Commission 

 

EU Recovery Fund

Europe “limping off the pitch has never been on the cards”, declared Christian Ehler, the EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. He was reacting to the recent EU Council Summit deal on the EU long-term Budget and Recovery Fund. “The announced severe cuts on research, innovation, health and climate…

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Call for Tax Transparency

German Greens MEP Sven Giegold has written an pen letter to the EU residency called for an end to the “German blockade of tax transparency.” The letter, seen by this website, reads, “We can no longer afford tax dumping in the interest of large companies in Europe. Public funds are and will remain heavily strained…

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Commission Revamps Erasmus+

The Commission has proposed Erasmus+ funding for five new platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence, to meet the needs of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy. Funded through Erasmus+ for a maximum budget of €4 million each, the platforms will be active in sectors such as green innovation and urban greening, microelectronics, and the furniture…

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Council 

 

Call for Tax Transparency

German Greens MEP Sven Giegold has written an pen letter to the EU residency called for an end to the “German blockade of tax transparency.” The letter, seen by this website, reads, “We can no longer afford tax dumping in the interest of large companies in Europe. Public funds are and will remain heavily strained…

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EU Terrorist List

EU member states have renewed the so-called EU terrorist list, which sets out the persons, groups and entities subject to restrictive measures aimed at combating terrorism.  The list was updated on Friday. Persons, groups and entities on the list are subject to the freezing of funds and other financial assets in the EU. It is…

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Council Acts Against Cyber Crime

The Council has decided to impose restrictive measures against six individuals and three entities responsible for or involved in various cyber-attacks.  These include the attempted cyber-attack against the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and those publicly known as ‘WannaCry’, ‘NotPetya’, and ‘Operation Cloud Hopper’. The sanctions imposed include a travel ban and an asset freeze. In addition, EU persons and entities are forbidden from making funds available to…

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Parliament

 

EU Recovery Fund

Europe “limping off the pitch has never been on the cards”, declared Christian Ehler, the EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. He was reacting to the recent EU Council Summit deal on the EU long-term Budget and Recovery Fund. “The announced severe cuts on research, innovation, health and climate…

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Internet Access for All

European Parliament President David Sassoli has responded to former EU commission chief Romano Prodi on the importance of internet access for all. Sassoli said, “More than ever in these months of lockdown, many millions of people in Europe and around the world have been forced to rely on an internet connection to work, study, buy…

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Human Rights in Azerbaijan

The S&D Group vice-president, Kati Piri has voiced concern at  “unsettling developments” on human rights in Azerbaijan: She told this website, “We are alarmed by credible reports of severe torture inflicted by Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies on Fuad Gahramanli, the deputy chair of the opposition People’s Front of Azerbaijan (PFA) party. “Gahramanli is one among dozens of…

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Regions

 

Omar Radi: Unfounded allegations of judicial harassment

Moroccan journalist Omar Radi exercises his profession freely. As such he has never been worried or questioned in any way in the course of his work or activities, or even in his public positions. Until the end of 2019 he had never complained of any infringement or restriction in this regard, either to the competent…

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Armenian Actions in Tovuz Border District Threaten European Energy Security and Geopolitical Stability

By Dr. Ceyhun Osmanli Protests by the Armenian Diaspora in Brussels last week turned violent, with a premeditated attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy. Similar incidents were orchestrated around the globe in what appears to have been a coordinated campaign of terror. In this opinion editorial, our guest correspondent Dr Ceyhun Osmanli warns of the dangers…

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Grants to relaunch international conferences and B2B events

 Faced with the current crisis, the MICE industry has got its thinking cap on. From anticipating changes and the implementation of new technologies in their events, to choosing a location that is closer to home – there are many paths that lead to new, innovative solutions. To help the sector, the Brussels-Capital Region, European destination…

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