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European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul 2-5 September

European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul 2-5 September

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 2-5 September. This UN-initiated body is a multi-stakeholder, non-decision making forum of global importance for forward-looking discussions on internet issues. Ministers and Internet leaders including @NeelieKroesEU will discuss the theme ‘Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance’. The 9th IGF will also […]

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ROC deepens educational exchange with European Commission

ROC deepens educational exchange with European Commission

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Twenty-eight officials from the European Commission were invited by the ROC Ministry of Education (MOE) to visit Taiwan and get a briefing on its politics, economics, culture and education system, and to learn some Mandarin. On 18 August, MOE’s Deputy Director-General Chiu Yu-chan of the Department of International & Cross-strait Education, welcomed the EU officials […]

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Reducing health inequalities through an integrated policies to improve Roma health conditions

Reducing health inequalities through an integrated policies to improve Roma health conditions

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Zoltán Massay-Kosubek, Policy Coordinator at EPHA Although the EU has the competence and the mandate to include health in all EU policies and considerable actions have been taken so far to improve public health, policy actions often remained fragmented. As a result, Europe is still suffering from significant health inequalities between and within member […]

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Commissioner Piebalgs signs development programmes for 21 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Commissioner Piebalgs signs development programmes for 21 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today (2 September), Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, and representatives from 21 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, have co-signed the National Indicative Programmes (NIP) under the 11th European Development Fund for the period 2014-2020 in Apia (Samoa), for a total amount of €339 million. The signing ceremony took place in the margins of the UN Third […]

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President-elect Juncker interviews candidates for commissioner

President-elect Juncker interviews candidates for commissioner

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Starting today (2 September), President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker will interview each member state’s candidate for commissioner, before taking a final decision and communicating the list of commissioners-designate to the Council of the European Union. The purpose of these interviews will be to determine each candidate’s ability to serve as a European Commissioner, particularly in light of […]

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Gianni Pittella: ‘EU’s role is to save Israel and Palestine from extremism’

Gianni Pittella: ‘EU’s role is to save Israel and Palestine from extremism’

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

During a two-day mission to Israel and Palestine, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella (pictured) met with a series of high-level politicians including Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Israel Labour Party Chairman Isaac Herzog, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat and Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki. The S&D delegation to Israel and Palestine was […]

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