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25th anniversary of #Semipalatinsk closure marked in terms of progress and danger

25th anniversary of #Semipalatinsk closure marked in terms of progress and danger

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

As has been underlined on many occasions, we are living in deeply uncertain times. Our world faces complex challenges and threats that put at risk all we have achieved and all our hopes for the future. The global economy remains weak. While we may have agreed on the threat that climate change poses, we are […]

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#Juno, #Jupiter and #Europa: Why space matters for Europe

#Juno, #Jupiter and #Europa: Why space matters for Europe

On July 5, this year, after a five-year voyage across 12.8 billion km, NASA’s Juno spacecraft passed into the orbit of the fifth rock from the Sun, Jupiter, writes Namira Salim (pictured), founder of Space Trust. This is one of NASA’s greatest achievements: Juno will carry out an array of tests on the planet, examining […]

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#NetNeutrality: EU rules out blocking online content, application and services

#NetNeutrality: EU rules out blocking online content, application and services

The Devil is in the detail they say, and his was part of the reaction the Commission received when Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Gunter Oettinger  proposed the Telecom Single Market Regulation back in 2013. Today, for the very first time the principle of net neutrality as enshrined in EU law sets out the […]

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#Apple forced to pay record fee in unpaid tax by European Commission

#Apple forced to pay record fee in unpaid tax by European Commission

The European Commission today (30 August) announced that Apple would need to pay €13 billion plus interest back to the Irish Treasury following an illegal sweetheart tax deal arranged in 1991. The deal effectively reduced Apple’s tax from the standard rate of 12.5% in Ireland to a much lower level. As this deal was specifically […]

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Constitution key factor of #Kazakhstan success

Constitution key factor of #Kazakhstan success

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan is set to celebrate the 21st anniversary of its constitution, the decisive moment on the road to the country becoming an independent state. The anniversary, today 30 August, is one of the most important state holidays in the country and will be marked across Kazakhstan. On this date in 1995 as a result of […]

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#Taiwan signs scholarship MoU with #KULeuven

#Taiwan signs scholarship MoU with #KULeuven

On 25 August, a delegation led by the ROC Ministry of Education, including seven university presidents and vice presidents, visited the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. To promote academic collaboration between KU Leuven and Taiwan, KU Leuven Vice-Rector Danny Pieters and Director-General Yang Min-Ling, of the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education […]

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Commission ‘turning its back’ on Baltic cod overfishing crisis says Oceana

Commission ‘turning its back’ on Baltic cod overfishing crisis says Oceana

On 29 August, the European Commission published its annual proposal for fishing limits (total allowable catches or TACs) for the Baltic Sea in 2017. The proposal should be based on scientific advice, issued by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). For the majority of herring and sprat stocks that are already […]

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