Tag: Sweden

Swedish teen accuses UK of ‘irresponsible behaviour’ over #Climate

Swedish teen accuses UK of ‘irresponsible behaviour’ over #Climate

| April 26, 2019

Britain’s opposition leaders met Swedish climate-change activist Greta Thunberg (pictured) this week to discuss what the teenager calls an “existential crisis” for humanity, write Emily Roe and James Davey. After months of Brexit tumult, climate change has leapt back up Britain’s political agenda due to protests that closed some of London’s traffic arteries. Thunberg, who rose […]

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Swedish PM #Löfven: ‘Our common values must guide us to an even better future’

Swedish PM #Löfven: ‘Our common values must guide us to an even better future’

| April 4, 2019

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven debated the future of Europe with MEPs© CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven debated the future of Europe with MEPs and Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, on Wednesday (3 April). In his address to MEPs, Prime Minister Löfven stressed that the EU must step […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €15 million public support to promote shift of freight traffic from road to waterways in #Sweden

#StateAid – Commission approves €15 million public support to promote shift of freight traffic from road to waterways in #Sweden

| November 13, 2018

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €15 million (SEK 150 million) support scheme to encourage the shift of freight traffic from road to waterways in Sweden. The Ecobonus scheme, which will run until 31 December 2020, will support the establishment of new maritime and inland waterway routes and the upgrade […]

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#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

| October 8, 2018

As the debate on EU-wide health technology assessment (HTA) reaches Council level after a positive vote on the Commission’s proposals at the latest Strasbourg plenary, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host a conference on HTA’s implications for personalised medicine, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  The Brussels-based EAPM, and its […]

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#Helsinki and #Lyon named #EuropeanCapitalsOfSmartTourism in 2019

#Helsinki and #Lyon named #EuropeanCapitalsOfSmartTourism in 2019

| September 27, 2018

Helsinki and Lyon have been announced as the winners of the first edition of the European Capital of Smart Tourism competition. The two cities have showcased how they can develop tourism sustainably, ensure accessibility to destinations, embrace the digital transformation and link tourism to cultural heritage. Throughout 2019 Lyon and Helsinki will be given EU […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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