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European Commission ‘surrenders’ EU solar industry to China, while US imposes 50% tariffs

European Commission ‘surrenders’ EU solar industry to China, while US imposes 50% tariffs

On 25 July, the US government imposed new anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties of nearly 50% against illegally subsidized and dumped solar products from China. On the same day, the European Commission welcomed a proposal from the Chinese Chamber of Commerce to lower dumped import prices of solar products in the EU, and revise the EU-China […]

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Hindus support Sweden’s Sami battling iron mine

Hindus support Sweden’s Sami battling iron mine

Hindus have expressed support for Sami reindeer herders in northern Sweden who are battling an iron ore mine. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged Swedish authorities not to approve British company Beowulf Mining’s application for a 25-year mining concession, known as Kallak project. Sweden should not base its decision on mercantile greed only and put […]

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Transport: EU supports key TEN-T infrastructure projects with more than €320 million

Transport: EU supports key TEN-T infrastructure projects with more than €320 million

In the last calls of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) Programme the European Commission selected a total of 106 projects that will benefit from more than €320 million in EU support for improving transport infrastructure across Europe. The 52 projects selected from the 2013 Multi-Annual Call and the 54 from the 2013 Annual Call will […]

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EU scales up funding in response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

EU scales up funding in response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The European Commission is allocating an additional €2 million to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded. This brings the Commission’s aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to €3.9 million. “The level of contamination on the ground is extremely worrying and we need to scale up our action before many more […]

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Unemployment rate for non-EU citizens notably higher than for nationals in the EU-28

Unemployment rate for non-EU citizens notably higher than for nationals in the EU-28

In 2013 in the EU-28, the unemployment rate for non-EU citizens1 (21.3%) aged 20 to 642 was more than twice the level for citizens of the reporting country (10.0%), referred to as ‘nationals1′. However, the share of people unemployed for 12 months or more was at almost the same level for non-EU citizens (48.6%) and […]

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30 July: First UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

30 July: First UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Each year millions of children, women and men from all regions of the world are trafficked, their hope stolen. To mark the first ever United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons today (30 July), people across the globe are being encouraged to symbolically help give back this precious item. Statement by Cecilia Malmström on […]

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