The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a HUF 50bn (approximately €145 million) Hungarian scheme to compensate large companies for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak and the confinement measures that the Hungarian government had to implement to limit the spread of the virus. 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 Hungarian authorities will carry out ex post controls based on reports by independent auditors to ensure that the compensation does not exceed the actual damage suffered. The public support in excess of the actual damage received by the beneficiaries will have to be paid back to the Hungarian State. The support will be accessible to large companies active in all sectors with the exception of companies active in the primary agriculture sector and in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. It is estimated that approximately 50 to 100 enterprises will benefit from the support. The Commission found that the Hungarian scheme is in line with Article 107(2)(b) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), which enables the Commission to approve State aid measures granted by Member States to compensate specific companies or specific sectors for the damages directly caused by exceptional occurrences, such as the coronavirus outbreak. The Commission found that the Hungarian aid scheme will compensate damages that are directly linked to the coronavirus outbreak. It also found that the measure is proportionate, as the envisaged compensation does not exceed what is necessary to make good the damage. The Commission therefore concluded that the scheme is in line with EU State aid rules. The non-confidential version of the decision will be made available under the case number SA.57375 in the State Aid case register on the Commission's competition website once any confidentiality issues have been resolved. (For more information: Arianna Podesta – Tel. +32 229 87024; Giulia Astuti – Tel.: +32 229 55344; Maria Tsoni – Tel.: +32 229 90526)
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.