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European Audiovisual Observatory to carry out a major study on European animation for European Commission

European Audiovisual Observatory to carry out a major study on European animation for European Commission

The European Audiovisual Observatory will undertake a major study that will result in two unique publications on animation industry in Europe this year. This research will be carried out for the European Commission, the initiator of this project, to map out the landscape of the animation industry in Europe. The results will be presented at […]

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European Parliament introduces ‘MEPs for Wildlife’

European Parliament introduces ‘MEPs for Wildlife’

A cross-party group of MEPs and coalition of NGOs has been launched with the aim of putting wildlife crime “at the top of the EU’s agenda.” “MEPs for Wildlife” will be led by one MEP from each of the European Parliament’s seven political groups. Its central aim will be to increase the pressure on the […]

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Europe still struggling with barriers to economic freedom

Europe still struggling with barriers to economic freedom

Europe still struggles with a variety of policy barriers to dynamic economic expansion according to James M. Roberts, Research Fellow at Washington DC’s Heritage Foundation. In cooperation with the Brussels-based New Direction think-tank he launched the “2015 Index of Economic Freedom”. The launch was attended by a large number of MEPs, European officials and policy […]

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‘No further adjustments to family planning policy’

‘No further adjustments to family planning policy’

China will not make further adjustments to its family planning policy to allow all couples to have a second child in 2015, a health official said on Tuesday (3 March). Ma Xu, head of the Science and Technology Research Institute of the National Health and Family Planning Commission and a deputy to the 12th National […]

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Chinese smog issues spark debate

Chinese smog issues spark debate

Environmental protection has become a hot topic during this year’s two sessions, which kicked off on Tuesday (3 March), with several legislators and political advisers raising their proposals on the issue. Zong Qinghou, founder and chairman of Chinese beverage giant Hangzhou Wahaha Group and a deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC), urged authorities to […]

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EU to review future of the European Citizens’ Initiative

EU to review future of the European Citizens’ Initiative

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The EU is to review the future of one of its flagship polices, the European Citizens’ Initiative, after an indifferent response from the public.   The ECI allows people to propose EU legislation, providing any such move is backed by at least one million citizens from at least seven member states.   In 2012 and […]

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Liberian president: “In 10 years we want half of all presidents to be female”

Liberian president: “In 10 years we want half of all presidents to be female”

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (pictured) called for more education for girls and outlined her plans to make her country Ebola-free by 15 April in an interview on the occasion of her visit to the Parliament. On 4 March Johnson Sirleaf met EP President Martin Schulz and also participated in a meeting related to the […]

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