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Five MEDIA-supported films awarded in 2021 Cannes Film Festival

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19.7.2021 – Five EU-funded titles have received awards in this 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which concluded on Saturday, 17 July with a closing ceremony. Titane, by Julia Ducournau, which received EU support for its development, was the big winner of the night, being awarded with the prestigious Palm d’Or. Additionally, Compartment n.6, [...]

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The European Research Council’s programme for 2022

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14.7.2021 – The European Research Council’s work programme includes over EUR 2.4 billion to fund grants for some 1,100 excellent scientists and scholars in the EU and associated countries. This is the ERC’s second work programme under Horizon Europe. The funding will be awarded in a series of grant competitions refereed by panels of internationally [...]

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Additional cohesion policy funding to France and Slovenia

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8.7.2021 – The Commission has granted additional cohesion policy funding of almost € 438.2 million to France and Slovenia to help them cope with the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic and to boost a fair green and digital recovery. This amount was granted within the framework of a modification of two operational [...]

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New strategies in the EU’s sustainable financial system

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6.7.2021 – The European Commission has today adopted a number of measures to increase its level of ambition on sustainable finance. First, the new Sustainable Finance Strategy sets out several initiatives to tackle climate change, and other environmental challenges, while increasing investment – and the inclusiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – in the [...]

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Slovenian Presidency over the Council of the EU

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1.7.2021 – From July 1 Slovenia will (together with Portugal and Germany) reside over the Council of the EU. Slovenia will strive to actively contribute to strenghtening the EU’s resilence to health, economic, energy, climate and cyber crises. Priorities can be summarized in four key points: recovery from the pandemic, the future of Europe, strengthening [...]

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30 anniversary of the Slovenia’s sovereignty

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25.6.2021 – In Slovenia the 30 anniversary  of Slovenia’s sovereignty and independence is celebrated all year around. The  main national ceremony took place on Statehood Day, on the  25 June, in memory of the day in 1991 when the Slovenian parliament passed several key documents for the country to leave the former Yugoslavia and become  [...]

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First bond issued by the European Commission under NextGenerationEU

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23.6.2021 – The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) yesterday marked the listing of the first bond issued by the European Commission under NextGenerationEU. The €20 billion ten-year bond is the largest single tranche bond transaction ever issued by the European Union.The bond attracted a significant interest from investors and was 7 times oversubscribed, with demands exceeding [...]

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 European Innovation Scoreboard 2021

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21.6.2021 – The Commission has today released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, which shows that Europe’s innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014. There is continued convergence within the EU, with lower performing countries growing faster than higher performing ones, therefore closing the innovation gap [...]

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EU – Canada summit

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14.6.2021 – On Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 June, the EU hosted summits with its two transatlantic partners: Canada and the United States. First, in the evening of 14 June, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel, accompanied by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell  met  with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin [...]

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Restrictive measures

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11.6.2021 – The European Commission has adopted three opinions on the application of specific provisions in the Council Regulations on EU restrictive measures (sanctions) concerning Libya and Syria, the Central African Republic and actions undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine. They concern 1) changes to two specific features of frozen funds: their character (sanctions concerning [...]

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Package of infringement decisions

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9.6.2021 – In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues 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. The key [...]

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Pravila o razširjanju terorističnih vsebin

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7.6.2021 – Platforms will have to remove terrorist content referred by Member States’ authorities within 1 hour. The rules will also help to counter the spread of extremist ideologies online – a vital part of preventing attacks and addressing radicalisation. The rules include strong safeguards to ensure the full respect of fundamental rights such as [...]

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Semester Spring Package

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2.6.2021 – The EC presented the European Semester Spring Package, which focuses on providing fiscal guidance to Member States as they continue the process of gradually reopening their economies. This guidance aims to help Member States strengthen their economic recoveries, making the best possible use of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the key instrument [...]

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Review of commmercial practices of TikTok company

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28.5.2021 – The European Commission and the network of national consumer authorities (CPC) have launched a formal dialogue with TikTok to review its commercial practices and policy. This follows an alert by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) earlier this year about TikTok’s breaches of EU consumer rights. Areas of specific concern include hidden marketing, aggressive [...]

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Green Alliance

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27.5.2021 – At the summit, the EU and Japan established a Green Alliance, which is the first such bilateral initiative between the EU and a partner country intended to accelerate ambitious action to tackle climate change, environmental degradation, promote green growth and jobs, and achieve sustainable and secure energy supplies. More: here Source: EC Press

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