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A chance to showcase current and future collaboration between the #EU and #Kazakhstan.

A chance to showcase current and future collaboration between the #EU and #Kazakhstan.

Upcoming elections in the EU and Kazakhstan represent a chance to forge “ever closer” relations between the two sides, according to a Brussels-based Asia expert. European elections from 23rd-26th May and presidential elections in Kazakhstan on June 9th are an “ideal opportunity” to step up relations, says Fraser Cameron, of the EU-Asia Centre. In between […]

| May 16, 2019

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#EUPrizeForWomenInnovators – Commission honours four outstanding entrepreneurs

#EUPrizeForWomenInnovators – Commission honours four outstanding entrepreneurs

Last week in Paris, Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas announced the four winners of the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators worth overall €350,000. The prize is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. The winners have founded a successful company based on their innovative ideas. Commissioner Moedas said: “I am honoured to share this moment of […]

| May 20, 2019
EU Facility for #TurkeyRefugees – Solid progress in supporting refugees

EU Facility for #TurkeyRefugees – Solid progress in supporting refugees

The European Commission has reported good progress in the implementation and programming of €6 billion of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. More than 80 projects are currently up and running delivering tangible results to refugees and host communities in particular on education and health. Out of the €6bn, some €4.2bn has been allocated, […]

| May 20, 2019
Code of Practice against #Disinformation – Commission recognizes platforms’ efforts ahead of #EuropeanElections

Code of Practice against #Disinformation – Commission recognizes platforms’ efforts ahead of #EuropeanElections

The European Commission has published the reports and analysis of the progress made in April 2019 by Facebook, Google and Twitter to fight disinformation. The three online platforms are signatories to the Code of Practice against disinformation and have committed to report monthly on measures taken ahead of the European Parliament elections in May 2019. Digital Single […]

| May 20, 2019
May to agree departure after latest #Brexit deal bid

May to agree departure after latest #Brexit deal bid

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative committee said on Thursday (16 May), write Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper. Three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there is […]

| May 20, 2019
Raven chicks in Tower ward off prophecy of doom for #Brexit Britain

Raven chicks in Tower ward off prophecy of doom for #Brexit Britain

Britain’s political establishment is in chaos over Brexit and Prime Minister Theresa May’s days in office are numbered but the kingdom and the Tower of London appear safe from legendary doom after the birth of four raven chicks at the famous fortress, writes Michael Holden. Legend has it that should the six resident ravens ever leave […]

| May 20, 2019
#BorisJohnson clear favourite among Conservative members to succeed May – poll

#BorisJohnson clear favourite among Conservative members to succeed May – poll

Boris Johnson (pictured), a prominent leader of the Brexit campaign and former foreign minister, is the top choice among members of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party to replace Theresa May as prime minister, according to a poll published on Friday (17 May), writes Costas Pitas. Johnson is the first choice among 39% of party members, followed by […]

| May 20, 2019
#Brexit legislation needs to include public vote – Starmer

#Brexit legislation needs to include public vote – Starmer

The British government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill needs to include another public vote when it is presented to MPs again next month, the Labour Party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer (pictured) said on Saturday (18 May), writes James Davey. After failing to get parliament’s approval three times for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the government will […]

| May 20, 2019
#Brexit talks collapse as May’s premiership crumbles

#Brexit talks collapse as May’s premiership crumbles

Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday (17 May) after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May’s crumbling government, write Guy Faulconbridge, Kylie MacLellan and Andrew MacAskill. Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted 52% to 48% in a referendum to leave the EU, it […]

| May 20, 2019
Vestager: ‘We need a global solution on digital taxation’

Vestager: ‘We need a global solution on digital taxation’

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (pictured) declared at the May plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) that “the Commission has been pushing for digital taxation because we need a global solution; it’s unacceptable that some companies pay taxes and others don’t”. Vestager also suggested that the Commission is considering requiring big companies to share […]

| May 20, 2019
#EIB to support €3.4 billion of new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

#EIB to support €3.4 billion of new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of €3.4 billion of new financing that will strengthen research and innovation and enable companies to expand and improve access to water, transport, and education. This will support new projects in 17 countries. “Europe must build on its technological and scientific strengths […]

| May 20, 2019

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Brexit: Matt Hancock urges MPs to vote for bill

Brexit: Matt Hancock urges MPs to vote for bill

The health secretary says they should support it in June’s vote and worry about the detail afterwards.

Tackling skills gap ‘harmed by short-term politics’

Tackling skills gap ‘harmed by short-term politics’

Vocational education plans are “disjointed and inconsistent”, says skills organisation.

MPs to debate immunity for Northern Ireland veterans

MPs to debate immunity for Northern Ireland veterans

Tory MPs to call for action amid reports No 10 has blocked move to limit scope for prosecutions.

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