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#Salisbury – EU foreign ministers support sanctions against Russians responsible for nerve agent attack

#Salisbury – EU foreign ministers support sanctions against Russians responsible for nerve agent attack

| January 22, 2019

The EU’s foreign ministers imposed sanctions on nine persons and one entity under the new regime of restrictive measures against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons created on 15 October 2018. These designations include the two GRU officials, and the Head and Deputy Head of the GRU (Intelligence arm of the Russian Armed Forces) […]

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#Brexit – Coveney says Polish foreign minister’s proposal on Irish backstop does not reflect EU thinking

#Brexit – Coveney says Polish foreign minister’s proposal on Irish backstop does not reflect EU thinking

| January 22, 2019

Simon Coveney, Irish Tánaiste, reacted to the suggestion put forward by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz that a time limit be placed on the backstop concerning the Irish border. The backstop is one of the issues that British MPs have identified as a barrier to adopting the Withdrawal Agreement in the UK. Coveney said the […]

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#Tusk and #Juncker discuss with MEPs how to shape a more solidary Union

#Tusk and #Juncker discuss with MEPs how to shape a more solidary Union

| October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the October summit, MEPs discussed the ‘Leader’s Agenda’ on the future of Europe with Presidents Tusk and Juncker. Opening the debate on the 19-20 October European Council conclusions, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani repeated his invitation to heads of state or government to take part in Parliament’s plenary debates on the future of Europe. […]

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Clearer #energy labelling: Improved energy efficiency

Clearer #energy labelling: Improved energy efficiency

On 26 June, the Council adopted without debate a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling which replaces the current legislation (Directive 2010/30/EU) retaining its main principles but further clarifying, strengthening and extending its scope. The energy labelling framework allows customers to be more aware of the energy efficiency and energy consumption of household […]

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EU external action on #CounterTerrorism: Council adopts conclusions

EU external action on #CounterTerrorism: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on EU external action on counter-terrorism. The Council reiterates its strong and unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever and for whatever purpose. Noting that terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that the EU has a vital interest in continuing to work […]

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Watch your #OnlineFilms anywhere in the EU

Watch your #OnlineFilms anywhere in the EU

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

New rules to enable EU citizens subscribing to services like “Netflix”, that give access to online music, games, films or sporting events, to enjoy this content while abroad in another EU country were approved by the Legal Affairs Committee in a vote on Tuesday (29 November). Jean-Marie Cavada (ALDE, FR) said: “I am very pleased, […]

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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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