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EU and Republic of Korea join forces in fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated #IUUFishing

EU and Republic of Korea join forces in fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated #IUUFishing

| October 19, 2018

The EU and the Republic of Korea have pledged to work closely together to fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing with a joint statement signed by Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Republic of Korea Oceans and Fisheries Minister Kim Young-Choon. The signing took place on the eve of a […]

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Commission invests €124 million in #InnovativeProjects

Commission invests €124 million in #InnovativeProjects

| October 19, 2018

The Commission is supporting 38 projects to develop new ideas for radically innovative future technologies. The projects will receive nearly €3 million each for collaborative and inter-disciplinary research into topics ranging from quantum computing, removing space objects from orbit to fighting brain viruses. They have been selected under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot phase, […]

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Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

| October 19, 2018

Four member states hit by natural disasters in 2017 – Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria – will shortly receive a total amount of €34 million of aid from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF), following approval of the Commission’s proposal by Parliament and Council. Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu (pictured) said: “We had promised not to […]

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#ASEM Summit – Meeting of 54 leaders from Asia and Europe gets under way in Brussels

#ASEM Summit – Meeting of 54 leaders from Asia and Europe gets under way in Brussels

| October 19, 2018

The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit began yesterday evening (18 October) in Brussels, with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Council President Donald Tusk representing the European Union. They are joined by EU High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen for a Summit of 51 countries from across Europe and Asia, in addition […]

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#Poland – Better water and energy infrastructure thanks to EU funds

#Poland – Better water and energy infrastructure thanks to EU funds

| October 18, 2018

Over €94 million from Cohesion Policy funds is invested in two projects for better water and energy infrastructures in Poland. First, €51m from the European Regional Development Fund will help build a gas pipeline between the towns of Tworóg and Tworzeń, in the Śląskie region.  This pipeline is part of the North-South Gas Corridor, a project of […]

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Commission delivers on its pledge to support #Rohingya refugees in #Bangladesh

Commission delivers on its pledge to support #Rohingya refugees in #Bangladesh

| October 18, 2018

The European Union has been providing substantial political, development and humanitarian support in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis from the outset. It has so far made available €65 million in humanitarian assistance. With today’s additional €15 million in support it delivers on its pledge to assist the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The support will deliver on the medium-term development […]

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Commissioners Navracsics and Creţu in #Bulgaria for annual forum of #DanubeStrategy

Commissioners Navracsics and Creţu in #Bulgaria for annual forum of #DanubeStrategy

| October 18, 2018

Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu, are attending the 7th annual forum of the Danube macro-regional strategy today (18 October) in Sofia. This year’s theme is tourism, and how it supports economic growth and territorial cohesion. Ministers in charge of tourism from the Danube region will adopt a joint statement outlining their […]

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