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€47 million fund to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs in their COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Jan 2022 Today, the Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched the new EU SME Fund, which offers vouchers for EU-based SMEs to help them protect their intellectual prop...

The Commission proposes the next generation of EU own resources

The new own resources proposed today will help to repay the funds raised by the EU to finance the grant component of NextGenerationEU. The new own resources should also finance the Social Climate Fund. The latter is an essential element of the proposed...

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council

Ministers agreed on a proposal for a Council directive on rates of value added tax (VAT). The updates to the legislation aim to ensure member states are treated equally and give them more flexibility to apply reduced and zero VAT rates. The rules also ...

Capital Markets Union: Commission proposes new measures to boost Europe's capital markets

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2021 The European Commission has today adopted a package of measures to improve the ability of companies to raise capital across the EU and ensure that Europeans get the best deals for their savings an...

Agreement reached on 2022 EU budget

The Council reached an agreement with the European Parliament on the 2022 EU budget, setting total commitments at €169 515,8 million and payments at €170 603,3 million. Next year’s budget strongly reflects the EU’s main priorities: economic recovery, f...

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council

Ministers exchanged views on the future of the EU’s economic governance following the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed the energy price and inflation developments and shared their initial views on the Basel III package.

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