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#FactOfTheDay: The European Union supports Portugal in its fight against forest fires

Since Saturday, a wildfire has been hitting the centre of Portugal. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling this blaze, at least 64 people have passed away, and more than 130 people have been injured. Considering the impacts of this catastrophe, Portuguese... Lire la suite →

#FactOfTheDay: Erasmus + turns 30

Erasmus + is probably one of the EU's most famous and successful programme. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani marked this occasion last Tuesday in Strasbourg, where the programme was feted. With 33 countries participating... Lire la suite →

#FactOfTheDay: Infringement procedures against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for breach of their legal obligations

On Tuesday 13 May, the European Commission announced, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the launch of an infringement procedure against three Member States of the European Union (Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic). These States did not comply with... Lire la suite →

#FactOfTheDay: The failure of Theresa May’s gamble and uncertainties over the future of Brexit

Thursday, on the 8th of June 2017, the British citizens elected their new MPs. Although she was holding an absolute majority, Theresa May moved forward in time this legislative election, in the hope of strengthening her position both in the... Lire la suite →

#Factoftheday 07/06/2017 – Commission publishes the reflection paper about security and defense

Today, the European Commission published the Reflection Paper about European Security and Defense for launching the European Defense Fund. On 1 March 2017, the European Commission presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe. Subsequently, a series of reflection... Lire la suite →

#FactOfTheDay: 70 years ago, the U.S. supported the European reconstruction

After World War II, Europe had trouble reconstructing its destroyed towns. That is why George C. Marshall made the most of a speech delivered at Harvard to present his ideas about the aid the U.S. could give to its European... Lire la suite →

#FactOfTheDay: Jean-Claude Juncker dismissed allegations on tax avoidance in Luxembourg

European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker was questioned last Tuesday (30th of May) by the European Parliament's committee of inquiry into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion (PANA) on Luxembourg's tax policy during his nearly two decades of service as the... Lire la suite →

#FactOfTheDay: Provisions to Limit Access to Emergency Contraceptives Move Forward in Poland

On Thursday May 25th, Poland’s Law and Justice party (PiS) pushed a bill forward that includes provisions to limit access to emergency contraception (the “morning-after pill”) only to those with a prescription. This controversial bill has successfully moved past the... Lire la suite →

#FactOfTheDay – EU-Turkey: A respite from tensions?

The NATO members got together during a meeting at the headquarters of the organisation in Brussels. This meeting was a good opportunity for the European leaders to meet and talk to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish President, to clarify the... Lire la suite →

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