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20 years of #Copernicus, the EU’s leading provider of Earth observation data across the globe

20 years of #Copernicus, the EU’s leading provider of Earth observation data across the globe

| June 22, 2018

Commissioners Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) and Tibor Navracsics (responsible for the Commission’s Joint Research Centre) are in Baveno, Italy, today and tomorrow to mark the 20th anniversary of Copernicus. In 1998, a manifesto was signed in Baveno proposing to create a European environment monitoring programme. Today Copernicus is a symbol of Europe’s space power. The seven satellites currently in orbit give […]

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EU adopts rebalancing measures in reaction to US #Steel and #Aluminium tariffs

EU adopts rebalancing measures in reaction to US #Steel and #Aluminium tariffs

| June 22, 2018

The European Commission has adopted the regulation putting in place the EU’s rebalancing measures in response to the US tariffs on steel and aluminium. The measures will immediately target a list of products worth €2.8 billion and will come into effect today (22 June). The list of US imports that will now face an extra […]

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#EnergyUnion – Deals on efficiency targets and governance

#EnergyUnion – Deals on efficiency targets and governance

| June 22, 2018

A new 32.5% energy efficiency target for 2030 and a new instrument to help member states deliver on energy and climate goals were agreed by the European Parliament and Council. A first informal agreement reached on Tuesday night (19 June) by Parliament and Council negotiators sets a 32.5% energy efficiency headline target at EU level, […]

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Copyright: MEPs update rules for #DigitalAge

Copyright: MEPs update rules for #DigitalAge

| June 22, 2018

MEPs update copyright rules for the digital age© European Union 2018 – EP  Plans to update of EU copyright rules for today’s online world and ensure fair pay for artists and journalists were backed bv the Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday (20 June). The committee approved its position in a tight vote by 14 votes […]

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#WorldRefugeeDay – ‘Time running out for solution to Dublin regulation’

#WorldRefugeeDay – ‘Time running out for solution to Dublin regulation’

| June 22, 2018

The refugee crisis has stretched the EU’s asylum system to breaking point. Learn about Parliament’s proposals to create a fairer, more effective European asylum policy.         Since 2015, the largest influx of refugees and migrants into Europe since World War II has exposed flaws in the EU’s asylum system. Parliament is calling […]

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EU plans to close the gap in high-performance #Supercomputers

EU plans to close the gap in high-performance #Supercomputers

| June 22, 2018

Will there soon be super computers in the EU? ©AP Images/European Union-EP  None of the world’s 10 most powerful supercomputers are currently in the EU, even though our researchers need them to use big data and advance scientific discoveries. On 19 June Parliament’s industry committee voted in favour of supporting a plan to acquire and […]

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EU Council ‘missed opportunity’ on #WorldRefugeeDay say MEPs

EU Council ‘missed opportunity’ on #WorldRefugeeDay say MEPs

| June 22, 2018

In a surprise turnaround, the EU Council has announced that it could not agree on a legislative proposal for an EU framework to resettle refugees. The Council decided not to hold a discussion on the proposal nor on other asylum-related files that were scheduled. The Council explained that it would instead lump them in a […]

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