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Relocation of the UK-based EU agencies

TweetOn 22 June, in the margins of the European Council (Article 50), the EU 27 leaders endorsed the procedure for the relocation of the EU agencies currently located in the UK: the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA). How does the procedure of

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10 years since the start of the crisis: back to recovery thanks to decisive EU action

TweetThe global financial crisis began 10 years ago and led to the European Union’s worst recession in its six-decade history. The crisis did not start in Europe but EU institutions and Member States needed to act resolutely to counter its impact and address the shortcomings of the

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Smart specialisation for European regions

TweetCommission acts to help regions build resilient economies in the era of globalisation. Globalisation has brought enormous benefits to the less-developed economies of the world and many opportunities for Europeans; but while the benefits are widely spread, the costs are often borne unevenly as the Commission’s reflection

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2017 edition of the Consumer Conditions Scoreboard

TweetThe 2017 edition of the Consumer Conditions Scoreboard shows that more and more EU consumers are shopping online and that their trust in e-commerce has increased, in particular in buying online from other EU countries. For retailers, however, the Scoreboard shows that many are still reluctant to

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Rule of Law in Poland

TweetThe European Commission acted today to protect the rule of law in Poland. The Commission substantiated its grave concerns on the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland in a Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities. In the Commission’s assessment, this reform amplifies the

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Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 August: European Heritage Days, Ireland

TweetSaturday 19 to Sunday 27 August: European Heritage Days, Ireland There are lots of events taking place around Ireland to celebrate European Heritage Days 2017. Check them out on the link below. Read more…

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EU customs seize over 41 million fake goods at EU borders

TweetA new EU report shows that customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU’s external border in 2016, up 2% on 2015. The goods had a total value of over €670 million. Cigarettes were the top category (24%) for articles detained

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EU steps up its support for investigations into war crimes and accountability in Syria

TweetThe EU is to provide €1.5 million to support the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in Syria. The European Union considers that without justice, war crimes go unpunished,

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EU countries want to reduce presence of acrylamide in food

TweetEU Member States representatives have approved a Commission’s proposal to reduce the presence of acrylamide in food. Acrylamide is a carcinogenic substance that forms from naturally present free asparagine (amino acid) and sugars during high temperature processing, such as frying, roasting and baking, particularly in potato-based products,

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Irish IT specialists best educated in Europe

TweetOver 8 in 10 ((82.4%) IT specialists in Ireland have a third level education, the highest level in the EU and well above the EU average of 61.8%. This compares to an average of 46.1% with a third level qualification in the Irish economy as a whole.

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