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UK will not nominate commissioner for 2019-2024

UK will not nominate commissioner for 2019-2024

| August 26, 2019

Please see a letter here from the UK’s Perm Rep, Tim Barrow, to colleagues in the Commission and Council confirming the UK will not nominate a candidate for the College of Commissioners 2019-2024.  The UK will not nominate a new Commissioner to the EU as it prepares to leave on 31 October 2019. The UK’s Permanent […]

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#HelloKitty – EU Commission fines merchandiser €6.2 million for breaching competition rules

#HelloKitty – EU Commission fines merchandiser €6.2 million for breaching competition rules

| July 9, 2019

The European Commission announced they fined Sanrio, the Japanese owner of the intellectual property of Hello Kitty, €6.2 million for restricting cross-border sales of merchandise within the European Economic Area, writes David Kunz. After a nearly two year investigation, the European Commission concluded that Sanrio was not complying to EU competition rules by blocking retailers from selling […]

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#Sudan – No justification for violence against peaceful demonstrators

#Sudan – No justification for violence against peaceful demonstrators

| June 4, 2019

At least 35 peaceful protesters were killed in Sudan as Sudanese security forces cleared protest camps near army headquarters in Khartoum on July 3, 2019, writes EU Reporter’s David Kunz. The protests come in the wake of the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir in April. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) of Sudan took power after […]

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#Migrant farm workers may stay after #Brexit but red tape goes

#Migrant farm workers may stay after #Brexit but red tape goes

The UK Environment Secretary says she is “absolutely committed” to ensuring that British farmers have access to migrant workers after Brexit. Andrea Leadsom said that the government will ensure that the food and farming sectors have the labour that they need. Leadsom also said that leaving the EU will allow the government to slash “ridiculous” […]

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#FoodWaste: EU’s response to a global challenge

#FoodWaste: EU’s response to a global challenge

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU – around 20% of all food produced, with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euros. What is food waste? Food waste is waste which is generated in the production, distribution and consumption of food. In order to fight food waste we need to […]

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#ConflictMinerals: EU reaches landmark agreement

#ConflictMinerals: EU reaches landmark agreement

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU Institutions today (22 November) reached an agreement on the final shape of an EU Regulation on conflict minerals, which aims to stop the financing of armed groups in developing countries through the trade of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. The agreement on the Regulation, brokered by the Commission, will ensure that the vast […]

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#Poland: Commission clears PLN 7.95 billion Polish support for closing coal mines

#Poland: Commission clears PLN 7.95 billion Polish support for closing coal mines

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has found Poland’s plans to provide PLN 7.95 billion of support to alleviate the social and environmental impact of closing uncompetitive coal mines by 2018 to be in line with EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded the support would not unduly distort competition. Following the decision taken by Poland to close […]

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