Tag: Finland

#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

| June 17, 2019

The Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU will place the fight against climate change high on its agenda. One of the challenges will be to unite the 28 member states around this fight and focus on the opportunities that a more sustainable Europe can provide for economic, social and environmental progress.  To underline the […]

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Vice President Katainen in Finland to discuss #FutureOfEurope and defence co-operation

Vice President Katainen in Finland to discuss #FutureOfEurope and defence co-operation

| May 27, 2019

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen (pictured), responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, is in Helsinki, Finland, today (27 May). He will deliver a keynote speech on the Future of Europe at the plenary assembly of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), meet with the Board of The National Union of University Students […]

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#FinnishEUPresidency urged to toughen up human rights rules on business

#FinnishEUPresidency urged to toughen up human rights rules on business

| February 15, 2019

The tragic dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, on 25 January, which saw at least 150 lives lost and thousands of livelihoods destroyed, highlights the human cost of weak regulations on business operating in the global south. Yet despite these dangers, most European companies’ approach to human and labour rights remains superficial, putting lives at risk […]

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Finnish Prime Minister #Sipilä calls for a more united EU of concrete actions

Finnish Prime Minister #Sipilä calls for a more united EU of concrete actions

| February 1, 2019

MEPs debated the future of Europe with the Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä© CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP  Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä debated the future of Europe with MEPs and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday (31 January). In his speech to MEPs, Finnish Prime Minister Sipilä expressed his support for […]

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#JunckerPlan supports chronic disease prevention in #Finland

#JunckerPlan supports chronic disease prevention in #Finland

| January 22, 2019

The Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan, is backing a €20 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Finnish company Nightingale Health. The company will use the financing to further develop its blood analysis technology, which facilitates the detection and prevention of chronic diseases. Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Vice President Jyrki Katainen, who attended the […]

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#Norway – After #COP24 real work starts

#Norway – After #COP24 real work starts

| December 20, 2018

UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) participants in Katowice, Poland, have concluded the three-year international negotiations by agreeing on a joint rule book to implement the Paris agreement that will take effect in 2024. The agreements reached will apply equally both to developed and developing countries in assessing and reporting greenhouse gas emissions, global performance assessment […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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