12th European Space Conference, Brussels, 21 January 2020
The European Commission has opened a consultation on proposed electricity market reforms in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Aimed at gauging opinion from public and private stakeholders, the consultation will feed into the Commission’s assessment of the planned reforms.
Includes Council conclusions on Climate diplomacy.
Foreign ministers today discussed climate diplomacy and restated the political centrality of climate action for the European Union. Following the discussion, the Council adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy. This is a clear sign that in 2020 climate will be one of the priorities in the EU’s external policy.
Original title:La présidente von der Leyen se rend à la 50ème réunion annuelle du Forum économique mondial de Davos
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and BBVA are joining forces to provide financing on favourable terms for Spanish SMEs and mid-caps. EU bank Vice-President Emma Navarro and BBVA CEO Onur Genç signed an agreement today in Madrid enabling the Spanish bank to provide €600m to support the investments of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With this agreement, BBVA will be able to offer them favourable financing in terms of both maturity and interest rates.