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EU grants almost €200 million to support key infrastructure projects
The European Commission has selected 74 projects that will receive almost €200 million in EU co-financing from the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) programme to continue improving transp...
11 Sep 2012 - Read more
Road transport: serious delays in establishing a pan-European road toll payment system
The European Commission has warned that Member States will need to do more to ensure that the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) deployment is on track. The EU decided in 2004 to implement EETS...
10 Sep 2012 - Read more
Jobs for Europe conference – conclusions by Commissioner László Andor
The urgent need for governments, EU institutions and the social partners to work together to resolve Europe's employment and social crisis was underlined by László Andor, European Commissioner f...
07 Sep 2012 - Read more
€40mn provided to help create first pan-European EV highway
Electric car network provider Better Place has secured a €40 million loan from the European Investment Bank to help accelerate the development of low-carbon transport across Europe. The loan mark...
30 Aug 2012 - Read more
European Commission proposes €11.9 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of PSA Peugeot Citroën in France
The European Commission today proposed to provide France with €11.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 2 089 workers made redundant at the end of 2009 and during...
22 Aug 2012 - Read more
New climate rules for cars will save billions
Connie Hedegaard, the EU Climate Action commissioner, argues that tougher standards for automotive carbon emissions are good Europe’s long-term economic and environmental health. "Do we r...
27 Jul 2012 - Read more
European Commission targets barriers to Single Market for research and innovation
The European Commission has today set out concrete steps Member States should take to achieve the European Research Area (ERA), a Single Market for research and innovation in Europe. The goal is t...
18 Jul 2012 - Read more
Road safety: Tougher vehicle testing rules to save lives
Vehicle checks are fundamental to road safety. More than 5 people die on Europe's roads every day in accidents linked to technical failure. So today the European Commission has adopted new rules to...
16 Jul 2012 - Read more
PSA: Bruxelles prête à examiner des demandes françaises de soutien à l’emploi
BRUXELLES — La Commission européenne s'est dit prête jeudi à examiner avec les autorités françaises des demandes de soutien à l'emploi, après l'annonce par le constructeur automobile fran...
13 Jul 2012 - Read more
Further CO2 emission reductions from cars and vans: a win-win for the climate, consumers, innovation and jobs
The European Commission has put forward proposals to implement targets that will further considerably reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars and light commercial vehicles (vans) by 202...
12 Jul 2012 - Read more
€8.1 billion investment in research and innovation to create growth and jobs
The European Commission has today announced the final and biggest ever set of calls for proposals for research under its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). In total, €8.1 billion will support projec...
10 Jul 2012 - Read more
European carmakers clash on emissions
A row has broken out over carbon dioxide regulation between Germany’s profitable premium carmakers and their cash-strapped French and Italian competitors. The dispute centres on the complex but f...
02 Jul 2012 - Read more
EU-Korea trade agreement: one year on
The EU and South Korea mark the one year anniversary of the implementation of the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement on 1 July 2012. The agreement is the first of a new generation of free trade agr...
29 Jun 2012 - Read more
Les surcapacités de l’automobile ne peuvent être résolues que par l’industrie
En octobre prochain, Antonio Tajani, Commissaire européen à l’Industrie et à l’Entreprenariat, présentera un plan pour la filière automobile. Il précise pour L'Usine Nouvelle son point de...
28 Jun 2012 - Read more
Unleashing the huge potential of key enabling technologies for jobs
The European Commission has called for a European effort to boost Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). The global market in KETs, which comprises micro- and nanoelectronics, advanced materials, industr...
27 Jun 2012 - Read more
ECOFIN: update on Energy Tax Directive
On June 22 the Council discussed a proposed directive on the taxation of energy products and electricity aimed at restructuring directive 2003/96/EC on energy taxation in order to align it more clos...
25 Jun 2012 - Read more
SMEs: Better access to finance and boosting entrepreneurship
On the occasion of the fourth meeting of the European SME envoys held in Malta today, European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani announced a series of new initiatives and planned actions to...
19 Jun 2012 - Read more
EU car CO2 proposals well-tuned: car parts chief
European Commission proposals to enforce tighter CO2 standards for new cars strike the right balance between ambition and cost, the head of European car part suppliers' association said, arguing a...
14 Jun 2012 - Read more
EU-Japan trade talks: MEPs fear for EU car market
MEPs voiced concerns on Wednesday that a free-trade deal in the pipeline with Japan could harm the European car industry. In a resolution adopted by a huge majority they tell the Council to wait f...
14 Jun 2012 - Read more
MEPs stated their views on how the rules should be better designed, not only to improve the management of deficits and debt, but also to foster economic growth, greater accountability and democratic checks
The debate focused mainly on some of Parliament's most innovative draft changes to the Commission's proposals, such as setting up a European Redemption Fund, which would pool a part of the Eurozone'...
13 Jun 2012 - Read more
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