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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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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

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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

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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

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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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The winning teacher

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27.11.2018 – As part of the campaign # SaferInternet4EU, the European Commission has announced the winners of the competition for online safety, media literacy and online hygiene. In the category of teachers, Nina Jelen and Podkum Elementary School Ivana Skvarče won the first place for their “Traveling around the World” project. The classroom was turned [...]

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Safeguarding competition in aviation and on a modernised road toll system

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21.11.2018 – Yesterday, the European Parliament and Council reached two provisional political agreements on legislative proposals from the Commission, in two crucial areas of European mobility. An agreement was reached on new EU rules to safeguard competition in aviation. This regulation will ensure that Europe remains a leader in international aviation, well connected to fast-growing [...]

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November infringements package: key decisions

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8.11.2018 – 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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Arbitration Agreement Slovenia / Croatia – what next? Highlights from the interview with Mr. Thomas Bickl , researcher at Duisburg-Essen University

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26.10.2018 – The interview The problem Thomas Bickl :” The arbitration award is a binding settlement of a bilateral issue between Slovenia and Croatia. For a start, it has nothing to do with the EU. However, both States are members of the EU, and every EU Member has rights and obligations. And this is where [...]

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World Food Day : Report “How healthy do the Slovenes eat?

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15.10.2018 – The World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in a recent report notes that after a period of decrease, a global famine is on a rise again. Today, more than 820 million people suffer from chronic malnutrition. Most come from developing countries, where they live in a rural area. In these areas, agriculture is the [...]

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Collectively agreed pay or not?

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15.10.2018 – The report by Eurofound  examines the development of collectively agreed pay in conjunction with the development of actual compensation (‘wages’) and labour productivity in real terms. It applies both a longer-term perspective (the early 2000s to 2017) and a short-term perspective, with a focus on the outcomes of the most recent bargaining rounds [...]

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The European Fiscal Board 2018 Annual Report

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11.10.2018 – The European Fiscal Board has published its second annual report that reviews the way the EU fiscal framework was implemented in 2017.The report provides a comprehensive and independent assessment of the implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact in 2017 and will feed into the discussions in the context of the European Semester and [...]

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World Mental Health Day: Helping Children and Young People

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10.10.2018 – Our youth is exposed to different and new types of pressures than previous generations. In addition to the pressures of growing up, education, parental and societal expectations and peer relations; young people today have to deal with issues such as body shaming and cyberbullying. To protect them, we must continue to promote the [...]

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EU and Western Balkans strengthen cooperation on security

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5.10.2018 – Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos participated in the EU-Western Balkans Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Forum in Tirana, Albania, where he reaffirmed strong cooperation between the EU and Western Balkan partners on border management, counter-terrorism and organised crime. An important milestone was reached on border management with Albania [...]

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Digital Single Market: updated audiovisual rules in EU

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2.10.2018 – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Why was the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) revised? The media landscape has shifted dramatically in less than a decade. Instead of sitting in front of the family TV, millions of Europeans, especially young people, watch content online, on demand and on different mobile devices. Children are watching less traditional [...]

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