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“Slovenska potica” is registered as traditional speciality in EU


22.4.2021 – Today, the Commission approved the entry of the name “Slovenska potica” in the register of guaranteed traditional specialties, thus protecting Slovenska potica as a guaranteed traditional specialty (ZTP). To date, there have been 1,609 products on the list of foods protected by geographical indications, of which 64 with the label of traditional specialties. [...]

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Public consultation on a micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability


21.4.2021 – The Commission has launched a public consultation on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability. During the next 12 weeks, the consultation will collect ideas for a common definition of micro-credentials – recognition of short, targeted learning courses – and for the development of EU standards ensuring their quality and [...]

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Vega: launch of the first world-class supercomputer in the EU


20.4.2021 – The European Commission together with the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking and the Government of Slovenia will inaugurate the operation of the Vega Supercomputer at a high-level ceremony in Maribor, Slovenia. This marks the launch of a first EU supercomputer procured jointly with EU and Member State funds, with a joint investment of €17.2 million.The [...]

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Call for proposals under the new European Solidarity Corps

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15.4.2021 – The Commission has today launched the first call for proposals under the new European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027. The European Solidarity Corps supports young people wishing to engage in volunteering activities in a variety of areas ranging from helping people in need to supporting health and environmental action, across the EU and beyond. This [...]

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EU Strategy to tackle Organised Crime

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14.4.2021 – the Commission is presenting a new EU Strategy to tackle Organised Crime, focusing on boosting law enforcement and judicial cooperation, tackling organised crime structures and high priority crimes, removing criminal profits and ensuring a modern response to technological developments. Organised crime groups continue to develop and evolve, as shown by their rapid adaptation to the coronavirus pandemic, for example through the increase in counterfeit medical products and online crime. Organised crime groups active in [...]

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The proposed acquisition of Trimo and Kingspan Group investigated

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13.4.2021 – The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Trimo, arhitekturne rešitve, d.o.o. (‘Trimo’) by Kingspan Group plc (‘Kingspan’), under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed transaction may reduce competition and lead to price increases in the market for mineral fibre sandwich panels [...]

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New rules to modernize the European Border Surveillance System


10.4.20121 -The European Commission adopted new rules to modernize the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) in order to fight crime and save lives at sea. It is a cooperation mechanism for the exchange of information between the authorities responsible for managing the EU’s external borders. In order to allow for a proper risk analysis and [...]

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Conference on the future of Europe

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8-4.2021 – The executive committee continued preparations for the launch of the conference on the future of Europe. The multilingual digital platform that will allow citizens from across the EU to contribute to the conference was launched. From the 19 April on  citizens across the Union will have the opportunity to give their opinion on [...]

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Watch and vote

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9.4.2021 – The European Parliament and the European Film Academy (EFA), in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas, present a newly minted award – the LUX Audience Award. This new award is built on the LUX Prize, the film prize of the European Parliament established in 2007 as a symbol of the European [...]

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Fuding for research into coronavirus variants

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7.4.2021 – The Commission is mobilising €123 million from Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, for urgent research into coronavirus variants. This first emergency funding under Horizon Europe adds to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight the coronavirus and contributes to the Commission’s overall action to prevent, mitigate [...]

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Aspiring journalists invited to apply for EU training programme

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6.4.2021 – The Commission launches the 5th edition of the Youth4Regions competition for journalism students and young journalists. Applications from EU Member States, neighbouring and accession countries are accepted. 33 applicants will be selected to join the Youth4Regions programme. The winners will meet in Brussels during the European Week of Regions and Cities to follow [...]

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€5.3 billion mobilised by donors for 2021and beyond

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31.3.2021 – At the fifth Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the Region’ co-chaired today by the European Union and the United Nations, the international community pledged €5.3 billion for 2021 and beyond for Syria and the neighbouring countries hosting the largest Syrian refugee population. Of this amount, €3.7 billion were announced by the [...]

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A cure for Covid 19

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30.3.2021 – A Trail blazing company in a Munich suburb has come up with a cure for Covid 19. This is not a vaccine, but will actually cure the virus. and will work with all known variants. Every Corona 19 virus needs an ACE2 protein on the surface of the human cells of the nose, [...]

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Europe’s full potential for the production of COVID-19 vaccines


29.3.2021 – The Commission is hosting the first pan-European matchmaking event with over 300 participating companies from 25 Member States to expand COVID-19 vaccine production capacities across Europe and address production and supply chain bottlenecks. The event aims to speed up connections between vaccine producers and service companies such as contract development and manufacturing organisations, [...]

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Discussion on the situation of the media in Slovenia

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25.3.2021 – The European Parliament’s group for monitoring respect for democracy, the rule of law and civil liberties will continue its discussion on the situation of the media in Slovenia, on the 26 March from 13.30 to 16.30 . The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs is closely monitoring the situation in the [...]

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