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22 May 2014, 18:09 CET

EBU - Eastern Partnership agreement to strengthen independence of East European media

Posted by Nick Prag at 02 October 2014, 23:20 CET |

The agreement on 2 October between the European Commission and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to work at strengthening the independence of the media in the European Neighbourhood Region (ENP) provides an opportunity to highlight the work of the EBU as well as the key role played by the European Neighbourhood Policy at such a dangerous time in east-west relations.

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Hope lies in Generation Erasmus

Posted by Nick Prag at 24 September 2014, 22:40 CET |
Filed under: Education, Employment

Not a huge surprise to learn that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market. A study on the impact of the European Union's Erasmus student exchange programme, released on Monday by the European Commission, shows that studying and training abroad makes a real difference to employment prospects.

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Getting young people into work

Posted by Nick Prag at 17 September 2014, 23:35 CET |
Filed under: Employment

Youth employment was the theme of the week in the European Union. This was despite the postponement of a special EU summit on jobs next month which had been called to boost jobs and jump-start the Union's sluggish economy.

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Juncker's new-look Commission - a winning team?

Posted by Nick Prag at 11 September 2014, 22:10 CET |
Filed under: Commission

Last week we learned the names of the new top team for the EU over the next five years. This week Commission President-elect Jean Claude Juncker announced his new Commission team. Is this the start of a new era of policy-making at European level?

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Europeans have the right to re-use and exploit public information

Posted by Nick Prag at 17 July 2014, 18:05 CET |
Filed under: Media, Data protection, Internet

Europeans have a genuine right to re-use open public information. And this week the Commission issued a set of guidelines to help Member States take advantage of the revised Directive on re-use of public sector information.

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Italy off to green start

Posted by Nick Prag at 03 July 2014, 18:55 CET |
Filed under: Environment

As Italy took over at the helm of the EU on 1 July, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi picked out growth as the main objective of his country's six-month stint as EU president.

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EU announces plans to get us off our couches with a European Week of Sport

Posted by Nick Prag at 12 June 2014, 19:05 CET |
Filed under: Sport

On the eve of the Brazil World Cup, the EU's Sports Commissioner Androulla Vassilio announced plans for the first European Week of Sport, to take place in September 2015. The aim of the event is to promote exercise and sport at all levels.

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Taxing the multinationals

Posted by Nick Prag at 05 June 2014, 18:00 CET |
Filed under: Taxation

The issue of transfer pricing may not sound too exciting but it is an important issue of taxation which the European Commission is under increasing pressure to tackle.

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The digital economy - opportunities for entrepreneurship and taxation

Posted by Nick Prag at 29 May 2014, 16:45 CET |
Filed under: Taxation, SMEs, Internet

The report on Taxation of the Digital Economy, released by a High Level Expert Group on 28 May, presents an important challenge for tax systems and governments: to balance the need to encourage a vital sector of Europe's economy with governments' wishes to crack down and tax avoidance and tax evasion.

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Euro-elections 2014 - don't let your vote be a wasted vote

Posted by Nick Prag at 22 May 2014, 17:00 CET |
Filed under: European Parliament

The challenges faced by the EU following the 2014 European elections will no doubt prove a challenge to many of the new MEPs. Voters should consider which candidates are most qualified and capable of doing this work on their behalf. Don't forget to vote.

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1 May: tenth anniversary of the EU's 2004 enlargement

Posted by Nick Prag at 01 May 2014, 21:00 CET |
Filed under: Enlargement

1 May was a day to reflect on how important the EU's largest expansion, the accession of ten new Member States in 2004, has been to the European Union.

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'Final Simplification Scoreboard' heralds simpler EU funding rules

Posted by Nick Prag at 06 March 2014, 16:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Funding

The European Commission adopted its 'Final Simplification Scoreboard' this week – a review of over 120 measures supposed to simplify EU funding rules for Europe's businesses, regions, scientists and NGOs.

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Brazil summit boosts hopes for Mercosur deal

Posted by Nick Prag at 27 February 2014, 16:00 CET |
Filed under: Brazil, Trade

As football fans look forward to this summer's World Cup in Brazil, the country's president Dilma Rousseff met this week with the EU in Brussels in a meeting which re-affirmed the EU's privileged relationship with an important economic and political partner.

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Commission reviews EU's animal welfare strategy

Posted by Nick Prag at 20 February 2014, 18:30 CET |

The European Commission marked the mid-point of the EU's Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015 last week at a conference in Brussels which brought together key stakeholders to review achievements to date and identify challenges ahead.

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Data collection pervades our lives every day and more and more

Posted by Nick Prag at 30 January 2014, 14:20 CET |
Filed under: Data protection, Internet

Were you out celebrating Data Protection Day on Tuesday? Probably not. Maybe you shouldn't be. The issue of data protection pervades our lives every day and more and more.

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Go-ahead for new public procurement rules

Posted by Nick Prag at 16 January 2014, 14:35 CET |
Filed under: Single Market, SMEs, Finance

Better quality and value for money when public authorities buy or lease works, goods or services are promised in new EU rules on public procurement and concession contracts, which received the green light in the European Parliament this week.

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New year, new leaders, new laws

Posted by Nick Prag at 09 January 2014, 16:55 CET |

2014 looks like being a big year for the EU, with a number of important laws coming into force, and some key decisions set to affect Europe's future.

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Support for creative Europe - EUR 170m available

Posted by Nick Prag at 12 December 2013, 17:10 CET |
Filed under: Culture, Media

Are you the creative sort? Are you maybe a film-maker, an author or an artist or actor, looking for funding to get your project off the ground. If you work in the creative industries, you will be interested to know that Creative Europe launched on 11 December.

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Horizon 2020 - lift-off for EU research funding

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 December 2013, 14:15 CET |

Two major long-term EU funding programmes with important implications for growth and jobs got the go-ahead this week, with ministers adopting a new EU framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020, as well as Erasmus+ for education, training, youth and sport.

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Making Europe's cities sustainable

Posted by Nick Prag at 28 November 2013, 15:40 CET |
Filed under: Environment, Energy, Transport

Cities the world over are grappling with the same challenges - how to continue to grow as hubs of economic activity and innovation, and, at the same time, to become cleaner and healthier to live in, while using less energy.

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