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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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Commission adopts common methodology to measure food waste across the EU

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6.5.2019 – Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic harm. EU is committed to solving this problem and putting its food system onto a sustainable path. To be able to take effective action, we need more data on food waste than we [...]

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Protecting whistle-blowers in EU

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17.4.2019 -  The new rules, adopted with 591 votes in favour, 29 against and 33 abstentions and already agreed with EU ministers, lay down new, EU-wide standards to protect whistle-blowers revealing breaches of EU law in a wide range of areas including public procurement, financial services, money laundering, product and transport safety, nuclear safety, public [...]

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EU-funded scientists unveil first ever image of a black hole

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11.4.2019 – The Commission has revealed the first ever image of a black hole taken by Event Horizon Telescope, a global scientific collaboration involving EU-funded scientists. This major discovery provides visual evidence for the existence of black holes and pushes the boundaries of modern science. The first ever observation of a black hole is the [...]

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Brexit deadline October 31

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11.4.2019 – European Union leaders agreed to delay the deadline for Britain’s departure from the bloc until October 31, with a review at the end of June, EU diplomats and officials said today. European Council President Donald Tusk met with British Prime Minister Theresa May to present the extension plan. May had asked for Brexit day [...]

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EU and China step up their cooperation on environment, water and circular economy

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1.4.2019 – From 1 to 3 April 2019, an EU delegation headed by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella is visiting China to continue and deepen EU – China environmental bilateral relations. He will co-chair the 7th environmental dialogue and will initiate two new high-level dialogues on Water and Circular [...]

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EC recommends common EU approach to the security of 5G networks

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26.3.2019 – Today the European Commission has recommended a set of operational steps and measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU. Fifth generation (5G) networks will form the future backbone of our societies and economies, connecting billions of objects and systems, including in critical sectors such as energy, [...]

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European research priorities for 2021-2027

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20.3.2019 – A provisional deal on Horizon Europe that bridges the EU research gap, prioritises SMEs and broadens thematic research was agreed with member states on Tuesday night. The European Parliament’s negotiating team agreed a partial provisional deal on Horizon Europe and its specific programme with the Council on Tuesday night. This comes less than [...]

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Co-financing joint defence industrial projects

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19.3.2019 – The Commission has today adopted work programmes to co-finance joint defence industrial projects in 2019-2020 worth up to €500 million. A further €25 million have been earmarked to support collaborative defence research projects in 2019, with calls for proposals launched today.The Juncker Commission is making an unprecedented effort to protect and defend Europeans. [...]

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March infringements package

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7.3.2019 – 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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National Eurostat report

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15.2.2019 – The latest national report of the Eurobarometer Standard Public Opinion Survey (EB90), carried out in the autumn of 2018, which shows that Slovenians consider that the most important challenges facing the country are health and social care (31%) and immigration (24%). According to Slovenian respondents, the most important challenge in the EU is [...]

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95% children in EU in a good or very good health

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6.2.2019 – Eurostat, the European Statistical Office, notes that over 95% of children in the EU are in good or very good health, while in poor or very poor health conditions they are less than 1%. Data for 2017 for age groups 0-15 years also show that less than 5% of children in the EU [...]

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The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan

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1.2.2019 – The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world. The Economic Partnership Agreement removes the vast majority of the €1 billion of duties paid [...]

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International rules for married and registered partners

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29.1.2019 – The EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships apply as of today. The regulations establish clear rules in cases of divorce or death and bring an end to parallel and possibly conflicting proceedings in the various Member States, for instance on property or bank [...]

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International Data Protection Day

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28.1.2019 – Today is the International Data Protection Day. Personal data has become a valuable resource in the modern economy, which has also increased the possibilities of abuse. Personal data should be handled with care and responsibility, and in the EU, the protection of personal data is a fundamental right. In May 2018, the EU [...]

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