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Commission presents first reflections on building a strong #SocialEurope for just transitions

Commission presents first reflections on building a strong #SocialEurope for just transitions

| January 17, 2020

The Commission has presented a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on the challenges and opportunities of today, proposing action at EU level for the months to come, and seeking feedback on further action at all levels in the area of employment […]

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Jordan’s #KingAbdullahII addresses MEPs

Jordan’s #KingAbdullahII addresses MEPs

| January 17, 2020

The King of Jordan addressing the Parliament  The King of Jordan underlined the importance of peace in the Middle East during an address to MEPs in Strasbourg on Wednesday 15 January. “What happens in the Middle East has a way of making itself felt everywhere around the world,” said Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein, speaking about […]

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Transforming the #GlobalFoodSystem one byte at a time

Transforming the #GlobalFoodSystem one byte at a time

| January 17, 2020

Few areas of our lives remain untouched by new, emerging technologies and growing levels of digitalization, writes Benjamin Addom, Team Leader, ICTs for Agriculture, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA). The way we work, travel, interact and access public services have all been transformed by smart devices, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), […]

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#Huawei – 2020 ‘make or break’ for EU #5G leadership

#Huawei – 2020 ‘make or break’ for EU #5G leadership

| January 17, 2020

2020 will see 5G gather speed across Europe. For successful deployment, an inclusive and facts-based approach will be key, finds a debate held in Brussels. “As Europe is set to take the decisive steps towards deploying 5G this year, there is an urgent need for action: achieving 5G leadership will require strengthened trust, global collaboration […]

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#EUEcodesign and energy labels improving #EnergyEfficiency, say auditors

#EUEcodesign and energy labels improving #EnergyEfficiency, say auditors

| January 16, 2020

EU action on ecodesign and energy labelling has contributed to greater energy efficiency, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. However, there were significant delays in the regulatory process and the impact of the policy risked being overestimated. In addition, non-compliance with the regulation by manufacturers and retailers remains a significant issue, say the […]

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#Brexit – MEPs concerned about citizens’ rights

#Brexit – MEPs concerned about citizens’ rights

| January 16, 2020

MEPs are concerned over EU and UK citizens’ rights, including freedom of movement© Shutterstock.com/1000 Words  Parliament highlights that assurances are needed on the protection of citizens’ rights to ensure its consent to the Withdrawal Agreement. In a resolution adopted on Wednesday (15 January), MEPs take stock of citizens’ rights in the context of Brexit and […]

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Europe’s one trillion euro #ClimateFinancePlan

Europe’s one trillion euro #ClimateFinancePlan

| January 16, 2020

© Shutterstock.com/Franco Lucato  Find out how Europe wants to fund projects to tackle climate change and support regions that are most affected by the transition to a green economy. Just over a month after the presentation of the European Green Deal, the European Commission presented a detailed proposal on how to finance it. The European Green […]

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