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Coming up in plenary: #Brexit, #ECB chief and #AmazonForestFires

Coming up in plenary: #Brexit, #ECB chief and #AmazonForestFires

| September 16, 2019

The state of play on Brexit, a vote on the next ECB president and a debate on how to tackle Amazon forest fires will be on the agenda of the next plenary session on 16-19 September. Brexit On Wednesday (18 September) MEPs will discuss the current state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the […]

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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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How the EU deals with #Migration

How the EU deals with #Migration

| September 13, 2019

Afghans braving rough seas to cross from Turkey to the Lesvos, Greece.©UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis  Migration represents challenges and opportunities for Europe. Learn how the EU deals with refugee movements and asylum. The unprecedented arrival of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in the EU, which peaked in 2015, required an EU response on a number of levels. […]

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Sassoli: #FriendsOfFootball with #UEFA to kick out hate

Sassoli: #FriendsOfFootball with #UEFA to kick out hate

| September 13, 2019

European Parliament President David Sassoli this week met with UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis in Brussels. UEFA used the opportunity to highlight the various football projects it is running to help young immigrants and refugees integrate in Europe. “These are vital projects”, said Sassoli, “Football is a way of bringing people together, having fun and […]

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