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New step towards ‘wonder material’ graphene applications

New step towards ‘wonder material’ graphene applications

Researchers of the AMBER centre @ambercentre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material. The method – which promises to be simple and affordable – could be used by industries for applications such as highly efficient batteries. The research team participates in theGraphene flagship @GrapheneCA, a €1 billion EU initiative to boost new technologies and innovation during the […]

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Eurostat deputy director-general appointed

Eurostat deputy director-general appointed

The Commission has decided to appoint Mariana Kotzeva (pictured) as deputy director-general of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union in Luxembourg. Kotseva, who is Bulgarian, joined the Commission in 2012 as an hors classe adviser in Eurostat. She previously headed the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria as its president, and has been a […]

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Commissioner Hedegaard on official visit to China

Commissioner Hedegaard on official visit to China

Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard (pictured) will visit China from 23 to 26 April. Meetings during the trip will discuss developments in climate action in Europe and China, opportunities for EU-China co-operation and perspectives for the global climate agreement to be adopted at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015. Commissioner Hedegaard will meet […]

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Box Your EP: Discover the European Parliament’s first ever tablet app

Box Your EP: Discover the European Parliament’s first ever tablet app

The new app offers an informative and interactive way to discover the Parliament From Facebook to Foursquare, the European Parliament can already be found in many different places. This now also includes your very own tablet with the creation of the EP’s first-ever application for Apple and Android tablets. The ‘Box Your EP’ app offers […]

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Maritime transport: Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage and reports on developments in sector

Maritime transport: Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage and reports on developments in sector

The European Commission has given new guidance on the interpretation of the regulation to provide cabotage within a member state1, thus providing an internal market for the provision of maritime transport services. With the new guidance competent authorities will have more legal certainty when awarding public service contracts and imposing public service obligations. Shipowners will […]

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Opening up education: Vassiliou welcomes ‘Opening up Slovenia’ initiative

Opening up education: Vassiliou welcomes ‘Opening up Slovenia’ initiative

Europe’s schools and universities risk losing ground against their international counterparts if they fail to make the most of the digital revolution. This will be one of the themes addressed at an event promoting ‘open courseware’ – free-to-use educational material for teachers – in Ljubljana on 23 April. Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Commissioner Androulla […]

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