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#SecurityUnion – Commission welcomes political agreement on new rules for #ExplosivePrecursors

#SecurityUnion – Commission welcomes political agreement on new rules for #ExplosivePrecursors

| February 18, 2019

Member stateshave endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission’s proposal to strengthen EU rules on explosive precursors. The reinforced rules will ensure stronger safeguards and controls on the sale of dangerous chemicals that can be misused for the production of home-made explosives. Welcoming the agreement, Migration, Home Affairs […]

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#LIFE – EU invests €116.1 million to improve the quality of life of Europeans

#LIFE – EU invests €116.1 million to improve the quality of life of Europeans

| February 18, 2019

The new LIFE programme funding will unlock more than €3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten member states to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy. The European Commission today announced an investment of €116.1 million for the latest integrated projects to be funded under the LIFE […]

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EU rules cut #RedTape for citizens living or working in another member state

EU rules cut #RedTape for citizens living or working in another member state

| February 18, 2019

As of 16 February, new EU rules to cut costs and formalities for citizens living outside their home country will start to apply across the European Union. Currently, citizens moving to or living in another EU country must obtain a stamp to prove that their public documents (such as a birth, marriage or death certificate) […]

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#Rohingya crisis: EU releases €24 million for Bangladesh

#Rohingya crisis: EU releases €24 million for Bangladesh

| February 18, 2019

The European Commission has released an additional €24 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable Rohingya refugees and host communities living in Cox’s Bazar district, in Bangladesh. Part of the funding will also cover disaster preparedness initiatives in the country. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The humanitarian community and the government of Bangladesh […]

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Leading candidate for EU’s new #AntiCorruptionAgency faces major investigation

Leading candidate for EU’s new #AntiCorruptionAgency faces major investigation

| February 15, 2019

Romania’s under-fire former anti-corruption chief has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of office and false testimony.  The charges against Laura Codruta Kovesi (pictured) come on the eve of hearings in Brussels about her candidacy as EU chief prosecutor, the new EU agency that will tackle financial fraud across the European Union. Kovesi said […]

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EU no longer taking a naive stance on #Globalization

EU no longer taking a naive stance on #Globalization

| February 15, 2019

“If the EU wants to maintain a favourable environment for investment, which is a source of growth, jobs and innovation, it must also protect key European assets against investments that would harm the interests of its Member States. This will now be possible!” said Franck Proust MEP following the adoption of his Report which plans […]

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#OnlinePlatforms required by law to be more transparent with EU businesses

#OnlinePlatforms required by law to be more transparent with EU businesses

| February 15, 2019

EU lawmakers have agreed on a set of measures to halt unfair practices in the digital market. More than a million EU enterprises trade via platforms to reach their customers. Online intermediation services, such as e-commerce market places (e.g. Amazon, eBay) and search engines (e.g. Google Search) will be required to implement a set of […]

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