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29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

Kazakhstan has chosen August 29 for the opening ceremony of the first Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank), being established in Kazakhstan under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). August 29 also marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests as designated by the United Nations and this year on that day it […]

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

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EU launches new humanitarian programme for the integration and accommodation of #refugees in #Greece

EU launches new humanitarian programme for the integration and accommodation of #refugees in #Greece

The European Commission has today (27 July) announced a new wave of emergency support projects to help refugees in Greece worth €209 million. This includes the launch of the flagship ‘Emergency Support To Integration & Accommodation’ (ESTIA) programme to help refugees and their families rent urban accommodation and provide them with cash assistance. This marks […]

#Security: EU driving work to share information, combat terrorist financing and protect Europeans online

#Security: EU driving work to share information, combat terrorist financing and protect Europeans online

Based on a comprehensive assessment of EU security policy since 2001, the report also highlights the remaining gaps and challenges to be addressed. Incomplete implementation of existing policies remains a challenge, as do evolving threats such as radicalisation and cybercrime — which may require changes to existing instruments. Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris […]

With 20 months until #Brexit, UK orders year-long EU #migration study

With 20 months until #Brexit, UK orders year-long EU #migration study

Britain ordered a year-long study of EU migration on Thursday (27 July) to help it design a post-Brexit immigration system that is due to come into force just six months after the report is completed, writes William James. EU citizens’ freedom to live and work in Britain will end as soon as it leaves the […]

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
EU’s top negotiator warns of possible delays to #Brexit talks

EU’s top negotiator warns of possible delays to #Brexit talks

Talks between Britain an the European Union on their future relationship are now less likely to start in October, the EU’s top negotiator has said, because of lack of progress on Brexit divorce issues so far, EU officials said, write Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska. The EU’s top Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (pictured) on Wednesday […]

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
European #airline passengers face huge delays this summer

European #airline passengers face huge delays this summer

Thousands of flights recently had to be delayed because EU border controls are significantly understaffed to comply with tightened immigration checks — some passengers even missed their flights. During this busy summer travel season, airline travellers have become victims of the disproportionate impact that the implementation of a new EU Regulation is having on the […]

#EIB: Werner Hoyer re-appointed as president of the European Investment Bank Group

#EIB: Werner Hoyer re-appointed as president of the European Investment Bank Group

President Werner Hoyer is going to lead the European Investment Bank (EIB) for another six-year term, starting on 1 January 2018. He was reappointed today (27 July) by the Board of Governors of the EIB, consisting of the Economy and Finance ministers of the 28 EU member states. Werner Hoyer started his tenure as president […]

#INCSEA: Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas

#INCSEA: Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas

Delegations representing the US and Russian Navies held the annual Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA) discussions on 25 July at Newport, Rhode Island USA. These important annual reviews are a professional discussion of the agreement in place to prevent incidents at sea between US and Russian ships and aircraft. Recent Russian […]

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
EU #migrant crisis: #Austria can deport #asylum-seekers, court says

EU #migrant crisis: #Austria can deport #asylum-seekers, court says

The EU’s top court has ruled that a law requiring refugees to seek asylum in the first country they reach applies even in exceptional circumstances. The case, brought by Austria and Slovenia, could affect the future of several hundred people who arrived during the migrant crisis of 2015-16. The ruling concerns two Afghan families and […]

Brussels issues warning to #Poland

Brussels issues warning to #Poland

The Commission substantiates its grave concerns on the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland in a Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities. In the Commission’s assessment, this reform amplifies the systemic threat to the rule of law in Poland already identified in the rule of law procedure started by the Commission […]

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Migration: Record month for relocations from #Italy and #Greece

#Migration: Record month for relocations from #Italy and #Greece

Today (26 July), the European Commission has adopted its 14th progress report on relocation of asylum seekers within the EU and resettlement of refugees from outside the EU. With relocations reaching record levels in June (with over 2,000 relocated from Greece and almost 1,000 from Italy) and almost all member states pledging and transferring regularly, […]

#Digital revolution requires companies to adapt

#Digital revolution requires companies to adapt

The labour market of the future will look for workers with digital and entrepreneurial skills and will also seek creativity. As a result of digitalization, work organization is characterised by increased flexibility, affecting when, where and how tasks are performed.  These are just some of the key conclusions of the recently published study entitled “Impact […]

#Brexit steering group: Progress ‘will have to be made sooner rather than later’

#Brexit steering group: Progress ‘will have to be made sooner rather than later’

The Brexit Steering group met Michel Barnier, EU negotiator for Brexit on Tuesday 25 July and issued this common statement after the 2nd round of negotiations between the EU and the UK. “Last week was the first real round of Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.  It was an opportunity for […]

EU and #Egypt agree framework for co-operation in coming years

EU and #Egypt agree framework for co-operation in coming years

The European Union and Egypt have pledged to work together to develop the country’s economy, promote stability, counter extremism and manage migrant flows. EU-Egypt association Council approved on Tuesday (25 July) the Egyptian-European partnership priorities for the coming three years. The partnership’s priorities aim to address common challenges، promote mutual interests and ensure long-term stability […]

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
The #gas battle splitting the US, Russia and Europe

The #gas battle splitting the US, Russia and Europe

  First, it was America against Russia, then Europe against Russia, then Europe against Europe. The saga around Gazprom’s 866 km, €9.5 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline running directly from Russia to Germany has become a geopolitical dance threatening a new cold war not only between the US and Putin but between members of the […]

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

Kazakhstan has chosen August 29 for the opening ceremony of the first Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank), being established in Kazakhstan under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). August 29 also marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests as designated by the United Nations and this year on that day it […]

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

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