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Social Platform calls on European Commission to invest in ambitious and integrated social policies

Social Platform calls on European Commission to invest in ambitious and integrated social policies

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Social policies need to be at the forefront of European Commission efforts to alleviate poverty and improve social inclusion, claimed Heather Roy, president of Social Platform, at the Commission’s annual meeting on poverty in the EU. Speaking at the European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion (EPAP) in Brussels (20 November), Roy warned the Commission […]

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EU policymakers urged to support European engineers

EU policymakers urged to support European engineers

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

European Union policymakers have been urged to support European engineers in addressing a range of critical issues. These include raising public awareness of the profession and the need for “unprecedented” levels of public funding. Major European engineering federations made the appeal at a European Engineers’ Day conference in Brussels on Thursday (20 November). It is […]

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Pope Francis to pay official visit to European Parliament

Pope Francis to pay official visit to European Parliament

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday 25 November. He will deliver a formal address to the members in the Chamber. The Pope was invited by President Schulz, on behalf of the European Parliament, when he paid an official visit to the Vatican on 11 October 2013. […]

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Fifteenth report on practical preparations for euro: Lithuania’s preparations well on track overall

Fifteenth report on practical preparations for euro: Lithuania’s preparations well on track overall

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is only a few weeks to go until Lithuanians start using euros to pay for everyday transactions in their country. On 1 January 2015, Lithuania will become the 19th member of the eurozone, which will then encompass all three Baltic States. Today, the Commission has adopted its fifteenth report on the practical preparations for […]

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Plastic bags: Local government hopes for outright ban dashed as EU leaders agree compromise

Plastic bags: Local government hopes for outright ban dashed as EU leaders agree compromise

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) expressed disappointment as member states and MEPs came to an agreement that would ensure that by 2019 no more than 90 plastic bags per person per year will be used. The Committee – which represents Europe’s local and regional authorities – had hoped for an outright ban of free […]

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Commissioner Crețu marks important milestones to start flow of EU regional investments

Commissioner Crețu marks important milestones to start flow of EU regional investments

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Crețu today (21 November) announced the adoption of strategic programmes that pave the way for EU investments in hundreds of cross-border and regional projects in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The first of Europe’s cross-border co-operation or INTERREG programmes – worth some €444 million, between Germany and the Netherlands […]

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Social inclusion of migrants in EU-28: Non-EU citizens twice as likely to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion as nationals in 2013

Social inclusion of migrants in EU-28: Non-EU citizens twice as likely to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion as nationals in 2013

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2013 in the EU-28, almost half (48.7%) of non-EU citizens aged 18 and over were at risk of poverty or social exclusion1, while the levels for citizens of the reporting country, referred to as nationals, and for citizens of another member state were much lower (22.8% and 28.1% respectively). Full text available on EUROSTAT website.

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