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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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Trillion-euro global high-tech trade deal agreed

Trillion-euro global high-tech trade deal agreed

The European Union, the United States, China and the vast majority of the World Trade Organization (WTO) members that were participating in the negotiations agreed on 24 July to eliminate custom duties on 201 high-tech products. The extension of the 1996 Information Technology Agreement (ITA) is the biggest tariff-cutting deal in the WTO in almost […]

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Herring dispute: EU lifts measures against Faroe Islands

Herring dispute: EU lifts measures against Faroe Islands

The Commission has today (18 August) repealed the measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in August 2013 following their unsustainable fishery on Atlanto-Scandian herring. The measures imposed at the time will now be lifted as of 20 August 2014. The decision comes after it was agreed that the Faroe Islands would cease their unsustainable fishery […]

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Eurydice report shows mechanisms, methods and criteria in school funding

Eurydice report shows mechanisms, methods and criteria in school funding

The report Financing Schools in Europe: Mechanisms, Methods and Criteria in Public Funding has now been launched. This report provides a framework for understanding the structure of funding systems and funding flows in primary and general secondary education. It explains the financial flows through the various administrative levels involved with the help of diagrams and […]

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Information gaps holding back higher education in many EU countries

Information gaps holding back higher education in many EU countries

Not enough countries are using the information they collect on higher education to improve their universities and the opportunities they offer for students. This is shown in a Eurydice report published today (22 May). The report ‘Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Access, Retention and Employability’ investigates what governments and higher education institutions are doing to widen […]

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Children’s rights to safety ‘compromised’ in EU

Children’s rights to safety ‘compromised’ in EU

Children’s rights to safety in the EU are being compromised by inconsistency in adoption and implementation of evidence-based policies to reduce child intentional injury, says the European Child Safety Alliance. Countries need to increase uptake of proven prevention policies in this area in order to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens and future society.  Child intentional […]

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‘What does an enlarged EU mean to you?’ Engaging young people in enlargement competition

‘What does an enlarged EU mean to you?’ Engaging young people in enlargement competition

The European Commission has launched a writing competition entitled ‘What does an enlarged EU mean to you?‘ targeting young people from the EU as well as from countries in the enlargement process. The winners will receive a two-day visit to Brussels and an e-reader. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the biggest round of […]

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