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#StateAid Commission opens in-depth investigation into measures for Spanish postal operator Correos

#StateAid Commission opens in-depth investigation into measures for Spanish postal operator Correos

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether State measures since 2004 in favour of Correos, the publicly-owned Spanish postal operator, were in line with EU State aid rules. The Commission will assess in particular, whether the public funding that Spain granted to Correos has overcompensated the company for carrying out its […]

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#Trade European Commission and Mexico start negotiations on trade of organic products

#Trade European Commission and Mexico start negotiations on trade of organic products

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission and the Government of Mexico announced the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products on 11 February. Commissioner Hogan arrived in Mexico, where he met the Mexican Minister of Agriculture José Calzada, after an official visit in Colombia where an agreement on trade in organic products was […]

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#European112Day Only half of Europeans know emergency number 112: Commission takes action to inform young people

#European112Day Only half of Europeans know emergency number 112: Commission takes action to inform young people

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today, 11 February, is the European 112 Day, a day aimed at raising public awareness of Europe’s emergency number, 112. With this free-to-call number, people across Europe can immediately reach the local police, ambulance or fire services. The 112 number was introduced 25 years ago, yet a survey shows that only 48% of EU citizens […]

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#BurkinaFaso Commissioner Mimica visits Burkina Faso to show solidarity and support to the new Government following the terrorist attacks

#BurkinaFaso Commissioner Mimica visits Burkina Faso to show solidarity and support to the new Government following the terrorist attacks

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

On behalf of the European Commission, International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured) will visit Burkina Faso on 12 February, to welcome the peaceful and successful elections. On behalf of the European Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, will visit Burkina Faso on February 12, to welcome the peaceful and successful […]

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#EuropeanParliament Getting the details right: How Parliament scrutinises how legislation is implemented

#EuropeanParliament Getting the details right: How Parliament scrutinises how legislation is implemented

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

As co-legislator, the European Parliament is fully involved in setting up general rules and making policy choices in areas as diverse as food safety, data protection and the fight against terrorism. How these rules are then put into practice also matters, as technical requirements can make a big difference to Europeans’ everyday lives. That is […]

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#Unemployment Fighting long-term unemployment requires an European response, suggest local and regional leaders

#Unemployment Fighting long-term unemployment requires an European response, suggest local and regional leaders

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Measures at European level are needed to guarantee efficient employment services all across Europe, argues the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in an opinion adopted today (11 February 2016). Proposing actions to tackle long-term unemployment, the opinion drafted by Enrico Rossi (IT/PES), President of the Tuscany Region, also urges for strengthening demand for labour […]

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#Energy Northern Powergrid regional energy investment gets £250m EIB backing

#Energy Northern Powergrid regional energy investment gets £250m EIB backing

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide  £250 million for investment over two years by Northern Powergrid to upgrade electricity distribution infrastructure and reinforce the electricity network to enable a smarter electricity network for 3.9 million homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. Tom Fielden, Northern […]

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