Posts tagged as European Commission

EC proposes cutting funding for CAP and Cohesion Policy by 5% in EU’s next multiannual budget

Thursday, May 3, 2018

To save costs, the European Commission today proposed cutting funding for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Cohesion Policy by around 5 percent in the European Union’s next multiannual budget. As LETA was told at the European Commission’s Representation in Latvia, after critically examining where savings can be made and efficiency improved, the Commission has proposed that funding for the Common Agricultural Policy and Cohesion Policy is moderately reduced –…

Russia’s behavior sets limits to communication with it

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser has assumed an indirectly opposing stance to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, commenting on the latter’s pro-Russia statement by saying that the behavior of the current leadership of Russia is setting limits to communication with Moscow. “The strength of the European Union lies in respecting democracy, the rule of law and fundamental freedoms. The fact that the leaders of today’s Russia do not share the…

New rules for safer and cleaner cars

Monday, April 23, 2018

A new EU regulation aims to create more rigorous checks on the automotive sectors with stricter requirements for emission tests and heavy fines for cheating companies. On 19 April MEPs voted in favour of rules reinforcing the procedures for the type-approval of motor vehicles and enabling the European Commission to check the work of EU countries regarding this and impose sanctions on manufacturers breaking the rules. It is an update…