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Film reward LUX 2019

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11.11.2019 – The three films are the finalists for this year’s LUX, Spanish, Danish and Nothern Macedonia are the finalists of 2019 competition. The films selected for the LUX FILM PRIZE competition raise awareness about some of today’s main social and political issues and, as a result, help to build a stronger European identity. By [...]

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“Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe” 2019 report

Marianne Thyssen, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, participates in the Employment and Social Developments in Europe review (ESDE) conference on intergenerational fairness and solidarity.

8.11.2019 – The European Commission has published the 2019 edition of the report “Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe” confirming that the European labour market has so far proven to be resilient to the weakening of the economy.Standing at 241 million, the number of people employed in the EU is at its highest level [...]

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EU – China landmark agreement to protect Geographical Indications

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6.11.2019- Today, the EU and China concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU against imitations and usurpation. This landmark agreement is expected to result in reciprocal trade benefits and demand for high-quality products on both sides. Delivering on the [...]

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Wine Observatory

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4.11.2019 -Today, at the initiative of the European Commission, the Wine Observatory started operating. The new platform will provide analysis and greater transparency of prices, production and trade for this important sector of European agriculture. The European Union is the world’s largest wine producer, accounting for 65% of world production. It exports to the world [...]

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Juvenes Translatores – a competition reward for the best young translators in the EU

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29.10.2019 – Learning languages will bring EU closer and help us understand each other’s cultures.  Studies show the ever-growing need for translation and translators in Europe. It’s useful for language students to be prepared for this! Juvenes Translatores raises awareness of the importance of translation skills and the need to reassess translation — as a [...]

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: additional €2 million in humanitarian aid

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24.10.2019 – With winter approaching and thousands of migrants and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina living outside of adequate facilities, the European Commission has today announced an additional €2 million in humanitarian aid. This brings EU humanitarian aid in the country to €5.8 million since 2018. Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, [...]

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New Brexit proposal

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17.10.2019 – Michel Barnier hailed the Brexit deal agreed between Brussels and London as a “fair and reasonable result” after days of intensive negotiations.  On customs, both sides agreed to a remarkable balancing act: Northern Ireland will officially be part of the U.K.’s customs territory, meaning that it applies U.K. tariffs and can participate in [...]

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Cultural monitor

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8.10.2019 – Today, the European Commission released the second edition of its Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, a tool designed to benchmark and boost the creative and cultural potential of European cities, which is vital to driving economic growth and social cohesion. After the success of the first edition in 2017, the 2019 release presents [...]

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Strengthening Whistleblower protection in EU

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8.10.2019 – The Council of Ministers adopted today the directive on whistleblower protection at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The directive will guarantee a high level of protection for whistleblowers by establishing safe channels for reporting both within an organisation and to public authorities, setting EU-wide standards. It will also protect whistleblowers [...]

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Report on the agri-food trade figures

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24.9.2019 – The latest agri-food trade report shows that both EU exports and imports in the sector rose in July 2019 compared to a year earlier. Exports of agri-food products reached € 13.07 billion in July 2019, up 12.6% from July 2018. Imports totaled € 9.92 billion, marking a trade surplus of € 3.15 billion [...]

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European arrest warrant

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18.9.2019-Today, the European Commission releases key statistics on the European arrest warrant. With 16,636 warrants issued in 2016 and 17,491 in 2017, the European arrest warrant is the most used EU instrument of judicial cooperation in criminal matters since its launch in 2004. In total, in 2017, over 7,000 people suspected of serious crime and [...]

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Assesment of the EU fiscal rules

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11.9 2019 – The European Fiscal Board today published an assessment of the EU fiscal rules with a particular focus on the six and two-pack legislation. Mr Niels Thygesen, Chair of the European Fiscal Board, presented the report at today’s College meeting. As part of its work on deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union, the [...]

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Commissioners proposals designate

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10.9.2019 – The new Commission will reflect the priorities and ambitions set out in the Political Guidelines. The Commission is structured around the objectives President-elect von der Leyen was elected on by the European Parliament. At the heart of our work is the need to address the changes in climate, technology and demography that are [...]

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Agri – food export

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5.9.2019 – In a report published today, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods exported in 2018, ranking fourth after machinery, other manufactured [...]

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Brexit ‘no-deal’ scenario

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4.9.2019 – With 8 weeks to go until the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 October 2019, the Commission has today – in its 6th Brexit preparedness Communication – reiterated its call on all stakeholders in the EU27 to prepare for a ‘no-deal’ scenario. In light of the continued uncertainty in the [...]

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