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Opening Remarks by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides at the First Meeting of the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) Civil Society Forum

(Source: European Commission)

“Check against delivery”

Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the first meeting of the HERA Civil Society Forum.

I personally attach great importance to the work of this group and would have liked to physically join you today.

I have been active for many years in the civil society space as a patient advocate, and […]

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HRC 50 – EU Intervention: Panel discussion on adverse effects of climate change on human rights of people in vulnerable situations

(Source: EEAS)

Mr. President,

 

The EU and its Member States welcome today’s panel discussion, and would once again like to congratulate Mr. Fry on his appointment as the new Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change.

Both sudden-onset events and the slow-onset effects of climate change have […]

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Statement by the High Representative on the attack in Kremenchuk

(Source: EEAS)

The EU condemns in the strongest possible terms the Russian missile strike on a shopping centre in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. Hundreds of innocent civilians were reportedly present at the centre at the time of the attack.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

This is yet another heinous act […]

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EU resilience: Council presidency and European Parliament reach political agreement to strengthen the resilience of critical entities

(Source: Council of the EU and European Council)

The Council presidency and the European Parliament reached a political agreement on the directive on the resilience of critical entities. Work will now continue at technical level to finalise the provisional agreement on the full legal text. This agreement is subject to approval by the […]

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Follow-up on the Conference on the Future of Europe: CoR-Bertelsmann Foundation working conference delivers recommendations on how to take citizens’ participation in EU policy-making

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

​Members of the European Committee of the Regions, members of the European Parliament, citizens’ consultations experts and citizens draft a checklist to be used for future citizens’ consultations

​Following up on the final report on the Conference on the Future of Europe and its recommendations on a permanent […]

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G7 endorses joint EIB and AllianzGI initiative financing climate projects in emerging economies

(Source: European Investment Bank)

During its summit in Elmau (Germany), the Group of Seven (G7) endorsed the Emerging Market Climate Action Fund (EMCAF) as an example of a concrete innovative and market-led approach to mobilise private investments for climate relevant infrastructure and to enhance multilateral finance and collaboration. In addition, Germany announced […]

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Romania: The EIB provides €97 financing to protect the Romanian Black Sea coast from erosion and floods

(Source: European Investment Bank)

Over 30 km of coastline protected against erosion and floods
Around 383 000 inhabitants will benefit from the project
17 200 hectares of wetlands to be preserved

During the UN Ocean Conference, the European Investment Bank announced €97 million co-financing to support the resilience of Romanian Black Sea coast to erosion and […]

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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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Opening Remarks by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides at the First Meeting of the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) Civil Society Forum

(Source: European Commission)

“Check against delivery”

Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the first meeting of the HERA Civil Society Forum.

I personally attach great importance to the work of this group and would have liked to physically join you today.

I have been active for many years in the civil society space as a patient advocate, and […]

Read More »

EU resilience: Council presidency and European Parliament reach political agreement to strengthen the resilience of critical entities

(Source: Council of the EU and European Council)

The Council presidency and the European Parliament reached a political agreement on the directive on the resilience of critical entities. Work will now continue at technical level to finalise the provisional agreement on the full legal text. This agreement is subject to approval by the […]

Read More »
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The European Court of Auditors- Traineeships

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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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