Monthly Archives: August 2013

EU Civil Protection Mechanism supports Portugal in fighting forest fires

The European Commission is supporting efforts to tackle a number of forest fires raging in northern and central Portugal. In response to a request for assistance by authorities in Lisbon, the European Commission’s Emergency Response Centre (ERC) is facilitating the … Continue reading

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EU and EBU ready to cooperate on strengthening public media in European Neighbourhood

The European Commission and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) agreed to extend their cooperation in strengthening public media in the countries of the European Neighbourhood. Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with EBU President Jean-Paul Philippot … Continue reading

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Consultation on best ways to open up more public data

The Commission is asking for help in drawing up guidance and practical advice for boosting the re-use of weather data, traffic data, publicly funded research data, statistics, digitised books, and other types of public sector information (PSI). Commission Vice President … Continue reading

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August 2013: Economic Sentiment rises further in both the euro area and the EU

In August the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) increased sharply by 2.7 points in the euro area (to 95.2) and 3.1 points in the EU (to 98.1). The indicator rose for the fourth successive month in both regions, marking a two-year … Continue reading

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New EU support for sustainable urban development in the European Neighbourhood

The European Commission has today announced a new programme which will help cities in the EU’s Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood to address local sustainable development challenges such as energy efficiency, security of energy supply and sustainable economic growth. This programme … Continue reading

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IHG to open first Hotel Indigo in Finland in 2015

Finnish company Restel operates all InterContinental Hotels Group’s hotels in Finland. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has signed a franchise agreement with the Finnish company International Restel Hotels Ltd to open a new hotel … Continue reading

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The conditions for new growth in Europe

European Forum Alpbach 2013/Austria 29 August 2013 Meine Damen und Herren, Ladies and Gentlemen, Herzlichen Dank für die Einladung zu diesem hochrangigen und wichtigen Symposium an diesem schönen Ort. Ich freue mich sehr darauf, mit Ihnen über die Wirtschaft in … Continue reading

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EU-Azerbaijan: Commitment to widen cooperation and support modernization

Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, met with Minister for Economic Development of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev in Brussels today to discuss ways to widen the EU-Azerbaijan cooperation. Commissioner Füle and Minister Mustafayev had a comprehensive discussion about … Continue reading

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New EU support to strengthen Guinean Civil Society’s role in public life

The EU has announced €6 million to support Guinea in the areas of governance and democracy. The funding is expected to benefit Civil Society Organisations; enabling them to play a more active role in public life and reinforce their position … Continue reading

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Commissioner Oettinger inaugurates the works of Romanian-Moldavian gas pipeline

Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, Prime-Minister of Romania Victor Ponta and the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Moldova Iurie Leancă, will today jointly inaugurate the launch of the works for the realisation of the gas interconnector between Ungheni (West of … Continue reading

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