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Press Release: €69 million of EU funds for upgraded water management networks in Slovenia

Almost €69 million from the Cohesion Fund is invested in new facilities to collect and treat waste water in Ljubljana and the cities of Medvode and Vodice in Slovenia. 310 000 citizens living in the area will benefit from a modern and extended waste water treatment system. This EU co-financed project will also contribute to protecting the  Full Article…

Written Answer to a Question: Activation of the EUSF to compensate for the destruction caused by flooding in Sithonia, Halkidiki premium

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Press Release: EU mobilises planes to fight forest fires in Italy

The European Commission has helped mobilise 3 aircraft (2 Canadair and a reconnaissance plane) through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism’s voluntary pool of assets, following a request for assistance from Italy to battle forest fires in the country. In addition, the EU’s emergency Copernicus Satellite mapping system is also helping the Italian civil protection authorities. “The EU has provided  Full Article…

Support to Circular Economy Financing Expert Group premium

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Press Release: EU assists Albania in fighting forest fires

The European Commission has helped mobilise two firefighting planes from Greece through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance from Albania to battle forest fires in the country. In addition, the EU’s emergency Copernicus Satellite mapping system has also been activated to help the Albanian civil protection authorities. “The European Union stands in full solidarity with Albania  Full Article…

Position of the European Parliament: Specific Measures to Provide Additional Assistance to Member States affected by natural disasters premium

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Press Release: Special EU support in case of natural disasters enters into force today

As of today, Member States affected by a natural disaster will be able to activate a special EU financial mechanism and fund reconstruction operations with an exceptional EU co-financing rate of 95% under a Cohesion policy programme, instead of the programme’s normal co-financing rate. Commissioner for Regional policy Corina Creţu said:  “This special EU support is a tangible sign of EU solidarity;  Full Article…

Amendments: EP ENVI Committee on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018 premium

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Press Release: Coast 2 Coast Climate Challenge – Central Denmark is tackling the climate challenges!

Denmark is one of the countries in Europe to face the greatest losses as a consequence of devastating weather events. Climate change is causing more extreme cloudbursts, rising groundwater levels, and coastal floodings – damaging not only urban infrastructure and private houses but also farmlands and natural ecosystems.

Press Release: 266 millions d’euros du fonds de Cohésion pour une eau potable plus saine et accessible dans des régions roumaines

Le Fonds de Cohésion de l’UE investit 266 millions d’euros dans quatre grands projets d’infrastructures de gestion de l’eau en Roumanie. “Ces projets de la politique de Cohésion incarnent parfaitement une Europe qui se soucie du bien-être des citoyens et de la protection de l’environnement. Des foyers en Roumanie qui ont désormais accès à une eau saine grâce  Full Article…

Press Release: EU enhances its partnership with Costa Rica

Today, on an official visit in Costa Rica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica confirms the EU’s commitment to support the country’s sustainable development and economic growth. Commissioner Mimica will meet President Luis Guillermo Solís to discuss a variety of issues, such as governance, innovation and science, as well as Costa Rica’s role in regional programmes on economic  Full Article…

Amendments: EP BUDG Committee on the Mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy premium

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Amendments: EP BUDG Committee on the Draft amending budget no. 4 to the general budget 2017 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy premium

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Annual Accounts of the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (Financial Year 2016) premium

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Annual Accounts of the European Environment Agency (Financial Year 2016) premium

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Draft Report: EP BUDG Committee on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy premium

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Draft Report: EP BUDG Committee on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 4/2017 of the European Union for the financial year 2017 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy premium

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Press Release: Cities and regions can find ‘right answers to the big development issues’

Visions of a sustainable future set out by the United Nations and the European Union will require a dynamic and sustained collective process that cannot by driven solely by “centrally managed, top-down policies and programmes”, the European Committee of the Regions declared on 12 July in a set of recommendations that also argue that the  Full Article…

Press Release: Traffic pollution prevents children’s brains from reaching their full potential

Traffic pollution in European cities can stall children’s brain development and stop them from reaching their full potential, according to a Spanish study that measured air pollution in 300 classrooms.

Press Release: EU contributes 8 million Euro to support the CITES tree species programme and the protection of African elephants

Brussels/Geneva, 14 July 2017: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the European Commission announced today the significant financial contribution of 8 million Euro by the European Union (EU) to support the sustainable management of tree species through CITES, and the conservation of the  Full Article…

Agenda: EP BUDG Committee Meeting (30 – 31 August 2017) premium

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