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Med Maritime Projects Launch Event: An integrated maritime approach toward Blue Growth in the Med

Med Maritime Projects Launch Event: An integrated maritime approach toward Blue Growth in the Med

The 14 Med Maritime projects approved by the Med Programme under its last call for proposals in October 2013 and dealing with Maritime Innovation and Economic Development (priority 1), Environmental Protection (priority 2), Transport and Accessibility (priority 3), and Governance and Policy Response (priority 4), were launched together last on 15-16 July 15-16 in the […]

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EU-Taiwan ties dynamic and robust on multiple fronts, says EETO

EU-Taiwan ties dynamic and robust on multiple fronts, says EETO

In a statement released on 8 July, the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taipei said that the European Union and Taiwan enjoy “a dynamic and robust relationship on multiple fronts”. In addition to strong economic ties, the EU and Taiwan also co-operate in many other fields, such as research and technology, nuclear safety, […]

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Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged with money laundering and misconduct

Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged with money laundering and misconduct

Former MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office. Sinclaire, 45, who represented the West Midlands for UKIP, then as an independent, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 17 September. She is accused of making false and dishonest submissions for travelling expenses and transferring the proceeds of fraud […]

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Opinion: Litvinenko inquiry another blow to EU-Russia relations

Opinion: Litvinenko inquiry another blow to EU-Russia relations

Theresa May’s announcement on 22 July that there would be an inquiry into the death in 2006 of Alexander Litvinenko is one of the most important of these unsolved problems that keeps returning to haunt the UK’s relationship with Russia.  At the time, Litvinenko’s gruesome murder contributed significantly to the deterioration of the UK’s relations […]

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Committee of the Regions: President Lebrun welcomes 6th Cohesion Report

Committee of the Regions: President Lebrun welcomes 6th Cohesion Report

“The sixth report on economic, social and territorial cohesion shows that EU regional policy has made a big difference in reducing the impact of the crisis, but development gaps are on the rise again and the unemployment tragedy has still not been adequately tackled,” said European Committee of the Regions (CoR) President Michel Lebrun, commenting […]

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Opinion: Manipulation by Commission top brass would leave EU dependent on Putin’s fuel

Opinion: Manipulation by Commission top brass would leave EU dependent on Putin’s fuel

The European Commission today (24 July) presented a communication on energy efficiency, which should guide EU governments in their decision on a 2030 energy savings target for the EU. The Greens have hit out at the manipulation of the findings on which the communication were based and the subsequent downgrading of the ambition for EU […]

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