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Commissioner Navracsics to host #CitizensDialogue in Brussels on #FutureOfEurope

Commissioner Navracsics to host #CitizensDialogue in Brussels on #FutureOfEurope

| December 17, 2018

On Monday, 17 December, Education, Culture, Youth & Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics (pictured) is participating in a Citizens’ Dialogue on the future of Europe. The debate will be part of a full day of workshops where citizens from various member states will discuss their views on priorities for future EU action and listen to the views of others. The […]

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Statement by European Commission and High Representative on occasion of #InternationalMigrantsDay2018

Statement by European Commission and High Representative on occasion of #InternationalMigrantsDay2018

| December 17, 2018

On the occasion of International Migrants Day on 18 December, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement: “The history of humankind is a history of migration. For thousands of years people have migrated from one place to another, for a variety of reasons, and continue to do so: Today, there are […]

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EU regional Trust Fund in response to #Syria crisis – new projects worth €122 million adopted for refugees and local communities in #Jordan, #Iraq, and #Turkey

EU regional Trust Fund in response to #Syria crisis – new projects worth €122 million adopted for refugees and local communities in #Jordan, #Iraq, and #Turkey

| December 17, 2018

The EU Trust Fund has adopted projects worth €122 million to support access to education and basic health care for refugees and vulnerable local communities in Jordan, to provide livelihood opportunities in Turkey and make available critical health care services in Iraq. In view of the continued impact of the crisis and the current 5.6 […]

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#REACH – Commission further limits consumers’ harmful exposure to #Phthalates

#REACH – Commission further limits consumers’ harmful exposure to #Phthalates

| December 17, 2018

The Commission has today (17 December) adopted a decision to restrict the use of four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) – substances known to have toxic effects on human reproductive health – in consumer products on the EU market. The restriction decision has been adopted by amending the EU’s REACH regulation, the most advanced and comprehensive […]

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EU companies increase #EUResearchInvestments amidst global technological race

EU companies increase #EUResearchInvestments amidst global technological race

| December 17, 2018

Companies in the European Union have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) for the eighth consecutive year, according to the new 2018 Industrial R&D Scoreboard published by the Commission today. The findings show that EU companies’ 2017 R&D investments grew by 5.5% as compared to the previous year. In a telling sign of […]

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Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey among key opinions adopted by #VeniceCommission

Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey among key opinions adopted by #VeniceCommission

| December 17, 2018

The final plenary session of the year for the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission included several high profile opinions, including for Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey.  The Venice Commission legal experts find that the power of the prime minister in Malta widely overshadows that of other government bodies, including the president, parliament, cabinet of ministers, […]

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EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

| December 17, 2018

Research by Oceana shows Denmark, France and the UK would register the highest increases in tonnes of fish if ministers followed scientific advice when setting 2019 catch limits at an EU meeting today (17 December). The EU could increase the amount of fish landings from the North-Eastern Atlantic and the North Sea by 56%, up […]

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