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#Russia – Government criticizes Putin for treatment of #JehovahsWitnesses

#Russia – Government criticizes Putin for treatment of #JehovahsWitnesses

| September 18, 2018

In a surprising move, a branch of the Russian government has called out the actions of their government’s police and judicial forces in the enforcement of the ban of Jehovah Witnesses, writes Derek Welch. The ban occurred last year when the Russian Supreme Court labeled the religious denomination an “extremist organization.” This has led to […]

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# EDF ‘Picture Equality’ Photo Competition 2018

# EDF ‘Picture Equality’ Photo Competition 2018

| September 14, 2018

The theme of the competition is Equality and Inclusion of persons with disabilities. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, all persons with disabilities have the right to live where and with whom they want, go to a mainstream inclusive school and have a regular job, vote in the elections and […]

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Personal pension saving: EU alternative to offer more flexibility

Personal pension saving: EU alternative to offer more flexibility

| September 11, 2018

A personal pension can prove a useful additional source of income when retirement comes. Photo by Alex Beaz on Unsplash  A simple pan-European personal pension product will allow savers across the EU to keep putting money into the same scheme even if they move to another EU country. Parliament’s economic affairs committee voted in favour […]

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MEPs adopt groundbreaking proposals for a #PanEuropeanPersonalPension

MEPs adopt groundbreaking proposals for a #PanEuropeanPersonalPension

| September 11, 2018

The ECON Committee of the European Parliament has adopted its position on the proposal to establish a complementary, voluntary and individual Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP). The compromises of rapporteur and ALDE vice-president Sophie in ‘t Veld were adopted, giving the Parliament’s team a mandate to start negotiations with EU governments. The Parliament’s report adds […]

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More than 275 breweries recorded in #Belgium

More than 275 breweries recorded in #Belgium

| September 7, 2018

There are currently 278 breweries in Belgium, as recorded by the consumer association Zythos. Around a hundred others still need to be visited by volunteers from the association, to determine whether their operations are sufficiently professional. © Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs The Federation of Belgian Brewers used Zythos’ figures to express the growth of […]

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2018 edition of #EuropeanHeritageDays under way

2018 edition of #EuropeanHeritageDays under way

| September 5, 2018

Celebrations of the European Heritage Days are now getting under way across Europe. Taking account of the ongoing European Year of Cultural Heritage the common theme in 2018 will be The Art of Sharing – a commitment to promote wider access to our rich cultural heritage in the future. During the European Year, people are being encouraged to discover and […]

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Seven #MEDIA productions will be shown at #VeniceFilmFestival

Seven #MEDIA productions will be shown at #VeniceFilmFestival

| September 3, 2018

The 75th Venice Film Festival opened its doors last week and features six films and a TV series supported by the MEDIA programme – the EU’s programme for supporting the European audiovisual industry. Three of the MEDIA-supported films have additionally been shortlisted to compete for the Golden Lion: Capri Revolution by Mario Martone (Italy/France), Sunset (Napszállta) by László Nemes […]

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