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New Joint Research Centre report shows influence of social media on political behaviour and democracies

New Joint Research Centre report shows influence of social media on political behaviour and democracies

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a new report on Technology and Democracy, analyzing the influence of online technologies on political behaviour and decision-making. Almost 48% of Europeans use social media on an everyday basis and interact politically online. These platforms are subject to limited public oversight and democratic […]

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Hungarian fraudsters indicted after OLAF investigation

Hungarian fraudsters indicted after OLAF investigation

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent Hungarian public prosecutors have followed a recommendation from the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and opened proceedings against individuals accused of illegally overcharging for the renovation of children’s playgrounds using EU money. Prosecutors are calling for prison sentences for the fraudsters, who illegally pocketed more than €1.7 million in European and Hungarian […]

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First six agreements signed under InnovFin Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain pilot

First six agreements signed under InnovFin Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain pilot

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The European Investment Fund (EIF), backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), has signed the first six equity agreements with venture capital funds under the new InnovFin Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain pilot. The agreements were signed with equity funds in Austria, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and are […]

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Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2021

Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2021

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The Commission has published its proposal setting out catch limits for fish stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2021. Following scientific advice, the European Commission presented a proposal with 23 Total Allowable Catches (TACs). For 13 fish stocks, the Commission proposes to decrease the fishing quota, while it […]

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Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity: European Union calls for G20 to address the excess capacity

Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity: European Union calls for G20 to address the excess capacity

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent European Commission Executive Vice President and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis (pictured)chaired a ministerial videoconference meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity. In a joint statement, the EU, together with 28 members of the Forum, called on G20 leaders ahead of their meeting next month to step up joint efforts […]

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Coronavirus: EU-funded project launches a clinical trial for coronavirus treatment in Italy

Coronavirus: EU-funded project launches a clinical trial for coronavirus treatment in Italy

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The Italian pharmaceutical regulatory agency, AIFA, has greenlighted a clinical trial for the use of Raloxifene in patients with mild symptoms caused by the coronavirus. In June 2020, the EU-funded consortium Exscalate4CoV using European supercomputing had announced that the registered generic drug used to treat osteoporosis could be an effective treatment […]

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Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Time to back vaping and beat cancer

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Time to back vaping and beat cancer

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan needs bold action on tobacco, and MEPs must Back Vaping to Beat Cancer, according to the World Vapers’ Alliance. The Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) today identified that ‘tobacco use, in particular cigarette smoking is the main risk factor for cancer death in Europe’. Commenting on […]

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Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland

Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The European Commission has disbursed a total of €17 billion to Italy, Spain and Poland in the first instalment of financial support to member states under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Italy has received €10bn, Spain €6bn, and Poland €1bn. Once all SURE disbursements have been completed, Italy […]

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Oceana urges EU to finally deliver on its duty to stop overfishing

Oceana urges EU to finally deliver on its duty to stop overfishing

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The European Commission has published its proposal on 2021 fishing opportunities for over 23 stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea. The proposal covers catch limits for stocks present exclusively in EU waters. While all the proposed catch limits for the fully assessed stocks are in line with the best […]

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Why is Portugal seeing a rise in racism?

Why is Portugal seeing a rise in racism?

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Guest contributor Portugal – along with a spate of other European nations – has been subjected to racially motivated attacks against its citizens. This escalation in violence is being attributed to the rise of far-right politicians and law enforcement personnel, which legitimize violence against minorities, writes Yanis Radulović. Last October, the Chega – or […]

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