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A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU #InternationalRelations

A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU #InternationalRelations

Why has the Commission adopted an EU Strategy for international cultural relations? In a fast-changing, inter-connected world, cultural relations offer a unique opportunity for improving relations with EU partner countries. Culture is a valuable resource to tackle many of the challenges Europe and the world are currently facing – such as the integration of refugees […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves Slovak support of €36 million for construction of the national football stadium

#StateAid: Commission approves Slovak support of €36 million for construction of the national football stadium

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules Slovakia’s support for the construction of the national football stadium in Bratislava. The Commission found that the measure will further the promotion of sport and culture while preserving competition in the EU’s Single Market. Slovakia notified the Commission of its plans to grant in total […]

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EU to impose sanctions on more #Congo officials: diplomats

EU to impose sanctions on more #Congo officials: diplomats

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union is poised to impose sanctions against more Congolese officials, sources in Brussels said, amid worsening violence in the resource-rich country since President Joseph Kabila (pictured) overstayed his mandate and pushed back elections, writes Gabriela Baczynska. One source said the EU will add nine names to its Congo blacklist of people subjected to asset freezes […]

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Tens of thousands people in Brussels expected to participate in an #Anti-Trump protest

Tens of thousands people in Brussels expected to participate in an #Anti-Trump protest

An anti-Trump protest will take place at 17:00 today (24 May) at Brussels North Station. According to the Facebook event, the participants are expected to be tens of thousands, writes Denitsa Tsekova. The march is named “Trump not welcome’ and is organized by four University of Ghent students in response to Donald Trump’s visit on […]

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Minute of silence at the EP for the victims of the #ManchesterAttack

Minute of silence at the EP for the victims of the #ManchesterAttack

The European Parliament will hold a minute of silence to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester at 15.00 today. President Tajani, Members and staff of the Parliament will be joined by the UK Permanent Representative to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, and the UK Ambassador to Belgium, Ms Alison Rose, for the […]

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#EAPM: Genetics, empowerment, and doner kebabs…

#EAPM: Genetics, empowerment, and doner kebabs…

Giant leaps in genetics have advanced certain key areas in medicine, (drugs and treatments, both) and have also shed light on what we might think of as anomalies, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. For example, the majority of us know somebody who has, or has had, cancer but the […]

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More European sites meet excellent #BathingWater quality standards than ever before

More European sites meet excellent #BathingWater quality standards than ever before

More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent’ quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing water quality report published today (23 May). Over 96% of bathing water sites met minimum quality […]

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