InvestEU will bring better jobs
Photo: EP Jose Manuel Fernandes

InvestEU will bring better jobs

The bigger part of the programme reserved to support sustainable infrastructure will serve climate and environmental goals

EFSI, the core pillar of the successful Investment Plan for Europe, known as Juncker Plan, will become a substantial ingredient of the InvestEU initiative for the 2021-2027 programme period. On the last day of the last session of this European Parliament, the lawmakers propped up a provisional and partial deal with the Council on a new EU programme to support investment and access to finance during the next seven years with the aim to reduce the significant investment gap that still exists in the EU.

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  • Internet firms have one hour to get rid of terrorist content

    Internet firms have one hour to get rid of terrorist content

    The online platforms will not be obliged to monitor the information they transmit or store

    Terrorist content online should be removed or access to it disabled in all EU member countries by the internet companies one hour, at the latest, after receiving an order from the authorities. This foresee the new rules to tackle the dissemination of terrorist content online across the EU, adopted by MEPs on 17 April in Strasbourg at their plenary sitting. As it was the last session for this EP term, it means that the negotiations with the Member States will be shifted to the programme of the new parliament. 

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  • Beefing up Frontex with 10,000 standing corps by 2027

    Beefing up Frontex with 10,000 standing corps by 2027

    Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, will have 10,000-strong standing corps by 2027, agreed MEPs at their sitting on 17 April. With a big majority, the lawmakers adopted a new law to strengthen this EU agency as to resolve the current shortcomings and better respond to the present needs in security and migration, safeguarding better protection of EU external borders. The revamped rules were already agreed with the Council.

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  • Kosovo returns families of jihadists from Syria

    Kosovo returns families of jihadists from Syria

    Dozens of women and children, relatives of Kosovo jihadists fighting in Syria, were flown back home by plane on Saturday under heavy security. “The planned operation for the return of some of our citizens from Syria has ended successfully,” Justice Minister Abelrad Tahiri said at the airport early on Saturday.Details would be released later in the day, he said.

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  • Reporters without Borders in the oligarchy’s looking glass world

    Reporters without Borders in the oligarchy’s looking glass world

    On 18 April, Reporters without Borders (RSF), an organisation based in France, released its 2018 World Press Freedom Index where Bulgaria for the next year in a row ranks 111th out a total of 179 positions in the ranking. This ranking, however, for years has been criticised for obscure points of reference for countries‘selection and superficial propaganda used for the purpose. 

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  • EU car manufacturers to sue Nokia

    EU car manufacturers to sue Nokia

    German car manufacturer Daimler, parts maker Continental, the French Valeo, and Bury Technologies have levyied antritrust complaints against Nokia, regarding company’s alleged refusal to license mobile components that could be used in next-generation connected cars. In a statement issued yesterday, April 17, the Finland-based telecoms company said it had been notified of the complaints.

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  • EU officials attack Facebook election policy

    EU officials attack Facebook election policy

    EU officials from bloc's three main institutions have demanded Facebook make changes to its advertising policy ahead of the European Parliament election, citing "huge political and institutional consequences," a letter sent to the US tech giant on 16 April reads. Under new set of rules, which came into force this week, the social media giant has imposed much stricter requirements on the geographic limits of a given campaign.

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  • Bulgaria's old crafts recreated

    Bulgaria's old crafts recreated

    Etara, the architecture and ethnography reserve and one-of-a-kind outdoor museum which boasts a live and functioning ethnographic exposition is located near the city of Gabrovo. Its name is derived from the ancient name of the Yantra River over whose banks the museum spans. Every visitor of the Etara complex has a chance to travel back in time, share the folk traditions, feel the breath of the olden times and learn more about old Bulgarians' way of life.

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  • InvestEU will bring better jobs

    InvestEU will bring better jobs

    EFSI, the core pillar of the successful Investment Plan for Europe, known as Juncker Plan, will become a substantial ingredient of the InvestEU initiative for the 2021-2027 programme period. On the last day of the last session of this European Parliament, the lawmakers propped up a provisional and partial deal with the Council on a new EU programme to support investment and access to finance during the next seven years with the aim to reduce the significant investment gap that still exists in the EU.

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  • Beefing up Frontex with 10,000 standing corps by 2027

    Beefing up Frontex with 10,000 standing corps by 2027

    Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, will have 10,000-strong standing corps by 2027, agreed MEPs at their sitting on 17 April. With a big majority, the lawmakers adopted a new law to strengthen this EU agency as to resolve the current shortcomings and better respond to the present needs in security and migration, safeguarding better protection of EU external borders. The revamped rules were already agreed with the Council.

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  • MEPs in quarrel over dual quality products negligence

    MEPs in quarrel over dual quality products negligence

    The new legislation that was expected to reinforce consumer rights for the internet age created new East-West division during the last for this Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg. Its weak point was the issue of dual quality products. In fact, the EP didn't succeed to push for more robust measures against this repulsive trade practice.

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