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Candidate commissioners to appear before European Parliament committees from 29 September

Candidate commissioners to appear before European Parliament committees from 29 September

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The candidate commissioners, as presented by incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, will need to appear in hearings before Parliamentary committees from 29 September to 7 October.   The hearings will take place from 29 September to 2 October and in the following week, on the afternoon of Monday 6 and the morning of Tuesday 7 […]

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Europe-wide response to Ebola epidemic

Europe-wide response to Ebola epidemic

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Statement by Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and Health Commissioner  Tonio Borg, following the high-level event to co-ordinate the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. “The EU is gravely concerned by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where the situation continues to deteriorate. Our thoughts are with […]

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Statement by Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on the murder of British aid worker David Haines

Statement by Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on the murder of British aid worker David Haines

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I am shocked by the news of the murder by ISIS terrorists of David Haines, a British relief worker. I condemn this horrible and despicable act. My thoughts and sympathy at this tragic moment are with his family, relatives and friends who mourn his death. David was a dedicated humanitarian worker whose only motivation and […]

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Visit by President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III

Visit by President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today (15 September) Commission President Barroso receives the President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III for a bilateral meeting here in the Berlaymont building of the European Commission. They will discuss bilateral issues , in particular some priority aspects of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (which was signed in 2012), the Mindanao Peace negotiations, trade and […]

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Animal health: Commission further reviews control measures to combat African Swine Fever

Animal health: Commission further reviews control measures to combat African Swine Fever

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

An update of EU control measures to combat the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) was endorsed by member state experts on Friday (12 September). These regionalized restrictions, affecting, to differing degrees, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Estonia, identify four levels of risks to animal health, redefine the regionalization and differentiate between these restricted zones in […]

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European Alcohol Policy Alliance welcomes Commissioner-Designate Vytenis Andriukaitis

European Alcohol Policy Alliance welcomes Commissioner-Designate Vytenis Andriukaitis

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

European Alcohol Policy Alliance has congratulated the Commissioner-designate for the Health Policy and Food Safety portfolio, Vytenis Andriukaitis. “We look forward to a continued good collaboration and we stress the need for action to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. His first point on the agenda should be the renewal of the EU Alcohol Strategy to prevent […]

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