Europass opens skills door - EUbusiness Week newsletter 759
EUbusiness Week 759 top stories: Paris climate deal set to enter into force next month; EU launches force to secure Europe's borders; MEPs oppose Commission plans to authorise five GMOs; EU tightens ban on equipment used for torture; Brussels proposes moderate cuts in deep-sea fish quotas; MEPs want free rail passes for young Europeans
This week the Commission adopted a revised framework for the Europass, a
set of tools to allow people to showcase their skills and
qualifications in any European country in a user-friendly way.
More than 60 million Europass CVs have been created since the Europass was established in 2005. Thousands of students have received Diploma and Certificate Supplements making their qualifications more readable and easily comparable abroad. The Europass is a success story in an area on which Europe's prosperity depends - the skills of its people.
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1. Paris climate deal set to enter into force next month
In a ceremony attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the European
Parliament approved and signed the Paris agreement on climate change
Tuesday, paving the way for it to enter into force next month.
2. EU launches force to secure Europe's borders
On Thursday at the Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint on Bulgaria's
external border with Turkey, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency
was officially launched.
3. MEPs oppose Commission plans to authorise five GMOs
The European Parliament has voiced strong opposition to Commission plans
to authorise five GMO products, calling for reform of the EU's GMO
4. EU tightens ban on equipment used for torture
MEPs have approved revised EU rules to prevent trade in goods and
services that may contribute to torture or execution, such as electric
chairs or spiked batons.
5. Brussels proposes moderate cuts in deep-sea fish quotas
The Commission put forward "moderate cuts" in deep-sea fish quotas in
the EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic in its
fishing opportunities proposal for 2017-18.
6. MEPs want free rail passes for young Europeans
Young Europeans could be offered a free InterRail pass on their 18th
birthday, helping to promote better understanding and knowledge about
Europe, following a vote by MEPs.
Inside the EU Institutions
Launch of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency - Brussels
Conference on Afghanistan: main results - visa liberalisation for
Georgia - EU ratification of Paris Agreement - EU-Kazakhstan
Deal to curb international aviation emissions - deep-sea fishing
opportunities - European Border and Coast Guard Agency - Brussels
Conference on Afghanistan - Volume of retail trade - InterRail tickets
for young people - report on Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment
Initiative - Europass Framework - Managing the Refugee Crisis - EC
approves acquisition of Faiveley by Wabtec - trade rules against goods
used for capital punishment and torture - Paris Agreement - Industrial
Paris: more emission cuts needed - Health risks of materials in contact
with food - EC plans to authorise five GMOs - Transparency Register -
Women's rights in Poland - Colombia plebiscite result - role of Russia
in Syria conflict - rules on mass dismissals - free rail passes to young
Europeans - Calais: MEPs demand solutions - Commissioners' code of
conduct - Greece's adjustment programme - EU export ban on 'torture
goods' - aid for redundant workers in Sweden and Finland
10-15 Oct: European Parliament Committee Meetings
10 Oct: European platform of undeclared work
10 Oct: Eurogroup
10-11 Oct: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
11 Oct: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
13 Oct: Renovate Europe Day 2016
13-14 Oct: Justice and Home Affairs Council
13 Oct: Employment, Social, Health, Consumer Affairs Council
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