Policy guidance under the European Semester: Sustaining reforms and investments to secure the EU's long-term prosperity, competitiveness, fairness and resilience
The Commission is today providing guidance to Member States under the 2023 European Semester Spring Package to build a robust and future-proof economy that secures competitiveness and long-term prosperity for all in the face of a challenging geopolitical environment.
Capital Markets Union: Commission proposes new rules to protect and empower retail investors in the EU
Investor protection rules are currently set out across sector specific legislative instruments, including MiFID, the PRIIPs Regulation, the UCITS Directive, AIFMD, Solvency II, and IDD.
Spring 2023 Economic Forecast: An improved outlook amid persistent challenges
The European economy continues to show resilience in a challenging global context. Lower energy prices, abating supply constraints and a strong labour market supported moderate growth in the first quarter of 2023, dispelling fears of a recession.
Commission recommends actions to combat online piracy of sports and other live events
The Recommendation follows up the European Parliament resolution on the challenges of sport event organisers in the digital environment adopted in May 2021.
NextGenerationEU: Malta submits request to modify recovery and resilience plan and add a REPowerEU chapter
Malta has requested to transfer a portion of its share of the Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR), amounting to €40 million, to its recovery and resilience plan. These funds, added to Malta’s REPowerEU grants allocation (€30 million), make the overall submitted modified plan worth €328 million.
Intellectual property: harmonised EU patent rules boost innovation, investment and competitiveness in the Single Market
The added value of IP is growing across most European industrial ecosystems. Intellectual property rights (IPR), and particularly patents that are a critical intangible asset, are called to play a crucial role in scaling up green innovation.
European Green Deal: new law agreed to cut aviation emissions by promoting sustainable aviation fuels
This agreement is an important step towards the implementation of the Commission's ‘Fit for 55' legislative package, and will help achieve the EU's climate ambitions under the European Green Deal.
Commission proposes new economic governance rules fit for the future
The EU's economic governance framework consists of the EU fiscal policy framework (the Stability and Growth Pact and requirements for national fiscal frameworks) and the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure.
Commissioner Dalli in Malta
Discussing equality mainstreaming with the Social Affairs Committee, Commissioner Dalli placed emphasis on the portfolio initiatives that she launched to achieve a true Union of Equality, where equality and human rights are inextricable and collective commitments are crucial.
European Health Union: Commission proposes pharmaceuticals reform for more accessible, affordable and innovative medicines
In November 2020, the Commission presented a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe which aims to create a future-proof and patient-centred pharmaceutical environment in which the EU industry can innovate, flourish, and continue to be a global leader.