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#EIB agrees €9.2 billion new financing including EFSI backed investment for climate action, broadband and business

#EIB agrees €9.2 billion new financing including EFSI backed investment for climate action, broadband and business

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meeting in Luxembourg on 14 November, the board of the European Investment Bank approved a total of €9.2 billion of new financing for 38 projects in 16 European Union countries and around the world in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes support for transformational investment to harness onshore and offshore wind energy, expand high-speed […]

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#EGF: €3.35 million to help 1,610 former call centre workers find new jobs

#EGF: €3.35 million to help 1,610 former call centre workers find new jobs

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

1,610 call centre workers laid off in Italy by Almaviva Contact SpA, will receive EU aid worth €3,347,370, following a plenary vote on Tuesday (14 November). Almaviva Contact SpA had to close its call centre in Rome in late 2016. This resulted in 1,664 workers being made redundant in total. The company’s revenue fell by […]

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#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Juncker has been calling for a stronger Europe on security and defence since his election campaign, saying in April 2014: “I believe that we need to take more seriously the provisions of the existing Treaty that allow those European countries who want to do this to progressively build up a common European defence. I […]

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#ForestFires: EU helps mobilize firefighting planes and satellite mapping for Italy

#ForestFires: EU helps mobilize firefighting planes and satellite mapping for Italy

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has helped mobilize emergency support for Italy through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country.  In an immediate response, Croatia has offered 2 specialized Canadair planes that have been operating in the affected areas in northern Italy. The EU’s Copernicus satellite system […]

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#Italy to return ambassador to Cairo, ending standoff over murdered student

#Italy to return ambassador to Cairo, ending standoff over murdered student

Italy said on Monday it would return its ambassador to Cairo more than a year after the murder of an Italian graduate student led the Rome government to recall its previous envoy. Giulio Regeni was 28 when he vanished from the streets of Cairo in January 2016. His body was discovered in a ditch on […]

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GUE/NGL condemns criminalisation of #migrant sea rescue

GUE/NGL condemns criminalisation of #migrant sea rescue

The Italian authorities seized a rescue ship – Iuventa – operated by German NGO Jugend Rettet on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The ship was used to save the lives of refugees and migrants attempting the dangerous sea journey across the Mediterranean from North Africa. The move comes as the Italian government begun enforcing a […]

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#CreditAgricole purchase of Italian savings banks delayed to September

#CreditAgricole purchase of Italian savings banks delayed to September

The purchase by France’s Credit Agricole (CAGR.PA) of three small Italian savings banks has been delayed to September, as a domestic banking fund and other investors need to fork out more money to buy the lenders’ bad loans and cover for the ensuing losses, two sources close to the matter have said. The French bank […]

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