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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

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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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Results of the second part of an EU-wide quality comparison of food products

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23.3.2021 – Today, the Commission published the results of the second part of an EU-wide quality comparison of food products marketed under the same branding, a study conducted by the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The first part of the study, published in 2019, focused on differences in composition of food products. It found differences – [...]

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three Declarations to pool efforts and resources to promote internatPromote connectivivity, clean digital technologies and improve the environment for start-ups and scale-ups.

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19.3.2021 – Ministers representing EU Member States signed three Declarations to pool efforts and resources to promote international connectivity, incentivise the rollout of clean digital technologies and improve the regulatory environment for start-ups and scale-ups. These tangible commitments will help accelerate Europe’s green and digital transformation and will contribute to the vision and goals of [...]

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Public consultation – illigal migrations

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19.3. 2021 – The Commission is launching a public consultation on new actions to be taken at EU level to address migrant smuggling. The Commission is calling for contributions from individuals and organisations and in particular from people who have experienced or have been affected by smuggling. The consultation invites feedback on new actions on [...]

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Plan for the research and innovation 2021 – 2024

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16.3.2021 – Today, the European Commission adopted the first strategic plan for Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme worth €95.5 billion in current prices. The strategic plan is a novelty in Horizon Europe and sets the strategic orientations for the targeting of investments in the programme’s first four years. It ensures that [...]

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The European Commission has approved a €1.5 million Slovenian scheme to support holders of ancillary activities at farms,

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15.3.2020 – The European Commission has approved a €1.5 million Slovenian scheme to support holders of ancillary activities at farms, such as agro-tourisms or catering, affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Framework. Under the scheme, the aid will take the form of direct grants. The aim of [...]

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BioNTech-Pfizer four million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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10.3.2021 – The European Commission has reached an agreement with BioNTech-Pfizer for the supply of four million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Member States in the next two weeks in order to tackle coronavirus hotspots and to facilitate free border movement.The Commission is following closely the evolution of the epidemiological situation in Member States. [...]

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7th Berlin International Film Festival

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8.3.2021 – Two EU-supported films received awards at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival that took place online last week: the Silver Bear for Best Director went to Dénes Nagy for ‘Natural Light’ (Természetes fény) and the Special Jury Award in Encounters went to ‘Taste’ (Vị), by Lê Bảo. Nine EU-supported films and series were [...]

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European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan

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4.3.2021 – The Commission sets out its ambition for a strong Social Europe that focuses on jobs and skills for the future and paves the way for a fair, inclusive and resilient socio-economic recovery. The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan outlines concrete actions to further implement the principles of the European Pillar of [...]

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