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Common security challenges and risks in EU-Ukraine relations

Common security challenges and risks in EU-Ukraine relations

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Vira Ratsiborynska, PhD researcher, Institute of Political Studies (IEP) Starting from the beginning of 2014, both the EU and Ukraine have been facing many common challenges related to their respective border, energy and defense security. The instability in the Eastern part of the EU’s vicinity caused by the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the […]

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Budgets Committee recommends reversing Council cuts in EU budget for 2015

Budgets Committee recommends reversing Council cuts in EU budget for 2015

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Extra funds should be added to the EU’s 2015 budget for growth and jobs policies, education, including the EU’s Erasmus+ student mobility programme, and EU humanitarian and support work in war-stricken zones, said the Budgets Committee in votes on Monday and Tuesday. It also recommended that the European Parliament as a whole should reverse cuts […]

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European MOVE Week under way

European MOVE Week under way

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week (29 September – 5 October) the 2014 edition of Europe’s biggest community sport and physical activity event will take place. It began on global World Heart Day on 29 September and will continue throughout the week until 5 October. MOVE Week is the flagship event of the NowWeMOVE campaign aiming to get more […]

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Maltese commissioner nominee grilled over birds ‘massacre’

Maltese commissioner nominee grilled over birds ‘massacre’

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Karmenu Vella, the Maltese candidate to be the EU’s next environment commissioner, has been quizzed by MEPs over what he will do to address the “massacre” of wild birds in Malta. At the same parliamentary hearing Chris Packham, the well-known UK TV presenter and environmental campaigner, said EU rules on the protection of birds must be “defended […]

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Innovative exhibition aims to show war-torn Ukraine in new light

Innovative exhibition aims to show war-torn Ukraine in new light

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

For what seems like an eternity, the world has seen what appears to be just one side of Ukraine. The bitter and bloody civil war which is, by the day, still unfolding in the former Soviet nation has been a constant feature of news bulletins. But there is, of course, another side to this beautiful […]

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29 September commissioners-designate hearings: Malmström, Vella, Mimica, Oettinger

29 September commissioners-designate hearings: Malmström, Vella, Mimica, Oettinger

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

For full details of yesterday’s (29 September) hearings, click here.

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