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European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in #Ireland

European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in #Ireland

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gerard Kiely (pictured) will take up office as the new head of the European Commission’s Representation in Ireland on 1 October 2016. He brings more than thirty years’ European and international affairs experience as well as strong communication skills to this post. He joined the European civil service in 1989, specializing in International Relations on […]

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#G20 consensus needs practical implementation rather than empty talk

#G20 consensus needs practical implementation rather than empty talk

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thanaleng Railway Station in Laos is a favorite place for wedding photos, with many young couples in the capital city of Vientiane traveling thousands of miles to the country’s only railway station, writes Cao Pengcheng. Railways do not play a significant part in the transport sector of this Southeast Asian country since it largely lacks […]

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1 in 5 #tourism nights of EU residents spent by tourists aged 65 or over

1 in 5 #tourism nights of EU residents spent by tourists aged 65 or over

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

With more than 1.2 billion nights spent during their trips all over the world in 2014, tourists aged 65 or over (hereafter “older tourists”) living in the European Union (EU) accounted for 20% of the tourism activity (in terms of number of nights spent by EU residents). However, their share in tourism expenditure was a […]

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EU pushes for further tightening of #wildlife trade rules at global summit on wildlife conservation

EU pushes for further tightening of #wildlife trade rules at global summit on wildlife conservation

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 24 September, representatives of 182 countries and the EU will gather at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa to agree tangible measures to better protect some of the planet’s most vulnerable species. The EU will participate for the first […]

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In European Parliament this week: #PanamaPapers, roaming, EU budget

In European Parliament this week: #PanamaPapers, roaming, EU budget

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The inquiry committee investigating the Panama papers starts its work this week by holding a hearing with the journalists who unveiled how tax evaders have been hiding their funds in overseas tax havens. The industry committee discusses the European Commission’s new proposal to prevent consumers abusing the abolition of roaming charges in June 2017. On […]

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#Terror attacks: Civil Liberties MEPs debate with Gilles de Kerchove

#Terror attacks: Civil Liberties MEPs debate with Gilles de Kerchove

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the wake of this summer’s terrorist attacks in Europe, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove will debate the EU fight against terrorism with Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday (26 September) at 15-16h. On 31 August, MEPs debated the need to step up the fight against radicalisation, the efficiency and expediency of current counter-terrorism […]

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If the Tory #Brexit deal with the EU is not right, we must fight it, warn Labour MEPs

If the Tory #Brexit deal with the EU is not right, we must fight it, warn Labour MEPs

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in the European Parliament (pictured), told the Labour Party Conference today (26 September): “Obviously this isn’t the speech I wanted to make to you all today and believe me this is one of the most difficult conference speeches I have ever had to make. “Some of you may remember that […]

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