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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]