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Agreement signed for new #DigitalDataHighway between Europe and Latin America

Agreement signed for new #DigitalDataHighway between Europe and Latin America

| August 15, 2018

A group of 11 European and Latin American research and education networks forming the BELLA (Building Europe Link to Latin America) consortium, which is partially funded by the European Commission, have signed a contract to build Ellalink, an underwater fibre optic cable in the Atlantic Ocean connecting Europe and Latin America. The cable will be operational in […]

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EU supports #BosniaAndHerzegovina in managing #Migration flows with additional €6 million

EU supports #BosniaAndHerzegovina in managing #Migration flows with additional €6 million

| August 13, 2018

The European Commission has adopted a special measure for an amount of €6 million to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in managing the migration flows. The EU funds will improve the capacity of Bosnia and Herzegovina for identification, registration and referral of third-country nationals crossing the border, provide accommodation and basic services for refugees, asylum seekers […]

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#JunckerPlan supports Bavarian Nordic’s vaccine production with €30 million #EIB loan

#JunckerPlan supports Bavarian Nordic’s vaccine production with €30 million #EIB loan

| August 13, 2018

The European Union is supporting biotech company Bavarian Nordic with a €30 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) which is guaranteed under the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). Bavarian Nordic will use the funding to build and furnish a production facility on its existing site in Kvistgård, Denmark, where it […]

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Commission welcomes #WTO ruling confirming lawfulness of core principles of #EUThirdEnergyPackage

Commission welcomes #WTO ruling confirming lawfulness of core principles of #EUThirdEnergyPackage

| August 13, 2018

In a ruling, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected most of Russia’s claims concerning the alleged incompatibility of the EU’s energy policy measures with the multilateral trade rules. The WTO panel did not find basis to the claim concerning the alleged EU discrimination in its Third Energy Package against Russian pipeline transport services, service […]

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#EuropeanSolidarityCorps – Commission opens new call for project proposals

#EuropeanSolidarityCorps – Commission opens new call for project proposals

| August 13, 2018

The European Commission is calling on interested parties to put forward ideas for projects under the European Solidarity Corps. A total of €44 million has been set aside from the EU budget for selected projects that will be open to all young people across Europe and beyond. This is the first of a series of […]

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Victims of earthquake in Indonesian island of #Lombok receive EU support

Victims of earthquake in Indonesian island of #Lombok receive EU support

| August 10, 2018

The European Commission is closely following through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism the impact of the strong earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in late July and in early August that displaced thousands of people. The EU’s emergency Copernicus Satellite mapping system has been activated to help the Indonesian civil protection authorities and […]

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#Gambia signs region-to-region #EconomicPartnershipAgreement between West Africa and EU

#Gambia signs region-to-region #EconomicPartnershipAgreement between West Africa and EU

| August 10, 2018

Gambia has become the 14th West African country to have signed the region-to-region Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU. The aim of this tailor-made agreement is to promote trade between the EU and African states and contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction. Once signed by all 16 partners, including Nigeria and Mauritania, the […]

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