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#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (25 May) Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission and Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, meet Donald Trump, president of the USA. This is the first meeting between the leaders, writes Catherine Feore. After the meeting, Tusk said that many issues were discussed including […]

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A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU #InternationalRelations

A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU #InternationalRelations

Why has the Commission adopted an EU Strategy for international cultural relations? In a fast-changing, inter-connected world, cultural relations offer a unique opportunity for improving relations with EU partner countries. Culture is a valuable resource to tackle many of the challenges Europe and the world are currently facing – such as the integration of refugees […]

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#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of protesters gathered on the streets Brussels to protest against Trump’s visit to Brussels. The key issues were: gender equality, climate change, LGBT rights and social justice. In this instance, we think “a picture tells a thousand words”, writes Catherine Feore. Amnesty International focused on the refugee ban, with supporters dressed as the iconic […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves Slovak support of €36 million for construction of the national football stadium

#StateAid: Commission approves Slovak support of €36 million for construction of the national football stadium

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules Slovakia’s support for the construction of the national football stadium in Bratislava. The Commission found that the measure will further the promotion of sport and culture while preserving competition in the EU’s Single Market. Slovakia notified the Commission of its plans to grant in total […]

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35 million dirty #Diesels are driving on Europe’s roads today, new research finds

35 million dirty #Diesels are driving on Europe’s roads today, new research finds

More than one-and-a-half years after the dieselgate scandal erupted the number of dirty diesels poisoning the air Europeans breathe keeps growing. New T&E research shows that there are 35 million of these diesel cars and vans driving on Europe’s roads today, six million more than in 2015. These Euro 5 and 6 diesel cars and vans were sold in […]

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Tens of thousands people in Brussels expected to participate in an #Anti-Trump protest

Tens of thousands people in Brussels expected to participate in an #Anti-Trump protest

An anti-Trump protest will take place at 17:00 today (24 May) at Brussels North Station. According to the Facebook event, the participants are expected to be tens of thousands, writes Denitsa Tsekova. The march is named “Trump not welcome’ and is organized by four University of Ghent students in response to Donald Trump’s visit on […]

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#FairTaxation: EU finance ministers agree position to resolve double-taxation disputes

#FairTaxation: EU finance ministers agree position to resolve double-taxation disputes

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (24 May), EU finance ministers have agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes, writes Catherine Feore. “This directive is an important part of our plan for strengthening tax certainty and improving the business environment in Europe,” said Edward Scicluna, Maltese minister for finance – Malta currently holds the Council presidency. Vice-President […]

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