"Check against delivery" Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to all of you tuning in from near and far across the globe to the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020! Today marks a number of important ‘firsts' - This is the first time the event taking place since we launched the Green Deal; - this is the first ever time the event has gone virtual. - And … this is my first Sustainable Energy Week as European Commissioner for Energy, so I am very excited to be here; This week is about responding to a challenge that is also a first in its kind: a pandemic in a globalised world. I think there are two ways to look at the situation for our sector: as either a threat or a turning point. As a threat, we would just focus on how to repair the damage. The pandemic has triggered the largest recession since 1929 and sent shockwaves across the energy markets. Last week we saw new data from the IEA that global energy investment would fall by 20% in 2020, almost double of what we saw in the 2008 financial crisis. But as a turning point, we should try turning adversity into opportunity. Not by choosing to simply ‘return to normal': don't forget our ‘normal' had us on track to a rapidly heating planet. But by seeing this moment for what it truly is: an opportunity to reignite our economy while driving clean energy efforts even further. I'm wondering if any of you have seen the map of the world by Stuart McArthur? It's basically a typical representation of the world, except it's flipped upside down with the Pacific Ocean at the centre. You're looking at the same image you've seen a thousand times, just from a different perspective, and you start to see things you never did before. What I'm saying is we need to do the same with this crisis. Shift our perspective from seeing the damage that the COVID 19 has done on our lives and our economy and see the opportunity to make a huge leap forward in building a climate neutral society. We should use this moment to accelerate a radical change, starting with our initiatives for 2020. Energy efficiency first is where we begin. Because retrofitting buildings is the policy measure with the largest potential for creating new jobs and for reducing emissions in the short term. Buildings consume about 40% of our energy, so we intend to kick-start a wave of building renovation across Europe at double the pace. If we do it right, we could see a movement that manages to be transformative for our energy efficiency and Europe's construction sector alike, getting labour intensive industries back to work and reducing bills for households This is the logic for our Action Plan on buildings renovation that we will launch in September. Our climate ambitions are pushing us to explore the potential in new low-carbon fuels, like hydrogen. We recognise its high potential as an energy carrier and a central role in decarbonising our system. So, we are launching a Roadmap on how we can build a Hydrogen ecosystem in Europe. This hydrogen ecosystem complements the role of green electricity to reach net zero and should be powered by renewable electricity, in the medium to long term. In fact, we estimate that when it comes to offshore wind we need to increase our supply twenty-fold. So we are working to present our Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy after the summer to guide us in boosting renewable levels in the energy mix. There is onecritical component underpinning all of this: infrastructure. The energy system of the future needs the infrastructure to match. And so we will present a revised proposal for TEN-E regulation to do just that by the end of this year. All of that must come together in a clear vision of the energy system of the future: on the 8th of July we will present such a vision with our Strategy for Energy System Integration. This is one of the most difficult parts of our work to get right. I like to think of our energy system as a team of people working in a room together silently. Each is productive in their own right, but they are not communicating properly. Energy System Integration is like creating a new language so that each individual can talk to one another and connect the dots in their work. Now collaborating as one continuous and intuitive group, their output improves in quality and quantity. For the energy sector this translates into a continuous system across all energy carriers and infrastructures creating a more circular, decentralised and digitalised system. That's what we mean by Energy System Integration. All of these plans are boosted by the Recovery Plan that we proposed a few weeks ago. The Plan is green at its core and armed with instruments that will mobilise private and public actors for the clean energy transition. The new Recovery and Resilience Facility worth 560 billion EUR will support investments and reforms in line with the NECPs and the Just Transition plans. REACT-EU offers 55 billion EUR of additional funds for investments in the green and digital transitions, and key for our Renovation Wave that I mentioned. Leaving no-one behind is a non-negotiable for us and our reinforced Just Transition Fund, increased from €7.5 billion to €40 billion EUR, makes that crystal clear. The doubling of funds for InvestEU, in particular for the sustainable infrastructure window can support large-scale energy infrastructure, like wind-parks, solar fields or interconnectors. And the new Strategic Investment Facility will lift up the entire clean energy industrial ecosystem in Europe, strengthen its position in the economy while building up value chains of different technologies we need. Ladies and gentlemen, Over the next three days we want to hear your ideas for our plans and everything related to clean energy for recovery and growth. We have organised sessions covering every aspect, whether it is the potential of clean energy technologies, the role of industry and citizens or honouring the work of some of the heroes and leaders in the energy sector. We have it all. So, if you're as enthusiastic as I am about an economy built on clean, secure, efficient energy, then there is something here for you. Let's get started!
Η Ελληνική Εταιρία Διοικήσεως Επιχειρήσεων (ΕΕΔΕ) στο πλαίσιο του Έργου “BalkanMed e-BP”, διοργανώνει το 1ο Διακρατικό Επιχειρηματικό Forum με Συναντήσεις B2B διάρκειας 2 ημερών, την Τρίτη 26 και την Τετάρτη 27 Φεβρουαρίου 2019, στο Συνεδριακό Κέντρο της ΕΕΔΕ «Γ. Κοντογεώργης» (Λ. Ιωνίας 200 & Ιακωβάτων 61, 111 44 Αθήνα) και προσκαλεί Έλληνες εκπροσώπους επιχειρήσεων & επιχειρηματίες με σκοπό την δημιουργία νέων συνεργασιών και επιχειρηματικών σχέσεων με εκπροσώπους επιχειρήσεων από τις χώρες που συμμετέχουν στο Έργο (Αλβανία, Βουλγαρία, ΠΓΔΜ και Κύπρος).
