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College read-out: Commission initiative to carry out public procurement more efficiently and in a sustainable manner

3 October, 2017 - 19:25
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen Today we have adopted an important initiative on public procurement. Public procurement may sound bureaucratic, but it is an issue of utmost importance.

Increasing the impact of public investment through efficient and professional procurement

3 October, 2017 - 16:30
European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 . To strengthen the Single Market and as part of the continuous effort to stimulate investment in the EU, today the Commission has put forward an initiative to carry out procurement more efficiently and in a sustainable manner, while making full...

Efficient and professional public procurement

3 October, 2017 - 16:30
European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Questions and Answers New EU rules on public procurement were adopted in 2014 – why do we need a new initiative now? The EU is making an unprecedented effort to stimulate the economy and unlock investment, in particular via the Investment...

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.