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MEPs approved the new college of 27 Commissioners, as presented by its President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday morning, with   423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. The new...Read More >>

  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:21

    The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum and within this context the work of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC). The Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained tense.
  • Audit in the field of EU External Actions: EU auditors warn the incoming Commission on the use of blending

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:06

    “Blending is the next big thing in EU development policy funding. Operating in a budgetary straitjacket, the incoming Commission will be under huge pressure to stretch the leveraging of EU funds with loans to its limits” according to Karel Pinxten, the ECA Member...
  • EU Budget 2015 must promote growth and jobs

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 08:45

    The EPP Group wants to promote growth and jobs with a credible and solidary budget that strengthens scientific research, Erasmus+, the CEF and SMEs. It therefore does not accept the Council's position, presenting cuts and deepening the payments problem.
  • OSCE helps find sustainable funding model for Montenegrin public broadcaster

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 08:34

    The financial sustainability of the Public Broadcasting Service, Radio-Television Montenegro (PBS RTCG), and its preparation to digital switch-over were in focus of a seminar organized today by the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, in co-operation with the European...
  • Barroso Commission: when we stand united, we can achieve things

    Date: Wed, 22/10/2014 - 07:46

    Speaking on behalf of the EPP Group at the European Parliament's last debate with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, the EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber MEP warmly thanked Barroso and all the Commissioners for their dedicated work. “You were a good...
  • Digital Fashion Week Singapore 2014 Plans to Break New Social Media Record

    Date: Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:18

    This year’s Digital Fashion Week Singapore (DFW SG) is set to break a new social media engagement record. Digital Fashion Week Singapore partnered with the guest-list app zkipster to check in attendees during the four-day event at the National Design Center. By using...
  • The PAM at the Verona Energy Efficiency Summit

    Date: Tue, 21/10/2014 - 15:00

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean Assamblee (PAM) President, Sen. France Amoruso accompanied by PAM Secretary General, Amb. Sergio Piazzi, opened the works of the Verona Energy Efficiency Summit, held on 8 October 2014. The meeting addressed, among others...
  • Offers of support for Ukraine welcomed by OSCE Secretary General

    Date: Mon, 20/10/2014 - 15:34

    OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier has welcomed offers by France, Germany, Italy and Russia to help in implementing the Minsk documents. Discussions are ongoing amongst the 57 participating States on details of the offers to put Unarmed Aerial Vechicles (UAV) and...
  • EU leaders should consider new studies showing higher 2030 energy efficiency target is cost-effective

    Date: Mon, 20/10/2014 - 12:24

    Two studies were presented showing that increasing energy efficiency is cost-effective with binding targets, contradicting the European Commission’s impact assessment for the 2030 climate and energy policy framework.
  • Paris 'sex toy' sculpture sabotaged at Place Vendome

    Date: Sun, 19/10/2014 - 19:00

    The huge inflatable sculpture inspired by a sex toy that was placed on Place Vendome in Paris, has been sabotaged days after it was installed. The sculpture was brought down when supporting cords were cut. Earlier, US artist Paul McCarthy, reportedly told a French...