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Happy Brussels, the full access pass to the new year’s unmissable parties

Happy Brussels, the full access pass to the new year's unmissable parties  Brussels is one of the top destinations on the European clubbing scene. From bars to clubs and the best nights out, this is where dance-floor aficionados are guaranteed to be in their element. For party people who are curious to discover the capital's buzzing night life, Happy Brussels offers a pass granting access to the ...
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AGBU Congratulates Nikol Pashinyan and the new Parlement in Armenia

Brussels, 11/12/18 – The Armenian General Benevolent Union congratulates Nikol Pashinyan on the victory of the My Step Alliance in the December 9th parliamentary elections in Armenia. With a clear mandate from the people and a solid coalition of parliamentary representatives in support of his agenda, Mr. Pashinyan has realized a critical phase in his movement for peaceful revolution in Armenia. ...
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EDPS welcomes adoption of new data protection rules for EU institutions

EDPS welcomes adoption of new data protection rules for EU institutions The adoption of new data protection rules for the EU institutions and bodies represents another vital step forward in the development of a comprehensive EU framework for data protection in the digital age, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today. Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS, said: “The new Regulation, which...
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The EU must show the world how to transition away from fossil fuels in a socially just manner, say S&Ds attending COP24

S&D MEP Jo Leinen, who is the Vice Chair of the Parliament's delegation to COP24, said: "This climate summit will put international cooperation to the test. The EU must use diplomatic efforts to form a successful alliance for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. "As host of this year's climate summit the EU has a particular responsibility. COP24 is all about delivering concrete res...
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70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Today is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders reiterates Belgium's commitment to defending and promoting human rights throughout the world. Seventy years after its adoption, on 10 December 1948, by the United Nations...
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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders welcomes conclusions of Foreign Affairs Council on Women, Peace and Security

Didier Reynders welcomes conclusions of Foreign Affairs Council on Women, Peace and Security Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders participated in the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union in Brussels. He welcomes the conclusions of the Council on Women, Peace and Security. With these conclusions, the Council approves the new European strategy on the theme...
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Kick-start for a better Europe: Socialists and Democrats endorse Frans Timmermans as Common Candidate, in Lisbon

Kick-start for a better Europe: Socialists and Democrats endorse Frans Timmermans as Common Candidate, in Lisbon Socialists and Democrats from all over Europe have gathered at the PES-Congress in Lisbon to discuss key issues ahead of the 2019 European elections and to acclaim the PES Common Candidate, Frans Timmermans. Commenting on the Congress, S&D Group president, Udo Bullmann MEP, sa...
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New EU rules will help crack down on letter-box companies

New EU rules will help crack down on letter-box companies MEPs in the European Parliament legal affairs committee today backed new rules governing how companies can move between EU member states. The new proposals will help crack down on companies artificially moving their headquarters to other member states to avoid taxes or social legislation. S&D MEP and author of the report Evelyn Regn...
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Objet : 27th EUBCE signs Partnership with JIE, The Japan Institute of Energy

Objet : 27th EUBCE signs Partnership with JIE, The Japan Institute of Energy 27th EUBCE, European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, signs Partnership with JIE, The Japan Institute of Energy, to strengthen their collaboration and commitment in the biomass energy field, and to build up the conditions for new opportunities to establish research cooperation networks. The 27th European Biomass Con...
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Progressives outline vision for sustainable international trade and investment

Progressives outline vision for sustainable international trade and investment Leading S&D MEPs and international trade experts today presented a new policy paper on a Progressive Model for International Trade and Investment. The paper outlines a progressive and fair trade and investment agenda that both promotes jobs, growth and development, while also protecting worker’s rights, environm...
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