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5 July 2012, Brussels The European Parliament adopted the proposal for a pilot phase of the Project Bond Initiative. This is an important initiative to mobilise the necessary funding for project financing in sectors of transport (TEN-T), energy (TEN-E) and information and communication technology (ICT). Please check the next links: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/12/525&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en http://www.eib.org/about/news/key-role-for-the-eib-in-europe-2020-project-bond-initiative.htm http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/consultation/index_en.htm
29 June 2012, Tegucigalpa (Honduras) The European Union (EU) and Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) signed a Comprehensive Association Agreement including an ambitious trade component and which will open up markets on both sides. More here.
26 June 2012, Brussels The European Union (EU) signed a Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru. Further information and other EU agreements can be found here.
11 June 2012, Beijing The European Union and China signed a Cooperation Plan on Agriculture and Rural Development with aim of establishing a stronger and closer relationship, in particular in food security, rural development, food safety and climate change. More here.
3-4 June2012, St Petersburg On the EU-Russia Summit there have been discussed such subjects and issues as: – Perspectives for EU-Russia relations (a growing economic relationship, citizens’ mobility, financial cooperation) – The EU-Russia new agreement – Regional and international issues, including developments in Syria, the Middle East and Iran For further information see IP/12/554 and MEMO/12/401.
31 May 2012 The four BRIC Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and Eurostat (the statistical office of the EU) releases the publication “The European Union and the BRIC Countries”. The publication contains data on demography, economy, health, education, labour market, trade in goods, agriculture, energy and environment, transport and communication as well as science and technology. For further information please refer to EU’s website.
30 May 2012 The European Central Bank (ECB) published its Convergence Report 2012 which include the progress made by eight Member States of the European Union (EU) in fulfilling their obligations regarding the achievement of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The Convergence Report 2012 shows results in the fields of: Price stability, Government budgetary position, Exchange rate, Long-term interest rate, and Legal convergence. The Convergence Report 2012 is available on the ECB’s website.
15 May 2012 EU announced the major review of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) through the European External Action Service (EEAS). The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) represent the EU’s desire for strengthening the prosperity, stability and security for its neighbours. This ENP framework is proposed to the 16 of EU‘s closest neighbours – Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine. More information about the revised reports on the EEAS’s News webpage.
The European Union (EU) and South Korea are seeking to urge the ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) between them. The FTA would remove progressing all tariffs and as many non-tariff barriers between the two economies over three to five years.
11 May 2012 Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, published the 16th edition of Europe in figures – Eurostat Yearbook 2012. The Eurostat yearbook is a comprehensive selection of the statistical date and is available as a regularly updated electronic publication on the Eurostat website. The statistical dates are available free of charge on the Eurostat website in the Statistics Explained section: http://bit.ly/Eurostat_yearbook.