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#WorldTuberculosisDay – While the number of cases decreases in Europe, awareness and prevention are still needed

#WorldTuberculosisDay – While the number of cases decreases in Europe, awareness and prevention are still needed

| March 25, 2019

On World Tuberculosis Day, which took place on Sunday 24 March, the European Commission aimed to raise awareness about the burden and prevention of tuberculosis as well as to mobilize efforts in the fight against the disease. Although every hour 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis in Europe, overall, the decrease in tuberculosis cases observed […]

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EU channels further support for #Mozambique following #CycloneIdai 

EU channels further support for #Mozambique following #CycloneIdai 

| March 25, 2019

At the request of Mozambique, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to help those affected by the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai.  Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “Mozambique is not alone in these difficult times. More EU support is on its way. We are working 24/7 to deliver essential supplies and save lives. […]

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Keep #NigelFarage out: Weber wants no EU vote in UK

Keep #NigelFarage out: Weber wants no EU vote in UK

| March 25, 2019

Europeans don’t want Britons to vote in May’s EU parliamentary election, the lead candidate for the centre-right said on Friday, in part because Nigel Farage and other British eurosceptics would disrupt the Union, writes Alastair Macdonald. Speaking to Reuters after EU leaders agreed with Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain would elect its own members to […]

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Could an #EUGreenCard ring-fence citizens’ rights post #Brexit?

Could an #EUGreenCard ring-fence citizens’ rights post #Brexit?

| March 25, 2019

MEPs from the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament last week held a hearing to discuss a proposal to rign fence the status and the rights of EU-27 citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe post Brexit, writes New Europeans founder Roger Casale,  I first drew up the proposal to introduce an #EUGreen Card […]

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#CO2Emissions from cars: Facts and figures

#CO2Emissions from cars: Facts and figures

| March 25, 2019

Ever wondered how much CO2 is emitted by cars or whether electric vehicles really are a cleaner alternative? Check out these infographics to find out. Transport is responsible for nearly 30% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions, of which 72% comes from road transportation. As part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, the EU has set […]

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#Kazakhstan – Ruling family is prepared for succession

#Kazakhstan – Ruling family is prepared for succession

| March 22, 2019

Nursultan Nazarbayev’s time as President has come to an end, but his family will continue to hold the keys to power in Kazakhstan. At 78 years of age, Nazarbayev has finally stepped down. The timing of his resignation may have come as a surprise, but his departure was not unexpected. Many predicted that he would not […]

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#EESC plenary provides European platform for successful #ECI promoters

#EESC plenary provides European platform for successful #ECI promoters

| March 22, 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomed the promoters of the STOP EXTREMISM European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) at its 21 March plenary held in Brussels, providing them with a platform at EU level to present the goal of their initiative and their concerns about extremism. Luca Jahier, EESC president, welcomed Sebastian Reimer and Michael Laubsch, two of […]

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