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Western Mediterranean: Actions for the sustainable development of the #BlueEconomy

Western Mediterranean: Actions for the sustainable development of the #BlueEconomy

Today (19 April) the European Commission launches a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean region. The region covers economic hubs like Barcelona, Marseille, Naples and Tunis. It also includes tourist destinations like the Balearic Islands, Sicily and Corsica. The sea’s biodiversity is under severe pressure with a […]

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Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

A new system of electronic certification to better monitor imports of organic products becomes applicable tomorrow (19 April), making the EU a global leader in traceability and in the collection of reliable data on trade of these products. This pioneering e-certification system will contribute to enhancing food safety provisions and reducing potential fraud. It will […]

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Proposals for cutting #FoodWaste

Proposals for cutting #FoodWaste

Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday (11 April). MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and stressed a solution is needed for the confusion created for many consumers by […]

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Strengthening ties to #Japan in uncertain times

Strengthening ties to #Japan in uncertain times

The 18th round of negotiations on a trade agreement between the EU and Japan took place in Tokyo last week. This was the first round of talks since the leaders’ meeting in March between President Juncker, President Tusk and Prime Minister Abe, where they all affirmed our commitment to conclude these negotiations as early as […]

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Clarity, efficiency and fairness essential in new #RoadInitiatives

Clarity, efficiency and fairness essential in new #RoadInitiatives

The European Commission Road Initiative legislative proposals must ensure that the industry remains viable and continues to underpin the European Union’s economy. The new proposals must support the further development of a modern and integrated European transport system that operates in a fair, competitive environment. At the end of May, the European Commission will publish […]

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#China declares determination to eliminate ‘zombie companies’

#China declares determination to eliminate ‘zombie companies’

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated on Tuesday (4 April) the central government’s determination to weed out “zombie companies” that have been holding back economic reforms, in a bid to move forward its plan to reduce excess industrial capacity, writes Huan Xiang. Xi made the comment at a meeting of the Central Leading Group on Finance […]

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New #EIB Investment Survey highlights investment gaps and obstacles amid recovery

New #EIB Investment Survey highlights investment gaps and obstacles amid recovery

First EIB Group Survey of 12,500 firms across Europe shows investment recovery is underway and set to strengthen further – but firms need to speed up adoption of new technologies, while uncertainty and lack of skills are still holding many firms back The investment recovery is strengthening in Europe. 84% of European firms reported having […]

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