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#FutureofEurope: President Juncker creates Task Force on ‘doing less more efficiently’

#FutureofEurope: President Juncker creates Task Force on ‘doing less more efficiently’

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 14 November, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) has officially established the ‘Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and ‘Doing Less More Efficiently’. The Task Force will report to the president by 15 July 2018, making recommendations on how to better apply the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, identifying policy areas where work could be […]

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#RoadSafety: Making driver-assistance systems compulsory in new cars

#RoadSafety: Making driver-assistance systems compulsory in new cars

| November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

All new cars should be equipped with driver-assistance systems capable of detecting pedestrians, braking automatically or adapting the speed, according to MEPs. Every year, more than 25,000 people are killed and hundreds of thousands injured on Europe’s roads. About 90% of these accidents are due to human error. Many of them could be avoided by […]

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EU Facility for Refugees in #Turkey: New contracts signed as more and more refugees receive support

EU Facility for Refugees in #Turkey: New contracts signed as more and more refugees receive support

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission reported on the impressive progress in the implementation of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, during the 8th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Facility, which took place in Brussels on 8 November. Over one million refugees have now been reached with the EU’s flagship humanitarian programme, the ‘Emergency Social […]

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Report: EU #trade agreements in place deliver tangible benefits

Report: EU #trade agreements in place deliver tangible benefits

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The EU has published a report assessing the implementation of its existing trade agreements. This horizontal report is the first of its kind and sheds light on what happens after trade agreements are negotiated and have entered into force. The publication is another step towards a fully transparent and inclusive trade policy, in line with […]

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#EUETS: EU Emissions Trading System – landmark agreement between Parliament and Council delivers on EU’s commitment to turn Paris Agreement into reality

#EUETS: EU Emissions Trading System – landmark agreement between Parliament and Council delivers on EU’s commitment to turn Paris Agreement into reality

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 9 November, the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period after 2020. This revision will contribute to put the EU on track to achieving a significant part of its commitment under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at […]

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#EnergyUnion: Commission takes steps to extend common EU gas rules to import pipelines

#EnergyUnion: Commission takes steps to extend common EU gas rules to import pipelines

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

To improve the functioning of the EU internal energy market and enhance solidarity between member states, the Commission has proposed to amend the EU Gas Directive. An integrated gas market is the cornerstone of the EU’s Energy Union and a key priority of the European Commission. In the context of his State of the European […]

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#Oceana calls on EU to recover Atlantic fisheries in 2018

#Oceana calls on EU to recover Atlantic fisheries in 2018

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU catches from North-East Atlantic stocks could rise by 1.8 million tonnes a year, if we fished at sustainable levels and followed science, according to an Oceana study. On 7 November, the European Commission published its annual proposal on total allowable catches (TACs) in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2018, which will be […]

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