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Transparency initiative: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations

Transparency initiative: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the College meeting this early afternoon (25 November) in Strasbourg, President Juncker and the College of Commissioners will follow up on their debate last week on how to reinforce transparency within the European Commission and in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. The Transparency Initiative which is an important part of President […]

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Integrating the EU energy market

Integrating the EU energy market

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Alexis Thuau, EU Issue Tracker Completing the EU internal energy market would bring economic benefits of between €16 billion and €40bn per year and encourage cost-efficient decarbonization, says the European Commission. However, recent efforts to open up the market have been undermined by a lack of connections, in addition to non-physical obstacles to cross-border […]

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EU greenhouse gas reductions

EU greenhouse gas reductions

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Alexis Thuau, EU Issue Tracker   The EU is well on track to meeting its second Kyoto commitment of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 20% below 1990 levels by 2020, according to the European Commission. GHG emissions were 18% below base year levels in 2012, and these are estimated to decline further to […]

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MEPs refer EU-Canada air passenger data deal to EU Court of Justice

MEPs refer EU-Canada air passenger data deal to EU Court of Justice

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The EU-Canada agreement on the transfer of Passenger Name Records (PNR) should be referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for an opinion on whether it is in line with the EU treaties and Charter of Fundamental Rights, MEPs said in a vote on Tuesday (25 November). This is the first time that Parliament […]

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Poverty eradication and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda

Poverty eradication and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eradicating poverty, fighting inequalities, protecting human rights, ensuring that health systems are sustainable and making gender equality a stand-alone goal are the key aims that the EU should seek to include in the post-2015 global development agenda, says Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday (25 November). “By adopting this resolution in the European Parliament […]

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Parliament approves aid for redundant Finnish shipyard and French abattoir workers

Parliament approves aid for redundant Finnish shipyard and French abattoir workers

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Proposals to provide EU funding to help find or create new jobs for workers made redundant by shipbuilders STX Finland Oy and the GAD abattoir in France were approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday (25 November). The EU should provide European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid worth €2.35 million, which is expected to be […]

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Causes of death in EU-28 in 2011: One in four deaths caused by cancer

Causes of death in EU-28 in 2011: One in four deaths caused by cancer

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the EU-28 in 2011, cancer was the cause of death for 1.281 million persons, responsible for more than a quarter of all deaths (26.3%). Over the past ten years, while the total number of deaths slightly decreased (-0.5%), the number of deaths due to cancer increased by 6.3% (from 1.206 million in 2002 to […]

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