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EU-Azerbaijan: Challenges and paradoxes

EU-Azerbaijan: Challenges and paradoxes

The rising death toll at the Armenia-Azerbaijan front line is a tragic result of the violation of the ceasefire, which is causing serious concerns for the international community, as both conflicting countries are close neighbours and members of the Eastern Partnership initiative (EaP). EU-Azerbaijan relations have survived on an intense relationship, which has been upgraded […]

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Statement by Justice Commissioner Martine Reicherts on Europe-wide Day of Remembrance for victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

Statement by Justice Commissioner Martine Reicherts on Europe-wide Day of Remembrance for victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

“75 years ago today – on 23 August 1939 – two totalitarian regimes signed a non-aggression pact. This pact of Nazi Germany under Hitler and the Soviet Union under Stalin would pave the way for the most brutal war to this day, leading to many years of fear, horror and pain for the victims of […]

President Barroso in Vietnam

President Barroso in Vietnam

On 25 and 26 August, Commission President Barroso pays an official visit to Vietnam. On 25 August, in Hanoi, he will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Dung. They are expected to discuss the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement negotiations, development co-operation and South China Sea/East Sea-related issues, and they will attend a […]

Employment: Commission proposes €570,945 from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Ford and suppliers in Belgium

Employment: Commission proposes €570,945 from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Ford and suppliers in Belgium

The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €570,945 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 479 workers made redundant by Ford in Genk (Belgium) and its suppliers to find new jobs. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU’s Council of Ministers for approval. Employment, Social Affairs and […]

European Commission adopts Partnership Agreement with Netherlands on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

European Commission adopts Partnership Agreement with Netherlands on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

The European Commission has adopted a Partnership Agreement with the Netherlands setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country. Today’s agreement paves the way for investing €1.4 billion in total Cohesion Policy funding over 2014-2020 (current prices, including European Territorial Cooperation funding and the allocation for […]

EU welcomes WTO ruling against Argentinian measures on imports

EU welcomes WTO ruling against Argentinian measures on imports

Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today (22 August) welcomed a ruling by an independent panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that certain conditions which Argentina introduced for firms wishing to import goods into the country break WTO law. Commenting on the ruling, Commissioner De Gucht said: “I’ve made standing up to protectionism one of […]

Commission statement on Expert Group meeting to discuss agricultural markets in context of Russian ban

Commission statement on Expert Group meeting to discuss agricultural markets in context of Russian ban

Today’s (22 August) expert group meeting provided the Commission and member state experts with a further chance to discuss elements relating to the impact on EU markets of the Russian import restrictions announced two weeks ago. On the emergency support measures for peaches and nectarines announced on 11 August (see IP/14/920) – and published in […]

Ukraine: Nadiya Savchenko’s court hearing – a first-hand experience

Ukraine: Nadiya Savchenko’s court hearing – a first-hand experience

Opinion by Iryna Storozhenko – translated  by Voices of Ukraine     We are back home already. I am thinking about Nadiya. I am remembering what she said. So genuine, sincere, categorical [in her answers], decisive, [she] even joked and trolled the court and the investigation. One could perceive that her spirit is unbroken. And that is […]

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August 2014: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

August 2014: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

In August 2014, the DG ECFIN flash estimate of the consumer confidence indicator decreased in both the EU (by 0.9 points to -6.4) and the eurozone (by 1.6 points to -10.0) compared with July. Computation of Flash CCI To compute the flash consumer confidence indicator for the EU and eurozone, DG ECFIN uses the data available […]

Customs: Commission adopts strategy and action plan for better customs risk management

Customs: Commission adopts strategy and action plan for better customs risk management

A new strategy to improve customs risk management, together with a detailed action plan, was adopted by the Commission today (21 August). Robust customs risk management is essential to protect the safety and security of the EU and its citizens, the interests of legitimate traders and EU financial interests, while at the same time enabling […]

Nominate your favourite European web entrepreneur for a Europioneers Award

Nominate your favourite European web entrepreneur for a Europioneers Award

Who will become this year’s most successful European Web Entrepreneur? Applications are open until 31 August for the Europioneers 2014 Web Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Nominate here to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winners, the hot tech up-and-comers Alexander Ljung & Eric Wahlforss (Soundcloud) and Jon Reynolds (Swiftkey). Europioneers exists to celebrate […]

Launchers to support independence of EU’s satellite navigation programme

Launchers to support independence of EU’s satellite navigation programme

Last night (20 August) the EU’s satellite navigation programme Galileo signed a €500 million agreement with Arianespace which will bring an operational Galileo service much closer. The agreement to provide three Ariane-5 launchers will reduce the EU’s use of external parties for placing its Galileo satellites into orbit – another step on the road to the […]

Spreading information on risks of drug use: A European challenge

Spreading information on risks of drug use: A European challenge

Young Europeans are less informed about the effects and risks of drugs than just a few years ago. While they widely use the Internet to gather knowledge, a new Eurobarometer survey shows that compared to 2011, respondents are less likely to have received such information from most sources, in particular from media campaigns and school […]

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