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Erasmus+ set for Berlin launch

Erasmus+ set for Berlin launch

Erasmus+, the EU’s new funding programme for education, training, youth and sport, will be launched in Berlin tomorrow (24 April) by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Johanna Wanka, the Federal Minister of Education and Research. Erasmus+ will have a total budget of €14.7 billion over the next seven years – 40% […]

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NETmundial: European Commission to take leading role at global conference on internet governance

NETmundial: European Commission to take leading role at global conference on internet governance

The EU, represented by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes and EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, is to participate at high level in “NETmundial: the Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Gorvernance”, Sao Paulo on 23-24 April. Neelie Kroes is a member of the High Level committee of NETmundial and […]

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Joaquín Almunia: Keeping the global playing field level

Joaquín Almunia: Keeping the global playing field level

Transcript of the speech given at the ICN 13th annual conference Marrakesh, 23 April 2014 I am very happy to be given the privilege to open again the ICN annual conference, one of the main global events for the competition-enforcement community. I would like to thank the Conseil de la Concurrence for hosting this conference and President […]

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New step towards ‘wonder material’ graphene applications

New step towards ‘wonder material’ graphene applications

Researchers of the AMBER centre @ambercentre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material. The method – which promises to be simple and affordable – could be used by industries for applications such as highly efficient batteries. The research team participates in theGraphene flagship @GrapheneCA, a €1 billion EU initiative to boost new technologies and innovation during the […]

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Eurostat deputy director-general appointed

Eurostat deputy director-general appointed

The Commission has decided to appoint Mariana Kotzeva (pictured) as deputy director-general of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union in Luxembourg. Kotseva, who is Bulgarian, joined the Commission in 2012 as an hors classe adviser in Eurostat. She previously headed the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria as its president, and has been a […]

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Commissioner Hedegaard on official visit to China

Commissioner Hedegaard on official visit to China

Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard (pictured) will visit China from 23 to 26 April. Meetings during the trip will discuss developments in climate action in Europe and China, opportunities for EU-China co-operation and perspectives for the global climate agreement to be adopted at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015. Commissioner Hedegaard will meet […]

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