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EIB and Committee of Regions intensify co-operation to boost Europe’s economic recovery

EIB and Committee of Regions intensify co-operation to boost Europe’s economic recovery

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Committee of Regions (CoR) President Markku Markkula (pictured) met with European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer in Luxembourg on 1 September to discuss joint efforts to enhance private investment and recovery across Europe.   In this context, EIB President Hoyer said: “Co-operation between our institutions is of great benefit for the citizens in Europe. Within […]

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Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova jailed in Baku

Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova jailed in Baku

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leading Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova (pictured) has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail for embezzlement and tax evasion. A renowned investigative reporter, she had focused on businesses and offshore bank accounts allegedly linked to the family of President Ilham Aliyev. Human rights organisations have complained that the trial was politically motivated. Two prominent activists […]

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European Parliament this week: Greece, migration crisis, GMOs and Budget 2016

European Parliament this week: Greece, migration crisis, GMOs and Budget 2016

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Greek government request for European Parliament involvement in the regular review of the country’s third loan programme is to be discussed on Thursday at a meeting of the President and political group chairs. In the committees, members are to discuss migration and vote on the use of genetically modified food and on the next […]

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Is European Union moving towards sustainable development? Statistical assessment of progress

Is European Union moving towards sustainable development? Statistical assessment of progress

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today (1 September), Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes its sixth monitoring report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. This monitoring report evaluates progress towards the EU SDS objectives using a set of more than 100 sustainable development indicators, grouped into ten thematic areas. Full text available on Eurostat website.

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A more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020

A more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A draft joint report by the Commission published today (1 September) calls for strengthening co-operation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion. The Commission is today proposing to strengthen cooperation at European level in the field of education and training up to 2020. Its draft of a joint report […]

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As Cameron drops social Europe changes, what’s left of his EU renegotiations?

As Cameron drops social Europe changes, what’s left of his EU renegotiations?

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opinion by Denis MacShane  In this era of topsy-turver politics on Britain is the extraordinary U-turn David Cameron has just done on Social Europe is still an unusual shift in Conservative Party thinking on both trade unions and on the EU.   ‘Social Europe’ has been the main target for British business and Tory MPs over the […]

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Taiwan to host international tea ceramics exhibition in Antwerp

Taiwan to host international tea ceramics exhibition in Antwerp

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Taiwan is a place with a rich tea culture. Through the centuries, the tea bowl or chawan has witnessed many cultural changes, political upheavals, and new manufacturing techniques. That is the reason why tea ceramics have a wide variety of styles, shapes and colors. Taiwan will host the 17th edition of the International Chawan Expo, […]

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