08 Sep 2014
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 08 SEPTEMBERBrussels Daily
Following consultation with partner countries, EU member States and the European Parliament, the European Commission has taken decisions providing important EU funding to the partners in the EU Neighbourhood in the coming years.
Three years on from the most recent similar Eurobarometer survey, it is clear that, despite the economic crisis, Europeans’ concern about the environment has not diminished. In an overwhelming consensus, 95 % of the 28.000 interviewed citizens said that protecting the environment is important to them personally and many think more can be done.
♦ Commission services consult on cross-border mergers and divisions
European Commission services have today launched a consultation on cross-border mergers and divisions. The purpose of this consultation is to collect information which would allow the Commission to assess if the existing rules for cross-border operations of companies need to be changed. The questions focus in particular on the improvement of the existing EU legal framework for cross-border mergers under Directive 2005/56/EC and on possible new EU rules for cross-border divisions of companies. The consultation follows the Commission’s 2012 Action Plan on European company law and corporate governance ( IP/12/1340), which included consultations and research in these areas. The consultation will run until 1 December 2014. Contributions are particularly sought from parties who have experience with national and cross-border mergers and divisions.