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EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator to debate with foreign affairs MEPs

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator to debate with foreign affairs MEPs

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove (pictured) will brief the Foreign Affairs Committee on the latest measures taken by the EU in its fight against terrorism on Monday (30 March) at 17h. MEPs are also likely to raise questions about the EU counter-terrorism co-operation with the third countries, namely those in the EU neighbourhood. You […]

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visit.brussels awards unveiled

visit.brussels awards unveiled

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The annual visit.brussels awards have been revealed in a ceremony to honour the best Brussels tourist initiatives in the last 12 months. A jury made up of professionals from the tourist sector and the general public selected the projects that, in their opinion, have “actively taken part in showcasing” Brussels Capital Region in 2014. A […]

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Foreign Affairs Committee debate with NATO Secretary General

Foreign Affairs Committee debate with NATO Secretary General

The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a debate with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (pictured) today (30 March) from 16h in room JAN 2Q2. Discussion is likely to focus on  recent developments in Ukraine, relations with Russia, the security situation in the south and east of the Mediterranean and  EU-NATO relations after NATO’s  2014 Wales […]

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Beethoven gala concert to raise funds for needy women and children

Beethoven gala concert to raise funds for needy women and children

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Association Femmes d’Europe is a worthy organization that aims to help needy women and children in Belgium and elsewhere in the world. Each year, it organizes a special event to mark the incoming EU presidency (currently Latvia) and to help raise funds. This year, the event is a Beethoven gala concert at 19h30 on […]

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EU security measures in civil airliners

EU security measures in civil airliners

What are the current rules on the minimum crew members required in the cockpit? On 27 March 2015, EASA (the European Air Safety Agency) has issued a recommendation for airlines to observe the “four-eye-rule” in the cockpit; stipulating that in the case of the Captain or First Officer leaving the cockpit, a member of the […]

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Commission orders Romania to recover incompatible state aid granted in compensation for abolished investment aid scheme

Commission orders Romania to recover incompatible state aid granted in compensation for abolished investment aid scheme

Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has concluded that compensation paid by Romania to two Swedish investors for an abolished investment aid scheme breaches EU state aid rules. The beneficiaries have to pay back all amounts already received, which are equivalent to those granted by the abolished aid scheme. An arbitral award of December […]

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Commission approves acquisition of orthopaedic implants producer Biomet by Zimmer, subject to conditions

Commission approves acquisition of orthopaedic implants producer Biomet by Zimmer, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Biomet Inc by Zimmer Holdings Inc., both of the United States. Both companies produce orthopaedic implants and related surgical products. The approval is conditional upon a commitments package submitted by Zimmer. The Commission had concerns that the merger, as initially notified, could have resulted […]

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