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Summit between EU and Ukraine

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8.7.2019 – The 21st bilateral summit between the European Union and Ukraine takes place in Kyiv this afternoon, with Ukraine’s progress in its reform path, supported by the European Union, high on the agenda. The summit will be the first since the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, took office on 20 May, and follows [...]

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Free European movies

Dolce vita

28.6.2019 – This summer, European film classics will be screened in some of Europe’s most iconic cultural heritage venues. From tomorrow until the end of September, classic films from across the EU will be screened free of charge in a wide variety of venues in 13 EU countries – from small towns to capital cities – [...]

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Three quarters of all trips within their own country

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27.6.2019 – In 2017, EU residents made 1.3 billion trips with overnight stays that amounted to almost 6.4 billion nights. Theaverage trip length was 5.1 nights. Compared with 2016,the number of tourism trips by EU residents increased by 4%.Three quarters (73%) of all trips were spent within the country of residence (domestic trips), while one [...]

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European Universities alliances

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26.6.2019 – The European Commission has today announced the higher education institutions from all over Europe that will be part of the first “European Universities” alliances. They will enhance the quality and attractiveness of European higher education and boost cooperation between institutions, their students and staff.  Out of 54 applications received, 17 European Universities involving 114 higher [...]

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Commission releases study assessing differences in the composition of EU food products

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24.6.2019 – Today, the Commission published the results of a pan-European testing campaign of food products showing that some products are identically or similarly branded while having a different composition. Since his State of the Union Address in 2017, President Jean-Claude Juncker has been committed to addressing the issue of dual quality of products. The [...]

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New format of the EU Emergency Travel Document

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19.6.2019 – The European Commission welcomes the final approval by Ministers from the Member States for the Commission’s proposal to create a modern EU Emergency Travel Document. Since 1996, EU citizens who have their passports stolen or lose them while travelling abroad can obtain emergency travel documents from embassies or consulates of EU Member States [...]

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EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council

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14.6.2019 – Protecting our democratic processes and institutions from disinformation is a major challenge for societies across the globe. To tackle this, the EU has demonstrated leadership and put in place a robust framework for coordinated action, with full respect for European values and fundamental rights. Today’s joint Communication sets out how the Action Plan against [...]

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Over €152 million for Africa

Africa Sahel

11.6.2019 – As countries in the Sahel continue to suffer from armed conflicts, climate change, and a food and nutrition crisis, the EU is providing €152.05 million to bring relief to people in need in the region. Combined with last year’s funding, humanitarian assistance to the Sahel has been supported with over €423 million in [...]

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Eight sites for supercomputing centres

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7.6.2019 – Eight sites for supercomputing centres have been selected across the EU to host the first European supercomputers. They will support Europe’s researchers, industry and businesses in developing new applications in a wide range of areas, from designing medicines and new materials to fighting climate change. In a major step towards making Europe a [...]

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University ranking

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4.6.2019 – The sixth and largest-ever edition of the U-Multirank university ranking, scoring more than 1,700 universities from 96 countries, has been published today. Every year, U-Multirank compares higher education institutions’ performance in areas that matter most to students. A map showing the universities with top overall performance is a new feature U-Multirank has added [...]

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Reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey: annual assessments and recommendations

Western Balkans

29.5.2019 – Confirming that a credible enlargement policy is a geostrategic investment in peace, stability, security and economic growth in the whole of Europe, the Commission today adopted its annual assessment of the implementation of reforms in the Western Balkan partners and Turkey, together with recommendations on the next steps for those countries. Western Balkans A [...]

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Tenders (SL)

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Rok za oddajo vlog:  1.6., 15.6., 1.7., 1.9., 15.9., 1.10., 15.10. 2019 Intenzivnost financiranja: de minimis pomoč; 100% financiranja upravičenih stroškov Maksimalna vrednost financiranja: največ 80% vrednosti upravičenih stroškov projekta. Ročnost financiranja:  1,5 do 10 let z moratorijem  do 24 mesecev in 1,5 do 5 let z moratorijem  do 6 mesecev Javni razpis – P7R [...]

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Game of EU Thrones

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1.6.2019 – The European Parliament’s elections that concluded on May 26 turned out to be a Game of Thrones replay – a long and complex story with a surprising and, for many, unsatisfactory outcome. As with Game of Thrones, some fans are calling for a different ending. They would like to sack the authors and [...]

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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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