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Easier repatriation of illegally removed national treasures

30/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 May 2013 The European Commission is taking new action to help Member States recover national treasures which have been unlawfully removed from their territory. European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani proposed today to strengthen the possibility for restitution available to Member States, since the current...

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Copernicus: The EU Earth Observation Programme - good for jobs and the environment!

29/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 May 2013 In a world facing an increased risk of natural and other disasters the new Copernicus programme will ensure the regular observation and monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, providing reliable, validated and guaranteed information to support a broad range of...

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Best social innovation ideas. New ways to create new jobs and businesses

29/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 May 2013 Social innovation can stimulate new business models addressing unmet social needs. Today, José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, has awarded the first Social Innovation prizes for three ground-breaking ideas that seek new ways to create more and better jobs...

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Making fireworks in the EU safer

22/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 May 2013 The European Commission welcomed today’s adoption by the European Parliament of the Commission proposal to make the internal market for pyrotechnic articles leaner. Further to this vote fireworks will soon become safer to use thanks to new rules requiring clearer labels and...

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: Benefits for 3200 small business

08/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 May 2013 More than 1600 exchanges have so far been organised under the Erasmus for Young entrepreneurs programme and some 3200 businesses have been created or expanded (including numerous joint ventures and new cross border relations, see MEMO/13/412).

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Commission proposes the signature of the Arms Trade Treaty

08/05/2013

European Press release Brussels, 8 May 2013 Commission The European Commission has today proposed a Council decision authorising EU Member States to sign the treaty on the international trade in conventional weapons, the so-called Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

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Improving access to finance for SMEs: key to economic recovery

02/05/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 May 2013 Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will drive the recovery in Europe, but they need improved and easy access to finance. Over the last few years the European Commission has been constantly working to improve their situation.

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