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#MFF: EU needs more funds for jobs and youth in 2017 to honour its pledges say MEPs

#MFF: EU needs more funds for jobs and youth in 2017 to honour its pledges say MEPs

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Budgets Committee demanded more funds, in a vote on Tuesday (11 October) to help young people into jobs, to boost economic growth and assist third countries with a view to mitigating the migration crisis. MEPs had earlier reversed all the cuts proposed by the Council to the draft 2017 EU budget. Part of the […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

Talks with Turkey on dealing with the refugee crisis should not be linked to the country’s efforts to join the EU, warned Martin Schulz in Brussels. The European Parliament president addressed European heads of state and government at the start of the EU summit on 17-18 March dedicated to the migration crisis and economic priorities. […]

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#EUBudget: Overcoming crises and rapid recovery – Parliament’s EU budget priorities for 2017

#EUBudget: Overcoming crises and rapid recovery – Parliament’s EU budget priorities for 2017

Next year’s EU budget priorities should continue to be tackling the migration and refugee crisis while at the same time investing more and better to accelerate today’s slow economic recovery, MEPs say in a resolution voted on Wednesday (9 March). Parliament highlights the problems of long-term and youth unemployment and disparities in economic development across […]

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#InternationalWomensDay: Part-time employment of women in EU increases drastically with number of children

#InternationalWomensDay: Part-time employment of women in EU increases drastically with number of children

In 2014, the gender pay gap stood at 16.1% in the European Union. In other words, women earned on average 84 cents for every euro a man makes per hour. Across all member states, the gender pay gap in 2014 ranged from less than 5% in Slovenia and Malta to more than 20% in Estonia, […]

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Plastics industry plays key role in Europe’s energy efficiency targets

Plastics industry plays key role in Europe’s energy efficiency targets

In the aftermath of EU Sustainable Energy Week, leaders of the European plastics industry met in Brussels on Wednesday, 24 June, for the conference EU investing in its future – Plastics Construction Solutions organized jointly by the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and PlasticsEurope bringing together more than 100 participants. The event focused specifically on how […]

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Commission proposes draft EU budget 2016: Focus on jobs, growth, migration and global action

Commission proposes draft EU budget 2016: Focus on jobs, growth, migration and global action

The Commission today (27 May) proposed a 2016 EU budget of €143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond. The money will be invested to boost innovation, create jobs, help convergence among member states and among regions, deal more effectively with migration […]

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EU Investment Offensive: Vice President Katainen takes roadshow to Italy

EU Investment Offensive: Vice President Katainen takes roadshow to Italy

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, will undertake a two-day visit to Italy (Rome 15 January and Milan 16 January), as part of a 28-country roadshow to promote the EU Investment Plan, worth more than €300 billion. The aim is to explain the new opportunities which the Investment […]

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