Address by Executive Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, at an IBEC conference in Trinity College Dublin today on "Harvesting the fruits of the digital age".
Read the address by European Commission Executive Vice President and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager at the IIEA seminar of 30 September on "Europe in Changing Times".
The EU Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Ireland for failure to communicate to the Commission its national measures to transpose EU rules facilitating the use of financial and other information for the fight against certain criminal offences.
The European Commission is calling on Ireland to take action to halt the continued cutting of peat within Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) designated to conserve raised bogs and blanket bogs under the Habitats Directive.
The Commission is today taking legal steps against 11 Member States, including Ireland, calling on them to step up the implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive in order to reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment and on human health.
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €20 million Irish scheme to support the development of cultural digital games.
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the prolongation of an Irish scheme to refund employers' social security contributions in respect of seafarers on certain vessels.
Ireland will benefit from €1.4 billion in Cohesion Policy funding between 2021-2027 to support the sustainable development of its economy. The details and strategy for these investments are set out in the Partnership Agreement between Ireland and the Commission that was formally launched today.
The European Commission has adopted a European Media Freedom Act, a novel set of rules to protect media pluralism and independence in the EU.
The European Commission has proposed a new Cyber Resilience Act that would introduce mandatory cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements.