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UAE redeploys troops in #Yemen in bid to assist UN peace efforts

UAE redeploys troops in #Yemen in bid to assist UN peace efforts

| July 16, 2019

The decision taken by the United Arab Emirates to re-deploy its forces in Yemen has prompted widespread coverage and speculation over recent weeks, writes Graham Paul. While many journalists and keen observers have been quick to jump to conclusions about the move, one key determiner appears to have been overlooked, that the redeployment was motivated […]

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Debate and vote on #UrsulaVonDerLeyen nomination to take place today

Debate and vote on #UrsulaVonDerLeyen nomination to take place today

| July 15, 2019

If elected by MEPs today (16 July) at 18h, Ursula von der Leyen will be set to become President of the European Commission for the next five years. At 9h, she will take the floor in Parliament’s plenarysession in Strasbourg to outline her vision and plans as Commission President, followed by a debate with MEPs […]

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#Competition –  European Commission publishes 2018 Report on Competition Policy

#Competition – European Commission publishes 2018 Report on Competition Policy

| July 15, 2019

The European Commission has today (15 July) published the Report on Competition Policy for 2018, presenting its most important policy and legislative initiatives, as well as key decisions adopted last year. The 2018 report stresses how fostering a competitive internal market benefits both EU consumers and companies, with a focus on the effectiveness of competition enforcement, challenges […]

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#JunckerPlan – €800 million for innovative small and medium-sized businesses in eleven countries

#JunckerPlan – €800 million for innovative small and medium-sized businesses in eleven countries

| July 15, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and ProCredit Group are providing €800 million to innovative small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core element of the Investment Plan for Europe, or “Juncker Plan”, and the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility. The financing will target companies using new technologies and producing new products […]

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European Union presents EU progress on #SustainableDevelopmentGoals at UN High Level Political Forum in New York

European Union presents EU progress on #SustainableDevelopmentGoals at UN High Level Political Forum in New York

| July 15, 2019

International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured) and Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella are attending the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development this week, to present the EU’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals – both within the European Union and internationally.  A detailed review of progress will be presented at the main EU side-event co-hosted with Finland on Thursday 18 […]

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New European Commission President needs to address #Racism

New European Commission President needs to address #Racism

| July 15, 2019

Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the nominated president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on 16 July, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) highlights the need for urgent action to combat racism in the European Union.   Karen Taylor, chairwoman of the European Network Against Racism, said: “In a time of rising racist violence, […]

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#Oceana denounces potential cases of illegal, unreported and poorly regulated fishing across the Mediterranean Sea

#Oceana denounces potential cases of illegal, unreported and poorly regulated fishing across the Mediterranean Sea

| July 15, 2019

Analysis of satellite signals in the world’s most overfished sea reveals over 28 thousand hours of apparent fishing inside protected areas throughout 2018.  Oceana has unveiled potential cases of illegal, unreported and poorly regulated fishing in the waters of the Mediterranean – the world’s most overfished sea (80% of fish stocks). The findings from this analysis will be submitted […]

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