Posts tagged as European Commission

EC OKs earlier direct payments to Lithuanian farmers due to drought

Monday, August 6, 2018

The European Commission has allowed making part of direct payments to Lithuanian farmers, affected by the recent drought, earlier. Farmers will be able to receive advanced direct payments as of the middle of October, the EU executive said. Such payments are usually made in December. Lithuania asked the EC’s permission to help farmers affected by the drought in late June. The Lithuanian government called an emergency situation in the country…

EU leadership in Washington to convince U.S. not to impose auto tariffs

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, July 25, as the European Union’s leadership seeks to find a way out of a trade dispute between the EU and the U.S. French news agency AFP reported on July 25 that Juncker’s aim to convince U.S. President Donald Trump not to impose auto tariffs, which would hit Germany’s dominant carmakers…

€803 million invested in Estonia under Juncker Plan

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Altogether €335 billion has been invested in the European economy in the framework of the European Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe (EC IPE), €803 million of which has been invested in Estonia. Relative to the national GDP, Estonia comes in second in terms of the volume of investments. The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group have delivered on their pledge to mobilize €315 billion euros in additional investment under…

Estonian institute: Number of people receiving envelope wages grows

Friday, June 29, 2018

Government leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Poland and the Lithuanian president along with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday signed a political agreement for deliberating the synchronization of the Baltic power grid with the continental European network through one LitPol link and an undersea cable. At a special ceremony in Brussels on Thursday the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, together with the President of Lithuania…

EC nearly to allocate half of next year’s budget to support economic growth

Thursday, May 24, 2018

On Wednesday, 23 May, European Commission initiated approval of European Union’s 2019 budget project for EUR 166 billion, making EU’s next year budget 3% larger. EUR 80 billion will be allocated to support European Union’s economic growth next year, as reported by EC office in Latvia. EC explains that this is the sixth budget compiled in accordance with EU long-term budget for 2014-2020. It functions within this budget framework’s borders.…

Brussels proposes EUR 552 mln for Lithuanian N-plant closure in new EU budget

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The European Commission proposes to allocate 552 million euros at current prices in the EU’s 2021-2027 budget for the decommissioning of Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP). The amount is envisaged in the Commission’s multi-annual budget proposal unveiled on Wednesday. In line with its pre-accession commitments to the European Union, Lithuania shut down the first unit of the Soviet-era facility in late 2004 and closed the second unit at the…

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…