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  • Banks should be tested on more severe shocks

    Banks should be tested on more severe shocks

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) is the Union's body mandated with tasks such as building a single regulatory and supervisory framework for the entire EU banking sector, but also assessing risks and vulnerabilities in this field. Set up in 2011, every second year the authority is carrying out regular risk assessment reports and pan-European stress tests to evaluate banks' resilience to shocks such as a severe recession, stock-market crash or a loss of confidence.

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  • Parliamentary groups quiz the EC President-designate

    Parliamentary groups quiz the EC President-designate

    In preparation for the big debate and vote on the new Commission President, on 16 July, during the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, the candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker, Ursula von der Leyen, spent long hours in the EP in Brussels during the last days, holding a series of meetings with parliamentary groups. She also took part in the sitting of the extraordinary Conference of Presidents.

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  • Debating clean mobility on Grand Depart's eve

    Debating clean mobility on Grand Depart's eve

    The importance of clean mobility for the wellbeing of European citizens was once again highlighted at a vibrant event in Brussels, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN). This gathering brought inspiring flavour, especially as it was held on the eve of the Grand Depart from Brussels of the 2019 Tour de France.

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  • Package on EU lead jobs agreed

    Package on EU lead jobs agreed

    Ursula von der Leyen, German defence minister, was the choice of the EU leaders for President of the European Commission. Charles Michel, Belgium's PM, was unanimously elected as a European Council President and President of the Euro Summit. For foreign policy chief was preferred Josep Borrell, Spain's foreign minister. The head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, who led the French finance ministry from 2007 to 2011, was proposed to head the European Central Bank.

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  • Awaiting 'white smoke' from the Europa Building today

    Awaiting 'white smoke' from the Europa Building today

    At 11am today starts the most decisive third day of the special summit that has to choose the leadership for the next institutional cycle. On Sunday, the first day of this extraordinary sitting, the alleged deal brokered on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka by the leaders of France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands - that the socialists' lead candidate will be preferred for the EU Commission top job - seemed to be a good starting point for breaking the standstill.

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  • Stiffening rules on cybersecurity

    Stiffening rules on cybersecurity

    Entering into force on 27 June, the Cybersecurity Act is providing a new, strengthened and permanent mandate for ENISA, which will become the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity. So far, the Greece-based body was called European Network and Information Security Agency. The Cybersecurity Act puts in place, for the first time, EU-wide rules for the cybersecurity certification of products, processes and services.

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  • Iskra Mihaylova: We will work for the security of the European citizens

    Iskra Mihaylova: We will work for the security of the European citizens

    The whole idea of lead candidates put forward by political parties no longer seems suitable to us. We are looking for more clear-cut consensus figures that can ensure the formation of coalitions and facilitate the pursuit of policies promoting a strong and united Europe, says Iskra Mihaylova, MEP, Vice-President of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament, in an interview to Europost. 

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  • No progress made on new EU top jobs

    No progress made on new EU top jobs

    EU leaders remained very divided and found no compromise on one of the key points of the European Council's agenda on June 20 - to make decisions to appoint a new President of the European Council and nominate candidates for the EC President, the President of the European Central Bank and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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  • CABI expertise boosts sustainable farming on three continents

    CABI expertise boosts sustainable farming on three continents

    The stand of CABI at the European Development Days presented impressive initiatives for promoting sustainable agricultural practices. CABI is an international non-profit organisation with almost 500 staff around the world and focuses on anything to do with agriculture and the environment and providing evidence-based information to those who need it, said Dr Janny Vos, Strategic Partnerships Director of CABI. The programme is active on three continents - Africa, Latin America and Asia.

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