During the European elections in May, about 200 million Europeans elected MEPs to represent them over the coming five years in the new European Parliament. Those MEPs are organised into groups based on their political affinities. Find out about the priorities of each group in the video series created by the European Parliament.
Update – public versions of the decisions are available (cases SA.53054, SA.53055 and SA.53056).
The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition.
The European Commission is launching its Social Biking challenge across Europe this year from 16 September (the start of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK) for three weeks.
Update: the public version of the Decision, the Opinion of the Advisory Committee and the Final report of the Hearing Officer have been made available.
The European Commission has prohibited Siemens’ proposed acquisition of Alstom under the EU Merger Regulation. The merger would have harmed competition in markets for railway signalling systems and very high-speed trains. The parties did not offer remedies sufficient to address these concerns.
The European Commission has found that the marketing agreements concluded between the local Association for the Promotion of Touristic and Economic Flows (APFTE) and Ryanair at the airport of Montpellier are illegal under EU State aid rules. Ryanair now has to return €8.5 million of illegal State aid.
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The European Commission and Japan have today agreed to strengthen their aviation cooperation by concluding negotiations on an agreement on civil aviation safety that will enhance safety cooperation and facilitate market access of the EU’s aeronautical sector. The agreement is a deliverable under the Commission’s Aviation Strategy for Europe.