• EU study shows positive evolution in antibiotics use

      EU study shows positive evolution in antibiotics use

      The EU Commission released on Thursday the results of a new Eurobarometer study on the public knowledge on antibiotics and overall trends in their use ahead of the 11th European Antibiotic Awareness Day. The study, conducted with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), shows that there has been a positive evolution in the use of antibiotics: 32% of people said they had taken antibiotics in the last twelve months, compared to 40% in the 2009 survey.

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    • Greece receives €43.7m to improve migration reception

      Greece receives €43.7m to improve migration reception

      The European Commission has awarded an additional €43.7m in emergency assistance to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support Greece in responding to migratory challenges. The grant has been awarded from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and will support the provision of emergency shelter for up to 6,000 asylum seekers and refugees by rapidly establishing places in temporary accommodation facilities.

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    • Commissioner Bienkowska attends NATO-Industry Forum

      Commissioner Bienkowska attends NATO-Industry Forum

      On Tuesday EU Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elzbieta Bienkowska will arrive in Berlin, where she will attend at the NATO-Industry Forum 2018. At the event the Commissioner will deliver a keynote address as will the Supreme Allied Commander General Andre Lanata, the Head of the German Chancellery Helge Braun and the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg. 

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    • Commissioner Avramopoulos in Washington

      Commissioner Avramopoulos in Washington

      Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos arrived yesterday in Washington DC to participate in a EU - US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting on Thursday and Friday. The Commissioner is there to represent the bloc together with the Austrian Federal Minister of the Interior Herbert Kickl and Federal Minister of Justice Josef Moser on behalf of the Austrian Presidency.

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    • Autumn forecast: Sustained growth amid high uncertainty

      Autumn forecast: Sustained growth amid high uncertainty

      Growth both in the Eurozone and EU-27 is set to ease from a 10-year high in the next few years, according to the Commission's Autumn forecast released last Thursday. Eurozone growth is expected to be 2.1% in 2018 before moderating to 1.9% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020. The same pattern is expected for the EU27, with growth forecast at 2.2% in 2018, 2.0% in 2019 and 1.9% in 2020.

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    • Malta's FIAU to improve banks' supervision

      Malta's FIAU to improve banks' supervision

      Following the Commission's request, the European Banking Authority (EBA) investigated and concluded that Malta's Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) was breaching Union law and issued a Recommendation on 11 July 2018. It considered that Malta failed to correctly supervise financial institutions and ensure their compliance with anti-money laundering rules.

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    • EU invests €190m in innovative Portuguese SMEs

      EU invests €190m in innovative Portuguese SMEs

      In the context of the 2018 Web Summit in Lisbon and in presence of Commissioner Moedas, on Wednesday the European Investment Bank Group signed two agreements, together worth €190m, for the launch of two equity funds managed by the firms Vallis Capital Partners and Mustard Seed MAZE. Both funds benefit from the support of the InnovFin Equity, COSME EFG and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe - the Juncker Plan.

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