Daily News 26 / 09 / 2022

Green Aircraft: players from the aeronautics industry and beyond sign up to the Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation

Today, the Commission releases the list of initial members of the Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation (AZEA), which includes companies of all sizes from across the air transport industrial ecosystem, including the aeronautics industry, airlines, aircraft lessors, airports, energy providers, business associations and civil society organisations. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Eurocontrol, the European air traffic management organisation, have also joined the Alliance. Launched by Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton in June 2022, the members of the AZEA commit to prepare for zero emission aviation through, for example, hydrogen and electric aircraft. The broad representation of actors from across the air transport ecosystem validates the Alliance's core notion that the benefits of zero-emission aircraft can only be realised through a joint effort by all stakeholders. The Alliance aims to address several aspects linked to the fuel and infrastructure requirements of hydrogen and electric aircraft at airports, the sourcing of renewable fuels and electricity, standardisation and certification, practices for airline operators and air traffic management. With a total of 74 members having joined in this first wave from the EU and beyond, the Alliance has a strong basis to roll-out a plan for hydrogen and electric aircraft. As a next step, AZEA will hold its first General Assembly meeting on 14 November 2022 in Brussels The Alliance continues to be open for any interested stakeholder who wish to become a member. Interested parties can join by signing the Declaration of the Alliance and filling in the application form, provided they meet the eligibility criteria set out in the terms of reference. More information on the Alliance's website. (For more information: Sonya Gospodinova – Tel.: +32 229 66953; Flore Boutier – Tel.: + 32 229 66043)


Fourth report confirms SURE success in protecting jobs during pandemic

The Commission has published its fourth bi-annual report on the implementation and impact of SURE, the €100 billion instrument designed to protect jobs and incomes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report confirms and extends the findings of the three previous bi-annual reports; namely that SURE was successful in cushioning the impact of the pandemic and supporting the recovery in 2021. National labour market measures supported by SURE effectively protected around 1.5 million people from unemployment in 2020. SURE also contributed to preventing a rise in labour market inequality across Member States. The protection of employment was crucial to facilitate the rapid economic rebound in 2021, which was faster than in previous crises. SURE helped enable this by financing schemes to allow firms to retain employees and skills, and to help the self-employed to be ready to resume their activities immediately, as well as by boosting confidence across the EU. A total of €93.3 billion of financial assistance to 19 Member States was proposed by the Commission and granted by the Council, of which almost €92 billion has been disbursed. SURE can still provide a further €6.2 billion of financial assistance to Member States. A press release with more information is available here. (For more information: Veerle Nuyts – Tel.: +32 229 96302; Andrea Masini - Tel.: +32 229 91519)


Ukraine: EU brings together the humanitarian community ahead of upcoming winter

As the Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine rages on, humanitarian needs in the country continue to rise rapidly. In view of an effective and timely humanitarian response, the EU is organising a Humanitarian Senior Officials Meeting in Brussels today. Opened by Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, and Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Olha Stefanishyna, the high-level meeting will discuss the major challenges in providing humanitarian aid in Ukraine today and how to overcome them. The participants include representatives of EU Member States, United Nations organisations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the World Bank, various EU funded humanitarian organisations and other donors. The meeting comes at a time when the humanitarian community is facing serious challenges in Ukraine, most notably in regard to setting up winterised shelters, ensuring humanitarian access to all corners of the country to reach all those in need, and addressing recurring violations of international humanitarian law by Russia. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič said: “The upcoming winter will be one of the harshest Ukrainians are ever going to face. In addition to Russia's ruthless attacks, Ukrainians will be threatened by freezing temperatures due to damaged housing and heating systems. The humanitarian community must be fully prepared to assist the people affected. Today, we brought together the key players in the humanitarian sector to tackle the major challenges in delivering aid to the most vulnerable. A unified and coordinated approach is needed to help Ukraine get through this winter. The EU standpoint has always been clear – we will continue supporting Ukraine through all the hardships to come.” (For more information: Balazs Ujvari - Tel.: +32 229 54578; Daniel Puglisi - Tel.: +32 229 69140)


