Aviation faces big challenges in the years to come, in terms of growth and environment. Clean Sky is part of the solution, through the EU H2020 vision, by developing innovative technologies that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.
The Energy Union will cut across a number of policy sectors including energy, transport, research and innovation, foreign policy, regional and neighbourhood policy, trade and agriculture, according to the EU executive's plans.
“The political situation has not changed. There are no grounds for an extension. So unfortunately the programme expired last night at midnight,” Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselboem said on Wednesday after eurozone finance ministers held a conference call to discuss the Greek crisis.
EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, represents fourteen European leading companies involved with the manufacture, the distribution and installation of a variety of energy saving goods and services. The EuroACE member companies employ over 300 000 people and have over 770 production facilities and office locations in the EU. EuroACE works together with the European institutions to help Europe move towards an efficient use of energy in buildings, thereby contributing to the EU's commitments on carbon emissions reductions, job creation and energy security.
Stakeholders and policymakers came together to discuss a relevant aspect of the industry: Environmental Sustainability. The technical debate originated from simple questions: “can sustainable construction products build sustainable buildings?”, “is benchmarking thinkable for construction products?”
“I am deeply distressed, saddened by the spectacle that Europe gave last Saturday. In a single night, the European conscience has taken a heavy blow," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, after Greece called for a referendum on Sunday.
All INGRESS members look forward to participating in a constructive dialogue with the European Commission, Member States and other standardisation stakeholders in order to improve the European Standardisation System (ESS).
EU leaders agreed that 40,000 migrants would be relocated from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years. Another 20,000 would be resettled from outside Europe to EU member states,
Speaking about Greece on her arrival at the June EU Council Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “there hasn't been enough progress, and to some extent one can have the impression that we are moving backwards”.
“After the comprehensive Greek proposals, I am confident that we will reach a compromise that will help the eurozone and Greece to overcome the crisis,” said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras upon his arrival to the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
EU Council President Donald Tusk warned the UK that “the fundamental values of the EU are not for sale,” as the British Prime Minister is set to lay out his UK referendum plans during the June Council Summit in Brussels.
“It's right for Britain to have this renegotiation and this referendum to address the concerns that the British people have about Europe and to make sure that the British people have the final say about whether we stay in a reformed EU or leave,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, upon arrival to the EU Council summit on Thursday.
“Jonathan Faull is someone who can very capably lead our work in terms of what expectations the UK has for reforms in the EU, what is possible and how we can meet each other”, said EU Budget Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva in a press conference on Wednesday.
On Monday, Eurozone leaders welcomed new Greek budget proposals and called them a 'positive step forward' towards finding an agreement with Athens that would unlock frozen aid and stop Greece from defaulting.
Speaking after a short meeting of eurozone finance ministers, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that the new proposals presented by the Greek government are seen as a “positive step' towards reaching an agreement with Athens.
Eurozone finance ministers gathered on Monday in Brussels, ahead of the EU leaders' summit, for emergency talks over Greece's bailout and the latest, last-minute proposals to stave off default from the Greek government.
On the 6th of May, the European Commission announced its long-awaited strategy for a Digital Single Market, with issues ranging from consumer rights in online retail, copyright and data protection to network expansion and the use of modern techniques for industry.
EUREKA is an intergovernmental organisation focused on mobilising funds and fostering collaboration for the benefit of near-market projects across all fields of civilian technology. Over the last three decades, it has been responsible for bringing together SMEs, large companies, research institutes and universities to advance the state of technology in Europe for economic benefit. More than 40 countries now hold EUREKA membership, and a number of nations outside of the continent – South Korea, Canada and South Africa – are also included as associate countries.