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30 September hearings: Andriukaitis, Moedas, Hahn, Avramopoulos, Šefčovič and Stylianides

30 September hearings: Andriukaitis, Moedas, Hahn, Avramopoulos, Šefčovič and Stylianides

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Carlos Moedas, Johannes Hahn, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Maroš Šefčovič and Christos Stylianides are the next candidate commissioners to appear at the European Parliament for three-hour long interviews. Their competences and knowledge will be tested today by the relevant parliamentary committees. Follow the meetings live on the Parliament’s website and join the conversation on Parliament’s […]

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Common security challenges and risks in EU-Ukraine relations

Common security challenges and risks in EU-Ukraine relations

By Vira Ratsiborynska, PhD researcher, Institute of Political Studies (IEP) Starting from the beginning of 2014, both the EU and Ukraine have been facing many common challenges related to their respective border, energy and defense security. The instability in the Eastern part of the EU’s vicinity caused by the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the […]

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Budgets Committee recommends reversing Council cuts in EU budget for 2015

Budgets Committee recommends reversing Council cuts in EU budget for 2015

Extra funds should be added to the EU’s 2015 budget for growth and jobs policies, education, including the EU’s Erasmus+ student mobility programme, and EU humanitarian and support work in war-stricken zones, said the Budgets Committee in votes on Monday and Tuesday. It also recommended that the European Parliament as a whole should reverse cuts […]

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European MOVE Week under way

European MOVE Week under way

This week (29 September – 5 October) the 2014 edition of Europe’s biggest community sport and physical activity event will take place. It began on global World Heart Day on 29 September and will continue throughout the week until 5 October. MOVE Week is the flagship event of the NowWeMOVE campaign aiming to get more […]

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Maltese commissioner nominee grilled over birds ‘massacre’

Maltese commissioner nominee grilled over birds ‘massacre’

Karmenu Vella, the Maltese candidate to be the EU’s next environment commissioner, has been quizzed by MEPs over what he will do to address the “massacre” of wild birds in Malta. At the same parliamentary hearing Chris Packham, the well-known UK TV presenter and environmental campaigner, said EU rules on the protection of birds must be “defended […]

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Innovative exhibition aims to show war-torn Ukraine in new light

Innovative exhibition aims to show war-torn Ukraine in new light

For what seems like an eternity, the world has seen what appears to be just one side of Ukraine. The bitter and bloody civil war which is, by the day, still unfolding in the former Soviet nation has been a constant feature of news bulletins. But there is, of course, another side to this beautiful […]

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29 September commissioners-designate hearings: Malmström, Vella, Mimica, Oettinger

29 September commissioners-designate hearings: Malmström, Vella, Mimica, Oettinger

For full details of yesterday’s (29 September) hearings, click here.

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30 September hearings: Andriukaitis, Moedas, Hahn, Avramopoulos, Šefčovič and Stylianides

30 September hearings: Andriukaitis, Moedas, Hahn, Avramopoulos, Šefčovič and Stylianides

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Carlos Moedas, Johannes Hahn, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Maroš Šefčovič and Christos Stylianides are the next candidate commissioners to appear at the European Parliament for three-hour long interviews. Their competences and knowledge will be tested today by the relevant parliamentary committees. Follow the meetings live on the Parliament’s website and join the conversation on Parliament’s […]

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Live: Commissioners-designate hearings in European Parliament

Live: Commissioners-designate hearings in European Parliament

All hearings are being streamed live on the European Parliament website. For the live broadcast click here.

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Report and conference on fiscal incentives for film and audiovisual production in Europe announced

Report and conference on fiscal incentives for film and audiovisual production in Europe announced

Fiscal incentives for film and TV production – tax shelters, rebates and credits – will come under the spotlight this autumn in Brussels. The European Audiovisual Observatory has commissioned a brand new report from consultants Olsberg•SPI on these fiscal incentives and their impact on film and audiovisual production in Europe. This report will be presented […]

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IOM releases data on migrant fatalities worldwide: Almost 40,000 since 2000

IOM releases data on migrant fatalities worldwide: Almost 40,000 since 2000

On 29 September, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost During Migration, the world’s most comprehensive tally to date of migrant fatalities across land and sea. With a count surpassing 40,000 victims since 2000, IOM calls on all the world’s governments to address what it describes as “an epidemic of […]

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European Public Health Alliance urges Parliament to reject moving EU pharma policy to enterprise portfolio

European Public Health Alliance urges Parliament to reject moving EU pharma policy to enterprise portfolio

When questioning the commissioners-designate this week, MEPs should reject the decision by Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President-elect, to move pharmaceutical policy from the health to the enterprise portfolio (1). The main driver of EU policies concerning pharmaceuticals and health technologies should be promoting and protecting health and patient safety, not simply boosting the competitiveness […]

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EU ‘not convinced’ Apple paying fair rate of tax on what it sells

EU ‘not convinced’ Apple paying fair rate of tax on what it sells

The European Commission will set out its case on Tuesday (30 September) against Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland. The report is part of a broader EU investigation into tax policies in Ireland, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The Commission is examining whether these countries have unfairly favoured multinational companies including Apple, Fiat and Starbucks. The EU will […]

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Attack on oligarch betrays fragility of Russia’s system

Attack on oligarch betrays fragility of Russia’s system

By John LoughAssociate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House The targeting of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the majority owner of the industrial conglomerate Sistema and one of Russia’s richest men, has inevitably invited comparisons with the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky in 2003. Khodorkovsky’s conviction and the break-up of Yukos re-cast the Kremlin’s relations with Russia’s private […]

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