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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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#Migration – Submission to ICC condemns EU for ‘crimes against humanity’

#Migration – Submission to ICC condemns EU for ‘crimes against humanity’

| June 3, 2019

EU Commission migration spokesperson Natasha Bertaud gave an official statement regarding a recently submitted 245-page document to the International Criminal Court by human rights lawyers Juan Branco and Omer Shatz on June 3, 2019, writes EU Reporter’s David Kunz. The case claimed the EU and its member states should face punitive action for Libyan migrant […]

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Commission establishes €100 million fund to support #CleanEnergy investments

Commission establishes €100 million fund to support #CleanEnergy investments

| May 29, 2019

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund, was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada, according to a press release for the European Commission. The fund will help develop innovative European companies and bring radically new […]

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Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

A new system of electronic certification to better monitor imports of organic products becomes applicable tomorrow (19 April), making the EU a global leader in traceability and in the collection of reliable data on trade of these products. This pioneering e-certification system will contribute to enhancing food safety provisions and reducing potential fraud. It will […]

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EU Trust Fund for Africa adopts €90 million programme on protection of #migrants

EU Trust Fund for Africa adopts €90 million programme on protection of #migrants

Following up on the Joint Communication on the Central Mediterranean Route and the Malta Declaration, the EU Trust Fund for Africa upon proposal from the European Commission, adopted today (12 April) a €90 million programme to step up the protection of migrants and reinforce migration management in Libya. Today, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for […]

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Protecting all children in #migration: Commission outlines priority actions

Protecting all children in #migration: Commission outlines priority actions

Over the past two years, a growing number of children in migration have arrived in the EU, many of them without their families. While EU and member states’ legislation provide a solid framework for protection, the recent surge in arrivals has put national systems under pressure and exposed gaps and shortcomings. This is why the […]

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EU releases humanitarian assistance to #Africa as needs grow

EU releases humanitarian assistance to #Africa as needs grow

The EU aid of €47 million will help respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in the Great Lakes as well as in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance to help people in need in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions, who continue […]

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