Monkeypox: Commission purchases treatment courses to meet immediate needs

Today, the Commission has secured over 10,000 treatment courses of tecovirimat to treat Monkeypox. This emergency procurement is funded by the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) and channelled via rescEU to treat patients in Member States with immediate needs. Tecovirimat is produced by the pharmaceutical company Meridian/SIGA. Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, said: “Today, with our Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, we have secured over 10,000 treatment courses to help those affected by Monkeypox. In addition to the over 330,000 vaccines already purchased by the EU, with these treatments we will help Member States meet immediate needs and ensure care for more patients in Europe. The declining trend of Monkeypox cases in the EU is encouraging but it does not mean that the threat has passed or that we can lower our guard. Preparedness is the fundament of our European Health Union.” Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič said: “Monkeypox is one of the priority threats identified as part of the rescEU strategic reserves. These batches of monkeypox antivirals will offer an additional level of protection our citizens. The stocks will be available to Member States on an urgent needs-basis.” While this emergency procurement will ensure that urgent needs are met, an ongoing joint procurement driven by HERA and EU Member States will also address the medium and longer-term needs of Member States over time. The purchase of the 10,000 treatment courses of tecovirimat can be accessed by all Participating States of the European Civil Protection Mechanism. The press release is available online. (For more information: Balazs Ujvari - Tel.: +32 229 54578; Stefan De Keersmaecker - Tel.: + 32 229 84680;  Daniel Puglisi - Tel.: +32 229 69140; Célia Dejond - Tel.: +32 229 88199)


InvestEU: soutien de 130 millions d'euros pour la transition énergétique d'un groupe français dans la location de matériels et outillage

La Banque européenne d'investissement (BEI) octroie un prêt de 130 millions d'euros soutenu par le nouveau programme InvestEU au Groupe français Loxam, actif dans la location de matériels et d'outillage. Le prêt vise à soutenir la mise en œuvre de la transition énergétique de Loxam et de ses engagements de RSE. Il s'agit du premier financement pour Loxam de la part de la BEI et d'une des toutes premières opérations de la BEI dans le cadre du nouveau programme InvestEU. Grâce à ce financement labellisé « prêt vert de la BEI », Loxam pourra poursuivre et amplifier sa politique volontariste d'acquisition d'équipements électriques, et d'équipements à faible émission de CO2 fonctionnant aux biocarburants et à l'hydrogène, de manière à progressivement remplacer sa flotte de matériel de location fonctionnant aux combustibles fossiles. Le commissaire européen à l'économie Paolo Gentiloni commente : « InvestEU apporte une contribution importante à la décarbonation de nos économies. Je me réjouis que, par cet accord, InvestEU soutienne la décarbonation d'un secteur qui a un rôle crucial à jouer pour assurer la transition verte. » Le programme InvestEU apporte à l'Union européenne un financement crucial sur le long terme en mobilisant d'importants fonds publics et privés, en faveur d'une reprise durable. Il permet de générer des investissements additionnels en contribuant aux grandes priorités européennes, telles que le Pacte vert européen et la transition numérique. Le Fonds InvestEU est mis en œuvre par l'intermédiaire de partenaires financiers qui investiront dans des projets utilisant la garantie budgétaire de l'UE de 26,2 milliards d'EUR. L'intégralité de la garantie budgétaire soutiendra les projets d'investissement des partenaires chargés de la mise en œuvre, augmentera leur capacité de prise de risques et mobilisera ainsi au moins 372 milliards d'euros d'investissements supplémentaires. Plus d'informations sont disponibles dans notre communiqué de presse. (Pour plus informations: Veerle Nuyts – Tél.: +32 229 96302; Flora Matthaes – Tél.: +32 229 83951) 


Western Balkans:  Commission proposals on Frontex operational cooperation with North Macedonia

The Commission proposed on 23 September the signing and conclusion of an agreement between the EU and North Macedonia on Frontex's operational activities. The proposals put forward by the Commission will strengthen Frontex's capacity in EU's immediate neighborhood, by helping the authorities of North Macedonia to manage irregular migration, fight smuggling and enhance security at the EU's external borders. In line with the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation, the status agreement with North Macedonia will include strong provisions for the protection of fundamental rights and compliance monitoring. The dialogue on this status agreement started in 2018. Previous status agreements were signed with partner countries in the Western Balkans: with Albania in October 2018, Montenegro in October 2019, and Serbia in November 2019.  A similar status agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina is under negotiation. (For more information: Anitta Hipper – Tel.: + 32 229 85691; Fiorella Belciu — Tel.: +32 229 93734)


