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Positive effects of the Erasmus and Erasmus+

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20.5.2019- New evidence shows that Erasmus+ makes students more successful in their personal and professional lives and helps universities to become more innovative, according to two new independent studies released today by the European Commission. The large-scale studies based on the feedback from nearly 77 000 students and staff and over 500 organisations measure and [...]

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European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Save the bees!

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15.5.2019 – Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Europe’. The organisers call on the Commission to ‘adopt legislation to maintain and improve habitats for insects as indicators of an undamaged environment’. The Citizens’ Initiative focuses on [...]

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Eurovision Presidential Debate

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14.5.2019 – The 2019 Eurovision Presidential Debate will be broadcast live from the European Parliament in Brussels on 15 May 2019 at 21:00 CEST. This second edition of the debate will again bring together the lead candidates vying to be the next president of the European Commission. EBU Member broadcasters will be bringing this democratic political debate [...]

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Cheaper calls to other EU countries as of 15 May

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13.5.2019 – As of 15 May, a new maximum price will apply for all international calls and SMS within the EU. As a result, consumers calling from their country to another EU country will pay a maximum amount of 19 cents per minute (+VAT) and 6 cents per SMS message (+VAT). Following the end of [...]

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Results of initiative supporting regions in industrial transition

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8.5.2019 – Today the Commission presents the first results of an initiative launched a year ago to support 10 EU regions and two Member States in industrial transition. They applied to receive Commission support and expertise in achieving industrial transition and designing development strategies based on their areas of competitive strength – their so-called ‘smart specialisation‘ [...]

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Commission adopts common methodology to measure food waste across the EU

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6.5.2019 – Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic harm. EU is committed to solving this problem and putting its food system onto a sustainable path. To be able to take effective action, we need more data on food waste than we [...]

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Europe Day in Ljubljana

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6.5. 2019 – The European Commission’s Representative organizes a free outdoor concert in cooperation with the European Parliament’s Office and in partnership with RTV Slovenia to celebrate Europe Day.Kindly welcome at the Congress Square in Ljubljana on May 9, 2019 at 9 pm!  There will be Maraaya, Nipke, Nika Zorjan, Irena Yebuah Tiran, Sara lamparek, [...]

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Slovenia most threathened by Lyme borreliosis

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23.4.2019 – Eleven years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) proclaimed that Lyme borreliosis is the fastest growing zoonosis, an infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans. It is more widespread than malaria, and it is a global epidemic. The most endangered population is in Slovenia.  According to the National Institute of Public Health, which [...]

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New rules to boost consumer trust

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17.4.2019 – In the field of Food safety have MEPs approved new rules, already agreed with EU ministers, which ensure that the EU’s risk assessment procedure for food safety is more reliable, transparent and objective, passing with 603 votes in favor, 17 against and 27 abstentions. Unfavorable studies will no longer be withheld. The new [...]

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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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Proposals on the future direction of air traffic management in Europe

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15.4.2019 – Today the European Commission received recommendations by high-level aviation experts on the future of air traffic management in Europe. The so-called “wise persons group” was set up by the Commission to consider recent developments in European aviation, listen to the views of major air traffic management stakeholders and produce proposals on the future [...]

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EU-funded scientists unveil first ever image of a black hole

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11.4.2019 – The Commission has revealed the first ever image of a black hole taken by Event Horizon Telescope, a global scientific collaboration involving EU-funded scientists. This major discovery provides visual evidence for the existence of black holes and pushes the boundaries of modern science. The first ever observation of a black hole is the [...]

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Brexit deadline October 31

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11.4.2019 – European Union leaders agreed to delay the deadline for Britain’s departure from the bloc until October 31, with a review at the end of June, EU diplomats and officials said today. European Council President Donald Tusk met with British Prime Minister Theresa May to present the extension plan. May had asked for Brexit day [...]

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Study on creative sector

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8.4.2019 – Today, the European Commission published a new study which finds that the cultural and creative sectors across Europe continue to face challenges to receive loans or equity finance for new activities. Barriers usually include the difficulty of assessing the value of intangible assets of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), their lack of business [...]

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Provisional agreement on visa-free travel

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3.4.2019 – The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the Commission’s proposal to grant UK nationals visa-free travel to the EU after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. This means that UK nationals will not need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area for short stays of [...]

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