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Eight sites for supercomputing centres

supercomputers

7.6.2019 – Eight sites for supercomputing centres have been selected across the EU to host the first European supercomputers. They will support Europe’s researchers, industry and businesses in developing new applications in a wide range of areas, from designing medicines and new materials to fighting climate change. In a major step towards making Europe a [...]

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Three Seas Initiative in Slovenia

Pobuda treh morij

6.6.2019 – The summit of the  leaders called “The Three Seas Initiative” took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 5 and 6 June. The Three Seas Initiative is a flexible political platform at Presidential level, launched in 2015. The Initiative includes the 12 EU Member States located between the Adriatic, the Baltic and the Black seas: [...]

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Reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey: annual assessments and recommendations

Western Balkans

29.5.2019 – Confirming that a credible enlargement policy is a geostrategic investment in peace, stability, security and economic growth in the whole of Europe, the Commission today adopted its annual assessment of the implementation of reforms in the Western Balkan partners and Turkey, together with recommendations on the next steps for those countries. Western Balkans A [...]

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Call from EFSA

FRUITS SCHOOL

28.5. 2018 – The European Commission has published a call for new members and members of the Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The Steering Committee consists of fourteen members, and the term of office expires on June 7, Details of the call were published in the EU’s Official Journal on 24 [...]

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Preliminary results of the European elections

European ELECTION preliminary results 2019

27.5.2019 – Turnout was up, apparently between 45 and 50% (preliminary results) across the continent, the center-right, center-left groupings lost seats and Euroskeptic parties did well in Italy, Sweden, Hungary and Poland but fell short of a surge across the region. Also the Greens and Liberals prospered. The results county by country are here: here [...]

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Positive effects of the Erasmus and Erasmus+

Erasmus

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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Results of initiative supporting regions in industrial transition

robotics

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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Slovenia most threathened by Lyme borreliosis

borelija

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

Slovenija mat kurja

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

Prekmurje

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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EC invests in circular economy

EFSA naložbeni sklad

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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Member States’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within the EU

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17.1.2019 – The Commission welcomes EU Member States’ commitments on the legal consequences of the Achmea judgement and in particular their commitment to terminate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) between themselves. As the Commission has consistently stated, and as outlined in its July 2018 Communication on the Protection of intra-EU investment, the dispute settlement mechanisms provided in these [...]

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Rovigo in search of a new identity

Pokrajina Polesine map

7.1.2019 – The existence of Rovigo was first recorded in 828. Its name is derived from Greek language and in one of its variants means “the city of roses”. After it was, together with the region,  for centuries owned by local and foreign aristocracy, it was in the 19th century, after the Napoleonic period, elevated [...]

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Restrict the toxic’s substance’s effects on human reproductive health

phthalates

18.12.2018 – The Commission has today adopted a decision to restrict the use of four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP) – substances known to have toxic effects on human reproductive health – in consumer products on the EU market. The restriction decision has been adopted by amending the EU’s REACH regulation, the most advanced [...]

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New EU rules allow Europeans to shop online without borders

geoblocking

3.12.2018 – On 3rd of December 2018 the new regulation proposed by the European Commission in May 2016 to end unjustified geoblocking online will enter into force. Europeans will not have to worry about a website blocking or re-routing them just because they, or their credit card, come from a different country. Wherever they are [...]

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