Faster transfer of data from space with European technology

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European External Action Service and the European Commission hosted on 10 July a live demonstration of the European Data Relay System, also known as “Space data highway”. The system is the world’s first laser-link in the sky, […]

Juncker to replace Romanian-Estonian Commissioners 

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; A change in the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s plans comes after both EU Romania and Estonia wrote to Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne expressing their desire to continue to be represented in Brussels. Estonia’s Vice-President Andrus Ansip and […]

Final list of Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs of European Parliament

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Parliament Committees met today to elect their Chairs and Vice-Chairs after intense horse-trading between the political Groups this week. New Europe brought you provisional lists prior to the votes, but here we present the official results. […]

Renew Europe MPs do not guarantee support for Ursula von der Leyen and ask for clarifications

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The president of the liberal group Renew Europe, Dacian Ciolos, confirmed on Thursday that his group’s MEPs vote is not to be taken for granted in support of Ursula von der Leyen. Earlier, the Renew Europe group faced off with von der […]

Von der Leyen to request both men and women Commissioner candidates for a balanced College

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The president-designate of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen has revealed today that if she is elected she intends to ask each head of state and government to come with two nominations on a table, a man […]

Greens to vote against Ursula von der Leyen for EU Commission chief bid

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The Greens/EFA group took the decision on Wednesday to vote against the candidacy of Ursula von der Leyen, following a hearing with the Group in the European Parliament. The German politician and EU Council’s chosen one to lead the […]

EU Commission president nominee says Brexit could be delayed a third time

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council’s favourite to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president, said on Wednesday that the UK could be granted another extension, meaning Brexit could be delayed for a third time. Von der Leyen said […]

UN concerned over Iran denying prisoners medical treatment

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Despite repeated calls, Iran continues to deny medical treatment to detainees in what amounts to “a consistent pattern”, according to eight UN human rights experts, in a statement on 10 July. The experts noted as particularly alarming the […]

WTO ministerial conference to be held in Nur-Sultan in June 2020

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in June 2020, the deputy director of Congress and Exhibition Events Department of National company Astana EXPO-2017, Indira Karazhanova […]

CPC pipeline modernisation to boost transfer of Kazakh oil via Russia

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) said the company plans a new modernisation project, which will increase the transportation of Kazakh oil from the current 61 million tonnes of oil per year to 72.5 million tonnes per year. CPC […]

Finnish renewable energy fund backed by Juncker Plan

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Investment Bank is providing up to €60 million in financing to the Finnish Taaleri SolarWind II fund, to create approximately 850 megawatts of renewable energy capacity which will offset over one million tonnes of CO2 annually […]

Europe’s birth rate drops, population rises due to migration

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Ahead of World Population Day on 11 July, Eurostat issued the first population estimates. The figures show that on 1 January 2019, the population of the EU was estimated at almost 513.5 million, compared with 512.4 million on […]

Eurojust helps dismantle pimping and money laundering network

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Eurojust actively supported the national authorities of 15 countries in taking down an organised crime group involved in pimping and money laundering. In a joint investigation team with Spain, Finland and Sweden, almost €0.5 million in cash, as […]

EIB and Amundi partner to promote ecological transition

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Investment Bank has signed an agreement with Amundi, a French asset management company, to ensure better access for European companies and green projects to market financing to speed up their energy transition. This will be achieved […]

France calls for European online payment system to rival US and Chinese platforms

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The Governor of the Bank of France Francois Villeroy de Galhau called on Tuesday for a European system for retail payments to rival the US and Chinese equivalents. Addressing a financial conference in Paris, Villeroy de Galhau said […]

EU holds high level bilateral consultations with Peru

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The EU-Peru Bilateral Consultation Mechanism held its ninth meeting on 9 July in Brussels, where both sides discussed trade and cooperation issues, human rights, the fight against drugs, climate change and environment, regional policy and border integration, SMEs […]

EU-Mercosur deal criticised as an environmental disaster

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; On its way to ratification by national parliaments, the recently concluded EU-Mercosur trade deal has come under intensive criticism for its perceived negative effects on the environment. The Mercosur deal envisages the import of 100,000 tonnes of meat […]

