With whom do we trade? How are trade agreements negotiated? Who pulls the trigger? Do you have questions on CETA or TTIP? What to expect from Brexit? Come and discuss this and more with the person in charge, the EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström, on Thursday 2 March at 13:00hrs at Arts Lecture Theatre, University of Malta.
On 1 March the newly established European Reference Networks (ERNs) will start their work. ERNs are unique and innovative cross-border cooperation platforms between specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of rare or low prevalence complex diseases.
The European Commission has today launched a public consultation to seek views on Erasmus+, the EU's flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport (2014-2020), as well as its predecessor programmes (Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus and other international higher education programmes). The results of the consultation will feed into the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+ which is due to be finalised by the end of 2017.
On 3 March, students from the Gozo College Secondary School in Victoria - Gozo will be visited by Charles Vella, a member of the European Economic and Social Committee to prepare them for "Your Europe, Your Say" (YEYS). YEYS is a European Youth assembly bringing together 33 schools from EU and candidate countries to debate the future of Europe and will take place at the EESC in Brussels on 30-31 March 2017.
Trade agreements have helped to boost EU agricultural exports and have supported jobs in the agri-food sector and other sectors of the economy, according to a new independent study carried out on behalf of the European Commission. Trade agreements with three countries – Mexico, South Korea and Switzerland – were studied in detail.
On 22 February, the European Commission published the so-called winter package – its annual analysis of the economic and social challenges for each Member State, including Malta. The Reports are analytical documents that, in the framework of the European Semester for economic policy coordination, provide an overview of the economic and social challenges in the Member States.
On 23 February, the Commission published its first report on the implementation of the List of Actions to advance LGBTI equality. On that occasion, the Director-General for Justice and Consumers, Tiina Astola presented the main achievements at the High Ministerial Level Conference on LGBTI Mainstreaming in Malta.
The international team of astronomers who announced the revolutionary discovery of 7 potential life sustaining planets in the Trappist-1 system includes several European Research Council grantees, including Michaël Gillon from the University of Liège.
After the United States of America and Chile, the European Union is proud to host the 4th edition of the "Our Ocean" conference, at the initiative of High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella.
On 22 February, the European Commission published its annual analysis of the economic and social challenges – the so-called Country Report – for each Member State, including Malta. The report is a tool under the European Semester for economic policy coordination, to monitor policy reforms and to point early on to challenges that Member States should address, including, where relevant, an assessment of macroeconomic imbalances.