Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wroclaw and San Sebastian: European Capitals of Culture in 2016

Wroclaw (Poland) and San Sebastian (Spain) are the European Capitals of Culture in 2016. The cultural programme will officially begin on 17 January in Wroclaw in the presence of Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport; and on … Continue reading

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The trade part of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement becomes operational on 1 January 2016

The application of the DCFTA of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement constitutes a milestone in the bilateral relationship, as it will offer new economic benefits to both sides. Ukrainian businesses receive stable and predictable preferential access to the largest market in … Continue reading

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Single Resolution Mechanism to come into effect for the Banking Union

The Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) will become fully operational on 1 January 2016. The SRM implements the EU-wide Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) in the euro area. The full resolution powers of the Single Resolution Board (SRB) will also … Continue reading

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Revisiting EFSA@EXPO: How epigenetic changes affect our health

Hundreds of scientists, policy-makers and academics came together at EFSA’s second scientific conference from 14 to 16 October 2015 in Milan to discuss developments and challenges in food safety. With all video material now available online, in the coming weeks … Continue reading

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Echinococcus multilocularis infection in animals

EFSA has published a scientific opinion on Echinococcus multilocularis, a tapeworm that causes a disease known as echinococcosis in wild and domestic carnivores, such as foxes and dogs. People who consume food or water contaminated with E. multilocularis are at … Continue reading

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Revisiting EFSA@EXPO: How can we advance environmental risk assessment?

Environmental risk assessment (ERA) is an important part of maintaining a healthy environment and conserving biodiversity. ERA has become indispensable to regulatory decision-making, and in this context ERA evaluates the potential adverse effects of regulated stressors – such as genetically … Continue reading

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EU Bank supports development of Ukraine’s economy through EUR 400m loan to strengthen the country’s agri-food sector

The European Investment Bank (EIB) lends EUR 400 million to Ukraine to finance projects implemented primarily by SMEs and Mid-caps in the agri-food sector, in order to help the country benefit from the opportunities offered by the Deep and Comprehensive … Continue reading

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the agreement between Japan and the Republic of Korea regarding the treatment of “comfort women” during WWII

The agreement between Japan and the Republic of Korea that addresses the treatment of “comfort women” during World War II is a due step expected for a long time. We hope that the full implementation of this agreement will lead … Continue reading

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EIB lends EUR 300 million in support of the development of Budapest

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two loans with the Municipality of Budapest: EUR 200 million, the first tranche of the approved loan of EUR 350 million, to finance priority investment schemes in the areas of public transport and … Continue reading

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Refugee Crisis: European Commission awards €35 million to Sweden, €8 million to Finland and €5 million to Belgium in emergency funding

The European Commission has awarded €35 million to Sweden, €8 million to Finland and €5 million to Belgium in emergency funding to support these countries in managing the high influx of asylum seekers. The funding comes from the Asylum, Migration … Continue reading

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