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#CapitalMarketsUnion – High-Level Forum interim report paves the way forward

#CapitalMarketsUnion – High-Level Forum interim report paves the way forward

| February 20, 2020

Today (20 February), the High-Level Forum on Capital Markets Union has published an interim report on the way forward for the Capital Markets Union (CMU). The Commission asked a group of 28 high-level capital markets experts from across the EU to review the progress that has been made since the Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action […]

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Regions from frugal member states against budget cutback for #CohesionPolicy

Regions from frugal member states against budget cutback for #CohesionPolicy

| February 20, 2020

Member Regions of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) belonging to member states that are supporting a smaller EU budget for the 2021-2027 financial framework (MFF), have jointly reacted to the draft negotiating box presented by European Council President Charles Michel. The CPMR regions of Bremen (DE), Flevoland (NL), Gotland (SE), Jämtland Härjedalen (SE), […]

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Defending Scotland from a hard #Brexit

Defending Scotland from a hard #Brexit

| February 20, 2020

The UK government’s determination to force through a “destructive and damaging hard Brexit” means the Scottish government must step up its efforts to defend Scotland’s interests. Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution Michael Russell said those driving UK government Brexit policy were not interested in listening to calls for a softer Brexit and people in Scotland […]

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Encouraging the use of open datasets: 2020 #EUDatathon competition now open

Encouraging the use of open datasets: 2020 #EUDatathon competition now open

| February 20, 2020

On 18 February, the European Commission and the Publications Office of the European Union launched the fourth edition of the ‘EU Datathon‘, a competition that invites people passionate about data to develop new, innovative apps that make good use of the EU’s numerous open datasets. The application process is open until 3 May 2020. The […]

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#Nicosia among top small European cities of the future

#Nicosia among top small European cities of the future

| February 20, 2020

Nicosia has been named as the top small European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle. The capital of Cyprus was also ranked among the ‘Top 10 Small European Cities of the Future for FDI Strategy’, reflecting the island’s increased efforts to attract inward investment. The annual list by FDI magazine, published by […]

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#EESC and #ILO to intensify co-operation on constructing the future of work tailored to our values

#EESC and #ILO to intensify co-operation on constructing the future of work tailored to our values

| February 20, 2020

On 19 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a debate with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the future of work and the European Pillar of Social Rights, with the purpose of exploring further avenues for co-operation and stepping up efforts to make the rapidly changing world of work fair, decent and […]

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#Lukashenka commitment to Belarusian sovereignty is overstated

#Lukashenka commitment to Belarusian sovereignty is overstated

| February 20, 2020

Although President Lukashenka has recently shown assertiveness in relations with Russia, overall he has done very little to ensure his country’s freedom of action. Ryhor Astapenia Robert Bosch Stiftung Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @ryhorastapenia Putin and Lukashenka play ice hockey in Sochi after a day of talks in February. Photo: Getty […]

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