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Mergers: Commission clears joint venture between Faurecia and Magneti Marelli in automotive supply sector
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the creation of a joint venture by Faurecia, S.A. of France and Magneti Marelli S.p.A of Italy. Faurecia manufactures and supplies a...
04 Jul 2014 - Read more
Unleashing Europe’s potential through mobilising up to €25 billion of finance for SMEs
European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has announced that SMEs in Europe will soon have the opportunity to access up to €25 billion of additional finance supported by the COSME programm...
01 Jul 2014 - Read more
Jean-Claude Juncker nominated as EU Commission President
The battle for the top job at the European Commission is reaching an end with Jean-Claude Juncker emerging triumphant, leaving British Prime Minister David Cameron in a fix. EU leaders gave the 59-...
30 Jun 2014 - Read more
Road safety: New smartphone app provides information on EU road traffic rules
What is the speed limit on Spanish motorways? Do I need to wear a helmet when I cycle in Sweden? What safety equipment must I always have in the car when driving in Slovakia? From now on, holiday make...
26 Jun 2014 - Read more
A New Deal for European Defence: Commission proposes industrial action plan
The European Commission has today presented a roadmap for measures to strengthen the Single Market for defence, to promote a more competitive defence industry and to foster synergies between civil and...
24 Jun 2014 - Read more
Exec wavering between two energy efficiency targets for 2030
The Commission may propose a 2030 energy efficiency target of either 30% or 35%, a leaked document seen by Europolitics shows July highlights that by continuing its energy savings commitment beyond...
24 Jun 2014 - Read more
REFIT – EU Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly
Just a few days ahead of the European Council, the Commission pushes the EU's smart regulation agenda further. A Communication adopted today shows that the implementation of the Commission's Regulator...
19 Jun 2014 - Read more
Education and training is not up to the job, say quarter of Europeans in survey
A new Eurobarometer survey on the 'European Area of Skills and Qualifications' (Special Eurobarometer 417) shows also that around a quarter (23%) of EU citizens feel that their education or training...
18 Jun 2014 - Read more
EU and EIB Group join forces to support up to €48 billion in R&I investment
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) today launched a new generation of EU financial instruments and advisory services to help innovative firms access finance more ea...
13 Jun 2014 - Read more
European plant capacity usage improves, but breakeven still years away
Capacity utilization at Europe's vehicle plants should rise to 70 percent this year because of factory closures and rising sales, and may return to 80 percent as soon as 2016, say forecasters. A r...
10 Jun 2014 - Read more
Fiat and BMW on track to miss Europe’s 2021 CO2 target
A new report says that all of Europe’s car manufacturers are set to meet a fuel economy target of 95 grams of CO2 per km (g/km) by 2021, except for the Italian auto-maker Fiat, and Germany’s BMW....
27 May 2014 - Read more
Centre-right wins most EP seats, but anti-establishment parties score well
BRUSSELS - The centre-right European People's Party (EPP) won the most European Parliament seats, results on Sunday (26 May - 01:29 CEST) showed, but across Europe mainstream parties lost out to anti-...
26 May 2014 - Read more
European elections 2014
The first voting booths opened in the UK and the Netherlands yesterday. In the next three days 400 million Europeans will have the right to choose who will be in charge in Europe. The eighth Europ...
23 May 2014 - Read more
Commission sets out strategy to curb CO2 emissions from trucks, buses and coaches
Trucks, buses and coaches would use less fuel and emit lower amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) under a strategy adopted by the European Commission today. Such heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are responsi...
21 May 2014 - Read more
Équipements automobile en France : activité 2013 freinée par un contexte national peu porteur
Dans un contexte de quasi stabilité de la production de véhicules légers en Europe (-0,3%) mais de baisse importante en France (-11,6%), les ventes des usines françaises d’équipements automob...
20 May 2014 - Read more
France and Sweden push to delay new lorry designs
Manufacturers would not be allowed to use new lorry designs earlier than the deadline, which would be delayed until 2025. France and Sweden are seeking to water down legislation designed to make lo...
19 May 2014 - Read more
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16 May 2014 - Read more
Identifying the major drivers for Industrial Competitiveness on the first Day of the Informal COMPET
Identifying the major drivers for Industrial Competitiveness and addressing key challenges for the future of European Industry will be at the centre of discussions today (12.5) on the first day of the...
12 May 2014 - Read more
EU road safety challenges to be discussed in Athens (Zappeion, 8 May 2014)
“Current road safety challenges for smart infrastructure development” will be the focus of the ministerial debate during the informal Council of Ministers for Transport of EU and EEA member states...
08 May 2014 - Read more
Recent developments in external trade relations of the EU on the agenda of the Meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC – Trade)
The Meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council concerning Trade is taking place in Brussels on May 8th, chaired by the Greek Deputy Minister of Development and Competitiveness, Notis Mitarachi. The Cou...
08 May 2014 - Read more
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