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October’s infringement report

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10.10.2019 – In today’s regular monthly set of infringement decisions, the European Commission is initiating or continuing proceedings against Member States that have not properly fulfilled their obligations under EU law. Multi-sectoral decisions should ensure that EU law is properly applied to the benefit of citizens and businesses. In addition, the Commission is closing 120 [...]

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Deepening trade relations with Africa

Eastern Africa

2.10.2019 – The European Union has opened negotiations on deepening trade relations with five countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe. Exports of goods from the countries concerned to the EU have increased by almost a quarter since 2012, when the current EPA entered into force, reaching EUR 2.8 billion [...]

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Traineeships in EC

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1.10.2019 -  950 traineeships, 300 more than in the previous period started a five-month paid internship at the European Commission today. The beginnings of the internship program date back to 1960, when the institution first hosted three interns. Today, according to the number of applications and participants, the program is the largest internship scheme in [...]

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EU – Western Balkans Media Days

Western Balkans

13.9.2019 – At the third EU-Western Balkans Media Days taking place from 12-13 September in Podgorica, Montenegro, the European Commission confirmed its support to the region with new initiatives focusing on media accountability, literacy and governance, judicial expertise on freedom of expression and promotion of reconciliation and regional cooperation. This is part of the EU’s firm support to [...]

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Tenders September 2019

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Digitalna transformacija podjetji Namen razpisa bo spodbuditi podjetja k celostni digitalni transformaciji poslovnih procesov, izdelkov, storitev. Eden izmed ciljev razpisa bo tudi uvedba funkcije informacijskega menedžerja v podjetjih. Upravičeni stroški: zunanji stroški za izboljšanje tehnične opremljenosti podjetji (strojna in programska oprema), ki bo omogočila boljše digitalno poslovanje in proizvodnjo. Področje digitalne transformacije zajema izboljšave z [...]

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Fruit, vegetables and milk for schools

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2.9.2019 – With the start of a new school year, the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme will resume in participating EU countries for 2019-2020. The EU school scheme aims at promoting healthy eating and balanced diets through the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products while also proposing educational programmes on agriculture and [...]

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Commission extends anti-dumping on bicycles

Bycycles

29.8.2019 – The Commission decided  to extend for another 5 years the anti-dumping measures in place on imports of bicycles originating in China. Bicycles imported from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines are also covered by these measures after previous investigations found that Chinese bicycles were passing by these countries to [...]

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Public consultation on non-formal and informal learning

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7.8.2019 – The European Commission has opened a public consultation to seek opinions on the evaluation of non-formal and informal learning. People develop skills outside education (e.g. through work experience, volunteering or sport). If such skills are not validated – documented, assessed and certified by an authority – they risk to be wasted. The Recommendation [...]

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July infringements package

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25.7.2019 – In its monthly 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. For more [...]

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National risk assesment of 5G

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19.7.2019 – Following the Commission Recommendation for a common European approach to the security of 5G networks, 24 EU Member States have now completed the first step and submitted national risk assessments. These assessments will feed into the next phase, a EU-wide risk assessment which will be completed by 1 October. National risk assessments include an [...]

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Ursula von der Leyen zbrala zadostno podporo

Ursula van Lyden

16.7.2019 – On 16 July 2019 Ursula von der Leyen, Candidate for President of the European Commission, presented her political guidelines for the upcoming five years to the Members of European Parliament. She manage to obtain the support needed to obtain the position of the EC President. A European by heart and by conviction, the Candidate [...]

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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

Presidental debate

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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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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