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Pollinating insects: Commission proposes actions to stop their decline

Environment - Fri, 01/06/2018 - 12:30
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 June 2018 One in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction, and a third of bee and butterfly species is declining. This is why today the Commission is proposing the first-ever EU initiative to address the decline of wild pollinating insects.
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Questions & Answers: EU Pollinators Initiative

Environment - Fri, 01/06/2018 - 12:30
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 1 June 2018 Questions & Answers Why do we need a European initiative on pollinators? Pollination is one of the key processes in nature which enables the reproduction of plants. In Europe, around four in five wild flower and crop species depend, at least...
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EU budget: Commission proposes to increase funding to support the environment and climate action

Environment - Fri, 01/06/2018 - 12:09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase funding by almost 60% for LIFE, the EU programme for the environment and climate action.
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EU budget: Commission proposes to increase funding to support the environment and climate action

Climate Action - Fri, 01/06/2018 - 12:09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase funding by almost 60% for LIFE, the EU programme for the environment and climate action.
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European Commission reacts to the US restrictions on steel and aluminium affecting the EU

Presidency - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 16:08
- Press release European Commission Brussels, 31 May 2018 The US announced that starting on 1 June 2018 it will impose additional duties of 25 % and 10 % respectively on imports of steel and aluminium from the EU. President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker said: "I am concerned...
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Statement by Commissioner Oettinger on Italy

Presidency - Tue, 29/05/2018 - 19:36
European Commission - Statement Strasbourg, 29 May 2018 I fully respect the will of voters being left, right or centre and in every country. By referring to the actual market developments in Italy, I did not mean to be disrespectful and I apologise for this.
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Statement by President Juncker on Italy

Presidency - Tue, 29/05/2018 - 17:30
European Commission - Statement Strasbourg, 29 May 2018 The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, wishes to put on record his conviction that Italy's fate does not lie in the hands of the financial markets.
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Water reuse: Commission proposes measures to make it easier and safer for agricultural irrigation

Environment - Mon, 28/05/2018 - 12:37
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2018 Today, the Commission is proposing new rules to stimulate and facilitate water reuse in the EU for agricultural irrigation. The new rules will help farmers make the best use of non-potable wastewater, alleviating water scarcity whilst protecting the environment and consumers.
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Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

Research and Innovation - Mon, 28/05/2018 - 11:49
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2018 With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost...
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Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

Environment - Mon, 28/05/2018 - 11:49
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2018 With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost...
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Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

Research and Innovation - Mon, 28/05/2018 - 11:48
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 May 2018 Questions & Answers Why is the Commission proposing a new Directive to tackle marine litter? More than 80% of marine litter is plastics. The European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules that target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found...
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Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

Environment - Mon, 28/05/2018 - 11:48
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 May 2018 Questions & Answers Why is the Commission proposing a new Directive to tackle marine litter? More than 80% of marine litter is plastics. The European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules that target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found...
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Press statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker with Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, in front of the EU stand on the day of celebration of the 100th anniversary of Georgia's First Democratic Republic

Presidency - Sat, 26/05/2018 - 20:51
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Tbilisi, 26 May 2018   Dear Giorgi,   I am delighted to see the European Union playing such a full and visible role on this very special day for Georgia. I am very proud that the Prime Minister was and is visiting...
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Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the ceremony of celebration of the 100th anniversary of Georgia's First Democratic Republic

Presidency - Sat, 26/05/2018 - 11:20
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Tbilisi, 26 May 2018   Mister President, Mister Prime Minister, Mister Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends,   It is a great honour indeed to be with you here today on this very emotional occasion.
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Circular Economy: New rules will make EU the global front-runner in waste management and recycling

Environment - Tue, 22/05/2018 - 12:59
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 May 2018 Today EU Member States approved a set of ambitious measures to make EU waste legislation fit for the future, as part of the EU's wider circular economy policy. The new rules - based on Commission's proposals part of the Circular Economy...
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Commission welcomes green light to start trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand

Presidency - Tue, 22/05/2018 - 10:11
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 22 May 2018 The Commission welcomes today's adoption by the Council of the negotiating directives for free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. The preparations – which included an impact assessment for both agreements – are now complete and formal negotiations can begin.
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Press conference remarks by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission at the Informal Leaders' Meeting/Western Balkans Summit in Sofia

Presidency - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 18:38
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Sofia, 17 May 2018 Thank you, Donald. Once again, I would like to join the large camp of those who are congratulating the Bulgarian Presidency for its numerous efforts and for the excellent organisation of the meeting we had yesterday and today.
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Commission refers Austria to Court over hunting of wild birds

Environment - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 12:16
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 17 May 2018 The European Commission has decided to refer Austria to the Court of Justice of the EU for allowing the hunt of woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) during its reproductive period in the Land of Lower Austria, in breach of the EU rules on...
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Europe on the Move: Questions & Answers on the Commission's initiatives

Climate Action - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 12:11
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 May 2018 Questions & Answers 1. Overview & expected benefits Why is the Commission proposing these new initiatives? Transport plays a central role in our daily lives and the EU's economy.
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Europe on the Move: Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility

Research and Innovation - Thu, 17/05/2018 - 12:10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2018 The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe's transport system. In his State of the Union address of September 2017, President Juncker set out a goal for the EU and its industries to become...
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