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The Commission agreed on measures to kick-start investment in the real economy. It also proposed changes to the EFSM Regulation to protect non-euro area Member States, highlighted support to redundant workers and discussed migration.

 

The Cypriot economy, energy questions and progress in the Cyprus talks featured high on the agenda of this visit of President Juncker. The President met President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı and spoke before the Parliament, calling for unity and confirming the Commission's full support.

 

The Commission mobilises additional €35 billion support for Greece. It also presents a new deal for energy consumers and proposes to re-shape the European electricity market, update energy efficiency labelling and revise the EU Emissions Trading System. 

 

International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica takes part in the Third International Conference on Financing for Development aiming at finding financial and non-financial means of implementation to support the post-2015 development agenda.

 

In the early morning of 13 July, the Euro summit agreed to start negotiations on a support programme for Greece under the European Stability Mechanism, subject to strict conditions and accompanied by support for growth and employment in the order of EUR 35 billion.

 

The Euro summit of 7 July discussed the situation in Greece following the referendum of 5 July. After the summit, President Juncker explained to the media that he expects the Greek government to submit its reform proposals by Friday morning.

 

The Commission discussed the situation in Greece following the referendum ahead of the Euro Summit and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

 

The College of Commissioners sets out short-term steps towards completing Economic and Monetary Union, withdraws defunct legislation and discusses financing of the EU budget.

 

Commission proposals to end huge telephone bills while on holiday and poor Internet connections finally to become a reality.

 

President Juncker explained the proposed package for Greece, rejected by the government, highlighting that it was demanding and comprehensive but fair. He made clear that people should know the truth and that voting "yes" in the forthcoming referendum would be a "yes" to Europe.

 

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