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#NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Romania

#NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Romania

NATO has just announced that Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will visit Romania on Monday 29 August 2016. There has been growing speculation that NATO will move its nuclear presence from the İncirlik air base in Turkey to its base in Romania; as yet, no such rumours been confirmed. It is no secret that […]

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#LatePayments: Average payment period decreasing, but more progress needed

#LatePayments: Average payment period decreasing, but more progress needed

The European Commission adopted today (26 August) a Report on the implementation of the Late Payment Directive. The Directive puts in place strict measures to protect European companies against late payment in transactions with public authorities and other businesses. The report shows that, as a result of the Directive, the average payment period in business-to-business […]

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#Europol: Prostitution network dismantled by Romania and UK

#Europol: Prostitution network dismantled by Romania and UK

Romanian police and the DIICOT Prosecutor’s Office, working together with UK law enforcement authorities and supported by #Europol and #Eurojust, have dismantled a Romanian organized criminal group involved in trafficking young women into prostitution in more than ten cities in the UK.  An extensive action day, organized by the Romanian Police in the Ploieşti region […]

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#RASFF: Rapid Alert System For Food And Feed more efficient than ever after 35 years of watching over the food on European plates

#RASFF: Rapid Alert System For Food And Feed more efficient than ever after 35 years of watching over the food on European plates

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) 2015 annual report, published today (26 August), demonstrates the increased efficiency with which RASFF exchanges information on issues posing a serious health risk. The network thereby enables authorities to act swiftly on many food safety risks before they could become harmful to European consumers. Last year, […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves support schemes for renewable energy in Luxembourg and Malta

#StateAid: Commission approves support schemes for renewable energy in Luxembourg and Malta

The European Commission has found plans by Luxembourg and Malta to support power generation from renewable sources to be in line with EU state aid rules. The schemes will increase electricity produced from renewable sources, in line with EU energy objectives, without unduly distorting competition. In September 2015, Luxembourg notified its plans to support renewable […]

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The ABC of the #EuropeanParliament

The ABC of the #EuropeanParliament

  MEPs act as the voice of more than 500 million Europeans at the EU level, but how do they work and how do they organize themselves in the European Parliament? Check out this updated infographic for some basic facts about the Parliament. The European Parliament is the only directly elected EU body and one […]

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Building a #NuclearWeapons free world

Building a #NuclearWeapons free world

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The international community, including the EU, is being urged to step up its contribution to create a nuclear-free world, writes Colin Stevens. The issue was thrust back into the spotlight most recently when North Korea test–fired a submarine-based ballistic missile from its east coast on 25 August. The exercise drew international condemnation and Daniel A. […]

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