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Digital Services Package: Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the EU’s new rulebook for digital services

(Source European Commission)

The Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Actproposed by the Commission in December 2020.

The Digital Services Package sets out a first comprehensive rulebook for the online platforms that we all depend on in our daily lives. These […]

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Speech by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Ukraine Recovery Conference

(Source European Commission)

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Thank you Chair, honourable colleagues,

We must do everything necessary for Ukraine to prevail against the brutal Russian invasion, to ensure full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.

We have mobilised more than EUR 4billion support since the war started. This includes […]

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Keynote speech by President von der Leyen at the opening ceremony of the Ukraine Recovery Conference

(Source: European Commission)

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President Zelenskyy,

President Cassis,

Prime Minister Shmyhal,

Distinguished guests,

One month ago, a young Ukrainian hero died on the battlefield, as he fought for the future of his country. His name was Roman Ratushnyi, and he would have turned 25 tomorrow. Roman belonged to a new generation of young Ukrainians. As a […]

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Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Prime Minister Fiala on the occasion of the College visit to the Czech Presidency

(Source: European Commission)

Thank you very much, dear Prime Minister, dear Petr,

It is wonderful to be here in the majestic town of Litomyšl, the birthplace of Smetana. I was just visiting the room where he obviously was born and spent his early childhood.

Dear Petr,

I know that you have Europe really at heart. It […]

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Ukraine: Commission waives customs duties and VAT on the import of life-saving goods for Ukrainians

(Source: European Commission)

The European Commission has today adopted a Decision enabling Member States to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on the importation from third countries of food, blankets, tents, electric generators and other life-saving equipment destined for Ukrainians affected by the war. This measure, which was requested by Member States, will […]

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State aid: Commission approves €5 billion French scheme to support energy intensive companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

(Source: European Commission)

The European Commission has approved a €5 billion French scheme to support energy intensive companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022, based on Article 107(3)(b) of the Treaty […]

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Address of President von der Leyen to the Ukrainian Parliament following the European Council decision granting Ukraine candidate status

(Source: European Commission)

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President Zelenskyy, dear Volodymyr,

Chairman Stefanchuk,

Prime Minister Shmyhal,

Members of the government,

Honourable Members of the Rada,

Duzhe dyakuyu, thank you so much for inviting me to address this special session. Just days ago, on Constitution Day, President Zelenskyy, you said that your ‘victory is not far off’. Of course, Putin’s army […]

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