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EU safely lands Package Travel reform, falls short on Product Safety by European Consumers’ Organisation — last modified 28 May 2015, 22:59 CET
Two long-running and crucial EU consumer laws were on the agenda of a meeting of national government ministers in Brussels today.
'Restricted' 2016 EU Budget focuses on jobs, growth, migration and global action by Nick Prag — last modified 28 May 2015, 16:56 CET
The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a 2016 EU budget of EUR 143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond.
Advancement of the European emergency number 112 is needed! by European Emergency Number Association — last modified 28 May 2015, 13:56 CET
On 27 May 2015, 60 Members of the European Parliament, from the whole political spectrum, co-signed an open letter sent to Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mr. Oettinger, regarding the European emergency number 112.
Eurofound yearbook 2014: Living and working in Europe by EUbusiness — last modified 28 May 2015, 13:14 CET
Eurofound in 2014 expanded its evidence base on the repercussions of the crisis on the living and working conditions of Europeans, and offered guidance on viable options available to policymakers in their efforts to turn Europe around. The Agency produced new knowledge in some of the areas of most immediate concern to Europeans and in fields crucial to their long-term prosperity. Its reporting of recent employment trends highlighted where in the economy most job creation and job loss has occurred and suggested where investment in future growth is best directed.
ECB Financial Stability Review May 2015 by EUbusiness — last modified 28 May 2015, 12:45 CET
Euro area systemic stress has remained low over the past six months, according to the ECB’s latest Financial Stability Review. This also reflects ECB action that calmed fears of a too prolonged period of low inflation threatening to harm both price and financial stability. The Financial Stability Review is published twice a year to provide an overview of the possible sources of risk and vulnerability to financial stability in the euro area.
EBF urges rethink of BSR after ECON vote does not deliver way forward by ebffbe — last modified 27 May 2015, 23:26 CET
The European Banking Federation, taking note of Tuesday night’s vote in the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON), remains deeply concerned over the EU Banking Structural Reform proposal (BSR) that seeks to break up the largest European banks.
Launch of the MEP Friends of the Liver Interest group to tackle a silent epidemic by European Public Health Alliance — last modified 27 May 2015, 23:10 CET
The MEP Friends of the Liver Interest Group was launched today at the European Parliament in Brussels in an event hosted by the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Dr Cristian-Silviu Buşoi (EPP, RO), calls on the European Parliament to use its significant powers raise awareness about liver disease and advocate for EU policies to ensure that all patients have access to the best treatments and medicines.
Legal Affairs & Trade Policy Adviser, European Engineering Industries Association by Orgalime — last modified 27 May 2015, 16:46 CET
Orgalime is currently looking for an Adviser on Legal Affairs and Trade Policy, to reinforce the Orgalime Legal and Trade Policy department.
Communication Specialist-Project Analyst, Fondation de Luxembourg by EUbusiness — last modified 27 May 2015, 16:40 CET
The Fondation de Luxembourg is looking to recruit a Communication Specialist - Project Analyst.
Digital Communications Officer, European Molecular Biology Organisation by EMBO — last modified 27 May 2015, 16:29 CET
The European Molecular Biology Organisation is looking to recruit a Digital Communications Officer.
Senior Specialist within the Corporate Communications Group, European Police Office by Europol — last modified 21 May 2015, 21:15 CET
Applications are invited for the position of Senior Specialist within the Corporate Communications Grou at the European Police Office (Europol).
Head of Communications & External Relations Department, European Food Safety Authority by EFSA — last modified 21 May 2015, 21:08 CET
The European Food Safety Authority in Parma, Italy has a vacancy for a Head of Communications & External Relations Department.
Communications and Knowledge Manager Global Counter Terrorism Forum, T.M.C. Asser Instituut by Asser — last modified 21 May 2015, 20:59 CET
ICCT seeks an experienced Communications & Knowledge Manager who will be responsible for ensuring GCTF-wide knowledge gathering/collation, analysis and sharing, such that that the GCTF’s Committees and Working Groups know-how, information and experience is delivered and shared with the relevant stakeholders.
EU plans for cutting red tape, with less but better regulation by Nick Prag — last modified 21 May 2015, 17:11 CET
As the United Kingdom begins to gear up for its referendum on EU membership following the Conservative win in the general election, the European Commission addressed what has been one of the main complaints of Mr Cameron's government – too much red tape in EU legislation and a lack of transparency about the EU decision-making process.
MEPs vote delivers mixed bag for consumers on TTIP talks by European Consumers’ Organisation — last modified 28 May 2015, 15:50 CET
The European Parliament’s trade committee has issued its view on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The committee’s report will be confirmed by the entire plenary by vote on 10 June and gives clear instructions to the European Commission as it is negotiating TTIP with the US on behalf of the EU.
EU 'Better Regulation' proposals - Friends of the Earth comment by Friends of the Earth Europe — last modified 20 May 2015, 22:40 CET
Reforms to the way the European Union decides legislation proposed today are a threat to environmental, health, safety and other standards that protect citizens, says Friends of the Earth Europe.
ESBA Press Release on Better Regulation by European Small Business Alliance — last modified 20 May 2015, 22:40 CET
Today, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented his Better Regulation Package. ESBA welcomes the Better Regulation Agenda drafted by First VP Timmermans and his team. ESBA has been pushing for Better Regulation to be taken more seriously for years. The Vice-President's recent efforts show commitment by the Commission to push the agenda forward. However, ESBA does have some remarks:
Drain on health services and lost work days could cost EUR 52 bn over ten years by Greenpeace European Unit — last modified 20 May 2015, 22:24 CET
Weak coal pollution standards being considered by the EU could result in 71,000 preventable deaths across Europe, due to increased risk of stroke, heart disease, asthma and other illnesses associated with air pollution, according to a study commissioned by Greenpeace and the European Environmental Bureau. The additional drain on health services and the loss of over 23 million working days would cost taxpayers over €52 billion between 2020 and 2029.
European bathing water quality in 2014 - EEA Report No 1/2015 by EUbusiness — last modified 20 May 2015, 18:03 CET
The report assesses bathing water quality in 2014, indicating where the quality of bathing water is expected to be good in 2015. The report was compiled using information from more than 21 000 bathing waters in the 28 EU Member States. The report also covers bathing waters in Albania and Switzerland. The report is a joint production of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission.
BUSINESS FRANCE showcases 12 companies from the information system security sector at Infosecurity Europe 2015 by UBIFRANCE UK — last modified 22 May 2015, 11:57 CET
BUSINESS FRANCE showcases 12 companies from the information system security sector at Infosecurity Europe 2015