Brussels, 11 October 2019 / The Commission has published today a list of 20 regulated quarantine pests qualifying as priority pests, including Xylella fastidiosa, the Japanesebeetle, the Asian long-horned beetle, Citrus greening and Citrus Black Spot, whose economic, environmental and social impact on EU's territory is the most severe. Member States will have to launch information campaigns to the public, do annual surveys, prepare contingency plans, simulation exercises, and action plans for the eradication of these pests.
Despite the difficult global economic climate, European companies have continued to make good use of the opportunities created by the European Union's trade network - the largest in the world. In 2018 this network covered 31% of Europe's trade exchanges, a figure that is set to rise significantly (to almost 40%) as more trade agreements enter into force, according to the European Commission's annual report on the implementation of trade agreements released today. Overall, trade accounts for 35% of the EU's gross domestic product (GDP).
Brussels, 17 October 2019 / The European Vocational Skills Week 2019 taking place in Helsinki comes to an end. This year, 1,407 associated events and activities have been held across Europe so far and have helped the European Vocational Skills Week campaign to reach 2.5 million people, which is the highest number ever since the first edition in 2016.
The Investment Plan for Europe, the Juncker Plan, has played a key role in boosting jobs and growth in the EU. Investments by the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group backed by the Juncker Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) have increased EU gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.9% and added 1.1 million jobs compared to the baseline scenario. By 2022, the Juncker Plan will have increased EU GDP by 1.8% and added 1.7 million jobs. These are the latest calculations by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Economics Department of the EIB Group, based on financing agreements approved until the end of June 2019.
Brussels, 22 October 2019 The European Commission adopted today its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria to meet its commitments on judicial reform, the fight against corruption and tackling organised crime, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).
Brussels, 22 October 2019 The European Commission has exceeded the target set by President Jean-Claude Juncker in 2014 committing that, by the end of his mandate, 40% of the Commission's middle and senior managers should be women. According to the latest data, female managers at all levels currently stand at 41%, up from 30% at the beginning of the mandate. This is an increase of 37%. The figure is even higher at the level of the most numerous managers in the Commission, the middle managers or Heads of Unit. At present, 42% of them are women, up from 31% when the Juncker Commission took office. These achievements place the Commission amongst the public administrations around the world with the highest share of women in leadership positions.
The fairgrounds is the largest in Southeast Europe with a total area of 352 000 square meters. It combines a comfortable base, up-to-date infrastructure and services that meet the highest standards in the exhibition industry and create a comfortable environment for the exhibitors. The fairgrounds offers excellent conditions for presentation of the companies and their products attractive locations for expositions of all kinds of goods demo zones for machinery in action advertising spots for effective messages full service for exhibitors and visitors organizing events with a different profile
Bulgarian Association of Traders of Agromachinery – BATA AGRO is a professional organization that brings together companies, authorized by the manufacturer to import and distributе self-propelled and attached agrotechnics in the territory of Bulgaria.
BG-ENVIRONMENT: Small Grant Scheme circular economy
Thanks to the European Union's successful intervention, European companies generated €8 billion in additional exports in 2019. The high number of new restrictions that hinder EU exports shows however that protectionism has become deeply ingrained in global trade. These are some of the findings of the Commission's annual Trade and Investment Barriers Report published today
European Union countries can now apply for additional funding via the Emergency Support Instrument to transport essential goods, medical teams and patients affected by the coronavirus. This comes in addition to support already available via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and deliveries of protective equipment through rescEU.
Yesterday 17 thh June, The Commission has published its yearly Communication on the progress of management of fish stocks in the EU, which is based on data from 2018. This year's edition, “Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2021”, reaffirms the Commission's strong commitment to promoting fisheries that are environmentally sustainable and economically viable, and shows the EU's progress in achieving that goal.
АРЧР има удоволствието да Ви честити първата година от създаването и стартирането на бизнес платформата! С пожелание за още много и все по-успешни бизнес начинания и реализирани съвместни проекти!
This week is about responding to a challenge that is also a first in its kind: a pandemic in a globalised world.
Under the scheme, companies will be entitled to compensation of the damages incurred in the form of direct grants. The compensation will cover up to 100% of the difference between the operating results of the company concerned during the compensation period and its operating results in a reference period before the coronavirus outbreak.
The Commission has yesterday proposed an EU budget of €166.7 billion for 2021, to be complemented by €211 billion in grants and approximately €133 billion in loans under Next Generation EU, the temporary recovery instrument aimed at mobilising investments and kick-starting the European economy.
Нови условия за средните предприятия, за да получат безвъзмездна помощ за преодоляване на последствията от коронавируса, предвиждат промени в процедура за подбор на проекти „Подкрепа за средни предприятия за преодоляване на икономическите последствия от пандемията COVID-19", качени за обществено обсъждане.
Във връзка с развитието на дейността си компанията „Астра Биоплант“ ЕООД в Сливо поле търси да назначи 25 работници в своите производствени центрове в Индустриална зона „Тегра“ и Сливо поле.
From establishing and managing patent portfolios, to supporting companies through funding rounds, takeovers, IPOs and product commercialisation, Reddie & Grose’s breadth of experience makes us the perfect partner for any company who wants intel
MedTecLIVE exhibition and MedTech Summit Congress & Partnering bring Europe's healthcare and medical technology experts to Nuremberg. Due to the Corona crisis the whole event will take place virtual.
Enterprise Europe Network Serbia with the support of its partners from North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bosnia-Herzegovina and invites entrepreneurs, local stakeholders, and innovators to participate in B2B Matchmaking Event on July 1st, 2020.
Under the Patronage of Ministry of Commerce & Industry - State of Qatar
The virtual networking event is organised in the framework of NANOTEXNOLOGY 2020 Virtual and it will take place on the 8th of July 2020.The event is organised by PRAXI Network, coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network - Hellas.