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EU leaders agreed to postpone Brexit day

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22.3.2019 -  EU leaders proposed two new dates— April 12 and May 22 — that will determine the course of the U.K.’s departure. Both new dates in the EU plan come with conditions, but in either event the original March 29 deadline — the so-called cliff-edge by which Britain would leave the bloc with or [...]

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European research priorities for 2021-2027

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20.3.2019 – A provisional deal on Horizon Europe that bridges the EU research gap, prioritises SMEs and broadens thematic research was agreed with member states on Tuesday night. The European Parliament’s negotiating team agreed a partial provisional deal on Horizon Europe and its specific programme with the Council on Tuesday night. This comes less than [...]

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Co-financing joint defence industrial projects

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19.3.2019 – The Commission has today adopted work programmes to co-finance joint defence industrial projects in 2019-2020 worth up to €500 million. A further €25 million have been earmarked to support collaborative defence research projects in 2019, with calls for proposals launched today.The Juncker Commission is making an unprecedented effort to protect and defend Europeans. [...]

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UK parliament votes to reject no-deal Brexit

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13.3.2019 – MPs are concerned that leaving the EU without a deal on March 29 would damage the UK economy.MPs voted outright to reject a no-deal Brexit, paving the way for a vote on whether Theresa May will ask the EU to agree a delay to Brexit. The vote, which passed by 312 to 308 [...]

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Evropska komisija je sprejela vseevropska pravila za drone.

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12.3.2019 – The European Commission today adopted common EU-wide rules setting technical requirements for drones. They will set features and capabilities that drones must have in order to be flown safely and, at the same time, help foster investment and innovation in this promising sector.  The EU rules build on national rules that were in [...]

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March infringements package

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7.3.2019 – In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission (‘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, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. [...]

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Recycling plastic packaging in EU

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4.3.2019 – Data from the Eurostat show that the recycling rate of plastic packaging has almost doubled since 2005. The recycling rate and the use of recycled materials in the EU are constantly increasing. In the EU, approximately 55% of all waste (without major mineral waste) was recycled in 2016. A review of individual waste [...]

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European Commission responds to Hungarian government campaign

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28.2.2019 – Following the College meeting, the Commissioners have decided to issue today a response following the launch by the Hungarian government of a campaign – complete with billboards, full-page newspaper advertisements and a letter from the Prime Minister addressed to all Hungarian citizens – entitled “You too have the right to know what Brussels [...]

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Annual assessment of the economic and social situation in the Member States – Draft Budgetary Plan might result in a significant deviation in Slovenia

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27.2.2019 – In its annual assessment of the economic and social situation in the Member States, the European Commission today stresses the need to promote investment, pursue responsible fiscal policies and implement well-designed reforms. Challenges vary significantly across countries and call for appropriate and determined policy action.This review of country-specific challenges comes against the backdrop [...]

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100 scientists in EU in support of free flowing Mura river

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27.2.2019 – Today, on the final date of providing comments to the draft decree of the Ministry of Environment to protect the Mura River from eight hydropower dams, the Mura receives prominent support from Slovenia and other European countries.  In a joint statement sent to the ministry, 100 scientists from Slovenia, Austria, Germany, and other [...]

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Commission’s report on water quality and flood risk management

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26.2.2019 – The Commission published today its assessment of how Member States have implemented EU water legislation, highlighting successes and shortcomings. The six-yearly implementation report evaluates both Member States’ River Basin Management Plans and Flood Risk Management Plans for the period 2015 to 2021.More: here Source: EC Press

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New Commission’s award for safe products

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25.2.2019 – The European Commission is launching today, a new Product Safety Award for businesses that are industry leaders in making sure their products and services are safer for consumers.This year, companies can apply under the categories of online sales and childcare products. The applications from companies based in one of the 31 European Economic [...]

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Commission increases national support to farmers up to €25,000

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22.2.2019 – The ceiling for national support to farmers will rise significantly, allowing greater flexibility and efficiency, notably in times of crisis and situations demanding a swift response by the public authorities. Today the Commission has adopted revised rules on state aid in the agriculture sector (the so-called de minimis aid), increasing the maximum amount [...]

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EC invests in circular economy

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15.2.2019 -New LIFE programme funding will unlock more than € 3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten Member States to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy. The European Commission today announced an investment of € 116.1 million for the latest integrated projects to be funded under [...]

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National Eurostat report

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15.2.2019 – The latest national report of the Eurobarometer Standard Public Opinion Survey (EB90), carried out in the autumn of 2018, which shows that Slovenians consider that the most important challenges facing the country are health and social care (31%) and immigration (24%). According to Slovenian respondents, the most important challenge in the EU is [...]

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