ECHO will increase help to Pakistan

In response to the ever increasing scale of the humanitarian crisis, the Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, announced that the Commission will mobilise an additional urgent relief assistance.

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2.6 Meuros to support 7FP trans-national co-operation

The NET4SOCIETY ('Trans-national co-operation among National Contact Points for socio-economic sciences and the humanities') project has improved international cooperation in the field of economic sciences and humanities (SSH) through efforts to facilitate the participation of scientists in these fields.

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Public consultation on digitisation seeks views on boosting cultural heritage online

The European Commission's Reflection Group on digitisation launched a consultation on how best to foster the online presence of cultural heritage. The consultation will run until 30 September 2010.

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The EU-US Summit will be held in November

The next European Union-United States Summit will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 20th November. The President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy, the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, and, on the other hand, the U.S. President Barack Obama, will be there.

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The Commission establishes a network of European policy analysis

Directorate-General for Regional Policy has launched a tender to establish an expert evaluation network delivering policy analysis in the European Union.

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Commission approves dutch recapitalisation of AEGON

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules applicable to the financial sector in the current crisis, the recapitalisation of the Dutch insurance company AEGON. The decision was taken after a detailed assessment of the company's preliminary plan submitted by the Dutch authorities on 19 November 2009 and of the final plan submitted on 26 July 2010.

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