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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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Common lifting of containment measures

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15.4.2020 – Today, the Commission, in cooperation with the President of the European Council, has put forward a European roadmap to phase-out the containment measures due to the coronavirus outbreak. While we are still in firefighting mode, the necessary extraordinary measures taken by Member States and the EU are working. They have slowed down the [...]

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The European Heritage Label rewarded to 10 countries

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31.3.2020 – The European Heritage Label has been awarded to ten new sites that have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe or the building of the European Union. The awards were announced on 31 March 2020. These are the new sites awarded in 2020: Archaeological Area of Ostia Antica (Italy [...]

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European standards for medical supplies made freely available

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23.3.2020 – Upon the urgent request of the Commission, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), in collaboration with all their members, have agreed to immediately make available a number of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment. This action will help both EU and [...]

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Aid to Croatia

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23.3.2020 – EU mobilises emergency aid for Croatia after earthquake. In an immediate response, the European Commission has already helped mobilise tents, beds, mattresses, heaters and sleeping bags from Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Italyto be dispatched swiftly to the affected areas. “The EU is here to assist Croatia at this difficult time. European support is [...]

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GDP per capita

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10.3.2020 – Eurostat has released GDP per capita data by region expressed in purchasing power standards. GDP per capita by region in 2018 was between 30% in the overseas department of Mayotte and 263% in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg relative to the EU average. One fifth of the EU population lives in regions with [...]

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