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EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

The European Commission is releasing €4.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help the increasing number of refugees from Burundi that have fled to neighbouring countries. More than 175,000 people, the majority of them women and children, are estimated to have already left the country. “We cannot overlook the deteriorating humanitarian situation affecting Burundi. Refugee numbers […]

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Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended

Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended

Safety net measures for the European dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors will be extended into 2016. The European Commission is currently finalizing the last details with a view to formally adopting the relevant legal decisions in the coming weeks as a matter of formality. The European Commission is aware of the challenges faced by European […]

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Final dialogue between EU and UNCRPD Committee approaches

Final dialogue between EU and UNCRPD Committee approaches

The EU has signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and its work to implement the Convention is now reviewed by the UN Committee in Geneva. The UN Committee examined the report that the EU submitted explaining the actions it has taken to apply the principles of the Convention and […]

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MP Olli Immonen: An apology

MP Olli Immonen: An apology

On 29 July 2015, EU Reporter published an article concerning Finnish MP Olli Immonen, ”Finnish politician suggests repeating Breiviks terrorist attacks’. We now acknowledge that the claims made in this article were completely false, and would apologize unreservedly both to Mr Immonen and to our readers for any offence caused. While EU Reporter acted in good […]

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Data protection ‘trilogue’ must leave room for health research

Data protection ‘trilogue’ must leave room for health research

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan When it comes to data for medical research, the Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) and many other stakeholders have been (and are) concerned that the proposed Data Protection Regulation may go too far, be too cautious and have a negative effect on […]

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Pittella: ‘We urge Turkey to keep the Kurdish peace process alive’

Pittella: ‘We urge Turkey to keep the Kurdish peace process alive’

The S&D Group has welcomed Turkey’s fresh commitment to step up its fight against the ISIS/Daesh following the heinous attack by the terrorist group against peaceful activists in the Turkish town of Suruc. The agreement to allow the use of the Incirlik airbase by the anti-ISIS coalition is an important step in the right direction. […]

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€54 million for cross border co-operation between Greece and Cyprus

€54 million for cross border co-operation between Greece and Cyprus

On behalf of Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Crețu and Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the 2014-2020 cross-border co-operation programme between Greece and Cyprus, worth €54 million, has been adopted, with nearly €46 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund. The programme will help Greece and Cyprus further develop their local […]

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