Showing posts with label European Commission. Show all posts
Showing posts with label European Commission. Show all posts

Friday, July 24, 2015

EC allocates €16.2 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to Greece and Bulgaria in the wake of natural disasters

"Today the Commission decided to grant aid worth €16.2 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to Greece and Bulgaria following natural disasters that occurred in the winter of 2015. Greece suffered from wide-spread flooding affecting five of its regions, while considerable damage was caused in Bulgaria due to severe winter conditions.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

European Commission Takes Bulgaria, Belgium to Court over Poor Air Quality

The European Commission is referring Belgium and Bulgaria to EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of the dust particles which pose a major risk to public health.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

EU approves support to high-speed Internet roll-out in Germany

The European Union (EU) has found that Germany's plans to support the roll out of next generation access (NGA) broadband networks are in line with EU state aid rules, said the European Commission on Monday.

Germany plans to spend three billion euros (3.37 billion US dollars) over the coming years, providing high-speed Internet access throughout the country, including in rural areas, according to a press release by the Commission.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Commercial feasibility of Turkish Stream project needs (EU energy chief)

Additional consultations are necessary to clarify the commercial feasibility of the Turkish Stream project, intended to pump Russian natural gas to Europe via Turkey, European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said in an interview with Serbian television channel RTS.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Liberia is Ebola Free (WHO)

The World Health Organization has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus.

WHO made the declaration after Liberia reported no new Ebola cases for 42 days, twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

European Commission Rules Out EU Shale Gas Boom

Speaking at the opening session of the EU Energy Security Conference, Sefcovic cited Europe’s geological conditions, population density and public environmental concerns as the main obstacles preventing widespread shale gas exploration.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

EU threatens France with court action over air pollution

France has just two months to act over dangerously high levels of air pollution or face being hauled in front of the European Court of Justice, the European Commission said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Russia’s foreign minister believes EU, Gazprom will be able to come to agreement

The European Union and Gazprom will be able to come to terms as new gas projects meet Europe’s interests, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with three Russian radio stations on Wednesday.

EU opens antitrust case against Russia's Gazprom gas giant

The European Union is opening an antitrust case against Russia's state-controlled Gazprom energy giant amid worsening relations between Brussels and Moscow.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Turkish Stream gas pipe link to Greece should comply with EU norms (European Commission)

The Moscow-led project to build a gas pipeline across the Black Sea to Greece via Turkey should comply with the European Union’s standards, European Commission spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen said on Tuesday.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Commission approves support to 20 offshore wind farms in Germany (EC - 16/4/15)

The European Commission has found that German plans to support the building of 20 offshore wind farms are in line with EU state aid rules. Seventeen wind farms will be located in the North Sea and three in the Baltic Sea.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites (positioned as expected)

[European Commission - Press release 28.03.15]:
"Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has just placed two more satellites into orbit. The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. We have received signals proving that they were positioned as expected.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Russia, Ukraine agree on gas delivery (EU)

Moscow and Kiev have agreed on a gas delivery deal to ensure Ukrainian gas consumption until the end of March, with Ukraine guaranteeing an undisputed transit of gas to the EU, after an EU-brokered trilateral gas talks in Brussels.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Russia-Ukraine-EU Trilateral Gas Talks on March 2 Confirmed

Trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union slated for March 2 have been confirmed, European Commission spokeswoman on energy Anna-Kaisa Itkonen said Thursday.

EU unveils plans for historic single energy market

The EU unveiled plans on Feb. 25 for a continent-wide single energy market to reduce its uneasy reliance on Russian supplies and cut a massive annual import bill of some 400 billion euros...

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

EC hopes to return to talks with Russia concerning South Stream counterpart projects

The European Commission hopes to return to talks with Russia on the South Stream counterpart projects and regards the Turkish Stream gas pipeline construction unfeasible, the EC energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic said...

Friday, January 30, 2015

EU to consider lifting fish import ban on Sri Lanka

The European Commission has offered Sri Lanka assistance to meet the regulatory requirements that would enable an early lifting of ban on fish exports from Sri Lanka to the EU, the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

No Reason to Revise Gas Deal With Ukraine in April (Alexander Novak, Russian EM)

Russia sees no reason to reach a new agreement on gas deliveries to Ukraine after the so-called 'winter package' deal expires at the end of March, as all the terms are already outlined in the existing contract between Gazprom and Naftogaz, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Russia’s new gas pipeline to Turkey may be named Turkish Stream

Russia’s new natural gas pipeline, which energy giant Gazprom will built in place of the South Stream pipeline, might be called the Turkish Stream, Gazprom deputy CEO Alexander Medvedev said on Monday.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc makes road safety a priority in EU transport policy (EC - 16.11.14)

European Commission - Statement,  Brussels, 16 November 2014:
On the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Violeta Bulc, the EU's Transport Commissioner made the following statement:

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