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EU consumers set to benefit from safer #OnlineShopping and a wider range of #PaymentServices

EU consumers set to benefit from safer #OnlineShopping and a wider range of #PaymentServices

| September 16, 2019

New EU rules now apply that will make it easier and safer for consumers to pay for goods and services online and to manage their personal finances. European consumers will also get better protection against online fraud, and better access to more innovative forms of online and mobile payments. Over time, the new rules will […]

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Third #EUWesternBalkansMediaDays – EU reaffirms comprehensive support to media freedom in the region

Third #EUWesternBalkansMediaDays – EU reaffirms comprehensive support to media freedom in the region

| September 16, 2019

At the third EU-Western Balkans Media Days taking place from 12-13 September in Podgorica, Montenegro, the European Commission confirmed its support to the region with new initiatives focusing on media accountability, literacy and governance, judicial expertise on freedom of expression and promotion of reconciliation and regional cooperation. This is part of the EU’s firm support to […]

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#Poland – €676 million worth of EU investments in better rails and roads

#Poland – €676 million worth of EU investments in better rails and roads

| September 16, 2019

The European Commission adopted three major Cohesion Policy projects, modernising the Polish rail and road network and increasing travel safety while reducing costs and travel time. This €676 million investment package includes: €487m to modernize the country’s railway communication system and align it on European standards, €117m to upgrade Silesia’s railway services, including a new […]

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#EAPM – Commissioners (and Boris) to get their day in ‘court’

#EAPM – Commissioners (and Boris) to get their day in ‘court’

| September 13, 2019

While the British government awaits a UK Supreme Court ruling over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson misled the Queen over the proroguing of Parliament, the Ursula von der Leyen team of would-be Commissioners await their turn for a grilling by MEPs, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. The European Parliament currently plans to […]

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#Erasmus+ – EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

#Erasmus+ – EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

| September 13, 2019

The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech in September 2018 to have supported 35,000 African students and […]

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#Vaccination – European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of #Vaccines

#Vaccination – European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of #Vaccines

| September 13, 2019

                                On 12 September, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread […]

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#Eurogroup and informal #ECOFIN meetings, 13 and 14 September

#Eurogroup and informal #ECOFIN meetings, 13 and 14 September

| September 12, 2019

Vice President Dombrovskis will represent the Commission at this week’s Eurogroup and informal ECOFIN meetings taking place in Helsinki, Finland. During the Eurogroup meeting, euro area finance ministers will hold a thematic discussion on the quality of public finances and exchange views on initiatives to boost the transparency of the Eurogroup. The Commission and the ECB […]

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