EU Cohesion Policy: €1.64 billion for a just climate transition in Czechia

The Commission has adopted the Just Transition Fund (JTF) Programme for Czechia. Czechia will receive €1.64 billion in EU grants to support the country's efforts to phase out coal-fired power by 2033 and ensure a fair transition to climate neutrality. Currently in Czechia, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans said in his speech at the Green Deal Summit, organised by the newspaper Hospodářské noviny and the Czech Government: Czechia is a country with a rich industrial tradition and a promising future. Together with the Modernisation Fund, the Czech Just Transition Plan will help deliver a fair transition to climate neutrality, especially for the people in Karlovasky, Ustecky, and Moravskoslezky regions. The European Commission is on Czechia's side to work for a healthy, green, and fair future for the country. The JTF will help, in particular, the Czech regions of Karlovarsky, Ústecky and Moravskoslezsky where there is a high concentration of carbon-intensive industries with 21,000 jobs linked to the coal and chemicals industry. The JTF will make sure that the climate transition will not leave anyone behind. The JTF supports the territories most affected by the transition towards a climate-neutral economy. These territories are identified in Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTPs) following a dialogue with the Commission in the framework of the negotiations of the 2021-2027 Partnership Agreements and the associated programmes. The TJTPs, developed in close consultation with local partners, set out the challenges in each territory, as well as the development needs and objectives to be met by 2030. They also identify the types of operations envisaged along with specific governance mechanisms.The approval of TJTPs opens the door to dedicated financing under the other two pillars of the Just Transition Mechanism (JTM): a just transition scheme under InvestEU and the Public Sector Loan Facility for Just Transition that combines Commission grants with European Investment Bank loans. The Commission approved the Partnership Agreement whith Czechia in May 2022. in More information on the JTF for Czechia in the press release. (For more information: Stefan de Keersmaecker: Tel. +32 229-84680; Célia Dejond - Tel.: +32 229 88199)


Single Market: Commission committed to transparency and cooperation with Member States

Following the recent proposal on new rules for addressing Single Market future emergencies, the Commission is today showcasing the availability of essential existing tools to ensure the free movement of goods and services for smooth functioning of the Single Market.  First, the Commission is today publishing a report on the implementation of the Single Market Transparency Directive (STMD) showing that Member States are becoming more transparent in adopting national technical regulations for products and information society services. They have also increased cooperation among Member States and with the European Commission when addressing potential challenges from these to ensure the smooth functioning of the Single Market. This transparency principles helped to have a coordinated approach during the difficult COVID-19 pandemic ensuring the Single Market continued to deliver for citizens and businesses. Secondly, the Commission is today also holding a meeting of the Single Market Enforcement Task Force, a key forum for cooperation among Member States and the Commission to address concrete barriers in the Single Market. During today's meeting, the Commission presents several best practices of Member States streamlining administrative requirements for cross border service providers. For example the use of modern electronic tools to exchange documents, and reduce the administrative burden for businesses. Member States agreed to examine the different best practices and see which could work for them. A press release is available here. (For more information: Sonya Gospodinova – Tel.: +32 229 66953; Federica Miccoli – Tel.: +32 229 58300)


La commissaire Gabriel participe au sommet européen du patrimoine culturel à Prague, les 26 et 27 septembre

La commissaire chargée de l'innovation, de la recherche, de la culture, de l'éducation et de la jeunesse, Mariya Gabriel, se rend aujourd'hui à Prague pour participer au sommet européen du patrimoine culturel, qui se déroule cette année du 25 au 27 septembre, dans le cadre du programme officiel de la présidence tchèque du Conseil de l'Union européenne. Ce soir, la commissaire Gabriel participera aux Prix européens du patrimoine/prix Europa Nostra, organisés conjointement avec Europa Nostra, le principal réseau européen du patrimoine, pour célébrer les 30 lauréats de cette année. Le prix a été lancé par la Commission européenne en 2002 et est financé par le programme Creative Europe de l'UE. La cérémonie peut être suivie en direct ici. Plus d'informations sur les gagnants, y compris les trois lauréats du Grand Prix, seront disponibles ici à 22h30. Demain, l'Agora de la politique européenne du patrimoine se concentrera sur le thème d'une « Europe axée sur la valeur et la culture », et soulignera en particulier le rôle et l'importance du patrimoine culturel ukrainien dans le contexte de l'agression de la Russie contre l'Ukraine. La commissaire Gabriel participera à une discussion avec le vice-ministre tchèque de la culture, Vlastislav Ouroda, le ministre ukrainien de la culture et de la politique de l'information, Oleksandr Tkachenko et le président exécutif d'Europa Nostra, Hermann Parzinger. Une diffusion en direct de l'événement sera disponible en ligne. (Pour plus d'nformations: Sonya Gospodinova – Tél.: +32 229 66953; Flore Boutier – Tél.: + 32 229 66043)


