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Ireland has one of the lowest shares of organic farmland

Tweet New Eurostat figures show that Ireland (1.7%) had the 2nd lowest share of farmland devoted to organic farming in the EU in 2017 after Malta at 0.4%. The EU average was 7% with Austria in top place at 23.4% followed by Estonia (19.6 %) and Sweden

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Two Irish projects short-listed for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture

Tweet Two Irish projects are among 40 around Europe that have been short-listed for the EU Mies Award 2019 – which is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe. The two projects are: St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum in Kilkenny

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Code of Practice against disinformation: Commission calls on signatories to intensify their efforts

Tweet In a report published this week, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and the trade associations representing the advertising sector have described the measures they are taking to comply with the EU Code of Practice on Disinformation. The report shows there has been some progress, notably in removing

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Electronic Product Information of EU medicines

Tweet The European Commission, the European Medicines Agency and the Heads of Medicines Agency have launched a six-month public consultation on the draft key principles that will form the basis upon which electronic product information for medicines will be developed and used in the EU. The consultation

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New EU rules agreed on contracts for the sales of goods and digital content

Tweet The EU is introducing new rules to make it easier and safer to buy and sell both goods and digital content cross-border. The Digital Content Directive and the Sales of Goods Directive lay down common rules on certain requirements concerning sales contracts concluded between the seller

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Towards a more sustainable Europe by 2030

Tweet The Commission this week presented a Reflection Paper on a Sustainable Europe by 2030. The paper looks at how the EU can deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and focuses on the key policy foundations needed to achieve this: moving from a linear to a

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Brexit Preparedness: Commission adopts contingency measures for Erasmus+ students, social security coordination rules and the EU budget

Tweet The Commission this week adopted a final set of contingency proposals in the area of the Erasmus+ programme, social security coordination and the EU budget. With regard to Erasmus, the Commission is proposing that, in the event of a “no-deal” scenario, young people from the EU

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EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager addresses Citizens’ Dialogue in TCD

Tweet Speaking at a Citizens’ Dialogue organised by The Hist (TCD) last Friday, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager called on students to participate in the upcoming European Elections: “When we go to the polls in May for the European Parliament elections, we can all send a message.

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Win a trip to Cannes Film Festival with the EU Film Contest!

Tweet The EU Film Contest 2019 is an online quiz about European Cinema. Answer 18 questions about European cinema and be in with a chance to win a trip to Cannes Film Festival from 17 to 19 May, travel and accommodation included. The contest is open until

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Proof readers

Tweet The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is launching an open-ended selection procedure to create a pool of candidates from which the EU institutions can recruit contract agents to work as proof readers. Contracts for this selection procedure will be mainly offered for positions in Brussels and

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