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#GreenFuture – Europe has to show the way and lead by example

#GreenFuture – Europe has to show the way and lead by example

| January 24, 2020

The fight against climate change was high on the agenda of the January plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which hosted a debate on COP25 and the European Green Deal. Urgent measures need to be taken to make climate protection and sustainable development happen, and the European Union must take the […]

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UK watchdog tells markets: Be ready in case of no-deal #Brexit

UK watchdog tells markets: Be ready in case of no-deal #Brexit

| January 24, 2020

Financial firms in Britain should be ready in case no trade agreement is struck with the European Union by December, a senior UK regulator said on Thursday (23 January), writes Huw Jones. Britain leaves the EU next week, followed by a “business as usual” transition that ends in December. Britain and the EU will formally […]

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Commissioner #Hahn in Stockholm, Sweden

Commissioner #Hahn in Stockholm, Sweden

| January 24, 2020

Stockholm is the next step of Commissioner Hahn’s “tour des capitales”. Commissioner Johannes Hahn (pictured), in charge of Budget and Administration, will be in Stockholm today (24 January), to discuss the next long-term EU budget. Commissioner Hahn said: “For the sake of beneficiaries, it is high time to reach a compromise!” He will meet the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, […]

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New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

| January 24, 2020

Water scarcity is a growing problem in Europe. MEPs want to secure the EU’s freshwater sources by promoting water reuse in agriculture. Population growth, urbanization and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the […]

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#PetTrafficking – Measures against the illegal puppy business

#PetTrafficking – Measures against the illegal puppy business

| January 24, 2020

MEPs want action to tackle the illegal trade in pets in order to better protect animals and punish rule breakers. Many pets are traded illegally across the EU generating high profit at a low risk, often providing a profitable source of income for criminal networks. To clamp down on the illegal trade in pets, the environment […]

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Show us the money for new policy proposals, MEPs tell budget commissioner

Show us the money for new policy proposals, MEPs tell budget commissioner

| January 24, 2020

Commissioner Hahn in the Budget Committee  The European Commission needs to clarify how it plans to fund new policy proposals for the EU’s budget for 2021-2027, said the budget committee. During a debate with Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn (pictured) on 22 January, members of the Parliament’s negotiating team for the EU’s next long-term budget expressed […]

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#EESC prioritizes #Croatia EU presidency aims

#EESC prioritizes #Croatia EU presidency aims

| January 24, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is ready to give a helping hand to Croatian endeavours to strengthen the Union and promote a credible and merit-based EU enlargement policy. The EESC has expressed its agreement with the priorities of the new Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU and has said they strongly resonate with […]

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