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22nd camp for the Slovene children

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2o.4.2018 – The 22nd camp of the Slovenian children around the world will be held from July 28 to August 4 at Kobarid. The event is intended for young people between the ages of 10 and 15 who live outside the borders of the Republic of Slovenia and have Slovenian parents or grandparents. Info [...]

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Breakthrough discovery in cancer research funded by the EU


20.4.2018 – Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), funded by grants from the European Research Council (ERC), have taken a big leap forward in cancer research. The research team led by Professor Cédric Blanpain defined for the first time tumour growth phases during cancer progression and identified the types of tumour cells causing [...]

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Enlargement of the Western Balkans and Turkey

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17.4.2018 – The European Commission adopted today its annual Enlargement Package, including seven individual reports, assessing the implementation of the European Union’s enlargement policy which is based on established criteria and fair and rigorous conditionality. Progress along the European path is an objective and merit-based process which depends on the concrete results achieved by each [...]

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Eurobarometer: Integration measures are a necessary investment in the long-run

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13.4.2018 – According to a Eurobarometer survey published today, 69% of Europeans believe that integration measures are a necessary investment in the long-run and a similar proportion view integration as a two-way process for both migrants and host societies. Europeans tend to agree on the main factors that may facilitate or prevent integration as well [...]

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Road safety

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10.4.2018 – The preliminary 2017 road safety statistics released today by the Commission show, for the second year in a row, a decrease in the number of fatalities of around 2%. 25 300 people lost their lives on EU roads in 2017, which is 300 fewer than in 2016 (-2%) and 6 200 fewer than [...]

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Innocent until proven guilty


2.4.2018 – New EU rules guaranteeing that anyone accused or suspected of a crime is innocent until proven guilty apply since Sunday 1 Aprill. The rules will also better protect peoples’ right to remain silent and right to be present at their trial. It will ensure people across the EU always benefit from these procedural [...]

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Proposal for less costs for the cross-border payments

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28.3.2018 – The European Commission is today proposing to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU. Under current rules, there is no difference for euro area residents or businesses if they carry out euro transactions in their own country or with another euro area Member State. Today’s proposal aims to extend this [...]

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The new rules against unjustified geoblocking


23.3.2018 – The new rules against unjustified geoblocking (Regulation (EU) 2018/302) entered into force yesterday and will be a reality for citizens as of 3 December 2018 – they will be able to find the best deals online when buying goods and services across the EU without being discriminated based on nationality and residence. The [...]

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WTO confirms Russian duties on EU vans are illegal


23.3.2018 – The WTO Appellate Body yesterday dismissed Russia’s appeal and upheld the EU’s arguments in the dispute on the anti-dumping duties imposed by Russia in 2013 on imports of European light commercial vehicles (LCVs). “I am glad to see that the WTO Appellate Body confirms the 2017 WTO ruling. It’s important that every member [...]

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Authorization to approve EU and UN global agreement on the migration

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21.3.2018 – Today, the European Commission asked the EU Member States for the power to approve, on behalf of the EU, the United Nations global agreement on safe, orderly and legal migration. The mandate will allow the Commission to put forward the views and interests of the EU in relation to policies in this field [...]

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Erasmus+ goes virtual


15.3.2018 – Erasmus+, one of the EU’s iconic and most successful programmes, today adds an online version to its mobility actions, to link more students and young people from European countries and the Southern neighbourhood of the EU. The European Commission has today launched Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, a project to promote intercultural dialogue and improve [...]

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Measures to accelerate the reduction of non-performing loans in the banking sector


14.3.2018 -The Commission has today proposed an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures to tackle non-performing loans (NPLs) in Europe, capitalising on the significant progress already made in reducing risks in the banking sector. With today’s far-reaching measures, the Commission is delivering on the Council’s Action Plan to address the high stock of NPLs and [...]

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New transparency rules for financial intermediaries

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13.3.2018 – The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached by the EU Member States today on new transparency rules for intermediaries- such as tax advisers, accountants, banks, and lawyers – who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients. The decision waakentermediarn by EU Economic and Financial Affairs ministers at their meeting [...]

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Billion euros Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine


9.3.2018 – The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme for Ukraine worth up to €1 billion to support economic stabilisation and structural reforms. Today’s proposal follows a request from the Ukrainian authorities and direct discussions between Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. The new programme [...]

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Slovak president urges sweeping changes over journalist murder

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6.3.2018 – Slovak President Andrej Kiska has said a “serious political crisis” has resulted from Jan Kuciak’s murder. Kuciak is thought to have been killed for investigating the Italian mafia’s political influence in Slovakia. The EU wants to send an inquiry committee to Slovakia to investigate the journalist Jan Kuciak’s murder. Though PM Robert Fico [...]

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