Maria Koleva (1503)

  • Europe is facing democratic challenges, less civic space

    Europe is facing democratic challenges, less civic space

    The EESC pull together people from civil society, media, trade unions, international organisations, EU institutions and legal representatives to take an all-round view of one critical issue for democracy in Europe. The conference on “Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law”, which took place on 5 November in Brussels, focused on the trends in the EU from a civil society perspective.

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  • Dr Denis Roio: We want people to have full control over their data

    Dr Denis Roio: We want people to have full control over their data

    Our work in the EU-funded DECODE project is being used by Facebook for its new Libra project, through an “acqui-hire” of some of our former colleagues. This choice is an attempt to gain a strategic advantage in this market and establish a monopoly exactly where we intend to create an open field of opportunities for Europe's digital single market, says Dr Denis Roio, a software artisan, CTO and co-founder of Dyne.org Think &Do Tank and software house, in an interview to Europost.

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  • Thomas Cook withstood wars, but not digitalisation challenge

    Thomas Cook withstood wars, but not digitalisation challenge

    At a debate initiated by the EPP, the plenary in Strasbourg reflected on the effects of the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook, a firm with 178-year history, which withstood two world wars. As Spanish centre-right MEP Rosa Estaras Ferragut underlined, this company has not however withstood the shift to digitalisation, the uncertainties of Brexit and the future of that new world of the 21st century.

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  • EU 2020 budget: More money for environment

    EU 2020 budget: More money for environment

    To top up with €2.7bn the proposed by the Commission 2020 EU budget agreed MEPs during the plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Lawmakers adopted their position on next year's financial plan, the last for the current multiannual framework 2014-2020. They accented precisely on tackling climate change and youth unemployment, and also on boosting SMEs and research.

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  • Juncker Commission record: High jobs rate, lower deficit

    Juncker Commission record: High jobs rate, lower deficit

    During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on 22 October, MEPs assessed what work has done the outgoing Commission over the last five years. In his statement in the Chamber, EC President Jean-Claude Juncker revealed what headway his team made in priority areas such as growth, jobs and investment. He also touched upon the engagement with citizens, cutting red tape, and the promise for focusing on the big issues.

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  • High-level policy roundtable designs Europe that matters

    High-level policy roundtable designs Europe that matters

    At a time when Europe is embarking on a new ambition to tackle a myriad of challenges it is facing at home and abroad, the citizens said that their enthusiasm for the EU is not flourishing, but on the contrary - it is withering. The latest poll of EU citizens, commissioned by the Brussels-based think tank Friends of Europe, throws light on what Europeans want from the EU, with regard to the priorities, tackling inequalities and having a bigger say. 

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  • Mick Wallace: Turkey should make a 'safe zone' on its side of the border

    Mick Wallace: Turkey should make a 'safe zone' on its side of the border

    The Turkish military forces have crossed the border and gone into the sovereign country of Syria. That is a clear violation of international law and of the sovereignty of Syria's borders. This is an invasion and calling it something else would be a lie. If Erdogan release 3.6 million people, Europe has to deal with it, says Mick Wallace, MEP from GUE/NGL Group, in an interview to Europost.

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  • Regions, cities aim at greening Europe

    Regions, cities aim at greening Europe

    Over 9,000 local, regional, national and European decision-makers, experts, academia, and people from NGOs came to Brussels to take part at the biggest annual get-together dedicated to regional development - European Week of Regions and Cities. All in all, 400 debates and events put the focus on cohesion, growth and jobs, digital shift, among others. Major concerns for addressing climate emergencies were among the key aspects of the discussions.

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  • MEPs put pressure on Council for the EU's long-term budget

    MEPs put pressure on Council for the EU's long-term budget

    To push Council to advance with the negotiations on the next multiannual financial framework (MFF) that will fund the EU policies in the period 2021-2027, MEPs adopted a resolution at their mini-plenary sitting in Brussels on 10 October. In it, they asked national governments to urgently agree a negotiating position on the EU long-term budget and warned of a real jeopardy that the common investment plan for the next seven years will not be endorsed in time with Council, alerting on what the consequences will be for the businesses and citizens

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