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Joint COPA – AnimalhealthEurope Press Release: 35 winning examples of innovative women farmers

35 winning examples of innovative women farmers The 5th Innovation Award for Women Farmers was held on October 15th in Brussels by Copa with the support of the Austrian Presidency, DG Agri and sponsored by AnimalhealthEurope. This biennial award organised on the International Day of Rural women, aims at highlighting innovative projects carried out by European women involved in farming and/or the ...
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CPJ to release report on the impact of U.S. border stops on journalists

New York, October 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, "Nothing to declare: Why U.S. border agency’s vast stop and search powers undermine press freedom," and an accompanying documentary, on October 22, 2018. The report examines the impact that Custom and Border Protection’s warrantless device searches can have on journalism, including weakening the ability of...
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Year-on-year success of Responsible Use campaigning demonstrated in 8th ESVAC report

Brussels, 15 October 2018; AnimalhealthEurope is pleased to see efforts to promote the Responsible Use of antibiotics amongst farmers and vets having an impact in the 8th ESVAC* report from the European Medicines Agency. “All of AnimalhealthEurope’s member companies and national associations are supporting the ESVAC programme with data provision in a spirit of transparency and antibiotic stewar...
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First competition in Brussels to find the best prawn croquette

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 11 October 2018 First competition in Brussels to find the best prawn croquette visit.brussels is organising the first competition in Brussels dedicated to the queen of Belgian gastronomy: the famous prawn croquette. On 22 October, a jury of food journalists, chaired by Pierre Wynants, will pick the best one in a blind tasting at the restaurant Comme Chez Soi. Read ...
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S&Ds successfully push for raising the EU climate target for 2030 to 55% goal

Today, Socialists and Democrats led a cross-party majority in the environment committee in favour of a more ambitious goal for the EU in greenhouse gas emissions reductions.  The adopted resolution on the UN climate summit in December, co-drafted by S&D MEP Jo Leinen, calls for an increase of the EU’s 2030 climate target from current 40% to 55% and for a net zero carbon economy in the Union by...
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Myanmar arrests three journalists from Eleven Media

An officer stand guards before Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar. Three journalists from Eleven Media were remanded to the prison after raising questions about public spending in Yangon. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP) New York, October 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Myanmar authorities to immediately release without charge three journalists from Eleven Media Group arrested ...
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S&Ds: We took a crucial step towards a sustainable future by making single-use plastic items a waste of the past

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are once again the frontrunner in the crucial battle for a swift and sustainable transition to a circular economy. Today, we have led the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety to approve the report on the single-use plastic. The main goal we set with this report is to prevent and reduce plastic waste from single-use items, intro...
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Europeans need ability to bring law suits collectively

Speaking at a conference in the European Parliament on collective redress, S&D MEPs urged the European Council and right-wing MEPs not to back down on proposals to allow EU consumers to bring lawsuits collectively against large companies. S&D spokesperson for the collective redress proposal in the legal affairs committee, Mady Delvaux, said: “Over the last few years, we have seen a s...
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INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON: Industrialized countries losing ground in terms of democracy and good governance

Globalization, social inequality and climate protection – given the enormous challenges facing OECD and EU countries, more vigorous reforms should be expected. Yet as the sobering findings of a recent international study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung on the quality of governance show, eroding standards of democracy and growing political polarization are hampering the implementation of sustainable re...
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“We are fashion”: Belgian designers will be in the spotlight starting this October

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 5 October 2018 "We are fashion": Belgian designers will be in the spotlight starting this October A veritable hub of fashion innovation, Brussels is giving Belgian and international design top billing with several flagship events that will spice up the months of October and November. Read the press release
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