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#JunckerPlan – €50 million to support youth employment in Spain

#JunckerPlan – €50 million to support youth employment in Spain

| November 21, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Spanish bank Bankia have signed a €50 million agreement to encourage small and medium businesses to hire young unemployed people in Spain. The agreement is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe. This new financing supplements Bankia’s professional training programme. […]

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Young people put forward their ideas for #FutureofEurope

Young people put forward their ideas for #FutureofEurope

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

100 young people from across Europe have presented their concrete ideas on how to give Europe a bright future, following discussions in the context of the New Narrative for Europe initiative. These recommendations came alongside the results of a new Eurobarometer survey, which shows that youth participation in voluntary activities, organizations and elections has increased […]

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#FutureofEurope: President Juncker appoints members to Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality

#FutureofEurope: President Juncker appoints members to Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

On 18 January, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed six members to the ‘Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and ‘Doing Less More Efficiently’ that he announced in September in his State of the Union Address. The Task Force will work under the Chairmanship of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and will report to the President by […]

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EU leaders embrace #MultiSpeedEurope amid tensions

EU leaders embrace #MultiSpeedEurope amid tensions

France, Germany, Italy and Spain have backed the idea of a multi-speed EU, as the 28-nation bloc prepares to mark 60 years since its founding treaty. “Unity does not mean uniformity,” French President Francois Hollande said as he hosted the other leaders in the ornate Versailles Palace near Paris. The EU Commission accepts that projects […]

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#FutureOfThe EU: Work together to defend our common project

#FutureOfThe EU: Work together to defend our common project

EPP Group Vice-Chairman Esteban González Pons today asked for decisions on the future of the EU to be taken “in unity and with consensus.” “The time has come to align expectations with reality, time to say what Europe can do and not promise what we cannot do. And it is time to defend Europe because […]

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‘#Brexit is a sideshow. The common future of the 27 is what counts,’ Guy Verhofstadt

‘#Brexit is a sideshow. The common future of the 27 is what counts,’ Guy Verhofstadt

During today’s (1 March) debate on Commission – President Juncker’s white paper on the future of Europe, ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt called on his colleagues not to make Brexit a defensive exercise: “We shouldn’t focus on the negative story of one country leaving us, but on the optimistic prospect of building a new common destiny for the […]

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Pittella: Disappointed with the EU Commission #WhitePaper. We call on Juncker to fight for a stronger, united and progressive Europe

Pittella: Disappointed with the EU Commission #WhitePaper. We call on Juncker to fight for a stronger, united and progressive Europe

Speaking following the presentation today by president Juncker of the European Commission White Paper on the future of Europe, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “We are disappointed with the European Commission White Paper. We consider it a mistake to simply present five possible scenarios for the future of the European Union, instead of singling out […]

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