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#Greece: The Investment Plan for Europe comes to Greece

#Greece: The Investment Plan for Europe comes to Greece

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen is in Athens on 18 April to mark the approval of the first project in Greece to benefit from the Investment Plan for Europe. The industrial company will use the financing for research and development and establishing new product lines in manufacturing. During his visit, Katainen, who is responsible for Jobs, […]

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#Plenary: European Parliament discussed PNR, Turkey, data protection and Panama papers in Strasbourg

#Plenary: European Parliament discussed PNR, Turkey, data protection and Panama papers in Strasbourg

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs adopted an agreement on the sharing of passenger name records to help fight terrorism and debated counterterrorism measures during an eventful plenary session in Strasbourg last week (11-15 April). They also debate revelations about the Panama papers showing how shell companies are being used to avoid paying taxes as well as the migration agreement […]

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#UKExport: MEP and Chamber of Commerce in a partnership to cut red tape

#UKExport: MEP and Chamber of Commerce in a partnership to cut red tape

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

British MEP Daniel Dalton is helping businesses in Birmingham to tackle burdensome red tape on UK export.  Daniel Dalton MEP and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) are asking businesses what rules and regulations hinder them particularly when it comes to exporting. This week (18-22 April) is the UK’s Exporting is GREAT week. Dalton is promising […]

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#Caribbean: Stakeholders set path for establishment of regional creative industries body

#Caribbean: Stakeholders set path for establishment of regional creative industries body

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Caribbean is renowned worldwide for its creative culture, including music, folklore, crafts, festivals and carnivals. Despite making some progress in developing the cultural and creative sectors, the Region has lagged in translating its creativity into substantial economic gains. This reality prompted the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government at their 26th Intercessional meeting held […]

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#Israel’s first Muslim Arab deputy police commissioner

#Israel’s first Muslim Arab deputy police commissioner

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jamal Hakroush became this week the first Muslim Arab Deputy Commissioner in Israel’s police force, heading a special division to fight crime in Israel’s Arab communities. As Deputy Commissioner, one rank below the national police chief, he is now the highest-ranking Arab in the force. At least one Druze officer has held the same rank. […]

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#BrusselsAttacks: Belgium transport minister resigns

#BrusselsAttacks: Belgium transport minister resigns

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Belgian transport minister Jacqueline Galant has resigned over accusations she ignored lapses in security at Brussels airport before the attacks of 22 March. Galant, member of the Mouvement Réformateur (MR), resigned following accusation from both oppositions and press that she knew about the security problems of the airport since at least January 2015. Apparently she and […]

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#FightingPoverty: MEPs urge to cut heating bills to help disadvantaged families

#FightingPoverty: MEPs urge to cut heating bills to help disadvantaged families

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Member states should declare a moratorium on winter heating disconnections, so that no household can be cut off from energy in the cold. Poor households spend the largest share of their income on food, housing and utilities. According to EU statistics on income and living conditions 10% of citizens had arrears on utility bills in […]

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