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Open letter: Next #ECB president’s legitimacy requires more open and transparent appointment process

Open letter: Next #ECB president’s legitimacy requires more open and transparent appointment process

| June 21, 2019

Ahead of an important European Council meeting, 16 NGOs led by Positive Money Europe have co-signed an open letter addressed to Donald Tusk (pictured) demanding a stronger appointment process in line with the independence of the European Central Bank, writes Alessia Del Vasto. As of November, Mario Draghi will leave his position as president of the European […]

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#EAPM – Time to collaborate further: The (real-world) evidence is clear

#EAPM – Time to collaborate further: The (real-world) evidence is clear

| June 21, 2019

Welcome to our update on this, the summer solstice. Let’s hope that your working Friday is not the longest ever, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. But is has been a long week. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week (19 and 20 June) EAPM held two round tables in Brussels, […]

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Is #Vestager best possible compromise candidate for Commission president?

Is #Vestager best possible compromise candidate for Commission president?

| June 21, 2019

Could Margrethe Vestager (pictured) be the candidate for president of the European Commission that everyone can unite behind? Commissioner Vestager could be the best possible compromise candidate. She is an experienced and respected commissioner, who has taken tough and sometimes controversial decisions in the area of competition. She has also been a government minister. Unlike […]

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Member states agree to Commission proposal to support #IrishBeefProducers affected by market uncertainty

Member states agree to Commission proposal to support #IrishBeefProducers affected by market uncertainty

| June 21, 2019

EU member states have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100m. The establishment of the fund reflects the Commission recognition of the particular challenges facing the Irish beef and veal sector due […]

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#SouthSudan – €48.5 million in additional #EUHumanitarianAid

#SouthSudan – €48.5 million in additional #EUHumanitarianAid

| June 21, 2019

Despite a recent peace deal, humanitarian needs remain high in South Sudan with nearly two million people internally displaced and almost seven million in need of emergency food aid. To help the most vulnerable in the country, the European Commission has announced €48.5 million in humanitarian assistance on top of last week’s €1m to step […]

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#Qatar exploiting UN Security Council loopholes to allow convicted terror financier access to significant sums

#Qatar exploiting UN Security Council loopholes to allow convicted terror financier access to significant sums

| June 21, 2019

A Wall Street Journal exposé has revealed that individuals on the UN’s al Qaeda and Islamic State financing blacklist are receiving up to $120,000 a year for ‘basic necessities’. These individuals include Khalifa al-Subaiy, a Qatari financier and resident of the tiny Gulf state, who was previously convicted of providing significant financial backing to senior […]

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#JunckerPlan reaches almost €410 billion in triggered investment across EU 

#JunckerPlan reaches almost €410 billion in triggered investment across EU 

| June 21, 2019

Following the latest meeting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors, the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is now expected to trigger €408.4 billion in investments. As of June 2019, the deals approved under the Juncker Plan amount to €75bn in financing and are located in all 28 member states. Some […]

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