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Commissioner #Navracsics starts debate-series for young people to express their views on the future of Europe

Commissioner #Navracsics starts debate-series for young people to express their views on the future of Europe

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is the way forward for Europe? This question will be the main focus of a series of debates involving European citizens – and in particular young people – due to take place across the EU throughout 2016. At the first such event today, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics will launch this second phase of […]

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#EuropeanGreenCapital Ljubljana becomes European Green Capital 2016

#EuropeanGreenCapital Ljubljana becomes European Green Capital 2016

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 9 February, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will officially hand over the title of European Green Capital for 2016 from Bristol to Ljubljana. The European Green Capital Award rewards EU cities’ efforts and commitment to improving the urban environment, boosting awareness of the need for environmental change at the […]

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#Emissions Local MEP to lead on emissions clean-up

#Emissions Local MEP to lead on emissions clean-up

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

West Midlands MEP Daniel Dalton (pictured) will be overseeing the European Parliament’s response to new proposals on type approval of cars in the wake of last year’s emissions scandal. The Commission proposals published at the end of January included measures to strengthen the independence and peer review of testing centres for new cars, a forum […]

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#OrganicProducts European Commission and Colombia to start negotiations on organic products trade

#OrganicProducts European Commission and Colombia to start negotiations on organic products trade

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The government of Colombia and the European Commission announced today (9 February) the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products between the European Union and Colombia. Such an agreement would allow a larger market for organic farmers, a reduced burden for companies and ensure availability of more organic products to […]

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#Safety New safety features to protect EU citizens from falsified medicines

#Safety New safety features to protect EU citizens from falsified medicines

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Safety for medicines will be further reinforced with the introduction of new obligatory features like a unique identifier and an anti-tampering device. Such safety features will protect European citizens against the health threat of falsified medicines, which may contain ingredients, including active ingredients of low quality or in the wrong dosage. The safety features will […]

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#Agriculture: The Commission approves two new Protected Geographical Indications for Italy

#Agriculture: The Commission approves two new Protected Geographical Indications for Italy

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Commission has approved today the addition of two new products to the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs). These are, for Italy, ‘Cappellacci di zucca ferraresi’, fresh pasta filled with cooked butternut squash pulp, grated cheese and nutmeg produced in the Ferrare province, and ‘Mortadella di Prato’ made of a fine mixture of pigmeat, […]

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Q&A on #FemaleGenitalMutilation

Q&A on #FemaleGenitalMutilation

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Female genital mutilation consists of the (partial or complete) removal of the external female genitalia, and the infliction of other injuries to the female genitalia for no medical reasons. The EU contributes to eliminating FGM/C globally. The EU has actively participated in international cooperation to promote the elimination of FGM/C. FGM/C is included in human […]

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