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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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General government expenditure in the EU in 2014-Government expenditure on social protection accounted for almost one fifth of GDP

A detailed breakdown of general government expenditure in the European Union (EU) by main functions is available for 2014. The function ‘social protection’ (19.5% of GDP) was by far the most important, accounting for at least 20% of GDP in … Continue reading

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Joint statement: Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade of Canada, today released the following statement: “Canada and the European Commission are very pleased to announce that the legal review of the Canada-European Union … Continue reading

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CETA: EU and Canada agree on new approach on investment in trade agreement

The European Commission and the Canadian Government have agreed to include a new approach on investment protection and investment dispute settlement in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The negotiations on a free trade deal between the European … Continue reading

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March guest photographer contest topic: women and girls

Take part in our new guest photographer contest, inspired by 2015 being the European Year for Development. Every month until September we will be announcing a different topic linked to development. Send us your photo inspired by the theme of … Continue reading

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2 April 2015 – 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting

The European Central Bank, Europol and the European Commission jointly organised the 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting. The conference was held at the ECB’s new headquarters in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 … Continue reading

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Statement by Commissioner Věra Jourová following the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

The fight against discrimination is a key priority for the Juncker Commission and it is my mission to unblock the negotiations on the Equal Treatment Directive. We already have EU legislation prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of nationality, sex and … Continue reading

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Inspiring trust: Stronger data protection rules to boost the Digital Single Market

Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to open this year’s European Data Protection & Privacy Conference. My new portfolio of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality puts people at the centre and seeks to protect their rights. But it is also … Continue reading

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The right to be forgotten and the EU data protection reform: Why we must see through a distorted debate and adopt strong new rules soon

Just as work on the data protection reform has picked up speed and urgency, detractors are attempting to throw a new spanner in the works. They are trying to use the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice on … Continue reading

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Making the most of Europe’s traditional know-how: Commission launches public consultation on the protection of geographical indications for non-agricultural products

The European Commission has today launched a Green Paper consultation on a possible extension of geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products. In today’s globalised world, consumers are looking for ways to identify authentic, original products, and expect that the quality … Continue reading

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