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Cultural capitals

Ptuj

28.2.2020 – Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Piran and Ptuj have been shortlisted today, 27 February 2020, in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025 in Slovenia. The recommendation was done by a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from six competing Slovenian cities at the outcome of a 2-day meeting in Ljubljana.Being [...]

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New EU aid package to prevent COVID – 19

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24.2.2020 -The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announces today a new aid package worth €232 million. Part of these funds will be allocated immediately to different sectors, while the rest will be released in the [...]

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The Winter 2020 Economic Forecast

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13.2.2020 – The Winter 2020 Economic Forecast published today projects that the European economy is set to continue on a path of steady, moderate growth. The euro area has now enjoyed its longest period of sustained growth since the euro was introduced in 1999. The forecast projects that euro area gross domestic product (GDP) growth [...]

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The new high in EU import

Bolivia

10.2.2020 – Exports to the European Union from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high of €69 billion in 2018. According to the European Commission’s report published every two years on the GSP, released today, exports to the EU from the 71 GSP beneficiary [...]

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EU-wide public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

Cancer

4.2.2020 – Today, on World Cancer Day, the European Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The consultation will help shape the Plan, identify key areas, and explore future action. Every year, 3.5 million persons are diagnosed with cancer in the European Union. It is a serious health issue that [...]

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New rules on short-stay visas in the EU

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2.2.2020-New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide since 2 February. They make it easier for the millions of legitimate travellers who visit the EU every year to apply for a visa, facilitating tourism and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal security. The applications procedure becomes more [...]

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European Parliament approved the Brexit agreement

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30.1.2020-Following the EU Council’s approval, the United Kingdom will leave the EU on 31 January 2020. The Bexit agreement has already been approved by the EP. After confirming the deal in the EP, President David Sassoli stated: “I am very sad that we have reached this point [...] 50 years of integration cannot be so [...]

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Meeting of the EU Presidents

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28.1.2020 – David SASSOLI, EP President, Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the EC and Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council, will participate in the conference called ‘Presidents’ Retreat : Preparing the Future’ in Jean Monnet House (in Bazoches) n 30 January 2020, starting at 18.00 hours. The joint statement will be released on [...]

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Outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome associated with a novel Chinese coronavirus,

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27.1.2020 – On 9 January 2020, China CDC reported that a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been detected as the causative agent and the genome sequence was made publicly available. Sequence analysis showed that the newly-identified virus is related to the SARS-CoV clade. Detection systems have been developed and are available for the Member States through [...]

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Eurostat – renewable energy in EU

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24.1.2020 Share of renewable energy in the EUup to 18.0%. TwelveMember Stateshave reached a share equal to or above their 2020 targetIn 2018, the shareof energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumptionreached18.0%in the European Union(EU),up from 17.5% in 2017and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the [...]

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Communication on building a strong social Europe

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14.1.2020 – The Commission today presents a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on the challenges and opportunities of today, proposing action at EU level for the months to come, and seeking feedback on further action at all levels in the area [...]

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Single online register of geographical indications

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10.1.2020 – The European Commission has set up a single ‘eAmbrosia’ online register, which collects all denominations protected by geographical indications – Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) – as well as Trademark Guaranteed Traditional Specialties (TSG). The products concerned, i. food, wine and spirits were previously collected in three different [...]

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Ban of pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl

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10.1.2020 – Following today’s decision by the European Commission, the use of pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl will no longer be allowed on the European market. The Commission thus concluded that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed that pesticides have adverse effects on human health, cause, in particular, damage to inherited material and have [...]

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New rules to boost consumer protection enter into force

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7.1.2020 – Today, the Commission welcomes the entry into force of new EU rules for consumer protection, as part of the New Deal for Consumers. They aim to better enforce and modernise the current EU consumer protection rules, in line with digital developments. The new rules will ensure, among others, greater transparency of online marketplaces: [...]

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Evropski prestolnici kulture 2020

Rijeka

1.1.2020 – As of 1 January 2020, Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland) will hold the title of European Capital of Culture for one year. Rijeka is the first Croatian European Capital of Culture bringing it international visibility, which will extend to the rest of the Western Balkan region. ‘Port of Diversity’ will be the motto, [...]

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