Labour calls for a second referendum on EU membership and will back Remain

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The British opposition is taking a clear stand in favour of a repeat referendum on the UK’s EU membership, in which the Labour party will back the option to remain a member of the EU. The evolved position […]

Update: All the Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the European Parliament revealed

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; New Europe is now able to bring you a near-complete partial list of those you can expect to find chairing committees in the new European Parliament based on internal party and institution documents. The voting and expected confirmation […]

The price of meddling with Turkish monetary policy gets dearer

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The firing of Turkey’s Central Bank Governor on Saturday takes place in a relatively positive economic context for emerging economies. Still, the heavy-handed interference by President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in monetary policy appears to be stripping Turkey of […]

EU sees record rise in asylum applications from Colombia and Peru

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; In May 2019, the monthly number of applications for international protection lodged in the European Union (all member states plus Norway and Switzerland), remained stable at around 57.000. However, since the start of the year, some 287 500 […]

Renew Europe to block Fidesz and PiS nominees in parliamentary committees

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament is set to block Fidesz and PiS nominees in parliamentary committees. At today’s group meeting members of Renew Europe unanimously adopted a proposal to vote against candidates of the governing Fidesz […]

Spanish investors to benefit from EIB’s unique venture debt programme

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Investment Bank presented on 9 July in Madrid, Spain its unique growth financing product known as “venture debt” for innovative start-up companies to Spanish investors, institutions and business representatives. The venture debt aims at providing companies […]

Hello Kitty manufacturer faces €6.2 million EU antitrust fine

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Commission has fined the Japanese Sanrio Company, Ltd. €6.2 million for banning traders from selling licensed merchandise to other countries within the EEA. This restriction concerned products featuring Hello Kitty or other characters owned by Sanrio, […]

EU invests in advanced technologies for cancer prevention and treatment

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Commission launched on 9 July a call for proposals with €35 million available to support the development of analysis of health images for cancer diagnostics based on Artificial Intelligence, as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. […]

Kazakhstan offers to hold OSCE meeting on Afghanistan in Nur-Sultan

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; STREBSKE PLESO, Slovakia – Kazakhstan offered on 9 July to host in fall a special event to solve the problems of Afghanistan in Nur-Sultan. Kazakh authorities have invited the permanent representatives of states of the Organization for Security […]

Finnish EU presidency starts internal security-related activities

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU marked the start of its internal security-related activities with an informal meeting of the Council’s Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security at the Europol premises on 9 July. […]

EU confident new Greek government will fulfill all commitments

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Just when new Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was being sworn-in, questions on whether the new conservative government will respect the fiscal agreements made by the outgoing administration of Alexis Tsipras. Greece’s conservative New Democracy party won in […]

Eurozone ministers welcome Croatia’s bid to join ERM II

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The prospects for Croatia’s participation in the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II) were discussed in Brussels by the Eurozone finance ministers on 9 July, all of whom welcomed Zagreb’s formal bid to join the list candidates who want to adopt […]

First EIB support for higher education in Romania under Juncker Plan

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Investment Bank has signed a €25 million loan agreement to modernise and to increase the quality of research at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, a leading university in Romania. The project will improve study conditions for […]

EIB to further boost the implementation of EU-funded projects in Romania

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Investment Bank has signed on 08 July additional Project Advisory Support Service Agreements worth €20 million with Romania’s Ministry of Health, for technical assistance for the construction of three Regional Emergency Hospitals, as well as with […]

Cybersecurity agencies meet at European Defence Agency

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Senior officials of the four agencies signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in May 2018 between the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, the European Defence Agency, Europol and the Computer Emergency Response Team for […]

EU reports on supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The Council of the European Union adopted on 08 July conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU’s member states on ”Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world” as an important contribution […]

New Greek PM Mitsotakis appoints cabinet

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; New conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed his cabinet on Monday afternoon, after striking major win against Alexis Tsipras with 39.85% for New Democracy party against 31.53% for SYRIZA. The Greek government’s new spokesperson, Stelios Petsas, announced the […]

Juncker Plan’s commitment to transport mobilises €29bn

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The “Investment Plan for Europe – Transport, a major commitment for growth” seminar brought together benchmark companies and authorities on 08 July in Madrid, Spain. Experts from the European Commission, European Investment Bank and Instituto de Crédito Oficial […]