment for domestic and foreign investment. The comprehensive regulatory and investment policy reviews presented on 18 June propose actions to improve Croatia’s regulatory framework and conditions […]

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Multilateral #IslandsStructuredDialogue with EU institutions to support islands’ green development

Multilateral #IslandsStructuredDialogue with EU institutions to support islands’ green development

| June 20, 2019

EU member states need to consider the islands needs and recognize their crucial role as laboratory for the transition to low-carbon future. The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions’ (CPMR) Islands Commission and Greening the Islands call for structured dialogue between island administrations, business and European institutions to help deliver the EU’s energy transition objectives for 2030 and […]

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#ConsularProtection – Commission welcomes member states’ vote on new #EUEmergencyTravelDocument

#ConsularProtection – Commission welcomes member states’ vote on new #EUEmergencyTravelDocument

| June 20, 2019

The European Commission has welcomed the final approval by ministers from the member states for the Commission’s proposal to create a modern EU Emergency Travel Document. Since 1996, EU citizens who have their passports stolen or lose them while travelling abroad can obtain emergency travel documents from embassies or consulates of EU member states other than their […]

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#TartuCallForAHealthyLifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens

#TartuCallForAHealthyLifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens

| June 20, 2019

Two years after its launch, there is good progress in delivering on the Tartu Call to promote healthy lifestyles across the EU.  In the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan made 15 commitments to promote healthy lifestyles through sport, […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

| June 20, 2019

The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Tackling air pollution […]

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