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#SecurityUnion – Commission welcomes political agreement on new rules for #ExplosivePrecursors

#SecurityUnion – Commission welcomes political agreement on new rules for #ExplosivePrecursors

| February 18, 2019

Member stateshave endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission’s proposal to strengthen EU rules on explosive precursors. The reinforced rules will ensure stronger safeguards and controls on the sale of dangerous chemicals that can be misused for the production of home-made explosives. Welcoming the agreement, Migration, Home Affairs […]

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EU provides €45 million in support for smallholder agri-businesses in rural #Africa

EU provides €45 million in support for smallholder agri-businesses in rural #Africa

| February 18, 2019

International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica has visited Rome for the launch of the new Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund, which will help deliver on the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs. Speaking at the launch, organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Commissioner Mimica said: “The EU is committed to boosting […]

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#LIFE – EU invests €116.1 million to improve the quality of life of Europeans

#LIFE – EU invests €116.1 million to improve the quality of life of Europeans

| February 18, 2019

The new LIFE programme funding will unlock more than €3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten member states to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy. The European Commission today announced an investment of €116.1 million for the latest integrated projects to be funded under the LIFE […]

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EU rules cut #RedTape for citizens living or working in another member state

EU rules cut #RedTape for citizens living or working in another member state

| February 18, 2019

As of 16 February, new EU rules to cut costs and formalities for citizens living outside their home country will start to apply across the European Union. Currently, citizens moving to or living in another EU country must obtain a stamp to prove that their public documents (such as a birth, marriage or death certificate) […]

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#Rohingya crisis: EU releases €24 million for Bangladesh

#Rohingya crisis: EU releases €24 million for Bangladesh

| February 18, 2019

The European Commission has released an additional €24 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable Rohingya refugees and host communities living in Cox’s Bazar district, in Bangladesh. Part of the funding will also cover disaster preparedness initiatives in the country. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The humanitarian community and the government of Bangladesh […]

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#China – ‘Carry forward the cause of ‘Icebreakers’ from generation to generation’

#China – ‘Carry forward the cause of ‘Icebreakers’ from generation to generation’

| February 18, 2019

As I walked into the Great Hall to meet President Xi in October 2018, many memories of my father in the early 1950s mixed with deep impressions of Chinese history and the great significance of the man I was about to meet, writes Stephen Perry. As I left with our group, I looked at my […]

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‘We need to learn to listen to #China’

‘We need to learn to listen to #China’

| February 18, 2019

In 1995, I attended the World Conference on Women held in Beijing, which was my first time in China. It was an important moment, the world’s female leaders gathered in China to carry out dialogues on topics concerning women’s development and rights. At that time, China had just began to show confidence in international exchanges […]

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