Global Gateway: President von der Leyen announces funding for women and youth's rights, food security, fight against disease, and biodiversity

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, concluded on Saturday an intense week of discussions with world leaders and international partners at the UN General Assembly in New York with a series of pledges to tackle the current food crisis, aggravated by Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, the urgent climate and nature crisis and to improve global health. Speaking at the Global Citizen Festival in New York, President von der Leyen reiterated EU's commitment to help our most vulnerable partners deal with the social and economic fallout of Russia's unlawful actions and boost sustainable investments under the EU's Global Gateway strategy. President von der Leyen said: “Team Europe is answering the call from citizens to address food security, to take care of our health and the health of our planet. After we joined forces to fight the pandemic, we must now come together to end other deadly diseases, tackle poverty and bring equity. And Europe will also play its role in the global green transition. Ahead of COP15 in December, we are confirming an unprecedented investment in support to our partners. I call on all international donors to match our ambition on biodiversity.” The President pledged €715 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which brings the total Team Europe (EU and Member States) contribution to more than €4.3 billion. She also announced the allocation of the €600 million in additional funds for addressing the global food security crisis in the most vulnerable partner countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific. In addition, the President announced a new contribution of €45 million over six years to support sexual and reproductive health and rights – and women's rights – worldwide. And she announced that the doubling of the Commission's funding to global biodiversity would result in €7 billion invested to protect biodiversity around the world. More information available online in our press release. (For more information Dana Spinant – Tél.: +32 229 90150 ; Ana Pisonero – Tél.: +32 229 54320)


State aid: Commission approves amendment to Lithuanian measure to support deployment of broadband backhaul infrastructure in rural areas

The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the modification to a Lithuanian measure to support the deployment of performant broadband backhaul infrastructure in rural areas where private investments would not be carried out in the absence of public support. The existing measure, approved by the Commission in October 2018 (SA.49614), aims to support the deployment by state-owned network operator Plačiajuostis internetas of backhaul infrastructure, including up to 180 electronic communications towers, to allow third-party network operators to provide fixed Next Generation Access broadband services to end users. Lithuania notified to the Commission its intention to (i) reduce the number of electronic communications towers constructed and supported under the scheme from 180 to 25, and (ii) expand wholesale access to the electronic communication towers, enabling the provision of also mobile services to end users in rural areas. The Commission assessed the amendment under EU State aid rules, and in particular the 2013 Broadband Guidelines. The Commission concluded that the measure, as amended, remains necessary, appropriate and proportionate to address a lack of backhaul infrastructure in remote rural areas. In addition, the Commission found that the amended measure promotes competition between service providers using different broadband technologies to the benefit of consumers, and that safeguards are in place to limit any potential distortions of competition. In particular, wholesale access to the electronic communications towers will be provided on an open, transparent, fair and non-discriminatory basis to all interested mobile network operators. At the same time, the measure ensures that mobile network operators will not discharge their regulatory obligations (e.g. coverage of a certain share of the population or territory) through the provision of services via the electronic communications towers. On this basis, the Commission approved the modification of the measure under EU State aid rules. The non-confidential version of the decision will be available under the case number SA.63098 in the State Aid Register on the Commission's competition website, once any confidentiality issues have been resolved. (For more information: Arianna Podesta – Tel.: +32 229 87024; Maria Tsoni – Tel.: +32 229 90526)


Aides d'État : la Commission autorise un régime d'aide wallon de 300 millions d'euros pour soutenir les entreprises dans le contexte de l'invasion de l'Ukraine par la Russie

