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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]BRUSSELS - EU leaders gather in Brussels for their last summit of the year with a discussion agenda that includes economic integration, jobs and defence. Merkel is due to visit Hollande in Paris on Wednesday (Photo: consiliumPre-prepared conclusions for the summit show member states are willing...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council adopted the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the future  funding instrument for the trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications (76/13; statements: 16096/13. The regulation establishing the CEF determines the conditions, methods and procedures for the Union's financial contribution...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Council approved a programme in support of the competitiveness of EU enterprises for the years 2014 to 2020. The COSME programme, which has a budget of EUR 2.3 billion in current prices for the seven years, is designed to contribute to the competitiveness of EU...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The member states’ transport ministers, meeting in Council on 7 December, will try to agree on the deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the EU. The Council is expected to adopt a general approach on a proposal presented by the European Commission nearly a...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Competitiveness Council  met on 2 and 3 December in Brussels. Ministers adopted the "Horizon 2020" programme for research and innovation for the years 2014 to 2020 (PE-CO_S 67/13). Horizon 2020 will replace the EU's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), which runs until the end of 2013. Compared with...