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CDE: Rapid 11 de agosto

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COMUNICADO DE IMPRENSA

 

Lisboa, 11 de agosto de 2017

 

  • International Youth Day 2017: Celebrating young people's contribution to peace

The European Commission joins the celebration of this year's International Youth Day (#YouthDay), the theme of which is 'Youth Building Peace', focussing on young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. International Youth Day is also an important moment to recall the many different ways in which the Commission is acting to support our young Europeans. With the European Solidarity Corps, for example, the Commission put in place a unique opportunity for young people between 18 and 30 to take part in a wide range of solidarity activities across the EU. Since its launch last December, over 34 000 young people have signed up, and hundreds have already started their projects. This year, we also celebrate the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, one of the biggest success stories. To date, the current programme, Erasmus+, and its predecessors have given 9 million people across Europe, the chance to study, train, volunteer or gain professional experience abroad, creating an open-minded generation aware of European and global challenges.

  • Aides d'État: la Commission autorise une aide de 45 millions d'euros en faveur de stations de ravitaillement et de recharge pour les véhicules à faibles émissions

La Commission européenne a constaté que le projet de la République tchèque consistant à soutenir la création d'un réseau de stations de ravitaillement et de recharge pour véhicules à faibles émissions était conforme aux règles de l'UE relatives aux aides d'État. La mesure contribue à la réduction des émissions de CO2 sans fausser indûment la concurrence dans le marché unique. Le régime en question prévoit une aide de 44,5 millions d'euros sur six ans en faveur de la construction de stations de recharge et de ravitaillement accessibles au public et destinées aux véhicules utilisant des carburants de substitution tels que l'électricité, le gaz naturel comprimé, le gaz naturel liquéfié et l'hydrogène. Le réseau d'infrastructures couvrira l'ensemble du territoire national. La mesure d'aide a été appréciée par la Commission au regard du traité sur le fonctionnement de l'Union européenne, qui autorise les États membres à soutenir le développement de certaines activités économiques, en l'occurrence l'amélioration de l'efficacité énergétique et la réduction des émissions de CO2. Ces activités concordent avec les objectifs de l'UE en matière énergétique et climatique. La Commission a conclu que la contribution du régime aux objectifs environnementaux de l'UE l'emporte nettement sur toute distorsion potentielle de concurrence induite par le financement public et a autorisé le projet de la République tchèque en vertu des règles de l'UE relatives aux aides d'État. A full press release is available in EN, CS, DE, FR.

 

 

  • Commission boosts consumer protection for insurance products

The Commission has today laid down rules for an Insurance Product Information Document (IPID), which will have to accompany all non-life insurance policies from 2018. These new rules will allow consumers to have all information necessary to make an informed decision when buying insurance products, such as car, travel or house insurance. This type of key information document already exists for life insurance policy and other investment products under the Regulation on Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs). The implementing rules adopted today, in the form of an implementing technical standard (ITS), stem from the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) which must be applied in the EU Member States in February 2018.The IDD aims to create a level playing field between insurance distributors across the European Union. It will guarantee that customers get the same standards of choice and service when buying insurance, regardless of the Member State in which the insurance was bought. The Directive will ensure appropriate standards of transparency by setting out the necessary information to be provided to consumers before they sign up to an insurance contract. Further implementing rules for the IDD will be adopted in the coming weeks. These will cover product oversight and governance (for all insurance products) and various conduct of business rules (for life insurance products).These draft rules are currently under public consultation on the Commission’s Better Regulation portal, until 17 August. More information on the implementing rules adopted today is available here.

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