La Commission a autorisé un régime d'aides wallon d'un montant de 300 millions d'euros pour soutenir les entreprises  en difficulté dans le contexte de l'invasion de l'Ukraine par la Russie. Ce régime a été approuvé en vertu de l'encadrement temporaire de crise en matière d'aides d'État, adopté par la Commission le 23 mars 2022 et modifié le 20 juillet 2022. Le régime vise à répondre aux besoins de liquidité des entreprises affectées par la crise actuelle et les sanctions et contre-sanctions. Dans le cadre de ce régime, (i) 200 millions d'euros seront alloués à l'aide sous forme de garanties; et (ii) 95 millions d'euros seront alloués à l'aide sous forme de prêts bonifiés. De plus, 5 millions d'euros seront alloués à des dispositifs d'aides de montant limité sous forme de moratoire ou de remise de dette, de garanties, de prêts bonifiés ou de prises de participation. La Commission a estimé que le régime wallon était conforme aux conditions énoncées dans l'encadrement temporaire de crise. Plus précisément, en ce qui concerne le soutien à la liquidité, sous forme de garanties et de prêts bonifiés, (i) les garanties et prêts bonifiés auront une durée maximale de huit ans ; (ii) la couverture maximale des garanties publiques sera de 90% du principal; et (iii) les primes de garanties et les marges de risque de crédit respectent les niveaux minimaux énoncées dans l'encadrement temporaire de crise. En ce qui concerne les dispositifs d'aides de montant limité, le montant par bénéficiaire sera limité à (i) 62 000 euros pour les entreprises actives dans le secteur primaire de la production de produits agricoles ; (ii) 75 000 euros pour les entreprises actives dans les secteurs de la pêche et de l'aquaculture ; et (iii) 500 000 euros pour les autres entreprises. L'ensemble des mesures d'aide dans le cadre de ce régime ne pourront être accordées au-delà du 31 décembre 2022. La Commission a conclu que le régime wallon était nécessaire, approprié et proportionné pour remédier à une perturbation grave de l'économie d'un État membre, conformément à l'article 107, paragraphe 3, point b), du TFUE et aux conditions fixées dans l'encadrement temporaire de crise. Sur cette base, la Commission a autorisé le régime en vertu des règles de l'UE en matière d'aides d'État. De plus amples informations sur l'encadrement temporaire de crise et les autres mesures prises par la Commission pour faire face aux effets de l'invasion russe de l'Ukraine sont disponibles ici. La version non confidentielle de la décision sera publiée sous le numéro SA.103842 dans le registre des aides d'État figurant sur le site web de la Commission consacré à la concurrence, dès que les éventuels problèmes de confidentialité auront été résolus. (Pour plus d'nformations: Arianna Podesta – Tél.: +32 229 87024; Maria Tsoni – Tél.: +32 229 90526)


Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Alleghany by Berkshire Hathaway

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Alleghany Corporation (‘Alleghany') by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., both of the US. Alleghany is active in asset management and provides property and casualty reinsurance and insurance. Berkshire Hathaway provides insurance and reinsurance, and is active in freight rail transportation, utility and energy generation and distribution. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given the companies' moderate combined market position resulting from the proposed transaction and the presence of a number of strong players remaining on the market. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. More information is available on the Commission's competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.10820. (For more information: Arianna Podesta – Tel.: +32 229 87024; Maria Tsoni – Tel.: +32 229 90526)


Mergers: Commission clears creation of a joint venture by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company PJSC and Reliance

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (‘ADNOC'), Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company PJSC (‘ADQ'), both of the United Arab Emirates, and Reliance Industries Limited (‘Reliance') of India. The joint venture will be active in Abu Dhabi and will produce and sell caustic soda, ethylene di-chloride (‘EDC') and polyvinyl chloride (‘PVC'). ADNOC is an energy and petrochemicals group. ADQ is active across several sectors, including food and agriculture, financial services, healthcare, media, real estate, transport and utilities. Reliance is active in several sectors such as oil-to-chemicals, oil and gas exploration and production, media, digital services and new energy. The Commission concluded that the proposed concentration would raise no competition concerns, given the joint venture's negligible foreseen activities and assets in the European Economic Area. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. More information is available on the Commission's competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.10816. (For more information: Arianna Podesta – Tel.: +32 229 87024; Maria Tsoni – Tel.: +32 229 90526)






Rights of the Child: Vice-President Šuica to launch the Child Participation Platform

