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‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and unblock paralysis. He told Irish business […]

| December 6, 2019

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‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and unblock paralysis. He told Irish business […]

| December 6, 2019
How the #UKGeneralElection works

How the #UKGeneralElection works

How the United Kingdom’s election on 12 December works and when the results will be known. WHAT ARE PEOPLE VOTING FOR? – The country is divided into 650 constituencies. – Each constituency equates to one seat in parliament’s House of Commons. There are: 533 in England 59 in Scotland 40 in Wales 18 in Northern […]

| December 6, 2019
#Javid – chances of ending #Brexit transition without EU trade deal are remote

#Javid – chances of ending #Brexit transition without EU trade deal are remote

Britain is unlikely to cut off ties to the European Union at the end of 2020 without having a free trade deal in place, Finance Minister Sajid Javid (pictured) said on Thursday (5 December), writes Alistair Smout. The governing Conservatives have pledged to pass their Withdrawal Agreement through parliament in time to leave the European […]

| December 6, 2019
EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

The European Union has adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The EU has also decided to extend the mandate of the Trust Fund which will allow the Trust Fund’s projects to run […]

| December 6, 2019
Commission awards more than €278 million to help start-ups and #SMEs market their innovations

Commission awards more than €278 million to help start-ups and #SMEs market their innovations

The European Commission has selected 75 promising start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the largest funding round so far of the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC), worth more than €278 million. As a major novelty, 39 of these companies are set to receive both a grant and a direct equity investment. Innovation, Research, […]

| December 6, 2019
#Emissions from planes and ships: Facts and figures 

#Emissions from planes and ships: Facts and figures 

Greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation have more than doubled over the past two decades, while those from shipping have also increased.  Although international aviation and shipping each account for less than 3.5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions, they have been the fastest growing sources of emissions that contribute to climate change. This is […]

| December 6, 2019
#KazakhTourism and #Almaty announce new joint mountain tourism office

#KazakhTourism and #Almaty announce new joint mountain tourism office

The Kazakh Tourism company and the akimats (administrations) of the city of Almaty and the Almaty Region announced 0n 22 November that they will launch a unified mountain tourism project office. The office is meant to coordinate the implementation of the national tourism programme in Almaty’s mountains as well as help tourism companies implement and […]

| December 6, 2019
High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell participates in 26th #OSCE ministerial council in #Bratislava

High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell participates in 26th #OSCE ministerial council in #Bratislava

On 5 December, Josep Borrell (pictured), High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, participated in the 26th Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Bratislava. The annual meeting provides the Foreign Ministers of the 57 OSCE members an opportunity to strengthen dialogue on security issues […]

| December 6, 2019
People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

People who seek protection in Greece are regularly denied access to a fair and efficient asylum process, Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) revealed in a new report. The report ‘No-rights zone’ highlights the severe and chronic lack of lawyers and access to crucial information in the overcrowded EU ‘hotspot’ camps on the Greek islands. This […]

| December 6, 2019
#OECD – Tax revenues have reached a plateau

#OECD – Tax revenues have reached a plateau

Tax revenues in advanced economies reached a plateau during 2018, with almost no change seen since 2017, according to new OECD research. This ends the trend of annual increases in the tax-to-GDP ratio seen since the financial crisis. The 2019 edition of the OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics publication shows that the OECD average tax-to-GDP ratio was 34.3% […]

| December 6, 2019
EU measures to stabilize farmers’ income: Low uptake coupled with overcompensation, say auditors

EU measures to stabilize farmers’ income: Low uptake coupled with overcompensation, say auditors

EU instruments helping farmers to insure their income against falling prices and production losses have only partially met their objectives, and their uptake remains low and uneven, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. In addition, some exceptional measures have not been properly targeted and can lead to disproportionate compensation payments, say […]

| December 6, 2019
#EAPM – Congress build consensus for progress on innovative personalised medicine

#EAPM – Congress build consensus for progress on innovative personalised medicine

The second and final day of the Third Annual Congress organized by the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) saw multi-stakeholder consensus reached on many facets of facilitating innovation in modern-day European health-care systems, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. The event was held under the auspices of the Finnish […]

| December 6, 2019

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