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UK to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland, Wales after #Brexit transition

UK to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland, Wales after #Brexit transition

| July 13, 2020

The British government is planning to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland and Wales when the Brexit transition ends, the Financial Times reported on Sunday (12 July), writes Sabahatjahan Contractor. The state aid proposal, which would give legal powers to Westminster to control policies for the entire UK, is expected to appear in […]

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Britain to spend £705 million on #EUBorderInfrastructure

Britain to spend £705 million on #EUBorderInfrastructure

| July 13, 2020

Britain will spend £705 million on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove (pictured) said on Sunday (12 July), writes Paul Sandle. The funding includes £470m to build port and inland infrastructure, including in the south-east […]

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‘Let’s get going’: UK tells businesses to prepare for #Brexit crunch

‘Let’s get going’: UK tells businesses to prepare for #Brexit crunch

| July 13, 2020

Britain is urging businesses and individuals to prepare for the 31 December end of the Brexit transition period with an information campaign titled: “The UK’s new start: let’s get going,” writes Paul Sandle. “At the end of this year we are leaving the single market and Customs Union regardless of the type of agreement we […]

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#EAPM – Cancer risks in COVID, matters of the heart, EU4Health funding

#EAPM – Cancer risks in COVID, matters of the heart, EU4Health funding

| July 10, 2020

Warm greetings health colleagues and, as the world slowly but surely emerges from lockdown restrictions and the weekend fast approaches, here is the latest update from the European Alliance for Personalised (EAPM), writes EAPM Executive Director Denis Horgan. Global conference 14 July On Tuesday (14 July), our Global Conference will take place. It’s entitled ‘Forward […]

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#CohesionPolicy – Portugal’s important suburban train line modernized

#CohesionPolicy – Portugal’s important suburban train line modernized

| July 10, 2020

The European Commission has approved €50 million of financing from the Cohesion Fund to modernize the 25 km-rail line between Lisbon and Cascais, a very important suburban line serving tens of thousands of commuters daily. Works include installing new electrical infrastructure, signalling and control systems aiming at making train journeys safer and more energy efficient. […]

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#EUCitizenship – New survey shows EU citizens are more aware of their rights

#EUCitizenship – New survey shows EU citizens are more aware of their rights

| July 10, 2020

A new Eurobarometer survey on EU Citizenship and Democracy released on 9 July by the European Commission shows that a vast majority of Europeans (91%) are familiar with the term “citizen of the European Union”. This is the highest level of awareness yet since 2007 and a steady increase from 87% recorded in 2015. Most Europeans […]

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MEPs want the EU to play a stronger role in improving public health

MEPs want the EU to play a stronger role in improving public health

| July 10, 2020

MEPs want stronger EU tools to deal with health emergencies such as COVID-19© EUEP-DLL  In a debate on the EU’s future public health strategy, MEPs said COVID-19 has shown that the EU needs stronger tools to deal with health emergencies. In the plenary debate with Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and the Council, preceding Friday’s (10 […]

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