News in the category "European Community"

Queen Elizabeth II: Brexit on 31st October is UK Government Priority

Queen Elizabeth II
14.10.2019 / 14:59

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today outlined his government's priorities at a parliamentary pompous ceremony attended by the Queen, with Brexit at the top of the agenda.

The Queen's speech marks the first such address by a monarch since 21 June 2017. This year, the address outlines the UK's...

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Hohlmeier: fighting climate change is the priority for the EU's 2020 budget

Monika Hohlmeier
14.10.2019 / 14:13

The EU's budget for 2020 should include more climate action funding and higher investment in sustainable technologies, according to Monika Hohlmeir, Parliament's budget negotiator.

The Parliament will vote on its position for next year's budget on 23 October. German EPP member Monika Hohlmeir,...

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The EU Gives "Green Light" to Intensive Brexit Talks

11.10.2019 / 21:05

The 27 Member States have given the green light to accelerated negotiations with UK, AFP reported. This happened during a meeting between EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and the Permanent Representatives of the 27 in the EU.

The decision was made after today's interview with Barnier’s British...

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It is Possible For Bulgaria to Join the "Waiting Room" For the Euro Area by June 2020

11.10.2019 / 14:34

Bulgaria can join the ERM II exchange rate mechanism in the first or second quarter of 2020. This was stated by the head of the European Banking Restructuring Council, Elke König. The leading institution in the process is the European Central Bank, with its response expected in mid-summer or early...

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EP: Russian Propaganda is the Main Source of Misinformation in Europe

11.10.2019 / 11:10

MEPs warn that there is a danger of foreign interference in elections.

Russian propaganda is the main source of misinformation in Europe. This is said in a resolution adopted by a large majority of the European Parliament.

MEPs call for a vigorous strategy against Russian misinformation and warn...

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Bulgaria and Eleven more European Countries Join EU Road Safety Project

10.10.2019 / 19:00

Twelve European countries, including Bulgaria, join forces in a new project financed by the EU to exchange ideas aimed at improving road safety. There are significant differences of the road safety indicators in the EU member states, BNR reported.

That is why the three-year project for exchange of...

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The Euro Zone Budget Will Be Approximately EUR 17 Billion

Euro Zone
10.10.2019 / 14:18

European finance ministers have agreed on the details of a relatively small investment and reform budget within the euro area, which will start operating in 2021.

The euro zone budget, known as the Budgetary Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness (BICC), is expected to be finalized next...

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How to increase green investment in the EU

The EU is keen to push environmentally-friendly projects ©Mikel Martinez De Osaba/123RF/European Union – EP
10.10.2019 / 13:48

A shift to a less-polluting economy requires significant investment. The EU wants to attract more private money as public funds are insufficient.


EU investments

The EU needs about €180 billion a year of additional investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy to cut carbon emissions...

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Resumed hearing of Commissioner-designate Sylvie Goulard

Resumed hearing with Sylvie Goulard, France, Commisioner-designate for the internal market
10.10.2019 / 13:40

The Internal Market and Industry committees on Thursday resumed the 2 October hearing of the French candidate for the Internal Market portfolio, Sylvie Goulard.

Political groups’ coordinators from both committees will meet at 12:30 to assess the Commissioner-designate’s...

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Delaying long-term EU investment plan would harm citizens and businesses

European Union
10.10.2019 / 13:27

In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs warn of a “clear risk” that the 2021-2027 EU investment plan will not be successfully agreed in time with Council.

In the text, adopted by 426 votes against 163, and 67 abstentions, MEPs confirm the position of the previous Parliament on the next...

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