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#MyMoneyEU: Finance Watch says consumer protection must come first

#MyMoneyEU: Finance Watch says consumer protection must come first

Today (23 March) the European Commission published its Consumer Financial Services Action Plan. Finance Watch, the public interest advocacy group working to make finance serve society, said that consumer protection must come before financial innovation. Finance Watch’s Head of Policy Analysis Frédéric Hache said: “On behalf of financial services end-users, we welcome this package with […]

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#Textile workers: the human cost of cheap clothes

#Textile workers: the human cost of cheap clothes

More than 1,100 workers were killed and 2,500 injured when a building housing several clothes workshops collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, nearly four year ago. The tragedy drew attention to working conditions in the sector. Parliament’s development committee has adopted a report calling for new legislation to ensure that the clothes and textiles we buy are […]

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Europe’s future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

Europe’s future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission will bring Ministers together tomorrow (23 March) to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills will also be discussed. The Digital Day in Rome aims at boosting cooperation between EU member states to better […]

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British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police have made seven arrests and searched six addresses after an attack near parliament which left four people dead and 29 injured, the country’s top anti-terrorism officer said on Thursday (23 March). “We have searched six addresses and made seven arrests. The inquiries in Birmingham and other parts of the country are continuing,” Mark […]

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Statement by European Commission President Juncker on the #LondonAttacks

Statement by European Commission President Juncker on the #LondonAttacks

My thoughts are with London tonight (22 March), with the families of the victims, with the commuters travelling home, with the people across the country and the world trying to get in touch with their loved ones, with the emergency services working courageously tonight, as every other night. Today marks one year since the people […]

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#EAPM: Change is coming – but not all for the best, it seems

#EAPM: Change is coming – but not all for the best, it seems

In the world of health, despite the fact that we’ve been blessed with amazing advances of late – the advent of personalised medicine is just one example – ‘change’ for most citizens seems slow, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. There are discrepancies in availability of the best care for […]

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#Kazakhstan foreign minister informs parliament on Astana’s work on UNSC and priorities in Central Asia

#Kazakhstan foreign minister informs parliament on Astana’s work on UNSC and priorities in Central Asia

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov informed the members of the Mazhilis (lower house) of Parliament about the nation’s priorities as a member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2017-2018, as well as answered their questions on a wide range of issues, during the 13 March so-called government hour, writes Malika Orazgaliyeva. Kazakhstan is […]

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