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Statement by European Commission President von der Leyen on further measures to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

February 27, 2022 – As the war in Ukraine rages on, and Ukrainians fight bravely for their country, the European Union steps up once more its support for Ukraine and the sanctions against the aggressor – Putin’s Russia. For the first time ever, the European Union will finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and […]

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Europe fit for the Digital Age: Commission proposes new rules for digital platforms

Brussels, December 15, 2020 – The Commission has proposed today an ambitious reform of the digital space, a comprehensive set of new rules for all digital services, including social media, online market places, and other online platforms that operate in the European Union: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. European values are at the heart […]

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Wide support for Commission’s state aid verdict on Ireland’s illegal tax deal with Apple

Aug. 14, 2016 – Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager won wide support from MEPs, in a Wednesday afternoon debate, for the Commission’s state aid verdict that the tax benefits that Ireland granted to Apple Inc., enabling it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years, were illegal. Some MEPs criticised Apple and Irelands’ […]

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Historically robust natural ecosystems could collapse due to climate change and human activity

Aug. 11, 2016 – Global change will strike the oldest and most complex ecosystems of the world hardest, regardless of their past stability. This alarming finding is reported in a JRC-led article published in Nature Communications today. The authors hypothesised that invasive species, the warming climate and environmental degradation have altered natural habitats so deeply […]