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Europe’s trade senses an east wind in its sails

Europe’s trade senses an east wind in its sails

| October 19, 2018

It has been decades in the making, but a free trade agreement between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council could now be within touching distance. Having established their own customs union, the six GCC countries are now aiming to create an internal market. This will no doubt help smooth negotiations with the EU, […]

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EU and Republic of Korea join forces in fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated #IUUFishing

EU and Republic of Korea join forces in fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated #IUUFishing

| October 19, 2018

The EU and the Republic of Korea have pledged to work closely together to fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing with a joint statement signed by Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Republic of Korea Oceans and Fisheries Minister Kim Young-Choon. The signing took place on the eve of a […]

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Commission invests €124 million in #InnovativeProjects

Commission invests €124 million in #InnovativeProjects

| October 19, 2018

The Commission is supporting 38 projects to develop new ideas for radically innovative future technologies. The projects will receive nearly €3 million each for collaborative and inter-disciplinary research into topics ranging from quantum computing, removing space objects from orbit to fighting brain viruses. They have been selected under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot phase, […]

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Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

| October 19, 2018

Four member states hit by natural disasters in 2017 – Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria – will shortly receive a total amount of €34 million of aid from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF), following approval of the Commission’s proposal by Parliament and Council. Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu (pictured) said: “We had promised not to […]

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#EESC gives European Parliament, Commission and Council fresh input for improving economic governance in the EU

#EESC gives European Parliament, Commission and Council fresh input for improving economic governance in the EU

| October 19, 2018

At its October plenary session, the EESC adopted a package of three opinions on EU economic governance, providing European decision-makers with new input for the ongoing discussions on deepening Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the next European Semester exercise. In its opinions on EMU the Committee endorses the European Commission’s proposals to establish a […]

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#ASEM Summit – Meeting of 54 leaders from Asia and Europe gets under way in Brussels

#ASEM Summit – Meeting of 54 leaders from Asia and Europe gets under way in Brussels

| October 19, 2018

The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit began yesterday evening (18 October) in Brussels, with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Council President Donald Tusk representing the European Union. They are joined by EU High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen for a Summit of 51 countries from across Europe and Asia, in addition […]

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#EAPM – #Diabetes ‘spreading like wildfire’ across the globe: Join us in Milan for our congress

#EAPM – #Diabetes ‘spreading like wildfire’ across the globe: Join us in Milan for our congress

| October 19, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are some 60 million people with diabetes in Europe, which equates to around 10.3% of men and 9.6% of women aged 25 years and above, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.     In every age group, however, diabetes is on the up. And […]

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