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Commission kicks off #FairTaxationRoadshow

Commission kicks off #FairTaxationRoadshow

| April 23, 2018

The European Commission has launched a series of seminars on fair taxation in the EU, with a first event in Riga, Latvia. The seminar brought together civil society, business representatives, policy makers, academics and interested citizens to discuss and exchange views on the problem of tax avoidance and tax evasion. Further events are planned throughout […]

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#Security: EU driving work to share information, combat terrorist financing and protect Europeans online

#Security: EU driving work to share information, combat terrorist financing and protect Europeans online

Based on a comprehensive assessment of EU security policy since 2001, the report also highlights the remaining gaps and challenges to be addressed. Incomplete implementation of existing policies remains a challenge, as do evolving threats such as radicalisation and cybercrime — which may require changes to existing instruments. Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris […]

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#Malta: ‘Less bureaucracy and more politics’ message to stakeholders and leaders by President Tajani

#Malta: ‘Less bureaucracy and more politics’ message to stakeholders and leaders by President Tajani

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani visited Malta on the eve of the Informal European Council to be held in Valletta today (3 February). Tajani met representatives of Maltese civil society, student organizations, unions, business organizations and NGOs at Europe House in Valletta for an informal exchange of views on the challenges facing Europe. “Europe must […]

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#WHS: European Union commits to action at World Humanitarian Summit

#WHS: European Union commits to action at World Humanitarian Summit

At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the European Union has committed to strengthen prevention and preparedness, improve the international response and help find solutions to support an overstrained humanitarian system. The European Union (EU) is committed to strong progress on each of the five core responsibility areas, for which core commitments have been formulated […]

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#Azerbaijan: Steering Committee of Civil Society Forum welcomes release of political prisoners

#Azerbaijan: Steering Committee of Civil Society Forum welcomes release of political prisoners

The Steering Committee of the Civil Society Forum welcomes the release of several political prisoners, including their colleague Anar Mammadli (pictured), in Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Novruz holiday. According to the Committee, this gesture “marks a first step towards the establishment of a relationship of trust between the government and civil society at […]

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On the future of #Schengen

On the future of #Schengen

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Several options and scenarios are currently being explored by the EU member states in order to (re)-examine the future of Schengen, writes Solon Ardittis. These include: A status-quo, an option which is still favoured, at least publicly, by large member states such as France, Germany and Italy A two-year Schengen suspension throughout the current border-free […]

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Statement by First Vice President Frans Timmermans, High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on recent incident in Mediterranean

Statement by First Vice President Frans Timmermans, High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on recent incident in Mediterranean

“It is with great sadness that we learned of the incident that took place just a few miles off the coast of Libya yesterday (5 August). “The EU wants to commend the Italian Coast Guard, the Frontex-deployed assets and boats operated by Médecins Sans Frontières and Migrant Offshore Aid Station for their relentless efforts to […]

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