Category Archives: Agriculture Sector

Slovakia will save more than €100 million on its second public-private highway project.

Slovakia will pay a lower annual instalment for construction and operation of the Bratislava ring road project, which includes the D4 bypass and R7 express double-carriage way. It dropped by €3.9 million to €52.8 million, the TASR newswire reported. The … Continue reading

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North Seas Countries agree on closer energy cooperation

North Seas region countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden) have today agreed to further strengthen their energy cooperation. The aim is to create good conditions for the development of offshore wind energy in order … Continue reading

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Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market

The European Commission today tabled a package of measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU. © European Union 2016 Delivering on its Digital Single Market and … Continue reading

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Message of condolence from President Juncker on the passing away of Imre Kertész, survivor of the Holocaust and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

I would like to pay tribute to the great Hungarian writer, Imre Kertész, who passed away this morning in Budapest. His life and his work are a testament to the human spirit. Kertész lived through the darkest years in Europe’s … Continue reading

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Environment in the EU-Each person in the EU generated 475 kg of municipal waste in 2014-44% was recycled or composted

In the European Union (EU), the amount of municipal waste generated per person in 2014 amounted to 475 kg, down by 10% compared with its peak of 527 kg per person in 2002. Since 2007, the generation of municipal waste … Continue reading

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Major increase in EU’s contribution to improve global health

EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will today announce the EU’s contribution of €470 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the period 2017-2019. The new funding represents an increase of €100 … Continue reading

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Statement of First Vice President Timmermans and Commissioners Thyssen and Jourova on European Equal Pay Day

Monday 2 November marks the day in the year when women across Europe stop being paid, while men will continue to earn money until 31 December. The average hourly wage for women in Europe is 16.3% lower than it is … Continue reading

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Statement by Commissioner Jourová on the adoption by the European Parliament of the new EU rules giving more protection to over 120 million holidaymakers

Today the European Parliament voted on the new rules that will bring protection for package holidays up to speed with the digital age. Welcoming the Parliament’s response, Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality said: “If you plan … Continue reading

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Commission’s 2015 EU Consumer Scoreboard shows untapped e-commerce potential

The 2015 edition of the Consumer Scoreboard shows that cross-border e-commerce is still an under-developed market in Europe: 61% of consumers feel more confident buying online from their own country (61%) than from another EU country (38%). The 2015 edition … Continue reading

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European Commission in Calais: Advancing on a European approach to migration

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos visited Calais, alongside French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve. During the visit, the Commission welcomed the concrete actions put forward … Continue reading

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