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The study on the cross border health care

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20.7.2018 – Patients in Europe are still generally unaware of their rights and the possibility to access health services in other EU Member States, as well as of the existence of National Contact Points (NCPs) to help them exercise their rights under the Cross-border Healthcare Directive. These are the results of the study ”Enhancing information [...]

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Iran awakening – Shirin Ebadi


17.4.2018 – Shirin Ebadi visited Ljubljana. She is an Iranian human rights lawyer. She has represented clients who have fallen foul of the Iranian political system and has been subject to intense scrutiny from her own government. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her courage in defending human rights and democracy. [...]

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Study on the Slovenian productivity


29.3.2018 – . Evropska komisija je objavila študijo o produktivnosti slovenskih podjetij, ki jo je generalni  direktorat Evropske komisije za gospodarske in finančne zadeve pripravil v sodelovanju s profesorjema Ekonomske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani Polono Domadenik in Denisom Marinškom ter glavnim analitikom Gospodarske zbornice Slovenije Bojanom Ivancem.   Študija analizira razlike v produktivnosti med slovenskimi [...]

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Eurobarometer (88)


18.2.2018 – The latest national report of the Eurobarometer Standard Public Opinion Survey (EB88), conducted in the autumn of 2017, shows that Slovenians consider the most important challenges facing Slovenia, health and social care (38%) and unemployment (29%). According to Slovenian respondents, the most important challenges in the EU are terrorism (46%) and immigration (43%). [...]

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EU’s economic and social priorities for 2018


22.11.2017-Commission sets out EU’s economic and social priorities for the year ahead, gives policy recommendation for the euro area and completes the assessment of euro area Member States’ Draft Budgetary Plans. The 2018 European Semester cycle of economic, fiscal and social policy coordination starts against the backdrop of robust economic activity in the euro area [...]

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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


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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