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Voting for visit.brussels Awards 2015 open to public

Voting for visit.brussels Awards 2015 open to public

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you a favourite museum in Brussels? Or maybe a public building you always like to visit? If so, the visit.brussels awards 2015 could be just for you. These awards give people living and working in the city the chance to vote for places or initiatives that have caught the eye in the past 12 months. […]

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A top BBC executive branded ‘mad’ after saying that Charlie Hebdo killers should not be described as ‘terrorists’

A top BBC executive branded ‘mad’ after saying that Charlie Hebdo killers should not be described as ‘terrorists’

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The BBC was branded ‘mad’ after one of its senior executives said the Charlie Hebdo killers should not be described as ‘terrorists’ as the term is too “loaded”. Tarik Kafala (pictured), the head of BBC Arabic, the largest of the BBC’s non-English language news services, said the term “terrorist” was seen as “value-laden” and should […]

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EU Investment Offensive: Commission Vice-President Katainen takes investment roadshow to Germany

EU Investment Offensive: Commission Vice-President Katainen takes investment roadshow to Germany

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Next stop Germany: The roadshow to promote the Investment Plan for Europe takes European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, to Berlin and Frankfurt. On Thursday, 29 January, the Vice-President will meet German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, German parliamentarians, business leaders and academics in Berlin. He will also visit a […]

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European Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism

European Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Commission issued today its analysis on the steps Romania has taken in the past twelve months in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption, under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). The report shows continued progress towards the goals of the CVM and shows where further steps are needed. First […]

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First European Migration Forum: The human face of migration

First European Migration Forum: The human face of migration

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

We call them asylum seekers, refugees, migrants. They come from various countries and have lived through different experiences but all look for the same: a peaceful life.   The first European Migration Forum, jointly organized by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), was held on 26 and 27 January at […]

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MEP says private sector has ‘key role’ in battling malaria

MEP says private sector has ‘key role’ in battling malaria

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Senior British MEP Nirj Deva says the private sector has a “key role” to play in helping to combat malaria and poverty. Speaking in the European Parliament, the leading Conservative deputy also cautioned that efforts to tackle the disease had so far “failed to harness” the “extraordinary potential” posed by the private sector. Deva was […]

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Capping card payment fees: Economic affairs MEPs back deal with Council

Capping card payment fees: Economic affairs MEPs back deal with Council

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The fees that banks charge retailers for processing shoppers’ payments would be capped under draft EU rules endorsed by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in a vote on Tuesday (27 January). The vote confirms an informal deal struck with the Council in December. The cap would apply to both cross-border and domestic card-based payments […]

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