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Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici participate in #BrusselsEconomicForum 

Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici participate in #BrusselsEconomicForum 

| June 18, 2019

Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Pierre Moscovici will take part in this year’s edition of the Brussels Economic Forum, the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission, which takes place today (18 June). The Forum will discuss key challenges for the European economy, such as the role of the EU in the new global order, how to build […]

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Norway becomes 21st country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

Norway becomes 21st country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

| June 18, 2019

On Friday (14 June), Norway signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders. The co-operation aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease, allowing for more personalised treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and prevention of diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of cooperation between different countries aimed to provide secure and authorized […]

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#2019InnovationScoreboards – Innovation performance of EU and regions increasing

#2019InnovationScoreboards – Innovation performance of EU and regions increasing

| June 18, 2019

Europe needs to deepen its innovation capability to compete on global markets and maintain and improve the European way of life, as called for by the European Council as recently as June 2018 and March 2019. That is why the Juncker Commission has set a new level of ambition for the EU and its member states and […]

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Barriers to trade: As #Protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms

Barriers to trade: As #Protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms

| June 18, 2019

The European Commission’s report released on 17 June confirms the continuous rise in barriers encountered by European companies in foreign markets. Thanks to the EU’s firm response, 123 such barriers have been eliminated since the beginning of the current Commission mandate, allowing for more than €6 billion extra exports in 2018. The latest edition of […]

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#EDD19 – European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

#EDD19 – European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

| June 18, 2019

Today (18 June), the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development community, including heads of state and government, leading experts, key influencers and young leaders. This […]

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European Commission increases support for the EU’s #Beekeeping sector

European Commission increases support for the EU’s #Beekeeping sector

| June 18, 2019

The European Commission will provide €120 million to the EU’s beekeeping sector over the next three years to support its essential role in agriculture and the environment. This represents an increase of €12 million compared to the support provided for the period from 2017 to 2019. Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said: “Beekeeping is an important part of the EU agri-food […]

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PM hopeful #Raab ‘quietly confident’ of making next round of leadership contest

PM hopeful #Raab ‘quietly confident’ of making next round of leadership contest

| June 18, 2019

Dominic Raab (pictured), a candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday (17 June) he was “quietly confident” of going through to the next round of a Conservative Party leadership contest, writes William James. Speaking to journalists at a hustings in Westminster which frontrunner Boris Johnson declined to attend, Raab voiced optimism that […]

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