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World Humanitarian Day

Published on 19-08-2015

World Humanitarian Day, observed every year on 19 August, is a day dedicated to honour the humanitarian workers who risk their lives for the benefit of others and to draw attention to the increasing dangers they face. The focus of the EU's campaign in 2015 is to promote respect of International Humanitarian Law globally and the principles that guide...

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World Humanitarian Day

UK government launches EU regional funding for local firms

UK government launches EU regional funding for local firms

Published on 06-08-2015

The UK government has invited local firms in English regions to express interest in EU funding worth some GBP 5.2 billion (6.5 billion euro) and available for the period 2014-2020. The UK Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse, James Wharton urged them to action.

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Commission approves UK support for space launcher engine

Commission approves UK support for space launcher engine

Published on 14-08-2015

The European Commission has found that a £50 million grant planned by the UK authorities for the development of an innovative space launcher engine is in line with EU state aid rules. The engine will power a reusable airframe to launch satellites into low Earth orbit, significantly reducing the costs of such space missions.

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Euromyths and Letters to the Editor

EU officials cannot charge hotels and meals to corporate credit cards

Published on 20-08-2015

The Daily Telegraph said on 17 August that EU officials “spent more than £85 million in a year on specially issued credit cards to pay for meals and hotels…not including train and air travel costs”. Some clarifications are called for. First, EU staff cannot charge a penny or a euro cent to a corporate credit […]

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