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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 required them to develop National Roma Integration strategies to promote access of Roma to education, employment, healthcare and housing.

  • 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 this morning, but I decided to come to the European Parliament because I believe that today, right now, my place is here, at the heart of democracy.

  • 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 expressed by the UK citizens not to relate their country’s future with the European Union membership.

    Hoping that the UK will remain a close partner of the EU in all key areas, the Prime Minister underlines Lithuania’s support for the European Union, its ideas and values.

  • 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 speaking to Hungarian journalists by telephone after the meeting of the ministers of EU Member States responsible for European affairs.

  • 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 has increased by 82,000 persons. This is documented in the Economic Survey released by the finance minister Claus HjortFrederiksen today.   The improvement in the labour market leads to increased optimism among consumers and businesses.

  • 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 important merger for the hotel industry and its customers. Our investigation confirmed that the hotel sector will remain competitive for customers in Europe following the merger, so I am pleased that the Commission was able to clear the transaction quickly".

  • 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 and other biological drugs, by the end of 2018.

  • Press statements by Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos in the context of the UK referendum

    Dacian Ciolos: Good afternoon! I want to tell you that I have taken note with regret of the UK referendum results, but it is an option of the British citizens that we respect. In this context, I want to say first of all, that the message coming out also of the discussion I had with the President, the Governor of the National Bank, with political leaders, is that Romania wants to continue its European path and be a proactive actor of the EU process of evolution which will surely unfold following Great Britain’s decision.

  • THE MORE VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY WILL BE WORST AFFECTED BY BREXIT

    Economist and E-Cubed Consultants Executive Director Gordon Cordina shares his thoughts on the repercussions and complications which will arise when Britain leaves the EU.

     

    “I think we are living through a short term debacle in the financial markets, similar but not quite as serious as that between September 2008 and March 2009, mainly generated by huge uncertainty about the future relationship between the United Kingdom, the EU and the rest of the world, and the integrity of between the constituent parts of the United Kingdom itself.”

  • THE MORE VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY WILL BE WORST AFFECTED BY BREXIT

    Economist and E-Cubed Consultants Executive Director Gordon Cordina shares his thoughts on the repercussions and complications which will arise when Britain leaves the EU.

     

    “I think we are living through a short term debacle in the financial markets, similar but not quite as serious as that between September 2008 and March 2009, mainly generated by huge uncertainty about the future relationship between the United Kingdom, the EU and the rest of the world, and the integrity of between the constituent parts of the United Kingdom itself.”

  • The Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis regrets the British withdrawal from the EU

    Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis regrets the British referendum on EU membership results, while noting that the United Kingdom will continue to be an important ally of Latvia and international partner, which will maintain a close relationship.

    Latvia will make every effort to protect their nationals and their business interests in the UK.

    Latvian national status after the British official withdrawal from the EU will depend on further relations model for which negotiations will be agreed between the EU and the United Kingdom.

  • Minister Noonan welcomes S&P’s endorsement of Ireland

    The ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has today issued an opinion that the decision of the UK to leave the European Union has no immediate impact on Ireland’s sovereign ratings. Accordingly, S&P have confirmed that Ireland is rated as investment grade.

    S&P Global Ratings have highlighted that there will be negative effects but feel that Ireland is resilient. In forming their opinion on Ireland’s resiliency they cited in particular “Ireland's strong institutions, predictable policy making, and improving external balance sheet.”

  • General Electric invested heavily in France

    It's the turn of General Electric to invest in software in France. The US group opened Monday in Paris its software cluster "Digital Foundry." This will be his first R & D center dedicated to digital outside the United States. It is expected to employ 250 people by 2018.

  • The government of the British referendum: British "no" to the European Union is a big loss

    Stenbock House, 24 June 2016 - The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Taavi garment Kaljurand regretted that the British decided to vote in yesterday's referendum on the European Union by leaving.

  • Global market for commercial applications of drone technology valued at over 127 billion dollars

    The drone revolution is disrupting industries ranging from agriculture to filmmaking. According to a new study by PwC on the commercial applications of drone technology, the emerging global market for business services using drones is valued at over $127 bn.

    With drones poised to have an impact on business operations of companies in a broad range of industry sectors, PwC has also established in Poland a global centre of excellence that uses drones and data analytics to help clients solve their business challenges.

  • Presidents of EU institutions agree statement on UK referendum

    President Juncker has hosted a meeting in Brussels bringing together the Presidents of the European Parliament and European Council alongside the Dutch Prime Minister representing the Council Presidency. They published a joint statement on the UK referendum result.

    In their statement, the Presidents call for strength and unity: "This is an unprecedented situation but we are united in our response. We will stand strong and uphold the EU's core values of promoting peace and the well-being of its peoples. The Union of 27 Member States will continue."

  • Honour for entrepreneurs Hans Staud

    Governor Michael Häupl presented on Thursday the famous entrepreneur and loving "jam Emperor" referred ÖkonomieratDiplom Kaufmann Hans Staud the Gold Medal of Merit for the Province of Vienna. The presentation speech was economic councilor Renate Brauner.At the ceremony numerous prominent guests from politics, economy and culture participated.

  • London offers greatest opportunities for UK women in tech, new study reveals

    London’s tech community offers the greatest opportunities for British women in tech with 40 per cent of the entire country’s female tech workforce employed in the capital, according to research released during London Technology Week, and coinciding with Computer Weekly’s top 50 UK Women in Technology awards.

  • Midsummer in Helsinki

    The streets of Helsinki fall silent during Midsummer, when many locals travel to the countryside to celebrate. Still, there is a lot to do in Helsinki under the midnight sun. Here are a few tips for celebrating Midsummer in Helsinki.

    Seurasaari Midsummer Bonfires

  • The world's first Pasboks opens at Ørestad Library

    In the future, you can control yourself when the passport to be renewed. Book time from 24 June.

  • New strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and the Pacific Region 2016–2021

    Yesterday, the Government adopted two new strategies for regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa and regional development cooperation in Asia and the Pacific Region.

    Sub-Saharan Africa

     

    Sweden's new regional strategy in sub-Saharan Africa will contribute to strengthened capacity to face cross-border challenges and opportunities at regional level. The strategy focuses on four areas: democratisation, human rights, human security, and climate change and environmental adaptation measures.

     

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