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#COP23: Governments ‘falling behind on climate change compensation scheme for developing countries’

#COP23: Governments ‘falling behind on climate change compensation scheme for developing countries’

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A crucial fund to help developing countries cope with the consequences of climate change is being delayed due to EU backtracking on promises to be the driver of climate action, says GUE/NGL. Speaking from the UN climate summit in Bonn, GUE/NGL MEP Estefanía Torres Martínez has warned of a missed opportunity after news that the much-awaited “loss […]

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#EuropeanAgendaonMigration: Consolidating progress made

#EuropeanAgendaonMigration: Consolidating progress made

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over recent years. With the total number of irregular crossings along the main migratory routes having decreased by 63% in 2017, collective efforts to protect the EU’s […]

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#MigrationEU: States need to increase their financial contribution

#MigrationEU: States need to increase their financial contribution

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In preparation for the European Council in December, the Commission and the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini set out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years. The total number of irregular crossings along the main migratory routes has decreased by 63% in 2017 The Commission argue that the […]

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Commission reports on progress in #Bulgaria under Co-operation and Verification Mechanism

Commission reports on progress in #Bulgaria under Co-operation and Verification Mechanism

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission issued on 15 November its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria to meet its commitments on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) set up when the country joined the European Union in 2007. The report looks concretely at the progress […]

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EU and #China strengthen co-operation on education, culture, youth, gender equality and sport

EU and #China strengthen co-operation on education, culture, youth, gender equality and sport

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (pictured) met on 13-14 November 2017 on the occasion of the 4th EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue in Shanghai.  The dialogue was launched in 2012 to build trust and understanding between the peoples of the EU and China. This year’s exchanges focused […]

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#FutureofEurope: President Juncker creates Task Force on ‘doing less more efficiently’

#FutureofEurope: President Juncker creates Task Force on ‘doing less more efficiently’

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 14 November, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) has officially established the ‘Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and ‘Doing Less More Efficiently’. The Task Force will report to the president by 15 July 2018, making recommendations on how to better apply the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, identifying policy areas where work could be […]

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#SustainableFinance: Commission seeks views on how best to encourage sustainable investments

#SustainableFinance: Commission seeks views on how best to encourage sustainable investments

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commission has launched a public consultation on how asset managers and institutional investors could include environmental, social and governance factors when taking decisions. This would help them allocate capital more efficiently by taking into account sustainability risks, rather than merely seeking to maximize short-term financial returns. The consultation follows up on one of the […]

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