EU support for regions to work together in innovative pilot projects

The Commission has announced the winners of a new EU-funded initiative for interregional partnerships in four areas: coronavirus-related innovative solutions, circular economy in health, sustainable and digital tourism, and hydrogen technologies in carbon–intensive regions. The aim of this new pilot action, which builds on the successful experience of a similar action on “interregional innovation projects” launched at the end of 2017, is Read more about EU support for regions to work together in innovative pilot projects[…]

€82.5 million for six new projects under the Pan-African Programme

The EU has announced today €82.5 million for six new projects under the Pan-African Programme to strengthen its cooperation with Africa in multiple sectors, including sustainable resource management, regional integration and trade, air transport and digitalisation. Many of the new projects share the innovative use of digital technologies or space applications, such as satellite imagery, Read more about €82.5 million for six new projects under the Pan-African Programme[…]

EU budget for the period 2021-2027

The European Commission welcomes the Council decision to adopt the next long-term EU budget for the period 2021-2027, which is the final step in the adoption process. With this decision, all the conditions have now been fulfilled for the next multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027 to be in place as of 1 January 2021. As Read more about EU budget for the period 2021-2027[…]

€7.5 billion for Digital Europe Programme

The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement between the European Parliament and the EU Member States on the first EU programme that aims to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe. Trilogue negotiations have now concluded, pending the final approval of the legal texts by the European Parliament and the Council. Read more about €7.5 billion for Digital Europe Programme[…]

Horizon Europe the next EU research and innovation programme

The Commission welcomes the political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on Horizon Europe, the largest transnational programme ever supporting research and innovation. The new EU research and innovation programme will have a budget of around €95.5 billion for 2021-2027 (current prices). This includes €5.4 billion (current prices) from NextGenerationEU to boost our recovery and make the Read more about Horizon Europe the next EU research and innovation programme[…]

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LIFE programme: over €280 million in EU funding for environment, nature and climate action projects

The European Commission has approved an investment package of more than €280 million from the EU budget for over 120 new LIFE programme projects. This EU funding will trigger total investments of nearly €590 million to help meet these projects’ ambitious goals for environment, nature, and climate action. This amount represents a 37% rise compared to last year. Read more about LIFE programme: over €280 million in EU funding for environment, nature and climate action projects[…]

€1.8 trillion package to help build greener, more digital and more resilient Europe

The European Commission has welcomed the agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on Europe’s next long-term budget and NextGenerationEU, the temporary recovery instrument. Once adopted, the package of a total of €1.8 trillion will be the largest package ever financed through the EU budget. It will help rebuild a post-COVID-19 Read more about €1.8 trillion package to help build greener, more digital and more resilient Europe[…]

€150 million Romanian scheme to support investments in district heating systems based on renewable energy sources

The European Commission has approved, under EU State Aid rules, a Romanian scheme to support the construction and/or upgrade of district heating systems, based exclusively on Renewable Energy Sources (“RES”) in Romania. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This €150 million Romanian scheme will support investments to support the construction or upgrade Read more about €150 million Romanian scheme to support investments in district heating systems based on renewable energy sources[…]

€17 billion inaugural social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs

The European Commission issued a €17 billion inaugural social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work. The issuing consisted of two bonds, with €10 billion due for repayment in October 2030 and €7 billion due for repayment in 2040. There was very strong investor interest in this Read more about €17 billion inaugural social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs[…]

Investing in new energy infrastructure

EU Member States agreed yesterday on a Commission proposal to invest €998 million in key European energy infrastructure projects under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Yesterday’s positive vote provides financial aid for works and studies for ten projects. The largest amount of funding goes to the Baltic Synchronisation Project (€720 million), to better integrate the electricity markets of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Read more about Investing in new energy infrastructure[…]