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Erasmus+: strong effort must be made to triple youth, education and sports funding

Erasmus+: strong effort must be made to triple youth, education and sports funding Today, the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee adopted the Report on the Erasmus+ Programme authored by Milan Zver MEP. Erasmus+ is one of the most popular EU programmes as it reinforces the sense of European identity, increases employability and supports the personal and professional development ...
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New deal is a huge victory for security and defence in Europe

New deal is a huge victory for security and defence in Europe “It is a huge victory for the future security of our citizens and a very important step towards strengthening our defence capabilities in Europe”, said Françoise Grossetête MEP, EPP Group Spokeswoman, after a deal was struck between the Council and the European Parliament on the European Defence Fund (EDF). It is planned that the Eu...
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Egypt expels New York Times correspondent, detains local journalist on false news charges

Egypt expels New York Times correspondent, detains local journalist on false news charges The Cairo International Airport is pictured through the window of a plane. Two journalists were recently detained at the airport in separate cases. (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters) Washington, D.C., February 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns yesterday's detention and expulsion of New Yor...
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Malta, Slovakia: after journalists’ assassinations, it’s time to put words into action

Malta, Slovakia: after journalists' assassinations, it's time to put words into action The assassinations of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Ján Kuciak in Malta and Slovakia respectively have raised alarm bells that when it comes to the rule of law, corruption and the protection of journalists, all is not well in either Malta or Slovakia. Changes need to be made and now is the time to put the many wor...
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Federica Mogherini meets Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional delegation

Federica Mogherini meets Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional delegation Bruxelles, 19/02/2019 - 11:24, UNIQUE ID: 190219_4 High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini met today with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, together with a strong high level Congressional delegation. In the discussions, they confirmed the c...
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Better protection for European workers, not least in the sharing economy

Better protection for European workers, not least in the sharing economy “Recent years have been marked by a rise in new forms of jobs, especially in online platforms (Uber, Amazon…), which has led to a growing number of non-standard employment relationships (such as part-time, temporary and on-demand work). These can bring many advantages to both workers and businesses. Nevertheless, it was abso...
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EU sets ambitious targets for cleaner trucks

EU sets ambitious targets for cleaner trucks The European Institutions reached an agreement last night for the first time limiting CO2 emissions from trucks. The agreement reached late last night between the European Institutions sets CO2 emissions reduction targets for heavy duty vehicles for the first time. By 2030 emissions should be reduced by 30 percent. "Europe is the global champion ...
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Business and Human Rights seminar in Mexico City

Business and Human Rights seminar in Mexico City Today a seminar about best practices on responsible business conduct took place in Mexico City, in the framework of the economic mission led by Princess Astrid. The seminar was organized together with the Mexican authorities, represented by Minister for Public Administration Irma Sandoval, as well as UNODC and the OECD, two international organiz...
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Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on working visit in Iraq

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on working visit in Iraq Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo talked with Iraqi President Salih, with Prime Minister Mahdi and with the Iraqi Minister of Planning in Baghdad. Minister De Croo is on a working visit in Iraq together with European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides. They dis...
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Venezuela: EPP Group strongly condemns expulsion of MEPs

Venezuela: EPP Group strongly condemns expulsion of MEPs Last night, a delegation of EPP Group MEPs was denied access to Venezuela by the Maduro regime. The Chairman of the EPP Group, Manfred Weber MEP, strongly condemned what happened: “Nicolás Maduro has shown once again that he is not a democrat and he is not the legitimate leader of Venezuela. He is denying his people freedom and even human...
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