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Tim Draper: My Heroes were Gorbachev, Washington and Deng. Now the Estonian President and Prime Minister are on the List too!

One of the world’s most successful venture capitalists, Tim Draper, says that Estonian top statesmen are changing the way governments operate. In the next 15 years we will see awesome changes in governance, he believes. And because of their visionary … Continue reading

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Louis Zezeran: Stand-up Comedy Importer Supreme

Even if you’ve only just arrived here in Estonia, you’re more than likely to have already come across a poster, seen an image at Tallinn Airport, or just noticed through your peripheral vision one of the many other creative representations … Continue reading

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Commission calls for renewed commitment to Roma integration

Today, the Commission adopted its annual report on Roma integration. This year’s assessment provides, for the first time, an overview of the measures put in place by Member States following the 2013 Council Recommendation on effective Roma integration measures, which … Continue reading

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Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker to the plenary session of the European Parliament on the result of the referendum in the United Kingdom

Mr President, Madam Chair of the Council, Honourable Members, Mr President, the Parliament is about to discuss the future of Europe and the place of the United Kingdom within Europe and the European Union. I had a lot of meetings … Continue reading

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COST OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION in Malta COULD HIT €1.28BN BY 2050

The cost of traffic congestion for the country will hit €1.28 billion per year in 2050 if no changes to transport policies are made, according to an estimate published in Transport Malta’s 2050 strategy document. This figure would mean a … Continue reading

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Lithuania is interested to maintain closest possible EU-UK relations

“Lithuania is interested to maintain the closest possible relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, particularly in the areas of foreign policy, security and internal market”, said Prime Minister AlgirdasButkevičius on the British referendum outcomes, respecting the will … Continue reading

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Close EU-British cooperation to be formed

Close EU-British cooperation must be formed even after the departure of Britain from the EU, and bilateral relations, too, must be further developed, SzabolcsTakács, the State Secretary responsible for EU affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office said in Luxembourg, upon … Continue reading

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Danish economycontinues progress despite modest growth

The Danish economy continues its progress, and unemployment is now on a 40-year low except from the years 2007 and 2008 when the labour market was overheated. Since the turnaround in the fall of 2012, employment in the private sector … Continue reading

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EU Commission approves acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts by Marriott

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts by Marriott International, both of the US. The Commission found that the takeover would not adversely affect competition in Europe. Commissioner for Competition, Margaret Vestager, said “This is an … Continue reading

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USD 100 MILLION INVESTMENT WILL DOUBLE GE HEALTHCARE’S MANUFACTURING CAPACITY IN SWEDEN

GE Healthcare has announced a USD 100 million investment in its bioprocessing manufacturing facility in Uppsala, Sweden. This new investment will double the plant’s current production capacity for chromatography resins, which are used in the manufacture of cancer-fighting monoclonal antibodies … Continue reading

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