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Commissioners proposals designate

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10.9.2019 – The new Commission will reflect the priorities and ambitions set out in the Political Guidelines. The Commission is structured around the objectives President-elect von der Leyen was elected on by the European Parliament. At the heart of our work is the need to address the changes in climate, technology and demography that are [...]

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Agri – food export

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5.9.2019 – In a report published today, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods exported in 2018, ranking fourth after machinery, other manufactured [...]

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Commission extends anti-dumping on bicycles

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29.8.2019 – The Commission decided  to extend for another 5 years the anti-dumping measures in place on imports of bicycles originating in China. Bicycles imported from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines are also covered by these measures after previous investigations found that Chinese bicycles were passing by these countries to [...]

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Summit between EU and Ukraine

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8.7.2019 – The 21st bilateral summit between the European Union and Ukraine takes place in Kyiv this afternoon, with Ukraine’s progress in its reform path, supported by the European Union, high on the agenda. The summit will be the first since the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, took office on 20 May, and follows [...]

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Over €152 million for Africa

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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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Three Seas Initiative in Slovenia

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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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Protecting whistle-blowers in EU

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17.4.2019 -  The new rules, adopted with 591 votes in favour, 29 against and 33 abstentions and already agreed with EU ministers, lay down new, EU-wide standards to protect whistle-blowers revealing breaches of EU law in a wide range of areas including public procurement, financial services, money laundering, product and transport safety, nuclear safety, public [...]

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EU and China step up their cooperation on environment, water and circular economy

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1.4.2019 – From 1 to 3 April 2019, an EU delegation headed by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella is visiting China to continue and deepen EU – China environmental bilateral relations. He will co-chair the 7th environmental dialogue and will initiate two new high-level dialogues on Water and Circular [...]

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European Parliament’s vote in favour of the copyright reform

26.3.2019 – Today, the European Parliament voted in favor of the new Copyright Directive designed to bring tangible benefits to citizens, all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, and cultural heritage institutions. The Copyright Directive protects freedom of expression, a core value of the European Union. It sets strong safeguards for users, making clear that [...]

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EC recommends common EU approach to the security of 5G networks

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26.3.2019 – Today the European Commission has recommended a set of operational steps and measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU. Fifth generation (5G) networks will form the future backbone of our societies and economies, connecting billions of objects and systems, including in critical sectors such as energy, [...]

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The final judgement in the Karadžić case

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25.3. 2019 – On the 20 March the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the IRMCT announced the  final judgement in the Karadžić case relating to some of the most tragic events in Europe’s recent history, involving war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.  Radovan Karadžić was sentenced to life imprisonment, increasing the [...]

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World Tuberculosis Day

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24.3.2019 – On the World Tuberculosis Day taking place on Sunday 24 March, the European Commission aims to raise awareness about the burden and prevention of tuberculosis as well as to mobilise efforts in the fight against the disease. Although every hour, 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis in Europe, overall, the decrease in tuberculosis [...]

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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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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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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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