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Level playing field ‘essential for future competitive taxi innovation’

Level playing field ‘essential for future competitive taxi innovation’

Innovation in Europe’s taxi industry and recent challenges faced from so called ride-sharing apps highlighted to newly elected MEPs, Belgian politicians and industry stakeholders by IRU, which welcomes new technologies, but stresses that fair competition and clear regulations are essential. Presenting innovation in Europe’s taxi industry and recent challenges faced from so called ride-sharing apps […]

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President Lebrun at Commissioner-designate Creţu hearing: ‘We welcome commitment to enforce role of regions in delivering jobs and growth’

President Lebrun at Commissioner-designate Creţu hearing: ‘We welcome commitment to enforce role of regions in delivering jobs and growth’

Committee of the Regions President Michel Lebrun intervened today (1 October) during the European Parliament hearing of the Commissioner-designate for regional policy, Corina Creţu. He insisted on the need to reinforce the territorial dimension of the EU’s growth strategy.     Looking forward to the 2014-2020 programming period, President Lebrun pointed out that EU institutions and national […]

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Letter from President Barroso to President Putin

Letter from President Barroso to President Putin

The following letter was sent today (1 October) by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. “Mr. President, “Following your letter of 17 September, I would like to welcome the constructive engagement from all sides in the trilateral ministerial meeting on the implementation […]

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Second ministerial conference of Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online

Second ministerial conference of Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online

The Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online has been up and running since 2012. Concrete goals have been set and additional countries have joined forces, but the fight to eradicate the online exploitation of children is far from complete. At the invitation of Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and US Attorney General Eric Holder, […]

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FUW: ‘Single payment exchange rate a further blow for Welsh farmers’

FUW: ‘Single payment exchange rate a further blow for Welsh farmers’

The fall in the euro-sterling exchange rate for single payment calculations to its lowest level in seven years could not have come at a worse time, says the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW). The exchange rate, set by the European Central Bank at £0.7773/€1 on Tuesday (September 30), is the lowest since 2007, and comes […]

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Britain’s party-political gatherings fret over Europe

Britain’s party-political gatherings fret over Europe

Opinion by Denis MacShane As the dust settles on the party political conferences of the two main British parties – Conservatives and Labour – what indicators are there on future Europe policy? Britain and the EU is now a major issue for the Conservatives. The party was thrown of balance by the decision of two […]

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