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Trade Commissioner Cecilia #Malmström visits port of #Rotterdam

Trade Commissioner Cecilia #Malmström visits port of #Rotterdam

| October 15, 2019

Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured) is in Rotterdam today (15 October) to meet with customs officials and food safety inspectors and take a closer look at the facilities at the EU’s largest port. The Netherlands is the entry point for 40% of goods entering the continent. Commissioner Malmström said: “Everything we import has to abide by our strict […]

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Hohlmeier: Fighting #ClimateChange is priority for the EU’s 2020 budget

Hohlmeier: Fighting #ClimateChange is priority for the EU’s 2020 budget

| October 15, 2019

Monika Hohlmeier  The EU’s budget for 2020 should include more climate action funding and higher investment in sustainable technologies, according to Monika Hohlmeier, Parliament’s budget negotiator. The Parliament will vote on its position for next year’s budget on 23 October. German EPP member Monika Hohlmeier, chair of the budgetary control committee, talks about her budget proposals: […]

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EU beef exports to #Korea resume after almost 20 years

EU beef exports to #Korea resume after almost 20 years

| September 30, 2019

After almost 20 years, the Republic of Korea lifted its import restrictions on beef and beef products from some European Union member states. Producers from Denmark and the Netherlands are the first ones to be able to resume exports. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, said: “Trade isn’t just about doing trade deals. After many years of […]

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UAE astronaut makes history as first Arab aboard #ISS

UAE astronaut makes history as first Arab aboard #ISS

| September 27, 2019

Karim Sahib, AFP |A photo taken on September 25, 2019, shows the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, lit with an image of 35-year-old Emirati astronaut Hazzaa al-Mansoori An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan, writes AFP. The Russian spacecraft carrying Hazzaa […]

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Nantes is #EuropeanCapitalOfInnovation2019

Nantes is #EuropeanCapitalOfInnovation2019

| September 26, 2019

The city of Nantes in north-west France is the European Capital of Innovation 2019, the Commission announced at the European Research and Innovation Days. The title was awarded to Nantes in recognition for its outstanding ability to harness innovation to improve the lives of its citizens and its open and collaborative governance model. It comes […]

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Online sellers are losing out to overseas competition on #Amazon

Online sellers are losing out to overseas competition on #Amazon

| September 20, 2019

This week, Belgian authorities cracked down on Chinese VAT fraudsters operating out of a Brussels airport. Using false invoices, the scammers were able to avoid paying VAT and then sell their products at a cut rate price online, undercutting their law-abiding competitors, writes Henry St. George This follows the news that, in the UK, MPs […]

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#Prysmian proudly launches a breakthrough innovation in submarine cable industry

#Prysmian proudly launches a breakthrough innovation in submarine cable industry

| September 20, 2019

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, successfully completed the submarine laying operations for the Evia, Andros and Tinos islands interconnections. The group developed, supplied and installed the first non-metallic armoured cable, whose armour has been designed with a composite material based on High Modulus Synthetic Fibres, which shape the […]

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