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State of the Union 2017 – Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry

18 September, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 September 2017 . On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: "I want to make our industry stronger and more competitive.

New and improved car emissions tests become mandatory on 1 September

31 August, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 August 2017 . As of 1 September 2017, new car models will have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ("Real Driving Emissions" – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test ("World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure"...

EU action to curb air pollution by cars: Questions and Answers

31 August, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 31 August 2017 Questions and Answers What are the risks associated with vehicle emissions? Emissions of air pollutants are the most significant environmental cause of premature death in the EU, and lead to respiratory diseases, major healthcare costs and lost working days.

Hungary: Commission takes second step in infringement procedure on Higher Education Law

13 July, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2017 Today, the European Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to Hungary as regards the compatibility of the Higher Education Law as amended on 4 April 2017 with EU law.

Services: Commission refers Belgium to the Court of Justice of the EU due to restrictions on accountants

13 July, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2017 The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice of the EU on the grounds that its restrictions on accountants offering services in related disciplines are incompatible with the Services Directive (Directive 2006/113/EC).

EUROPEAN INNOVATION SCOREBOARD

20 June, 2017 - 13:36
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 June 2017 Frequently Asked Questions What is the European Innovation Scoreboard? The annual European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) provides a comparative assessment of research and innovation performance and the relative strengths and weaknesses of national research and innovation systems.

EU innovation: some improvements but more even progress is needed

20 June, 2017 - 13:35
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2017 The EU's innovation performance last year continued to grow despite somewhat uneven progress observed around Europe. This is one of the main findings of the latest Innovation Scoreboard published today by the European Commission.

Questions and Answers: the Future of European Defence

7 June, 2017 - 12:32
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 June 2017 What is the aim of the reflection paper on the future of European Defence? Europeans expect a Union that defends and protects them (see Eurobarometer poll). In almost all EU countries it is in their top three priorities, while around three...

A European Defence Fund: €5.5 billion per year to boost Europe's defence capabilities

7 June, 2017 - 12:31
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2017 . Today the Commission is launching a European Defence Fund to help Member States spend taxpayer money more efficiently, reduce duplications in spending, and get better value for money.