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EU provides new support to help migrants and victims of human trafficking

EU provides new support to help migrants and victims of human trafficking

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has today (2 October) announced a new project to promote and protect the rights of migrants moving between developing countries, worth more than €10 million. The project focuses on two types of migrants: those who carry out domestic work in the recipient country (e.g. house-cleaning) and those who fall victim of […]

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Horizon Report urges schools to tackle ‘Wicked’ digital skills challenge

Horizon Report urges schools to tackle ‘Wicked’ digital skills challenge

Poor digital skills and competences among school pupils and the need to integrate effective use of information and communication technologies into teacher training are among the most pressing challenges faced by European school education today, according to a report published by the European Commission and the New Media Consortium, a US-based not-for-profit body bringing together […]

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Award for Roma Integration in Western Balkans and Turkey

Award for Roma Integration in Western Balkans and Turkey

Today (2 October), the European Commission has for the first time given awards for Roma integration to civil society organizations from Western Balkans and Turkey. The awards honour the contribution and the valuable work of civil society in supporting social inclusion of Roma people. The seven winning organizations, announced during a ceremony in Brussels, have […]

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A plea for Mediterranean swordfish

A plea for Mediterranean swordfish

Oceana releases a video telling the story of small-scale fishermen and the impact of decades of mismanagement on Mediterranean swordfish. Small-scale fishermen are the watchmen of the sea, the first to perceive any changes and the first to be affected by these changes. This is what the new Oceana video ‘Feluche: artisanal fishermen as watchmen […]

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Expat Financial Affairs to host second conference in Brussels

Expat Financial Affairs to host second conference in Brussels

Are you an expat with concerns about your financial affairs? If so, an event in Brussels later this month could be just for you. The second edition of Expat Financial Affairs takes place at the Vlerick Business School in Brussels on Saturday 11 October from 10h30 to 16h30. Jointly organized by the British Chamber of Commerce, […]

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Labour MEP defends ‘traffic light labelling’ as Commission launches proceedings against UK

Labour MEP defends ‘traffic light labelling’ as Commission launches proceedings against UK

On 1 October, a Labour MEP  attacked the European Commission’s “foolish plans” to launch proceedings against the UK for use of the traffic light food labelling system. Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson on health and food, said: “I am surprised and disappointed the Commission has ploughed ahead […]

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