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European Commissioners discuss the EU's top priorities with global leaders and other stakeholders at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos (21-24 January), under the motto "the new global context".

 

The College of Commissioners discussed possible avenues to tighten security and prevent terrorism as part of the European Agenda on Security for 2015-2020, an initiative that will be adopted in the coming months. 

 

The European Commission published today its analysis of the almost 150,000 replies to its online consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

 

At its weekly meeting the Commission has adopted the legislative proposal for the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). It also issued guidance on how it will apply the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact to encourage structural reforms, investment and fiscal responsibility.

 

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice-President and High Representative Federica Mogherini went to Paris this Sunday 11 January to participate in the march in honour of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

 

A new Eurobarometer shows that the number of Europeans in favour of increasing aid to developing countries has gone up to 67%. The European Year of Development was officially launched last week during the visit by the College to Riga.

 

The Commission proposed new macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Ukraine of up to €1.8 billion in medium-term loans during its visit to Riga at the start of the Latvian Presidency.

 

Lithuania adopted the euro on 1 January 2015– on the 15th anniversary of the launch of the single currency in 1999. Some 337 million Europeans in 19 Member States now share the same currency.

 

The European Council endorses the Commission's Investment Offensive and commits to continue supporting Ukraine.

 

President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Members of the College of Commissioners are taking their formal oath of office on 10 December in Luxembourg, at the EU's Court of Justice.

 

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