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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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#Brexit: British exit from EU not inevitable, despite referendum

#Brexit: British exit from EU not inevitable, despite referendum

| June 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

In the first hours after the British public voted to exit the European Union, amid all sorts of triumphal statements and recriminations, one declaration was notably absent: the formal notification to the EU that the United Kingdom intends to leave the organization, which is required to start the clock on negotiations for a departure. Prime […]

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#Brexit: UK Commissioner Lord Hill to resign from the European Commission

#Brexit: UK Commissioner Lord Hill to resign from the European Commission

Commissioner Lord Hill, responsible for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union, has informed European Commission President Juncker of his decision to resign from his post. President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “It is with great regret that I have accepted Lord Hill’s decision to resign from the European Commission. Lord Hill is an experienced […]

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#StrongerIn: EU referendum – Britons abroad lose vote legal bid

#StrongerIn: EU referendum – Britons abroad lose vote legal bid

Two Britons living abroad have lost a High Court battle over the right to vote in June’s EU referendum. The legal challenge was brought by World War Two veteran Harry Shindler, 94, who lives in Italy, and lawyer and Belgian resident Jacquelyn MacLennan. Under law, UK citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15 […]

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#StrongerIn: What impact would Brexit have on the international influence of the EU and UK? – Round table 24 May

#StrongerIn: What impact would Brexit have on the international influence of the EU and UK? – Round table 24 May

Brexit was the main topic of the visit of US President Barack Obama to London last week. He stated that the global influence of both the EU and UK will be affected in a negative way by a potential Brexit. However, He stated that in terms of trade, the EU and other trading blocs will take […]

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Inter-religious dialogue to defeat #Radicalisation

Inter-religious dialogue to defeat #Radicalisation

How European Muslims deal with radicalisation and the role that women can play in countering it and promoting de-radicalisation were discussed in a conference held in the European Parliament on Tuesday (26 April). Projects on the ground and what to do to confront the phenomenon at national and EU levels were also debated with leading-edge […]

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#AnimalDisease programmes: Generally sound but cost-effectiveness unclear, say EU auditors

#AnimalDisease programmes: Generally sound but cost-effectiveness unclear, say EU auditors

  EU animal disease programmes do a good job of containing disease, but it is hard to tell whether they are cost-effective, concludes a new report from the European Court of Auditors. While there have been notable successes, such as decreases in the number of cases of BSE in cattle, the auditors warn that some […]

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