Question for written answer P-003276/2019 to the Commission (Rule 138) by Antonius Manders (PPE) on A single market that works for SMEs: introduction of a ‘fast-track’ procedure at the European Court of Justice
Update – presentations from the above event are available.
Road lighting and traffic signals are essential to the safety of our streets, but also come with environmental impacts. To learn about the latest EU GPP Criteria, plus hear first-hand from good practice procurers, join the next EU GPP Helpdesk Webinar on Thursday 10th October (14.00 to 15.30 Brussels time). Registration is now open.
On Thursday 24 October 2019, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a special report on the EU’s centrally managed interventions for venture capital. The auditors examined six venture capital interventions the European Commission set up since 1998 in the area of enterprise, industry and research, including the EU guarantee for EFSI’s SME window. They assessed whether the Commission made good use of its instruments, whether the European Investment Fund (EIF) – which manages the EU-backed venture capital interventions on behalf of the Commission – implemented them properly and whether they mobilised funds from public and private investors.
“A plan for a future-ready economy” is how Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen described her vision for a future industrial strategy. But what would that look like? The third edition of Equinor’s “Energise Your Day” event series will bring together decision-makers and opinion leaders from incumbent and disruptive industries as well as the academia, for an exchange about the revival of industrial strategies.
The event will explore how the EU can build on its strengths to remain globally competitive while avoiding technological dependence. Speakers will discuss whether a concerted effort toward a low-carbon industry can be triggered – and what else is needed for the European industry to thrive in the long-term.
August 2019 compared with July 2019.
Agenda items concern digital, food & drink and internal market policies.
The European Commission has today recommended the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached at negotiator level on the Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and approve a revised Political Declaration on the framework of the future EU-UK relationship. The Commission also recommends that the European Parliament give its consent to this agreement. This follows a series of intensive negotiations between the European Commission and UK negotiators over the past few days.
Update: Commission press release on the approval of the merger.