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Commission welcomes agreement on stricter rules on #EUPoliticalPartyFunding

Commission welcomes agreement on stricter rules on #EUPoliticalPartyFunding

| January 17, 2019

The European Parliament and the member states have reached provisional agreement to tighten the rules on European political party funding.   The amendment to the Regulation on funding of European political parties was part of a series of measures proposed by President Juncker in his 2018 State of the Union speech to secure free and fair […]

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EU increases its #HumanitarianAssistance – Record budget adopted for 2019

EU increases its #HumanitarianAssistance – Record budget adopted for 2019

| January 17, 2019

As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019. From long-lasting conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to the growing impact of climate change worldwide, humanitarian crises are worsening and conflict threatens aid delivery to those most in […]

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#StateOfTheUnion –  European Commission proposes measures for securing free and fair European elections

#StateOfTheUnion – European Commission proposes measures for securing free and fair European elections

| January 16, 2019

On 12 September 2018, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “We must protect our free and fair elections. This is why the Commission is today proposing new rules to better protect our democratic processes from manipulation by third countries or private interests.” To help make sure that […]

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#Brexit – Statement by President Juncker on outcome of ‘Meaningful Vote’ in United Kingdom House of Commons

#Brexit – Statement by President Juncker on outcome of ‘Meaningful Vote’ in United Kingdom House of Commons

| January 16, 2019

“I take note with regret of the outcome of the vote in the House of Commons this evening. “On the EU side, the process of ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement continues. “The Withdrawal Agreement is a fair compromise and the best possible deal. It reduces the damage caused by Brexit for citizens and businesses across […]

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#EasternPartnership – #TEN-T Investment Action Plan of €13 billion for better connectivity with the EU and stronger growth in the region

#EasternPartnership – #TEN-T Investment Action Plan of €13 billion for better connectivity with the EU and stronger growth in the region

| January 16, 2019

The European Commission together with the World Bank have developed a new Indicative trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Investment Action Plan that identifies priority projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Together, these almost 100 projects amount to an investment of almost €13 billion up to 2030 and foresee a total of 4,800 kilometres of road and rail, […]

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#eu2019ro – ‘We have fulfilled all the conditions for Schengen membership’ Teodorovici

#eu2019ro – ‘We have fulfilled all the conditions for Schengen membership’ Teodorovici

| January 15, 2019

Today (15 January) MEPs meeting in Strasbourg discussed the priorities of the incoming Romanian Presidency of the European Council. This is the first time that Romania – which joined the EU in 2007 – will hold the Presidency. We asked Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici about the next six months of what will be an unusual […]

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European Commission launches public consultation on EU rules guaranteeing #EqualPay between men and women

European Commission launches public consultation on EU rules guaranteeing #EqualPay between men and women

| January 15, 2019

The European Commission is launching a public consultation to gather information on the impact of EU rules on equal pay. The principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ is enshrined in the EU’s Treaties, and EU law prohibits direct and indirect discrimination on the grounds of sex. The public consultation will gather input from citizens, […]

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