Vice-President Šuica will participate tomorrow in the 14th European Forum on the Rights of the Child, where she will officially launch the Child Participation Platform, a key deliverable under the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child. The Platform will be established in partnership with the European Parliament, child rights' organisations, and with the direct participation children, to ensure that children are better involved in decision-making at all levels. It will serve as a bridge and a hub for existing child participation mechanisms at local, national and EU level. The Child Participation Platform will include an online tool where children can share their opinion with decision-makers on specific EU policies and initiatives. Vice-President Dubravka Šuica said: “The Child Participation Platform is a direct and concrete response to the call by children and young people to be included in democratic decision making. During the Conference on the Future of Europe children demonstrated their commitment to help shape the future of Europe. Now, it is about working with children and stakeholders to empower children and help build their civic identity across Europe. If we want to build stronger and more resilient democracies from within, we must start with our young generation.”  The 14th European Forum on the Rights of the Child, which takes place on 27-29 September, is an annual conference giving a voice to children as active participants. Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič will also participate in the Forum alongside key actors in the field of child rights from EU Member State, the United Nations and child rights organisations. More information about the Forum can be found on the website. (For more information: Daniel Ferrie – Tel.: +32 229 86500; Tommaso Albertini – Tel.: +32 229 57010)


La commissaire Vălean à Montréal pour participer à l'Assemblée générale de l'Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale

La commissaire aux transports, Adina Vălean, est à Montréal à partir d'aujourd'hui jusqu'à mercredi 28 septembre pour participer à la 41e assemblée générale de l'Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale (OACI) à laquelle sont conviés des centaines de ministres et autres hauts fonctionnaires de 193 pays. Les négociations au cours de cette Assemblée, se focaliseront avant tout sur les possibilités d'une reprise durable et résiliente du secteur mondial de l'aviation notamment après les effets de la pandémie du COVID-19. La commissaire Vălean tiendra des réunions bilatérales avec des partenaires internationaux sur des questions de politique de transport aérien ainsi que sur des sujets de transport plus généraux. Aujourd'hui, elle rencontrera le président du Conseil de l'OACI, Salvatore Sciacchitano, et le ministre des Transports du Singapour, S Iswaran. Mardi, elle participera à la session d'ouverture de l'assemblée de l'OACI et visitera les installations d'Airbus à Mirabel, en compagnie d'une délégation ministérielle de l'UE. Enfin, mercredi, la commissaire tiendra des réunions bilatérales avec les ministres des transports du Canada, de l'Afrique du Sud et de l'Inde, et signera une déclaration d'intention avec le secrétaire général de l'OACI, Carlos Salazar, sur le financement d'un projet sur les carburants d'aviation durables. (Pour plus d'informations: Adalbert Jahnz – Tél.: +32 229 53156; Anna Wartberger – Tél.: +32 229 82504)


La Semaine européenne de l'énergie durable démarre aujourd'hui à Bruxelles et en ligne

La 16e édition du plus grand événement de la Commission européenne consacré à l'efficacité énergétique et aux énergies renouvelables, la Semaine européenne de l'énergie durable (EUSEW), commence aujourd'hui à Bruxelles et se poursuivra jusqu'à jeudi. La conférence politique, intitulée cette année ‘Going green and digital for Europe's energy transition' (La transition énergétique de l'Europe passe par l'écologie et le numérique), peut aussi être suivie en ligne. Les sessions politiques porteront sur six priorités thématiques : le plan REPowerEU, la numérisation du système énergétique de l'UE, l'efficacité énergétique, les énergies renouvelables, les consommateurs et une transition énergétique équitable et la décarbonisation. La commissaire à l'énergie, Kadri Simson, a inauguré la conférence aujourd'hui par un discours, aux côtés du ministre tchèque de l'industrie et du commerce, Jozef Síkela, et du vice-ministre ukrainien de l'énergie, Yaroslav Demchekov, parmi d'autres. A l'occasion de la la session de clôture du jeudi 29 septembre, un entretien entre la vice-présidente exécutive Margrethe Vestager et la directrice générale de l'énergie Ditte Juul Jørgensen conclura les échanges. (Pour plus d'information: Tim McPhie – Tél.: +32 229 58602; Giulia Bedini – Tél: +32 229 58661)




Tentative agendas for forthcoming Commission meetings

Note that these items can be subject to changes.


Upcoming events of the European Commission

Eurostat press releases