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    • EU proposes WCO modernisation

      EU proposes WCO modernisation

      The EU presented today its initiative for broad reform of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) aimed at strengthening the organisation's position as a key multilateral institution and helping it to better address developments in the changing international trade environment, the EU press service reported.

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    • Creative Europe last calls launched

      Creative Europe last calls launched

      The Commission launched today the remaining calls for the culture and creative sectors within the culture strand of Creative Europe programme, making available a total amount of €88 million. This budget will cover European cooperation projects in the field of culture, the circulation and increased diversity of European literary works, and will provide training and performance opportunities for young musicians.

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    • Joint cyber unit to tackle large-scale security threats

      Joint cyber unit to tackle large-scale security threats

      The Commission launched today a vision to build a new Joint Cyber Unit (JCU) aimed at tackling the rising number of serious cyber incidents impacting public services, businesses and citizens across the EU. First announced by EC President Ursula von der Leyen in her political guidelines, the unit will bring together resources and expertise to effectively prevent, deter and respond to mass cyber incidents and crises, the EU press service reported.

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    • Commission President on tour across Europe

      Commission President on tour across Europe

      Following today's visits to Portugal and Spain, EC President Ursula von der Leyen will continue her visits tomorrow, 17 June, in Greece and Denmark, and the day after in Luxembourg. She will personally hand over the result of the Commission's assessment and Recommendation to the Council on the approval of the national recovery and resilience plans in the context of NextGenerationEU, Europe's Recovery Plan.

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    • Up to €14.7 billion to be invested via Horizon Europe

      Up to €14.7 billion to be invested via Horizon Europe

      The Commission adopted today the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022, which outlines the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of €14.7 billion in funding, the EU press service reported. These investments will help accelerate the green and digital transitions and will contribute to sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and to EU resilience against future crises.

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    • Consumer Internet of Things sector rapidly grows

      Consumer Internet of Things sector rapidly grows

      The Commission published today the preliminary results of its competition sector inquiry into markets for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) related products and services in the EU. The report confirms the rapid growth of these markets, but also identifies potential concerns put forward by the respondents to the sector inquiry, the EP press service reported.

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