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EU and Republic of Korea join forces in fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated #IUUFishing

EU and Republic of Korea join forces in fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated #IUUFishing

| October 19, 2018

The EU and the Republic of Korea have pledged to work closely together to fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing with a joint statement signed by Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Republic of Korea Oceans and Fisheries Minister Kim Young-Choon. The signing took place on the eve of a […]

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Commission invests €124 million in #InnovativeProjects

Commission invests €124 million in #InnovativeProjects

| October 19, 2018

The Commission is supporting 38 projects to develop new ideas for radically innovative future technologies. The projects will receive nearly €3 million each for collaborative and inter-disciplinary research into topics ranging from quantum computing, removing space objects from orbit to fighting brain viruses. They have been selected under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot phase, […]

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Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

| October 19, 2018

Four member states hit by natural disasters in 2017 – Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria – will shortly receive a total amount of €34 million of aid from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF), following approval of the Commission’s proposal by Parliament and Council. Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu (pictured) said: “We had promised not to […]

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#EESC gives European Parliament, Commission and Council fresh input for improving economic governance in the EU

#EESC gives European Parliament, Commission and Council fresh input for improving economic governance in the EU

| October 19, 2018

At its October plenary session, the EESC adopted a package of three opinions on EU economic governance, providing European decision-makers with new input for the ongoing discussions on deepening Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the next European Semester exercise. In its opinions on EMU the Committee endorses the European Commission’s proposals to establish a […]

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#ASEM Summit – Meeting of 54 leaders from Asia and Europe gets under way in Brussels

#ASEM Summit – Meeting of 54 leaders from Asia and Europe gets under way in Brussels

| October 19, 2018

The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit began yesterday evening (18 October) in Brussels, with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Council President Donald Tusk representing the European Union. They are joined by EU High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen for a Summit of 51 countries from across Europe and Asia, in addition […]

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Security: Improving the #SchengenInformationSystem

Security: Improving the #SchengenInformationSystem

| October 19, 2018

     The Schengen Information System is being reinforced to deliver more security to Europeans. On Tuesday 23 October, MEPs will debate new rules to improve external border management and preserve internal security in 30 European countries and vote on them the following day.  The measures to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS) database also […]

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#Brexit effect: Public opinion survey shows EU is more appreciated than ever

#Brexit effect: Public opinion survey shows EU is more appreciated than ever

| October 19, 2018

The fieldwork of this survey was carried out between 8 and 26 September 2018 among 27 474 Europeans aged 16 or above  The latest EU public opinion survey, conducted in September 2018, reveals a clear and growing appreciation for EU membership, reaching a record high of 68%. The latest Eurobarometer survey, measuring public attitudes to […]

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