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EU and China sign landmark agreement protecting European Geographical Indications

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14.9.2020 – Today, the EU and China signed a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GIs) in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the European Union against usurpation and imitation. This agreement, first concluded in November 2019, should bring reciprocal trade benefits as well as introducing consumers to guaranteed, quality products on both [...]

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Valdis Dombrovskis named new EU trade commissioner

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8.9.2020 – European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will be the EU’s new trade commissioner and Mairead McGuinness will be the new Irish commissioner with responsibility for financial services, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Tuesday. Dombrovsksis, who has served as acting trade commissioner since the resignation of Phil Hogan last month, will [...]

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Aid to Lebanon

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6.8.2020 -The European Union continues to help Lebanon. In a conversation with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab today, European Commission President von der Leyen expressed the EU’s condolences and support for the Lebanese people, and discussed EU assistance. The EU has deployed more than 250 rescuers and chemical and health experts to the affected area [...]

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European Council conclusions for the financila perspective 2020 -2027

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21.7.2020 – On 21 July 2020, the European Council adopted conclusions on the recovery plan and multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. More on the distribution here

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Climate-neutral economy: Energy system and clean hydrogen

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8.7.2020 – To become climate-neutral by 2050, Europe needs to transform its energy system, which accounts for 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.  The EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, adopted today, will pave the way towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector, driven by the twin goals of a cleaner [...]

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The European Union and China held their 22nd bilateral Summit

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23.6.2020 -The European Union and China held their 22nd bilateral Summit via videoconference on 22 June 2020. President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, accompanied by High Representative Josep Borrell, hold the Summit meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang followed by exchanges with Chinese [...]

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EU adopts €55 million support package for Syrian refugees

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10.6.2020 – As part of the EU’s global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis has mobilised an additional €55 million for refugees from Syria and vulnerable persons in Jordan and Lebanon to fight the pandemic. It will provide critical and targeted support in key areas [...]

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Quality of Europe’s bathing waters remains high

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8.6.2020 – The quality of Europe’s bathing water remains high, according to this year’s European bathing water quality assessment published today. Just under 85% of swimming sites across Europe monitored in 2019 met the European Union’s highest and most stringent ‘excellent’ quality standards. The results published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European [...]

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Forest fires in EU

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5.6.2020 – To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the upcoming summer, the EU is further reinforcing its European fleet of firefighting aircraft under the rescEU system. The EU is financing purchases by the Swedish government of 2 new firefighting airplanes to add to the reserve. This adds up to a total of [...]

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EU budget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

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29.5.2020 – The centrepiece of the recovery plan will be a new Recovery and Resilience Facility. The aim of the facility will be to support investments and reforms essential to a lasting recovery, to improve the economic and social resilience of the Member States, and to support the green and digital transitions. It will be [...]

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Round table on much needed law on Psychotheraphy in Slovenia

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29.5.2020 -  The on line event is free, but registration is necessary.  More: http://www.sfu-ljubljana.si/sl/dogodki/spletna-okrogla-miza-novi-zakoni-o-psihoterapiji-v-evropi-kako-se-je-zataknila-slovenija Round table participants : Prof. dr. dr. Alfred Pritz, psychologist and psychoanalyst, rector of the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna since 2005, creator of the Austrian Psychotherapy Act of 1990. Doc. dr. Katharina Reboly, psychoanalyst, founding director of SFU Berlin since [...]

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EU – Japan

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27.5.2020 – On 26 May, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Council President Charles Michel and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe will hold a virtual leaders’ meeting to address matters related to the coronavirus pandemic, preparations for the upcoming G7 summit, and the implementation of the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership. As G7, G20 and [...]

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May infringements package: key decisions

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14.5.2020 – 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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Europe day

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5.5.2020 – On the eve of Europe Day, the program “Europe Day at Your Home”, scheduled for May 8 at 8 pm on the 1st program of Television Slovenia, will feature Slovenian musicians: Jadranka Juras, Alenka Godec, Raiven, Tomi from Siddharta Music makers will reminiscent of the values of peace and solidarity between European nations [...]

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EU agri-food sector shows resilience

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20.4.2020 – oday, the Commission published the latest short-term outlook report for EU agricultural markets. This regular publication presents a sector-by-sector overview of the latest tendencies and further prospects for agri-food markets. The outbreak of the coronavirus brings about unprecedented challenges for the EU agri-food sector. The sector responds and adapts with efficiency to the [...]

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