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€191 million to promote #AgriFoodProducts at home and abroad

€191 million to promote #AgriFoodProducts at home and abroad

| November 20, 2018

The 2019 programmes for the promotion of EU agri-food products will focus primarily on markets outside the EU with the highest potential for growth. The European Commission adopted the 2019 promotion policy work programme on 14 November, with €191.6 million to be made available for programmes selected for EU co-financing – an increase of €12.5m […]

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Better working conditions for all – Balancing flexibility and security

Better working conditions for all – Balancing flexibility and security

| November 20, 2018

Enrique Calvet Chambon  Parliament wants all workers to benefit from minimum rights on working conditions, including those on non-traditional contracts. MEPs voted in favour of starting talks on a proposal introducing new minimum rights on working conditions, including the length of the probationary period, working hours and restrictive contracts. The rules would also require that […]

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MEPs vote for upgrade to #RailPassengerRights

MEPs vote for upgrade to #RailPassengerRights

| November 20, 2018

Updated rail passengers’ rights should include higher compensation rates for delays and better assistance to people with reduced mobility. MEPs backed changes to the 2009 rules that aim to ensure better assistance to people with reduced mobility, better access for cyclists, and clearer complaints-handling procedures. Furthermore, rail companies should improve information given to passengers about […]

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#Brexit: ‘We have the divorce papers on the table, 45 years of a difficult marriage are coming to an end’ Blümel #eu2018at

#Brexit: ‘We have the divorce papers on the table, 45 years of a difficult marriage are coming to an end’ Blümel #eu2018at

| November 19, 2018

The General Affairs Council (Article 50) is meeting today (19 November) in EU-27 format, to prepare the special meeting of the European Council to endorse the Brexit withdrawal agreement and reach agreement on the political declaration on the future relationship of the UK with the EU. If “nothing extraordinary happens before then”, to use the words of Donald Tusk, then heads of government will adopt the documents on Sunday […]

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Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of #CleanEnergyForAllEuropeans package

Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of #CleanEnergyForAllEuropeans package

| November 16, 2018

New rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance of the Energy Union have been signed off by the European Parliament today – an important step in enabling the European Union and its member states to embrace the clean energy transition, follow up on the already adopted 2030 climate legislation and meet the Paris Agreement […]

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Growth slowdown in eurozone is a return to normal – #ECB

Growth slowdown in eurozone is a return to normal – #ECB

| November 14, 2018

Eurozone growth is merely returning to normal after an exceptional 2017 and the slowdown is primarily due to weaker external demand, European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos said on Monday (12 November), writes Balazs Koranyi. He added that negative market spillovers from Italy’s recent budget tussle were so far limited, and argued that […]

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EU working at all levels to avoid escalating #USTradeTensions – #Juncker

EU working at all levels to avoid escalating #USTradeTensions – #Juncker

| November 14, 2018

The European Union is negotiating with White House officials at all levels to avoid an escalation of trade tensions with the United States, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday (12 November), writes Paul Carrel. “We are working at all levels with the White House,” Juncker told a conference hosted by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, […]

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