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Commission refers UK to #CourtofJustice over failure to protect marine species

Commission refers UK to #CourtofJustice over failure to protect marine species

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is taking the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to propose sites for the protection of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) (pictured), a marine mammal regularly found in UK waters. EU legislation on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (the […]

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#IDOP2016: International Day of Older Persons – Nearly 27 million people aged 80 or over in EU

#IDOP2016: International Day of Older Persons – Nearly 27 million people aged 80 or over in EU

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1 October. In 2015, almost 27 million people aged 80 or over (hereafter ‘elderly people’) were living in the EU, 7 million more than in 2005. An increase in both their absolute number and their share in total population is observed in nearly every EU member […]

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Inter-civilizational dialogue of #RhodesForum

Inter-civilizational dialogue of #RhodesForum

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Rhodes Forum, which will take place from 30 September to 1 October on the island of Rhodes in Greece, is a part of the UN initiative organized annually by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC-RI), a Berlin-based think tank, writes Lejla Dizdarevic. The Rhodes Forum gathers up to 600 participants from more than […]

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#Brexit: Liam Fox says UK will become free trade world leader once outside EU

#Brexit: Liam Fox says UK will become free trade world leader once outside EU

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a speech in Manchester Town Hall, the UK’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (pictured) outlined his views on the future of free trade. The speech implies that Fox anticipates the UK leaving the customs union and seeking a seat on the WTO,  saying that the UK in ‘recent years’ has chosen to be represented […]

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Measures to prevent another #emissions scandal unveiled

Measures to prevent another #emissions scandal unveiled

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new EU vehicle testing system aimed at preventing any repeat of the VW emissions scandal has been unveiled by West Midlands MEP Dan Dalton (pictured). Dalton’s report, presented to the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee today, proposes a rigorous programme of assessment and market surveillance by individual countries to be policed by other countries […]

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#WorldBank and #CaribbeanExport launch LINK-Caribbean

#WorldBank and #CaribbeanExport launch LINK-Caribbean

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today, 29 September, the World Bank Group together with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) launched LINK-Caribbean, an investment facilitation program aimed at enabling early-stage Caribbean entrepreneurs to raise capital from private investors, particularly business angel investors. With funding of USD$1.6 million from the World Bank, the program will contribute towards the development of […]

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Commission’s new mandatory registration for #EUlobbyists ‘must be negotiated to ensure maximum transparency’

Commission’s new mandatory registration for #EUlobbyists ‘must be negotiated to ensure maximum transparency’

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lobbyists and independent organizations wishing to have access to influence the EU decision-making process must sign up to the Transparency Register under new proposals by the European Commission. Previously, only the Parliament had a mandatory system in place. Today’s plans will widen the scope to include all three key EU institutions: the Commission, the Council as […]

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