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Speech by Commissioner Vella at the 2015 European Circular Economy Conference

Speech by Commissioner Vella at the 2015 European Circular Economy Conference

Karmenu Vella – Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministers, Authorities, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to speak at this conference. Let me start with an ideal definition of Circular Economy; In a circular economy, almost nothing is wasted. Re-use and remanufacturing is standard practice, and sustainability is built into the […]

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Browse, read, explore: 100 books on Europe

Browse, read, explore: 100 books on Europe

Thought you knew everything about Europe? Think again! The European Parliament has selected 100 books, studies and academic works that offer insight in the philosophy behind the European project. The aim of the list featuring authors from all over Europe is to present the ideas and people behind European integration, which may also help to […]

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GSMA supports regulatory reforms to create a digital single market for Europe

GSMA supports regulatory reforms to create a digital single market for Europe

Following today’s meeting of the member state ambassadors to the EU, Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, commented: “The GSMA fully supports the efforts of President Juncker to establish a European Digital Single Market and is committed to help realizing this goal in the near future. While we believe that the reduction in scope of the […]

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Stakeholders launched a new EU-wide education scheme to help improve youth employability

Stakeholders launched a new EU-wide education scheme to help improve youth employability

European youth often lack necessary job skills and entrepreneurial competences, which contributes to consistently high youth unemployment rates.  To address this problem, a group of policy and industry stakeholders gathered today to launch the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP), a European qualification in entrepreneurship for young people, giving potential employers proof that its holder has real […]

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Announcement of Brussels airport renovation

Announcement of Brussels airport renovation

Brussels Airport has announced that it will start important renovation works on one of its main runways from 27 May.   So as to minimize the impact on the neighbouring residents and the airport activities, the airport plans these renovation works in several stages and also at night.   Runways have to be thoroughly renovated […]

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Immigration detention in the UK: ‘Expensive, ineffective and unjust.’

Immigration detention in the UK: ‘Expensive, ineffective and unjust.’

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A “landmark” report by a British cross-party parliamentary group concludes that immigration detention in the UK is ‘expensive, ineffective and unjust.’  It has recommended that the next UK government should introduce a maximum time limit of 28 days on the length of time anyone can be detained in immigration detention. The call follows a joint […]

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UK foreign secretary on Ebola outbreak in Africa

UK foreign secretary on Ebola outbreak in Africa

Former UK foreign secretary David Miliband says “lessons must be learned” from the Ebola outbreak in Africa. He said it would be a “tragedy” if the international community returned to “business as usual.” Miliband, foreign minister from 2007 to 2010, is president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and was speaking at a conference on […]

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