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MEPs evaluate EU policy towards Russia

MEPs evaluate EU policy towards Russia

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The EU should take a more proactive line on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and impose tougher sanctions on Russia, urged some political groups in Tuesday’s (16 September) debate with Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle. Others, however, stressed the need to “keep communication channels open”. “We want to see actions and not words […]

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European Parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

European Parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

©Belga/AFP/G.Svilov The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU-Ukraine Association agreement, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), on Tuesday (16 September) in Strasbourg. At the same time, the Agreement was also ratified by the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev. The deal will establish a deep political association and economic integration between the […]

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Plenary opening: Schulz deplores drowning of Mediterranean migrants

Plenary opening: Schulz deplores drowning of Mediterranean migrants

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The EU must do its utmost to prevent further deaths at sea of Mediterranean migrants – this is a humanitarian catastrophe, said European Parliament President Schulz of breaking news that more than 200 would-be migrants had drowned when their boat sank off Libya and more than 500 had drowned when their boat sank off Malta the previous week. European […]

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World hunger falls, but 805 million still chronically undernourished

World hunger falls, but 805 million still chronically undernourished

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Around 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today. The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number of hungry people decline globally by more than 100 million over the last decade […]

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Q2 2014: Annual growth in labour costs up to 1.2% in both eurozone and EU28

Q2 2014: Annual growth in labour costs up to 1.2% in both eurozone and EU28

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hourly labour costs1 rose by 1.2% in both the eurozone2 (EA18) and the EU282 in the second quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the first quarter of 20143, hourly labour costs increased by 0.6% and 1.0% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the […]

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Q2 2014: Eurozone job vacancy rate stable at 1.7%, EU28 stable at 1.6%

Q2 2014: Eurozone job vacancy rate stable at 1.7%, EU28 stable at 1.6%

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The job vacancy rate1 in the eurozone2 (EA18) was 1.7% in the second quarter of 2014, unchanged compared to the previous quarter, but up from 1.5% in the second quarter of 2013, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The job vacancy rate in the EU282 was 1.6% in […]

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