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EDPS: Data Protection requirements must go hand in hand with the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing

In its Opinion published today, the EDPS reacted to the European Commission’s action plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorism financing (C(2020)2800 final), published on 7 May 2020. The EDPS believes that the Commission should make data protection a golden standard in the context of AML/CFT compliance processes. Wojciech Wiewiórowski, EDPS, said: “We we...
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European Association of Public Banks (EAPB): Statement on the role of public banks in the context of the COVID

The national and regional promotional banks and funding agencies, members of the EAPB, have taken measures in response to the Covid-19 crisis, fulfilling their role as counter-cyclical state instruments. About 1 trillion EUR of public support measures has been provided by national and regional promotional banks to ease the impact of the crisis on our economy and society. Now all EU resources of...
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MEDIA ADVISORY | July 27 Briefing with Captain Joseph A. Gagliano, Commodore, CTF 65/CDS 60, and Captain William C. Pennington, CTF Six-Seven Sigonella

EVENT: Please join us on Monday, July 27, for a telephonic press briefing with Captain Joseph A. Gagliano, Commodore, CTF 65/CDS 60, and Captain William C. Pennington, CTF Six Seven Sigonella.  The two will discuss the conclusion of this summer’s multinational naval exercise SEA BREEZE in the Black Sea.  Both will take questions from participating journalists. DETAILS: Date: Monday, July 27th ...
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Solar Heat Europe: European solar thermal industry commits to Green Recovery

Brussels, 24 July 2020 - Following the approval earlier this week of the Recovery Package by the European Council, the Solar Heating and Cooling industry launched today its pledge, committing to a green recovery and launching a call-for-action by policy makers in Europe. The European solar thermal industry got together in a common pledge to state its commitment to a ‘Green Recovery’. “We want to ...
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Visit Brussels: Grants to relaunch international conferences and BtoB events

Faced with the current crisis, the MICE industry has got its thinking cap on. From anticipating changes and the implementation of new technologies in their events, to choosing a location that is closer to home - there are many paths that lead to new, innovative solutions. To help the sector, the Brussels-Capital Region, European destination leader for organising international associations’ confere...
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S&Ds Group: Another Europe is possible, based on clear commitments to EU values, says S&D leader Iratxe García

The European Parliament today agreed on a resolution on the conclusions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020. Socialists and Democrats were at the forefront of this joint text, as it reflects the position adopted by the Group. Iratxe García, S&D Group president, stated: “At a time when we are faced with the worst crisis of our generation, the European Union ca...
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International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) : COVID-19 has increased gender inequalities in the media, IFJ survey finds

More than half of women journalists have experienced increased gender inequalities due to COVID-19, according to a new survey conducted by International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) among more than 500 women journalists in 52 countries, published on 23 July. The world's largest organisation of professional journalists and its Gender Council call on media organisations and trade unions to...
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EPP Group: EU Council deal maims Europe’s ability to step into the next decade

"Europe limping off the pitch has never been on the cards", declared Christian Ehler, the EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, in reaction to the announced EU Council Summit deal on the EU long-term Budget and Recovery Fund. “The announced severe cuts on research, innovation, health and climate change will only mean one thing; Europe will...
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MEDIA ADVISORY | July 23 Briefing with Ambassador Phil Reeker, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Please join us on Thursday, July 23, for a telephonic press briefing with Ambassador Phil Reeker, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Ambassador Reeker will discuss Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Europe this week as well as top U.S. priorities in the Transatlantic relationship. He will take questions from participating journalists. DETAILS: Date: Thursday, July 23 Time: 17:30 ...
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