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Package of infringement decisions

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9.6.2021 – 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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Financial support for tackling coronavirus pandemic

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25.5.2021 – The European Commission has today disbursed €14.14 billion to 12 EU Member States in the seventh instalment of financial support under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Belgium has received €2 billion, Bulgaria €511 million, Cyprus €124 million, Greece €2.54 billion, Spain €3.37 billion, Italy €751 million, Lithuania €355 million, Latvia [...]

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EU Digital COVID Certificate

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21.5.2021 – The Commission welcomes today’s provisional political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the Regulation governing the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This means that the certificate (previously called the Digital Green Certificate) is well on track to be ready end of June, as planned. Today’s agreement has been reached in record time [...]

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Communication on Business Taxation

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18.5.2021 – The European Commission has today adopted a Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century to promote a robust, efficient and fair business tax system in the European Union. It sets out both a long-term and short-term vision to support Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure adequate public revenues over [...]

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Guide on EU funding for tourism

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12.5.2021 – The Commission  published a Guide on EU funding for tourism, which collects information on the EU funds that are available to people and companies working in the tourism sector. The user-friendly guide contains links to the relevant EU programmes’ websites where the reader can find the call for proposals and information on each [...]

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Brexit fisheries dispute

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EC6.6.2021 – The presence of several hundred patrol boats in the waters around Jersey – one of the picturesque Channel islands that provides offshore banking to the mega-rich – is the latest act in the Brexit farce. Jersey is one of the most patriotic and most pro-Brexit places you will find. Although, adding to the [...]

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Izkrivljanja evropskega trga

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5.5.2021 – The European Commission proposes today a new instrument to address potential distortive effects of foreign subsidies in the Single Market. Today’s legislative proposal follows the adoption of the White Paper in June 2020 and an extensive consultation process with stakeholders. It aims at closing the regulatory gap in the Single Market, whereby subsidies granted [...]

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Events in Slovenia at the European week

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28.4.2021 – The Office of the European Parliament and the Representation of the European Commission in Slovenia are preparing a series of events for citizens on the occasion of this year’s Europe Week. Their common thread will be a conference on the future of Europe, which will be launched at pan-European level on Europe Day, [...]

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MEDIA successful at Oscar’s

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26.4.2021 – The winners of this year’s edition of the Oscars were announced on 25 April during the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, with two films co-funded by the EU winning three awards. ‘The Father’ by Florian Zeller took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay by Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, as well as Best [...]

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Public consultation on a micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability

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21.4.2021 – The Commission has launched a public consultation on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability. During the next 12 weeks, the consultation will collect ideas for a common definition of micro-credentials – recognition of short, targeted learning courses – and for the development of EU standards ensuring their quality and [...]

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Vega: launch of the first world-class supercomputer in the EU

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20.4.2021 – The European Commission together with the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking and the Government of Slovenia will inaugurate the operation of the Vega Supercomputer at a high-level ceremony in Maribor, Slovenia. This marks the launch of a first EU supercomputer procured jointly with EU and Member State funds, with a joint investment of €17.2 million.The [...]

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EU Strategy to tackle Organised Crime

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14.4.2021 – the Commission is presenting a new EU Strategy to tackle Organised Crime, focusing on boosting law enforcement and judicial cooperation, tackling organised crime structures and high priority crimes, removing criminal profits and ensuring a modern response to technological developments. Organised crime groups continue to develop and evolve, as shown by their rapid adaptation to the coronavirus pandemic, for example through the increase in counterfeit medical products and online crime. Organised crime groups active in [...]

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Conference on the future of Europe

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8-4.2021 – The executive committee continued preparations for the launch of the conference on the future of Europe. The multilingual digital platform that will allow citizens from across the EU to contribute to the conference was launched. From the 19 April on  citizens across the Union will have the opportunity to give their opinion on [...]

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€5.3 billion mobilised by donors for 2021and beyond

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31.3.2021 – At the fifth Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the Region’ co-chaired today by the European Union and the United Nations, the international community pledged €5.3 billion for 2021 and beyond for Syria and the neighbouring countries hosting the largest Syrian refugee population. Of this amount, €3.7 billion were announced by the [...]

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Europe’s full potential for the production of COVID-19 vaccines

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29.3.2021 – The Commission is hosting the first pan-European matchmaking event with over 300 participating companies from 25 Member States to expand COVID-19 vaccine production capacities across Europe and address production and supply chain bottlenecks. The event aims to speed up connections between vaccine producers and service companies such as contract development and manufacturing organisations, [...]

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