Investment Plan for Europe supports new fund to finance energy efficiency in buildings across the EU big-plus
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Interview Investment Plan for Europe supports new fund to finance energy efficiency in buildings across the EU

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

EFSI is the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe, which has so far mobilized €546.5 billion of investment, benefitting over 1.4 million SMEs. A press release is available here. Ad ...

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Week ahead: Improving Europe’s data access for the digital age big-plus
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Interview Week ahead: Improving Europe’s data access for the digital age

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

The big Commission announcement this week (23 February) will be the Data Act (incl. Review of the Database Directive). The Data Act is described as a major new initiative to ensure fairnes ...

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MEPs commemorate 20 years of euro bank notes and coins  big-plus
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Interview MEPs commemorate 20 years of euro bank notes and coins 

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

Opening the ceremony, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said that the euro has “truly been one of the greatest achievements of the EU, as evidenced by a recent Eurobarometer su ...

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Coming up: Ukraine, toy safety, fight against cancer  big-plus
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Interview Coming up: Ukraine, toy safety, fight against cancer 

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

Fighting cancer MEPs will discuss and vote on recommendations from Parliament’s special committee on beating cancer to tackle risk factors, improve health care and increase research fundi ...

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Mali: EU adopts targeted sanctions against five individuals big-plus
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Interview Mali: EU adopts targeted sanctions against five individuals

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

The five designated people are subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories, and an asset freeze. Moreover, EU citizens and companies are ...

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Beijing Winter Games to write new chapter of peace, development big-plus
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Interview Beijing Winter Games to write new chapter of peace, development

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

The opening ceremony of the 24th Olympic Winter Games was held at the National Stadium in Beijing on Feb. 4. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the ceremony and declared the Games open. ...

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Competition: Young experts conference on ‘Taking Competition Policy into the Future’ big-plus
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Interview Competition: Young experts conference on ‘Taking Competition Policy into the Future’

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

In addition to digital and green issues, ‘Taking Competition Policy into the Future’ will table a broader debate on (i) the expansion of the powers of national competition authorities and ...

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Commission approves the renewal of an Italian scheme to support companies active in agriculture, forestry, fishery, aquaculture and related sectors, including €500 million budget increase, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic big-plus
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Interview Commission approves the renewal of an Italian scheme to support companies active in agriculture, forestry, fishery, aquaculture and related sectors, including €500 million budget increase, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

Public support will also continue to be granted in the form of support for uncovered fixed costs. The purpose of the scheme is to address the liquidity needs of these companies and to help ...

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EU urges Russia to de-escalate, threatens ‘massive’ sanctions big-plus
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Interview EU urges Russia to de-escalate, threatens ‘massive’ sanctions

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

The EU’s 27 foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels, said the bloc "condemns Russia’s continued aggressive actions and threats against Ukraine and calls on Russia to de-escalate." ...

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Return of the flu: EU faces threat of prolonged ‘twindemic’ big-plus
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Interview Return of the flu: EU faces threat of prolonged ‘twindemic’

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:53

Lockdowns, mask-wearing and social distancing that have become the norm in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic knocked out flu last winter, temporarily eradicating a virus that globally ki ...

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