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FAQ on Erasmus and its budget


On 23 October, the European Commission asked the Council and the European Parliament to urgently bridge a €9 billion shortfall in the 2012 EU budget; without this cash injection, several of its funding programmes, including the flagship Erasmus student exchange scheme, will be at risk (IP/12/1137).


Teachers' salaries reduced or frozen in growing number of European countries


Sixteen European countries have reduced or frozen teachers' salaries in response to the economic downturn.


Court of Justice backs Commission against Austria over reduced transport fares for students


The European Commission welcomes today's ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that finds that, by granting reduced fares on public transport only to students whose parents are in receipt of Austrian family allowances, Austria was in breach of the principle of equal treatment for EU citizens.


Informal meeting of Education Ministers (4-5 October)


During this informal meeting in Nicosia, EU Education Ministers will focus on the central role of education in implementing the Europe 2020 strategy for jobs and growth.



Winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature announced at Frankfurt Book Fair


The winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature, which recognises the best new or emerging authors in the EU, were announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair.


Smash hits: Winners of 10th European Border Breakers Awards unveiled


The winners of the 2013 European Border Breakers Awards, celebrating the top new talents in European pop music, were announced today by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and the European music festival Eurosonic Noorderslag.


Commission unveils plans to boost audience for culture


The European Commission will tomorrow unveil its new plans for putting audiences, as well as artists, at the heart of its new Creative Europe programme for the cultural and creative sectors.


Valletta to be the European Capital of Culture in Malta in 2018


The Maltese capital of Valletta was recommended today for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2018 by an independent selection panel. The formal nomination of Valletta by the EU's Council of Ministers will take place in May 2013.


Digital opportunities for distribution and financing of European films in the EU digital market


Joint Statement by Vice President Kroes (Digital Agenda) and Commissioner Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism & Youth) following MIPCOM roundtable in Cannes with representatives of the film industry – including distributors, film directors, producers, broadcasters and telecom operators – to discuss the opportunities created by the digital revolution for the distribution and financing of European films in the EU digital market.



Message of congratulations to José María Olazábal, Team Europe Ryder Cup captain


The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso has sent the following message this morning to the Team Europe Ryder Cup Captain, José María Olazábal.


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