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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and EU


5.12.2018 – High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini met today in Brussels with Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Defence Radmila Šekerinska and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. They discussed the steps leading to the implementation of the Prespa agreement signed [...]

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Commission calls for action to eradicate trafficking in humans

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4.12.2018 – Taking stock of measures taken since 2015, the report highlights the main trends in trafficking in human beings and outlines remaining challenges that the EU and Member States must address as a matter of priority.The report shows that 20,532 men, women and children were registered as victims of trafficking in the EU in [...]

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New EU rules allow Europeans to shop online without borders


3.12.2018 – On 3rd of December 2018 the new regulation proposed by the European Commission in May 2016 to end unjustified geoblocking online will enter into force. Europeans will not have to worry about a website blocking or re-routing them just because they, or their credit card, come from a different country. Wherever they are [...]

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The winning teacher

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27.11.2018 – As part of the campaign # SaferInternet4EU, the European Commission has announced the winners of the competition for online safety, media literacy and online hygiene. In the category of teachers, Nina Jelen and Podkum Elementary School Ivana Skvarče won the first place for their “Traveling around the World” project. The classroom was turned [...]

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The expectations of Europeans for the May 2019 European elections

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26.11.2018 – The European Commission dedicates its annual Fundamental Rights Colloquium to “Democracy in the EU” at a time when Europeans worry about interference in elections. A new Eurobarometer survey published today sheds light on the expectations of Europeans for the May 2019 European elections and what would motivate them to cast their vote. It [...]

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The 2018 Health at a Glance

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22.11.2018 -  Europe joint report of the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued today shows that the steady increase of life expectancy has slowed down and that large gaps across and within countries persist, notably leaving people with a low level of education by the wayside. This report is [...]

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Call for the applications for the European Chief Prosecutor

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21.11.2018 – The European Commission published today a call for application for the position of European Chief Prosecutor at the European Public Prosecutor’s office. The selected candidate will be the first ever European Chief Prosecutor to lead the EU’s independent prosecution office in charge of investigating, prosecuting and bringing to judgment crimes against the EU [...]

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Safeguarding competition in aviation and on a modernised road toll system


21.11.2018 – Yesterday, the European Parliament and Council reached two provisional political agreements on legislative proposals from the Commission, in two crucial areas of European mobility. An agreement was reached on new EU rules to safeguard competition in aviation. This regulation will ensure that Europe remains a leader in international aviation, well connected to fast-growing [...]

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Tackling vaccination hesitance and refusal

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20.11.2018 – “To ask questions and seek answers is the way to improve the growing vaccination resistance in the EU”, was one of the important messages at the workshop in Brussels. There are many groups all over EU who are vaccine hesitant or refuse to vaccinate their children or use the vaccination in any of [...]

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Eurodyce – New guide to fees and financial support for students in Europe

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16.11.2018 – Where in Europe can students study without paying fees? Which countries charge the highest fees? What kind of financial support is offered to students, and who actually receives it? The 7th annual Eurydice Network report on National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education 2018/19, released today, on the eve of [...]

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Marrakech agreement

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16.11.2018 – A text on immigration, currently being drafted within the framework of the United Nations, constitutes, under the guise of good feelings, a means of putting pressure on Western countries, argues the legal historian. The final version of a document entitled “United Nations Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” is to be [...]

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November infringements package: key decisions

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8.11.2018 – In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission (‘Commission’) is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. [...]

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Endocrine disruptors: A strategy for the future that protects EU citizens and the environment

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7.11.2018 – Today the Commission has adopted a Communication, confirming its commitment to protecting citizens and the environment from hazardous chemicals.The Communication also outlines how the Commission intends to ensure that the EU approach remains the most modern and fit-for-purpose in the world. The EU’s strategic approach to endocrine disruptors will continue to be based [...]

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Everyman hero


2.11.2018 – The European Union has recently launched the “EU protects” campaign. “We are protecting the EU together”, is the slogan which draws attention to the stories of individuals who work daily to protect people in Europe. There are burning challenges and dangers, such as terrorism, trafficking in human beings, natural disasters or rare diseases. [...]

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EU commits €300 million to oceanas


30.10.2018 – During the Our Ocean conference in Bali this year, the EU has made 23 new commitments for improving the condition of our oceans and tapping their potential. These include €100 million for Research and Development (R&D) projects to tackle plastic pollution and €82 million for marine and maritime research, such as ecosystem assessments, [...]

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