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Where economics fails #EU agriculture policy, science quietly steps in

Where economics fails #EU agriculture policy, science quietly steps in

| February 22, 2018

Post-2020, balancing the European Union’s agricultural competitiveness against the pressing issues of food security and environmental sustainability is going to require a formidable display of plate-spinning. This critical discussion will be high on the agenda when European heads of state gather in Brussels on February 23 to discuss the EU’s long-term budget. With post-Brexit budgetary […]

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#EU – #Morocco Fisheries Agreement is beneficial for both sides, says human rights group

#EU – #Morocco Fisheries Agreement is beneficial for both sides, says human rights group

| February 16, 2018

  Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), has said that the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement has brought benefits for both sides, and the renewal of the agreement will provide good opportunities for the EU to promote human rights in Morocco. “The Fisheries Agreement is one of the important mechanisms in which concerns […]

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Should banks be banning #Bitcoin?

Should banks be banning #Bitcoin?

| February 15, 2018

Over the past year, the rise of Bitcoin has been exponential with everyone seemingly jumping on this bandwagon. The value of this digital currency has hit the headlines again recently, with many banks banning their customers from purchasing Bitcoin with their credit cards. However, is this a step that the banks should be taking? Or […]

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December 2017: #Eurozone international trade in goods surplus €25.4bn – €14.3bn surplus for EU-28

December 2017: #Eurozone international trade in goods surplus €25.4bn – €14.3bn surplus for EU-28

| February 15, 2018

The first estimate for eurozone (EA-19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2017 was €180.7 billion, an increase of 1.0% compared with December 2016 (€179bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €155.3bn, a rise of 2.5% compared with December 2016 (€151bn). As a result, the eurozone recorded […]

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Will #Russia interfere in the upcoming 2019 European elections?

Will #Russia interfere in the upcoming 2019 European elections?

| February 13, 2018

Russia’s alleged meddling in the domestic matters of sovereign states is now common knowledge across the globe, the full extent of which is still unknown. The secretive hand of the Russian state is understood to have had an involvement in an array of cyber-attacks ranging from on national institutions to the headquarters of political parties, […]

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Commission report says #employment and social situation continue to improve in EU

Commission report says #employment and social situation continue to improve in EU

| February 13, 2018

Supported by strong economic growth, employment in the EU increased more strongly than expected in the third quarter of 2017 and is still accompanied by falling unemployment according to the latest quarterly report on the evolution of the labour market, employment and social situation in Europe. Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne […]

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Five new rail freight companies extend interconnection and enhance cross border freight handling thanks to #HitRail

Five new rail freight companies extend interconnection and enhance cross border freight handling thanks to #HitRail

| February 12, 2018

A host of new customers making use of Hit Rail connectivity and interoperability solutions has significantly improved the interconnection of European Railway Undertakings (RUs) and Infrastructure Managers (IMs), helping to facilitate rail freight movements across Europe. Five new contracts signed in 2017 with companies from three countries see Hit Rail’s cybersecure Hermes Virtual Private Network […]

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