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Eradicating women’s poverty in Europe

(Source: European Parliament)

Commission should develop a 2030 EU anti-poverty strategy with a focus on women
A life free from violence is fundamental to participation in the labour market
Avoid gender discrimination in tax policies and eliminate VAT on women’s sanitary goods

MEPs call on the Commission and EU countries to address the inequalities women face, […]

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Protecting mental health in the digital workspace

(Source: European Parliament)

MEPs acknowledge benefits of teleworking but warn about health and privacy risks

The right to disconnect must be legally recognised at EU level

Ensure training for workers to bridge the digital divide

MEPS demand preventive measures against technostress and over-connection, to tackle mental health issues and boost the benefits of working from home.

In […]

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Digital Services Package: Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the EU’s new rulebook for digital services

(Source European Commission)

The Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Actproposed by the Commission in December 2020.

The Digital Services Package sets out a first comprehensive rulebook for the online platforms that we all depend on in our daily lives. These […]

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Speech by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Ukraine Recovery Conference

(Source European Commission)

“Check against delivery”

Thank you Chair, honourable colleagues,

We must do everything necessary for Ukraine to prevail against the brutal Russian invasion, to ensure full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.

We have mobilised more than EUR 4billion support since the war started. This includes […]

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The EU agri-food business mission to Vietnam, 10-14 July 2022

(Source: EEAS)

The European Union Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski will be visiting Vietnam from 10 to 14 July 2022, accompanied by a business delegation of 50 senior representatives from the European agri-food sector, representing mainly meat, dairy, wines, spirits, fruit and vegetable products. The purpose of this visit is to facilitate European agricultural food […]

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Remarks by H.E. Paola Amadei at the Members of Senate Workshop on the Omnibus Constitutional Bill (11th Amendment to the Constitution Bill)

(Source: EEAS)

Check against delivery!

I present my respects to His Majesty, King Letsie III, and Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate

The Right Honourable, The Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro,

The President of the Senate, the Honourable ‘Mamonaheng Mokitimi,

The Vice-President of the Senate, the Honourable Tšepo Monethi,

The Honourable Minister for Justice and Law Adv. Lekhetho Rakuoane,

The UN […]

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Digital finance: agreement reached on European crypto-assets regulation (MiCA)

(Source: Council of the EU and European Council)

The EU brings crypto-assets, crypto-assets issuers and crypto-asset service providers under a regulatory framework for the first time.

The Council presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the markets in crypto-assets (MiCA) proposal which covers issuers of unbacked crypto-assets, and so-called “stablecoins”, as well as […]

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15 years of EIB green bonds: leading sustainable investment from niche to mainstream

(Source: European Investment Bank)

Since the EIB pioneered its Climate Awareness Bond fifteen years ago, green bonds have been moving from niche to mainstream. Complemented by social and sustainability bonds and helped by legislation on sustainable finance, green bonds are becoming increasingly important in directing capital towards sustainable economic activities.
Total issuance of green, […]

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The General Court confirms the withdrawal of AAB Bank’s authorisation as a credit institution

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

That withdrawal by the ECB is justified inter alia by AAB Bank’s serious breaches of the rules on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism

Since 2010, the Österreichische Finanzmarktbehörde (Austrian financial markets supervisory authority; ‘the FMA’) has adopted a large number of injunctions and sanctions against […]

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The action seeking annulment of the decision by the Commission to approve aid granted by Finland to the airline Finnair is dismissed in its entirety

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

The Commission was entitled to approve the recapitalisation of Finnair, carried out by its public and private owners on a pro rata basis in proportion to the previously existing ownership structure, without initiating the formal investigation procedure.

On 3 June 2020, Finland notified the Commission of an aid […]

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Digital Services Package: Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the EU’s new rulebook for digital services

(Source European Commission)

The Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Actproposed by the Commission in December 2020.

The Digital Services Package sets out a first comprehensive rulebook for the online platforms that we all depend on in our daily lives. These […]

Read More »

Speech by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Ukraine Recovery Conference

(Source European Commission)

“Check against delivery”

Thank you Chair, honourable colleagues,

We must do everything necessary for Ukraine to prevail against the brutal Russian invasion, to ensure full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.

We have mobilised more than EUR 4billion support since the war started. This includes […]

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Horizon Europe – interim evaluation

(Source European Commission)
Deadline: 29 July 2022
Summary
This initiative is to evaluate the first results of Horizon Europe’s research & innovation actions funded by the EU in 2021-2023.

All aspects of the programme will be evaluated, including:

partnerships
missions
the European Institute of Technology.
This evaluation, required under Regulation 2021/695 (Article 52), will […]

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Contract Agent FGII Job title: Administrative Agent

(Source EEAS)

Deadline: 12/07/2022

The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent EU foreign policy. The EEAS supports his tasks of conducting the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative […]

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The European Court of Auditors- Traineeships

(Source EPSO)

Open for application:01/05/2022 – 00:00

Deadline:30/06/2022 – 23:59(Brussels time)

Location(s):Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

The European Court of Auditors organises three traineeship sessions per year in areas of interest to its work.

Who can apply: EU nationals who either hold a recognised university-level diploma or who have completed at least four semesters of university study in an area […]

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Nominations open for Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Award

(Source CoR)

Deadline 31 October 2022

Prize in honour of advocates of freedom, solidarity and tolerance offered by the City of Gdańsk, the European Committee of the Regions and the International Cities of Refuge Network.

​The Mayor of Gdańsk, Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, announced the opening of nominations for the 2022 Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Award for local […]

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Who's out, Who's in?

Who’s out, Who’s in? | European Commission | June 2022

(Source: Publications Office of the European Union)

European Commission

Commissioner Cabinets
Cabinet of Thierry Breton
IN – Elina Laurinen as Member of Cabinet. Her responsibilities include the functioning of the single market, intellectual property rights and international partnerships.

OUT – Pauline Weinzierl as Member of Cabinet.

IN – Monika Ladmanova has been appointed as Head of the European Commission’s Representation […]

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