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World Day of the Population

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The European Statistical Office Eurostat published data on the EU population on the World Day of the Population. On 1 January 2017, the European Union had 511.8 million inhabitants, and the year before 510.3 million. In 2016, 5.1 million children were born in the EU and the same number of people died, which means that [...]

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Reporting on Media Literacy in Europe

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The purpose of the study (SMART2016-008) is to provide a comprehensive snapshot of media literacy initiatives in Europe. It was financed by the European Commission and written by the European Audiovisual Observatory.The study is the first major mapping of this field in Europe, providing a detailed analysis of the main trends, based on a selection [...]

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Income inequalities and employment patterns in Europe before and after the Great Recession

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This report addresses growing concerns about income inequalities in academic and policy debates by offering a comprehensive study of income inequalities during the years of the Great Recession starting in 2008–2009 (income data relating to 2004–2013). It has the twofold objective of adopting an EU-wide perspective and providing an updated picture of inequalities across different [...]

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EU birth rate

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According to data from the Eurostat, in the European Union 2015 were born more than 5.1 million children. Among the Member States  the most births were recorded in France (799,700), followed by the United Kingdom (776,700), Germany (737,600), Italy (485,800), Spain (418 400) and Poland (369,300). In Slovenia, according to Eurostat, in 2015 20,641 children [...]

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and EU and MS

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States , of the other part

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Statistical data at the end of G-20

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the European Council President Donald Tusk represented the EU at the 11th G20 leaders’ summit, which took place on 4 and 5 September in Hangzhou, China. The communiqué at he end of the summit reflected the increasingly complex and technical language of G20 officials. Combined with its lack of [...]

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Research on the quality of the performances of the spokespersons at the Midday press briefings at the EC

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Europeam Perspectives, April 2016 issue offer a variation of  topics and burning issues in the EU. The paper ” What did you say” is the result of the evaluation of the Spokesperson’s performances at the Midday Press Briefing at the European Commission. The daily press conferences have a strong impact on the perception of the [...]

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Employment in the EU

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The latest figures from Eurostat show that in 2015 the share of employed among the population aged 20-64 in the European Union amounted to 70.1%. The share of employees was thus higher than in 2014 (69.2%) but lower than the peak in 2008 (70.3%). A similar pattern was observed for men. In 2015, it was [...]

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Signing climate agreement on the Earth Day celebration

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On the 22 April in New York a historic meeting took place, as 155 countries and the EU, have committed to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. With each country’s signing of the agreement, they must also submit a proposal plan for actions [...]

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The independance of the Federal Reserve

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The independence of the Federal Reserve is considered a cornerstone of its identity, crucial for keeping monetary policy decisions free of electoral politics. But do we really understand what is meant by “Federal Reserve independence”? Using scores of examples from the Fed’s rich history, The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve shows that much [...]

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Interviews with Slovenian MEPs February 2016 – Part 2 (videos)

Posnetki pogovorov , Strasbourg 2.2. in 3.2.2016 2. del Patricija Šulin Pudarki: migrantska kriza Franc Bogovič 1. del Pudarki: Ustanavljanje podjetja “Slovenski državni gozdovi” in problematike v zvezi s potencialnim netransparentnim upravljanjem s tem povezane korupcije Ivo Vajgl Pudarki: Aktualna problematika Evrope in njene udeležbe v begunsko/migrantski krizi

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February infringements’ package

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In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European 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 (see Annex I and II), aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and [...]

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Interviews with Slovenian MEPs February 2016 – Part 1(videos)

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Strasbourg 2.2.2016 Romana Tomc Highlights: agreement TISA, lobbying of large corporations , TTIP agreement, illegal work and  tax harmonisation. Lojze Peterle Highlights: biodiversity, quality of  honey in Slovenia and refugee/ migrant crisis. mag. Tanja Fajon . Highlights: current refugee and migrant crisis and human rights. Novinarka: mag. Irena Zagajšek Vir : http://euportal.si – Strasbourg februar [...]

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Slovene winner of the photo competition “Europe in my Region”

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The 4th edition of the photo competition “Europe in my Region” organised on the European Commission’s Facebook page during the summer has seen the participation of a record number of 33 countries participating: 26 EU Member States and 7 pre-accession countries submitted more than 500 photos. Participants had to submit a photo of an EU [...]

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Energy guide in Slovenia

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There is a lot of interest in the healing water sources, fountains, springs and the energy points, groves and parks in Slovenia.The publisher has provided additional copies of the book. Part 2 is in preparation and will deliver more than 140 stories about new healing springs and energy points that the author discovered, researched, cataloged, [...]

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