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Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Survivors mark camp liberation

Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Survivors mark camp liberation

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

About 300 Auschwitz survivors have gathered at the site of the former Nazi death camp Tuesday (27 January) to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation. The commemoration will be held at the site in southern Poland where 1.1 million people, the vast majority Jews, were killed between 1940 and 1945. It is expected to be […]

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‘Solidarity should not replace necessary decisions,’ Schäuble tells MEPs

‘Solidarity should not replace necessary decisions,’ Schäuble tells MEPs

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

EU solidarity should not replace decisions that must be taken in countries suffering economic difficulties, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble (pictured left) told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in Tuesday’s (27 January) special debate on the review of the economic governance framework. His Italian colleague Pier Carlo Paduan (pictured right), vehemently rejected criticism of […]

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Are crowdsourcing and 3D printing set to revolutionize society?

Are crowdsourcing and 3D printing set to revolutionize society?

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the online world the borders are blurred. Experts from different parts of the world can come together and work on a project, citizens can invest and support innovative ideas on crowdsourcing web sites, and objects can be designed in one country and instantly printed in another. What could be the impact of such technologies […]

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Stagiaire Jeremy Schmetterer celebrates 21st birthday

Stagiaire Jeremy Schmetterer celebrates 21st birthday

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to EU Reporter‘s new intern Jeremy Schmetterer, who celebrates his 21st birthday today – 27 January 2015.

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Georgia: EU disburses €13 million grant in Macro-Financial Assistance

Georgia: EU disburses €13 million grant in Macro-Financial Assistance

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, disbursed €13 million in grants to Georgia. This represents the grant part of the first tranche of the EU’s €46m Macro-Financial Assistance programme (MFA) for Georgia approved in August 2013. This tranche also includes €10m in loans, which will be disbursed shortly. The second tranche, amounting to […]

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Pesticides: Experts endorse EU list of candidates for substitution

Pesticides: Experts endorse EU list of candidates for substitution

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

A European Commission proposal to establish an EU list of 77 candidates for substitution was today endorsed by EU member state experts. Candidates for substitution (CfS) are pesticides for which national authorities need to carry out an assessment to establish whether more favourable alternatives to using the plant protection product exist, including non-chemical methods. The […]

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Commission and Parliament implement rules on transparency register

Commission and Parliament implement rules on transparency register

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new version of the EU Transparency Register is being launched today following joint work by the European Commission and the European Parliament. This ‘second generation’ of the register implements the provisions of the revised Inter-institutional Agreement signed between the European Parliament and the European Commission in April 2014. The new system brings changes to […]

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