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#StateAid – Commission approves €380 million German rescue aid to #Condor

#StateAid – Commission approves €380 million German rescue aid to #Condor

| October 15, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, Germany’s plans to grant a temporary €380 million loan to charter airline Condor. The measure will contribute to ensuring the orderly continuation of air transport services and avoid disruptions for passengers, without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market. On 25 September 2019, Germany notified […]

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#JunckerPlan supports energy solutions company in #Spain and energy-efficient social housing in #Germany

#JunckerPlan supports energy solutions company in #Spain and energy-efficient social housing in #Germany

| October 15, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has signed two agreements under the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments. The EIB is providing real estate company Vivawest with €300 million to build around 2,300 energy-efficient homes across North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. Almost a fifth of these homes will be for social and affordable housing. Vivawest will […]

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Hohlmeier: Fighting #ClimateChange is priority for the EU’s 2020 budget

Hohlmeier: Fighting #ClimateChange is priority for the EU’s 2020 budget

| October 15, 2019

Monika Hohlmeier  The EU’s budget for 2020 should include more climate action funding and higher investment in sustainable technologies, according to Monika Hohlmeier, Parliament’s budget negotiator. The Parliament will vote on its position for next year’s budget on 23 October. German EPP member Monika Hohlmeier, chair of the budgetary control committee, talks about her budget proposals: […]

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#Copyright – Dialogue between platforms and rights holders starts tomorrow

#Copyright – Dialogue between platforms and rights holders starts tomorrow

| October 15, 2019

The first meeting of the stakeholder dialogue on the application of Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on the use of protected content by online content-sharing service providers will take place tomorrow in Brussels. The stakeholders will discuss best practices on how content-sharing platforms and service providers should cooperate with […]

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A question of trust: British pollsters battle to call looming #UKElection

A question of trust: British pollsters battle to call looming #UKElection

| October 15, 2019

British pollsters have a big problem to solve as the country heads towards an election: Brexit has scrambled traditional political allegiances and they say it is harder than ever to know whether voters are telling them the truth, write William James and Kylie MacLellan. Polling companies, many of whom underestimated support for Brexit in the […]

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Plans to keep #EUBudget funding in 2020 in event of no-deal #Brexit

Plans to keep #EUBudget funding in 2020 in event of no-deal #Brexit

| October 15, 2019

UK Researchers, students and farmers would continue to get EU support in the event of a no-deal Brexit, under provisions adopted by the Budgets Committee on Monday (14 October) The Budget Committee approved a measure to make sure that EU funds for 2019 and 2020 are fully available if the UK leaves the European Union […]

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#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

| October 15, 2019

A Resolution adopted on 14 October by the European Parliament’s Budgets Committee echoes and supports the outcome of the vote of 1365 amendments to the Council’s reading of the 2020 Budget. “Innovation, research and competitiveness are key priorities for next year’s EU Budget. We want more money for Horizon 2020, for research and innovation in […]

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