Joint European Degree label and a legal status for European universities alliances: 10 Erasmus+ projects to put them in place

Today, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, launches 10 Erasmus+ projects to test new forms of transnational cooperation between higher education institutions, as outlined in the European strategy for universities just one year ago. This is a key milestone for achieving the European Education Area.

EU Cohesion Policy: European Structural and Investment Funds supported SMEs, employment of millions of people and clean energy production

In 2014-2020, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) unleashed a total investment of €731 billion, of which €535 billion was funded by the EU, fostering lasting socio-economic convergence, territorial cohesion, social Europe and a smooth green and digital transition.

Number of counterfeit euro banknotes remains low in 2022

376,000 counterfeit euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation in 2022, second-lowest level ever in proportion to total banknotes in circulation Around two-thirds of withdrawn counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes Euro banknotes remain trusted and safe means of payment Authenticity of euro banknotes verified using “feel, look and tilt” method

Global Gateway: EU partners with South Africa to invest €280 million in its Just and Green Recovery

As Team Europe, the EU and its Member States will invest more than €280 million in grants in South Africa, including €87.75 million from the EU budget, to support policy reforms on green recovery, unlock green investments and build a knowledge-based transition in the framework of the Just and Green Recovery Team Europe Initiative for […]

Consumer protection: manipulative online practices found on 148 out of 399 online shops screened

Today, the European Commission and national consumer protection authorities of 23 Member States, Norway and Iceland (CPC Network), released the results of a screening (“sweep”) of retail websites. This check covered 399 online shops of retail traders selling products ranging from textiles to electronic goods. It also focused on three specific types of manipulative practices […]

Monetary developments in the euro area: December 2022

Annual growth rate of broad monetary aggregate M3 decreased to 4.1% in December 2022 from 4.8% in November Annual growth rate of narrower monetary aggregate M1, comprising currency in circulation and overnight deposits, decreased to 0.6% in December from 2.4% in November Annual growth rate of adjusted loans to households decreased to 3.8% in December from 4.1% in November Annual […]