08 Dec 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 08 DECEMBERBrussels Daily
Commissioner Mimica to participate in ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
From 6 to 8 December, 78 elected representatives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP countries) and 78 Members of the European Parliament are gathering together in Brussels on the occasion of the 30th edition of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA). Today, 8 December, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will take part in the plenary session and will deliver a speech, as well as participate in a Q&A session. Topics including the future of the partnership between the EU and the ACP Group of States, migration and refugees, the new Sustainable Development Agenda, and climate change are expected to dominate the debate. Discussions will also cover the provision of healthcare, infrastructure and financing in ACP countries. The full agenda of the Parliamentary Assembly is available here and more detail about the EU’s work with ACP countries is available here.
EUROSTAT: GDP up by 0.3% in euro area and by 0.4% in EU28
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2015, compared with the previous quarter, according to a second estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2015, GDP grew by 0.4% and 0.5% respectively. A Eurostat press release is available here.
- Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation in the biofuels sector concerning ethanol benchmarks
- Alcohol: Commission shares Member States concerns on alcohol related harm
- EU announces more than €100 million for Ukraine to support decentralisation reform and re-enforcement of local governance
- Commission welcomes agreement to make EU online environment more secure
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