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Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

| October 19, 2018

Four member states hit by natural disasters in 2017 – Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria – will shortly receive a total amount of €34 million of aid from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF), following approval of the Commission’s proposal by Parliament and Council. Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu (pictured) said: “We had promised not to […]

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Commissioners Navracsics and Creţu in #Bulgaria for annual forum of #DanubeStrategy

Commissioners Navracsics and Creţu in #Bulgaria for annual forum of #DanubeStrategy

| October 18, 2018

Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu, are attending the 7th annual forum of the Danube macro-regional strategy today (18 October) in Sofia. This year’s theme is tourism, and how it supports economic growth and territorial cohesion. Ministers in charge of tourism from the Danube region will adopt a joint statement outlining their […]

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Murderer of Bulgarian reporter Victoria Marinova must be brought to justice say Greens

Murderer of Bulgarian reporter Victoria Marinova must be brought to justice say Greens

| October 8, 2018

Commenting on the murder of the Bulgarian reporter Victoria Marinova (pictured), European Green Party co-chairs Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the terrible murder of the Bulgarian journalist Victoria Marinova, who had been reporting on an investigation into alleged corruption involving EU funds. “She is the […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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#Bulgaria pledges solidarity with #Hungary in rights standoff with EU

#Bulgaria pledges solidarity with #Hungary in rights standoff with EU

| September 21, 2018

Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union over its democratic record, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the countries of eastern Europe had to stand together in their dealings with Brussels, writes Tsvetelia Tsolova. The European Parliament, in an unprecedented vote last week, backed sanctions against Hungary, […]

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Parliament approves €34m in #EUAid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria

Parliament approves €34m in #EUAid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria

| September 17, 2018

EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) aid worth €34 million, to help reconstruction in Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria after natural disasters in 2017, has been approved by MEPs. The aid includes €16,918,941 for repairs and reconstruction in Lithuania after continuous rainfall throughout the summer and autumn of 2017 caused floods that damaged drainage systems, dams and […]

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Budget MEPs approve €34m in #EUAid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria

Budget MEPs approve €34m in #EUAid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria

| September 3, 2018

EUSF aid worth €34 million, to support reconstruction in Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria following natural disasters in 2017, was approved by the Budgets Committee last week. The aid, which still needs to be confirmed by plenary and Council, includes €16,918,941 for reconstruction in Lithuania, following continuous rainfall and floods which damaged drainage systems, dams […]

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