Monthly Archives: February 2013

Speech: Deeper Integration in the Eurozone and Britain’s Place in Europe

Olli REHN Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro SPEECH: Deeper Integration in the Eurozone and Britain’s Place in Europe Policy Network conference / London 28 February 2013 … Continue reading

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‘Smart borders’: enhancing mobility and security

The EU is moving towards a more modern and efficient border management by using state-of-the-art technology. Today, the Commission proposed a ‘smart border package’ to speed-up, facilitate and reinforce border check procedures for foreigners travelling to the EU. The package … Continue reading

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Keeping the EU’s space industry competitive and avoiding satellite collisions

Today, the European Commission proposed measures to keep Europe’s space industry competitive and to set up a European satellite collision avoidance system. While the EU is a strong player in the global market for commercial launchers and telecommunication satellites and … Continue reading

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Guidelines on financial incentives: Promoting energy efficient vehicles

The European Commission published today new guidelines on how Member States should use financial incentives to best increase demand for low CO2 emission vehicles. Currently, rules on financial incentives differ across the EU, but a common framework could help facilitate … Continue reading

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Unique pharmaceutical production line opens in Finland

Promis Centre’s continuous processing production increases the quality of tablets while speeding up production and cutting costs. A sophisticated continuous processing pharmaceutical production line has started operating at Promis Centre, a research centre focused on the development of methods for … Continue reading

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99.9%: 2012 EU budget highest ever implementation

The implementation of commitments in the 2012 EU budget amounted to €144.4 billion, or 99.9% of the budget. Payment appropriations in 2012 amounted to €131.7bn (99.6%), almost €10bn more than in 2011. Those are the figures in the information note … Continue reading

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President Barroso announces creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has announced today the creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council. This informal advisory body held its first meeting today in Brussels. President Barroso said: “Science and innovation are key … Continue reading

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February 2013: Economic sentiment keeps rising in the EU and the euro area

In February the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) continued its recovery that has started in October/November of last year. The marked improvement by 1.6 points in the euro area (to 91.1) and 1.2 points in the EU (to 92.0) was driven … Continue reading

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New Health Informatics course in Finland

Tampere University of Technology courses will also focus on the end user experience related to health data. Tampere University of Technology is starting courses in Health Informatics as a minor subject in autumn 2013. Until now there has been little … Continue reading

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What did the EU ever do for the mobile industry?

What did the EU ever do for the mobile industry? 1. Made consumers happy: roaming price caps have delivered €15 billion in savings 2. Made the market work more efficiently: forcing mobile “termination rates” to reflect costs has helped retail … Continue reading

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