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#InvestmentPlan supports #DigitalEconomy: High-speed broadband in Sweden and cyber security systems in France

#InvestmentPlan supports #DigitalEconomy: High-speed broadband in Sweden and cyber security systems in France

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €125 million to Swedish broadband provider IP-Only to support the expansion of its fibre network in cities and rural areas in Sweden. This deal will give high-speed internet access to over 400,000 homes by 2020. Vice-President Andrus Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market, said: “The agreement signed […]

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MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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#Terrorism: Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing at least three people

#Terrorism: Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing at least three people

A lorry has smashed into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least three people, Swedish police say. Several people were also injured in the incident on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of the city’s major pedestrian streets. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything pointed to an act of terrorism. Local media reported one arrest, […]

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#Sweden: Hacked-off Swedes put the record straight

#Sweden: Hacked-off Swedes put the record straight

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Facts about migration and crime in Sweden, from the Swedish Government.  In recent times, simplistic and occasionally completely inaccurate information about Sweden and Swedish migration policy has been disseminated. Here, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs looks at some of the most common claims. Claim: “Sweden had its first islamic terrorist attack not so long […]

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Sweden and the Union for the Mediterranean sign an agreement in support of regional integration and co-operation in #Mediterranean 

Sweden and the Union for the Mediterranean sign an agreement in support of regional integration and co-operation in #Mediterranean 

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the UfM Secretariat have signed a €6.5 million multi annual financial agreement to support UfM core activities in favour of a more sustainable and inclusive development in the region.  As a clear signal in support of enhanced regional cooperation and integration in the Mediterranean, the UfM Secretariat and […]

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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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Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today (28 October), after five years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea Region – the first major MPA in the history of the Antarctic. Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner Karmenu Vella expressed his deep satisfaction […]

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