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Commission releases study assessing differences in the composition of EU food products

supermarket

24.6.2019 – Today, the Commission published the results of a pan-European testing campaign of food products showing that some products are identically or similarly branded while having a different composition. Since his State of the Union Address in 2017, President Jean-Claude Juncker has been committed to addressing the issue of dual quality of products. The [...]

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Eurostat – prices of food and non – alcoholic drinks

Eurostat 2018

20.6.2019 – In 2018, the price levelof a comparable basket of food and non-alcoholic beverages across the European Union(EU) was twice as highin the most expensive Member State than in the cheapestone. Denmark had the highest price level for food and non-alcoholic beverages in the EU in 2018, at 130% of theEUaverage, followed by Luxembourgand [...]

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New format of the EU Emergency Travel Document

Pasport

19.6.2019 – The European Commission welcomes the final approval by Ministers from the Member States for the Commission’s proposal to create a modern EU Emergency Travel Document. Since 1996, EU citizens who have their passports stolen or lose them while travelling abroad can obtain emergency travel documents from embassies or consulates of EU Member States [...]

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A new novel

PAVEL

17.9. 2019 – A great historical novel, a tense narrative of Paul’s life path.The author, who did a research for it for fourteen years, approached the reader with a surprising personality of the apostle and missionary. Paul’s life  story is told in an unique way tells and the authro keeps in mind the biblical sources, [...]

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EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council

FAke news

14.6.2019 – Protecting our democratic processes and institutions from disinformation is a major challenge for societies across the globe. To tackle this, the EU has demonstrated leadership and put in place a robust framework for coordinated action, with full respect for European values and fundamental rights. Today’s joint Communication sets out how the Action Plan against [...]

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Over €152 million for Africa

Africa Sahel

11.6.2019 – As countries in the Sahel continue to suffer from armed conflicts, climate change, and a food and nutrition crisis, the EU is providing €152.05 million to bring relief to people in need in the region. Combined with last year’s funding, humanitarian assistance to the Sahel has been supported with over €423 million in [...]

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Eight sites for supercomputing centres

supercomputers

7.6.2019 – Eight sites for supercomputing centres have been selected across the EU to host the first European supercomputers. They will support Europe’s researchers, industry and businesses in developing new applications in a wide range of areas, from designing medicines and new materials to fighting climate change. In a major step towards making Europe a [...]

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Three Seas Initiative in Slovenia

Pobuda treh morij

6.6.2019 – The summit of the  leaders called “The Three Seas Initiative” took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 5 and 6 June. The Three Seas Initiative is a flexible political platform at Presidential level, launched in 2015. The Initiative includes the 12 EU Member States located between the Adriatic, the Baltic and the Black seas: [...]

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University ranking

university graduates

4.6.2019 – The sixth and largest-ever edition of the U-Multirank university ranking, scoring more than 1,700 universities from 96 countries, has been published today. Every year, U-Multirank compares higher education institutions’ performance in areas that matter most to students. A map showing the universities with top overall performance is a new feature U-Multirank has added [...]

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Reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey: annual assessments and recommendations

Western Balkans

29.5.2019 – Confirming that a credible enlargement policy is a geostrategic investment in peace, stability, security and economic growth in the whole of Europe, the Commission today adopted its annual assessment of the implementation of reforms in the Western Balkan partners and Turkey, together with recommendations on the next steps for those countries. Western Balkans A [...]

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Call from EFSA

FRUITS SCHOOL

28.5. 2018 – The European Commission has published a call for new members and members of the Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The Steering Committee consists of fourteen members, and the term of office expires on June 7, Details of the call were published in the EU’s Official Journal on 24 [...]

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Preliminary results of the European elections

European ELECTION preliminary results 2019

27.5.2019 – Turnout was up, apparently between 45 and 50% (preliminary results) across the continent, the center-right, center-left groupings lost seats and Euroskeptic parties did well in Italy, Sweden, Hungary and Poland but fell short of a surge across the region. Also the Greens and Liberals prospered. The results county by country are here: here [...]

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Positive effects of the Erasmus and Erasmus+

Erasmus

20.5.2019- New evidence shows that Erasmus+ makes students more successful in their personal and professional lives and helps universities to become more innovative, according to two new independent studies released today by the European Commission. The large-scale studies based on the feedback from nearly 77 000 students and staff and over 500 organisations measure and [...]

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European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Save the bees!

bees

15.5.2019 – Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Europe’. The organisers call on the Commission to ‘adopt legislation to maintain and improve habitats for insects as indicators of an undamaged environment’. The Citizens’ Initiative focuses on [...]

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Eurovision Presidential Debate

Presidental debate

14.5.2019 – The 2019 Eurovision Presidential Debate will be broadcast live from the European Parliament in Brussels on 15 May 2019 at 21:00 CEST. This second edition of the debate will again bring together the lead candidates vying to be the next president of the European Commission. EBU Member broadcasters will be bringing this democratic political debate [...]

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