Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of eTraveli by Booking

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition by Booking Holdings (‘Booking’) of Flugo Group Holdings AB, that operates under the trading name ‘eTraveli’. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition would allow […]

The Commission publishes guidelines to help teachers address misconceptions about Artificial Intelligence and promote its ethical use

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data in teaching and learning for teachers. The Guidelines address how AI is used in schools, to support teachers and students in their teaching and learning, and to support administrative […]

International Women’s Day 2022: Commission proposes EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is proposing EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence. The proposed Directive will criminalise rape based on lack of consent, female genital mutilation and cyber violence, which includes: non-consensual sharing of intimate images; cyber stalking; cyber harassment; […]

European Commission authorises second safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine developed by Moderna, the second COVID-19 vaccine authorised in the EU. This authorisation follows a positive scientific recommendation based on a thorough assessment of the safety, effectiveness and quality […]

Commission welcomes political agreement on InvestEU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on the InvestEU Regulation. The political agreement, pending the final approval of the legal texts by the European Parliament Plenary and the Council, lays the ground […]

Successful third issuance of EU SURE bonds by the European Commission

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has issued a €8.5 billion social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work. This has been the third bond issuance this year under the programme. It consisted of a single tranche due for […]

Commission disburses €14 billion under SURE to nine Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has disbursed €14 billion to nine EU countries in the second instalment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Croatia has received €510 million, Cyprus €250 million, Greece €2 billion, Italy an additional […]

European Commission issues first emission of EU SURE social bonds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission issued a €17 billion inaugural social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work. The issuing consisted of two bonds, with €10 billion due for repayment in October 2030 and €7 billion due for […]

European Commission adopted Report on the Impact of Demographic Change in Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted it’s first-ever Report on the Impact of Demographic Change. It presents the drivers of this long-term change and the impact it is having across Europe. It also highlights the links between demographic structures and the impact and recovery […]

State aid: Commission refers Greece to Court for failure to recover incompatible State aid from mining company Larco

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to comply with a 2017 ruling by the Court of Justice. In its ruling, the Court had condemned Greece for failure to implement a 2014 […]