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#EuropeanElections2019 – It’s time to vote

#EuropeanElections2019 – It’s time to vote

| May 22, 2019

Have your say about who will represent you in the European Parliament for the next five years. Go out and vote! The European elections take place between 23 and 26 May all over the EU, but some EU citizens are already voting by proxy or postal vote. The 751 MEPs elected by you will not […]

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#Huawei reacts to Google ban

#Huawei reacts to Google ban

| May 21, 2019

A top Huawei official has angrily condemned the “unprecedented and extreme” action against his company by the US administration. Speaking in Brussels on Tuesday (21 May), Abraham Liu, Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU Institutions, said Huawei, the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, was “ready to go the extra mile” in order to satisfy ongoing […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves prolongation of Portuguese guarantee scheme on #EIB lending

#StateAid – Commission approves prolongation of Portuguese guarantee scheme on #EIB lending

| May 21, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a prolongation of a Portuguese guarantee scheme on European Investment Bank (EIB) lending until 20 November 2019. The scheme covers state guarantees to banks that guarantee EIB loans granted to companies in Portugal. The Commission found the prolongation of the scheme to be in line […]

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#JunckerFund to mobilize almost €400 billion in investment after new projects approved

#JunckerFund to mobilize almost €400 billion in investment after new projects approved

| May 21, 2019

Following the latest meeting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the Juncker Fund – is now expected to trigger €398.6 billion in investments. As of May 2019, the deals approved under the Juncker Fund amount to €73.8bn in financing and are located in all 28 […]

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European system of #TobaccoTraceability and security features operational

European system of #TobaccoTraceability and security features operational

| May 21, 2019

The European system of tobacco traceability and security features has become operational. The first producers in the EU have requested and received traceability markings for cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco products. This means that consumers will soon see new traceability markings on the packs, together with the required security features. The markings will enable national authorities to track […]

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#Agriculture – Commission publishes overview of EU feed supply

#Agriculture – Commission publishes overview of EU feed supply

| May 21, 2019

The European Commission has published its latest ‘EU Feed Protein Balance Sheet‘, which provides a comprehensive overview of EU feed supply. The publication of this balance sheet is a direct follow-up of the report on the development of plant proteins in the European Union published in November 2018 to reflect on how to further develop their production […]

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#PresidentialDebate – Candidates make their pitch for becoming Commission President

#PresidentialDebate – Candidates make their pitch for becoming Commission President

| May 21, 2019

People from all over Europe watched six candidates for the Commission presidency discuss their visions for the EU. Broadcast by at least 35 channels and more than 60 online platforms, the Presidential Debate – EU Elections 2019 on 15 May was an opportunity to discover where lead candidates stand on a range of issues. The […]

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