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#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

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Ending energy isolation of Eastern Baltic Sea region: Gas pipeline between #Estonia and #Finland

Ending energy isolation of Eastern Baltic Sea region: Gas pipeline between #Estonia and #Finland

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

A first bidirectional gas pipeline will be built between Finland and Estonia. This will end the isolation of the Finnish gas market and boost the security of gas supply in the entire Eastern Baltic Sea region. How will it work? The project will integrate the Finnish gas system with the rest of the internal EU […]

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Delay on cleaner shipping #fuel law would put more than 200,000 lives at stake

Delay on cleaner shipping #fuel law would put more than 200,000 lives at stake

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The on-time implementation (in 2020) of a global low-sulphur fuel law for ships would prevent 200,000 premature deaths globally, a health study by a group of leading researchers from the United States and Finland reveals. Oil and gas industry association IPIECA and a group of shipping companies represented by BIMCO, are pushing hard to delay […]

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#S&DGroup: ‘ECR group right to call for removal of AFD, now it must look at its other members’

#S&DGroup: ‘ECR group right to call for removal of AFD, now it must look at its other members’

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The S&D Group welcomed the decision by the ECR group in the European Parliament to call for the removal of members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AFD, in German: Alternative für Deutschland) party from their political family following inhuman comments about shooting refugees. Udo Bullmann (pictured), Head of the German Delegation to the S&D […]

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#EUexternalborders EU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external borders

#EUexternalborders EU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external borders

The European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border co-operation programmes totalling €1 billion, supporting social and economic development in the regions on both sides of the EU’s external borders. The European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border co-operation programmes totalling €1bn, supporting social and economic development in the regions on both sides of […]

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€3 million in job search aid for redundant Finnish and Irish workers

€3 million in job search aid for redundant Finnish and Irish workers

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Finland and Ireland should get EU aid worth €2.6 million to help find new jobs for 1,200 redundant Finnish IT workers and over €400,000 for 108 redundant Irish aircraft repair workers, following a vote by the budgets committee on Thursday (9 December). The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still needs to be approved by […]

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Oceana condemns decision by EU Fisheries Council on Baltic catch limits for 2016

Oceana condemns decision by EU Fisheries Council on Baltic catch limits for 2016

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 22 October, the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the EU reached an agreement on the 2016 total allowable catches (TAC) for the Baltic Sea fish stocks. Regretfully, just like the last year, European ministers have yet again decided to ignore scientific advice for cod, setting the fishing limits well above sustainable levels. By doing so, ministers […]

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