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#Germany and #Belgium propose new tool to police #EUDemocracies

#Germany and #Belgium propose new tool to police #EUDemocracies

| March 25, 2019

EU member states should be empowered to scrutinize each other’s democratic track record, Germany and Belgium have said, in an attempt to beef up the bloc’s defences against nationalist, populist governments flouting its key principles, write Gabriela Baczynska and Peter Maushagen. The proposal, made at a meeting of EU ministers, coincides with high-profile EU investigations against […]

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#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

| February 3, 2019

Abraham Liu is a man with a mission. As the Huawei’s new Chief Representative to the European Union, his role is to convince EU politicians and policy makers that his company is a leading global provider of information and communications infrastructure and smart devices that can be trusted, and not a vehicle for Chinese spying. […]

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More than 275 breweries recorded in #Belgium

More than 275 breweries recorded in #Belgium

| September 7, 2018

There are currently 278 breweries in Belgium, as recorded by the consumer association Zythos. Around a hundred others still need to be visited by volunteers from the association, to determine whether their operations are sufficiently professional. © Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs The Federation of Belgian Brewers used Zythos’ figures to express the growth of […]

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#Kazakhgate: Patokh Chodiev’s lawyer lambasts the Commission of Inquiry

#Kazakhgate: Patokh Chodiev’s lawyer lambasts the Commission of Inquiry

| May 3, 2018

The Belgian Chamber of Representatives approved the conclusions of the “Kazakhgate” Commission of Inquiry on Thursday, April 26. The next day the lawyer of Kazakh businessman Patokh Chodiev (pictured) held a press conference calling into question the impartiality of the Commission as well as that of its Chairman, Dirk Van der Maelen. Patokh Chodiev is […]

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€65 million of EU financing for 430 social enterprises in the #Netherlands, #Belgium, #Spain and #France

€65 million of EU financing for 430 social enterprises in the #Netherlands, #Belgium, #Spain and #France

| April 13, 2018

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Triodos Bank have signed the first Social Entrepreneurship guarantee agreement in The Netherlands under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). This new financing agreement was made possible by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Investment Plan for Europe. This new guarantee agreement allows […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland

#StateAid: Commission approves six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland. The Commission found that the measures will contribute to ensuring security of supply whilst preserving competition in the Single Market. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Capacity mechanisms can help to […]

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On public health, why is the #EC silencing NGOs?

On public health, why is the #EC silencing NGOs?

| January 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the festive season now in the rear view mirror, it’s only fitting that the European Commission is attempting to persuade NGOs to resume their participation in the EU Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF). Set up in 2007 to provide a space to discuss and share best practices on the reduction of alcohol-related harm, the […]

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