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#Kazakhstan: Celebrating 25 years of independence

#Kazakhstan: Celebrating 25 years of independence

The Republic of Kazakhstan has a reason to celebrate: in 2016 it is the former Soviet country’s 25th anniversary of independence, writes Judith Mischke. “And we’ve not wasted the past 25 years”, said Almaz Khamzaev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan (pictured) at a celebration event in Brussels on 3 May 2016. “We’ve worked very […]

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#ECB starts to take €500 out of circulation

#ECB starts to take €500 out of circulation

Today (4 May) the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) concluded a review of the denominational structure of the Europa series. It has decided to permanently stop producing the €500 banknote, taking into account concerns that this banknote could facilitate illicit activities.  The issuance of the €500 will be stopped around the end […]

#BEST: XXXV General Assembly of Board of European Students of Technology

#BEST: XXXV General Assembly of Board of European Students of Technology

The General Assembly is the biggest and the most important event Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) organizes. The main purpose is to bring together the whole international organization and its European partners to discuss on different topics regarding the work of BEST. The emphasis of the event is on analysing and developing the […]

#Tobacco: Court defends EU directive on tobacco products

#Tobacco: Court defends EU directive on tobacco products

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today (4 May) ruled against Poland, Romania, Philip Morris and others on the future EU-wide prohibition on menthol cigarettes, the standardisation of cigarette packaging, and the special rules for electronic cigarettes are lawful. The Court’s decisions were in response to three cases that concerned the EU Tobacco Products Directive. Menthol flavoured […]

#ECYP2016: And the 2016 Charlemagne Youth Prize goes to…

#ECYP2016: And the 2016 Charlemagne Youth Prize goes to…

About the prize The European Charlemagne Youth Prize aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. It is awarded every year by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. Representatives of the 28 national winning projects were […]

#EuropeDay: European Parliament open days

#EuropeDay: European Parliament open days

On Sunday 8 May in Strasbourg and on Saturday 28 May in Brussels, the European Parliament and other EU institutions will open their doors to the general public, a unique opportunity to discover the diversity of Europe in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. The events mark the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 9 May […]

#Kazakhstan could be ‘model’ for Europe in fight against terrorism

#Kazakhstan could be ‘model’ for Europe in fight against terrorism

Kazakhstan could become a “model” for Europe in its fight against terrorism and Islamic radicalization, a meeting was told. The event, to mark the country’s 25th independence,was told that Kazakhstan has successfully integrated people from different ethnic backgrounds and religions. According to the Assembly of the Western European Union (WEU), a Paris-based western defensive alliance, […]

#Health: Genetic testing not yet perfect – but its benefits are real

#Health: Genetic testing not yet perfect – but its benefits are real

In the fast-moving world of science, especially in medicine, genetic testing is seen by many to have a high potential value, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Over in the United States, President Obama began a $215 million precision medicine initiative early in 2015, defined it as an approach that […]

#BrusselsAttacks: ‘Adapting a new way to protect passengers in an airport doesn’t happen in one day,’ says former security head of Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport

#BrusselsAttacks: ‘Adapting a new way to protect passengers in an airport doesn’t happen in one day,’ says former security head of Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport

  “I hope that Belgian authorities are taking precautions in order to protect the passengers who are waiting in queues outside the terminal of Brussels,” said Pini Schiff an Israeli expert of airport security, writes Yossi Lempkowicz, senior media advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA). Thousands of travellers queued for hours on Monday  and some […]

#MMM4Health: ‘Mothers and Health’ conference

#MMM4Health: ‘Mothers and Health’ conference

Make Mothers Matter celebrated International Women’s Day 2016 by organizing a conference on ‘Mothers and Health’ on the 7-8 March at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. Nearly 150 participants from EU institutions, UN agencies, academia and NGOs from all over the world gathered to discuss the challenges and good practices, showing how mothers can be changemakers to promote a […]

#Magnitsky: Leaders of European Parliament call on Mogherini to impose EU-wide Magnitsky sanctions in wake of anti-Magnitsky event held in Brussels

#Magnitsky: Leaders of European Parliament call on Mogherini to impose EU-wide Magnitsky sanctions in wake of anti-Magnitsky event held in Brussels

Following the anti-Magnitsky event held at the European parliament last Wednesday (27 April), and attended by Russians included on European Parliament’s sanctions list, leading members of the European Parliament have called on Federica Mogherini, EU’s foreign affairs chief, to implement Magnitsky sanctions in Europe. The call on Federica Mogherini, in charge of EU’s foreign policy, […]

#Health: ‘Patients’ rights have no borders’

#Health: ‘Patients’ rights have no borders’

A European communication campaign on patients’ rights in cross-border health care has begun in 14 member states. The initiative is promoted by Active Citizenship Network, the EU branch of the Italian NGO Cittadinanzattiva, and it was officially presented to the EU Institutions at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was hosted by the MEP David Borrelli, […]

#eWTP: Electronic World Trade Platform set to become key policy recommendation for G20

#eWTP: Electronic World Trade Platform set to become key policy recommendation for G20

300 business representatives of the G20 countries met last 17 April at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC. This meeting, coinciding with the annual Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, was the first B20 China Joint Taskforce Meeting. ChinaEU is honored to be a member of B20, […]

#Kazakhstan: Celebrating 25 years of independence

#Kazakhstan: Celebrating 25 years of independence

The Republic of Kazakhstan has a reason to celebrate: in 2016 it is the former Soviet country’s 25th anniversary of independence, writes Judith Mischke. “And we’ve not wasted the past 25 years”, said Almaz Khamzaev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan (pictured) at a celebration event in Brussels on 3 May 2016. “We’ve worked very […]

#OdessaTragedy relatives speak of their hopes for Ukraine reconciliation

#OdessaTragedy relatives speak of their hopes for Ukraine reconciliation

Relatives of some of the victims of a bloodbath that cost the lives of scores of people in the Ukraine port city of Odessa two years ago have spoken of their hopes of eventual reconciliation between the two sides in the country’s bitter conflict. Speaking on the second anniversary of the so-called Odessa Tragedy on […]

#PanamaPapers: Hackers, activists and open data fans. Transparency International needs you!

#PanamaPapers: Hackers, activists and open data fans. Transparency International needs you!

The Panama Papers leak on 3 April was the largest data dump in history, revealing some of the dodgy deals and corrupt practices of the rich and the powerful. From the oil company which used Mossack Fonseca’s services to avoid paying $400 million dollars in tax to Uganda, to the Azerbaijani President’s extensive control over […]

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