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EC invests in circular economy

EFSA naložbeni sklad

15.2.2019 -New LIFE programme funding will unlock more than € 3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten Member States to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy. The European Commission today announced an investment of € 116.1 million for the latest integrated projects to be funded under [...]

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National Eurostat report

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15.2.2019 – The latest national report of the Eurobarometer Standard Public Opinion Survey (EB90), carried out in the autumn of 2018, which shows that Slovenians consider that the most important challenges facing the country are health and social care (31%) and immigration (24%). According to Slovenian respondents, the most important challenge in the EU is [...]

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EP president’s “faux pas”

Tajani Bazovica

13.2.2019 – Three months before the European Elections the president of the European Parliament was asked to resign. The reason for this unpleasant surprised was his speech in Italy in Bazovica, a small town at the border with Slovenia. Mr. Tajani attended the ambiguous ceremony on the 10 February, remembering the victims of the communist [...]

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Ponarejena zdravila: nova pravila za izboljšanje varnosti pacientov

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11.2.2019 – The falsification of medicines has remained a serious threat to public health in the EU for too long. As of 9 February 2019, the new rules on safety features for prescription medicines sold in the EU will apply. From now on, the industry will have to affix a 2-D barcode and an anti-tampering [...]

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95% children in EU in a good or very good health

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6.2.2019 – Eurostat, the European Statistical Office, notes that over 95% of children in the EU are in good or very good health, while in poor or very poor health conditions they are less than 1%. Data for 2017 for age groups 0-15 years also show that less than 5% of children in the EU [...]

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Winners of the competition Juvenes Translatores

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4.1.2019 – Congratulations to the 28 winners in the 12th edition of the European Commission’s Juvenes Translatores translation contest for secondary schools! The best young translator from each of EU’s 28 Member States will now travel to Brussels to collect their awards and to meet with European Commission’s professional translators. The European Commission has today announced [...]

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The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan

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1.2.2019 – The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world. The Economic Partnership Agreement removes the vast majority of the €1 billion of duties paid [...]

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European Commission adopts set of “no-deal” contingency measures for Erasmus+, social security rules and the budget

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30.1.2019 – Given the increasing risk that the United Kingdom may leave the EU on 30 March this year without a deal (a “no-deal” scenario), the European Commission has today adopted a final set of contingency proposals in the area of the Erasmus+ programme, social security coordination and the EU budget. This follows the calls [...]

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International rules for married and registered partners

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29.1.2019 – The EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships apply as of today. The regulations establish clear rules in cases of divorce or death and bring an end to parallel and possibly conflicting proceedings in the various Member States, for instance on property or bank [...]

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International Data Protection Day

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28.1.2019 – Today is the International Data Protection Day. Personal data has become a valuable resource in the modern economy, which has also increased the possibilities of abuse. Personal data should be handled with care and responsibility, and in the EU, the protection of personal data is a fundamental right. In May 2018, the EU [...]

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Erasmus more inclusive and international

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24.1.2019 – Today the European Commission published its annual report on Erasmus+, which shows that more people than ever before are participating, while the number of projects supported has continued to grow. At the same time, the programme is becoming more inclusive and more international. In 2017, the EU invested a record of €2.6 billion [...]

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Golden passports and visas in EU

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23.1.2019 – For the first time, the Commission has presented a comprehensive report on investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by a number of EU Member States. The report maps the existing practices and identifies certain risks such schemes imply for the EU, in particular, as regards security, money laundering, tax evasion and corruption. A [...]

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Online exhibition of outsanding European women in the arts and sciences

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18.1.2019 – Today the European Commission launched an online series of profiles on remarkable historical women in the arts and sciences, who have made important contributions to social, economic and technological domains. The stories of these extraordinary women will be published in Europeana, the EU digital platform for cultural heritage. On this occasion Commissioner for [...]

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Euro celebrates its 20th birthday

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17.1.2019 – On 1 January 1999, 11 EU countries launched a common currency, the euro, and introduced a shared monetary policy under the European Central Bank. The historic moment was a milestone on a journey driven by the ambition of ensuring stability and prosperity in Europe. Today, still young, the euro is already the currency [...]

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Member States’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within the EU

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17.1.2019 – The Commission welcomes EU Member States’ commitments on the legal consequences of the Achmea judgement and in particular their commitment to terminate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) between themselves. As the Commission has consistently stated, and as outlined in its July 2018 Communication on the Protection of intra-EU investment, the dispute settlement mechanisms provided in these [...]

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