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Equal standards for food across the EU: A matter of taste? No, a matter of quality!

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 14:49
What is in the food that we buy? It’s a question whose answer is less certain than it should be. Shockingly, many food manufacturers find it acceptable to sell their food with standard packaging throughout the EU, but with very different content, and often lower quality, in different countries, writes Lilyana Pavlova.  
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Schools of tomorrow – building and transforming skills for a digital world

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 13:42
Europe’s bid to lead the digital and advanced technology trend will be lost if the EU and national governments don’t take steps to make skills development in digitisation their priority. Digital skills need to be conveyed at all levels and in all forms of education to ensure Europe’s global position, writes Martina Dlabajová.
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Simplon – coding as a tool for social inclusion

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 13:03
The company Simplon trains free of charge long-term job seekers and employees in retraining to become web developers, a project currently supported by different categories of European funds. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Ireland increases crop-based biofuel transport share, provides ‘business certainty’

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 12:00
Ireland’s environment ministry has decided to increase the crop-based biofuel share in transport to 10% from the existing 8% and draw a 2030 plan aiming to provide long-term business certainty in the field.
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‘Kitchen of Conflict’: Through the stomach towards tolerance

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 11:54
Poland and Hungary are the only two EU countries that have not accepted any refugee under the EU relocation and resettlement program. In an interview with EURACTIV Poland, Jarmila Rybicka talks about how her project tries to overcome fears and stereotypes about refugees.
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The EU has a duty to the population of Donbas

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 09:49
In Donbass, Ukraine is experiencing a catastrophe comparable with the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Now as then, it is urgent to restore the confidence of the affected people in the state and their trust to each other, argues Sergii Parashyn.
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Barnier warns Brexit deal at risk over Irish border

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 07:50
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain Sunday (29 April) that "the time has now come to resolve the contradictions" over the Northern Irish border, ahead of a visit to the island.
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Fear and loathing hamper hopes of government deal in Italy

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 07:50
Deep-rooted hostility built up over years must be overcome if the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) are to strike a deal to form a government and end Italy's post-election stalemate.
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Macron digital tax plan faces EU rebuff

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 07:35
French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious plans for an EU digital tax targeting US tech giants such as Google or Facebook faced strong headwinds on Saturday (28 April), provoking anger from Paris.
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Youth speak up for a better quality education, jobs and a safer Europe [Promoted content]

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 07:30
Why Europe Matters is a joint initiative by JA Europe and ERT based on a combination of innovation workshops and a survey exploring young Europeans’ views about Europe and the EU, their education and employment, and their hopes and expectations for the future.
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UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns after immigration scandal

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 07:30
Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd resigned on Sunday (29 April) over an illegal immigration policy controversy, in a bitter blow to Prime Minister Theresa May days before local elections.
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Most Swiss back plan for new treaty with EU

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 07:14
Most Swiss support the government's plan to forge a new treaty with the European Union that would have arbitration panels to help settle disputes, a poll published on Sunday (29 April) showed.
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France, Germany, Britain say EU ‘must be ready to react’ to US trade tariffs

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 07:10
The European Union's three largest economies agree on the need to be "ready to react" to trade tariffs imposed by the United States, France's presidency said Sunday (29 April).
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France, Germany vow joint eurozone reform plan for June summit

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 06:54
Germany and France on Saturday (28 April) pledged to deliver a joint proposal to reform the eurozone in time for a leaders summit in June, despite their big differences on the future of the bloc.
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Parliament slams the brakes on EU’s proposed regional fund overhaul

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 06:51
The European Commission's proposal to move up to €20 billion from Cohesion Policy to incentivise structural reforms in the member states was put temporarily on hold by the European Parliament, after its regional committee decided to hold an extensive hearing on the matter.
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Brussels begins big battle on post-Brexit budget

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 06:41
The EU will this week unveil its first formal plans for a larger, one-trillion-euro-plus long-term budget after Britain's departure, which threaten to further deepen divisions in the bloc.
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Market-making for Burundi’s farmers

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 06:31
One of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in rural areas is limited access to agricultural inputs. Donors, NGOs and governments are using a variety of new tools to improve access to basic products.
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Spain’s navy wants big role in post-Brexit European defence

Lun, 30/04/2018 - 06:24
With naval power Britain at the EU's exit door, Spain has gone on the offensive to be the next major player defending European shores.
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