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Commissioner Navracsics hosts second #EuropeanEducationSummit 

Commissioner Navracsics hosts second #EuropeanEducationSummit 

| August 21, 2019

On 26 September, the second European Education Summit will take place in Brussels. The one-day event will be hosted by Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics. This second edition will focus on the teaching profession – which has a key role to play in building a true European Education Area by 2025. Discussions […]

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One year anniversary of #Greece successfully concluding stability support programme

One year anniversary of #Greece successfully concluding stability support programme

| August 21, 2019

20 August marked one year since Greece successfully concluded its European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme. The 3-year stability support programme took a coordinated approach to tackling long-standing and deep-rooted structural issues that contributed to Greece experiencing an economic crisis and losing access to financial markets. In total, Greece’s European partners provided €61.9 billion […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €60 million public support for broadband network project in the #Carinthia region in Austria

#StateAid – Commission approves €60 million public support for broadband network project in the #Carinthia region in Austria

| August 21, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, €60 million of public support for the deployment and maintenance of infrastructure necessary for the roll-out of ultrafast broadband internet in remote rural areas of the Carinthia region in Austria. The beneficiary of the aid is a newly established company owned by the state of […]

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Trump and Johnson discuss #Brexit and economic issues in call

Trump and Johnson discuss #Brexit and economic issues in call

| August 21, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump (pictured) discussed Brexit and a US-Britain free trade deal during a phone call on Monday (19 August) ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend, write Kylie MacLellan and David Alexander. “Great discussion with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson today. We talked about Brexit and […]

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Finnish PM tells Johnson that EU won’t reopen #Brexit deal

Finnish PM tells Johnson that EU won’t reopen #Brexit deal

| August 21, 2019

Finland’s Prime Minister Antti Rinne told his British counterpart Boris Johnson that the European Union would not renegotiate the Brexit deal, a spokesman for Rinne said on Tuesday (20 August), writes Gabriela Baczynska. Finland holds the EU’s rotating presidency and Johnson is making a renewed push to persuade the bloc to revisit the divorce treaty. […]

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#CleanArcticAlliance calls on Nordic prime ministers to support ban on heavy fuel oil #HFO

#CleanArcticAlliance calls on Nordic prime ministers to support ban on heavy fuel oil #HFO

| August 21, 2019

Clean Arctic Alliance’s Lead Advisor, Dr Sian Prior and Árni Finnsson from the Iceland Nature Conservation Association called on the Nordic prime ministers and the German Federal Chancellor to support the call for a ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic at their gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland on 20 August. “We urgently need a […]

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EU’s Tusk says Johnson letter offered no ‘realistic alternatives’ to #BrexitBackstop

EU’s Tusk says Johnson letter offered no ‘realistic alternatives’ to #BrexitBackstop

| August 21, 2019

European Council President Donald Tusk (pictured) said on Tuesday (20 August) that a letter sent to him by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson included no “realistic alternatives” to the contentious Irish backstop, writes Gabriela Baczynska. “The backstop is an insurance to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland unless and until an alternative […]

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