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EC London Office weekly round-up

Published on 21-11-14

Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK while also summarising London events on EU-related subjects. All comments welcome at COMM-UK-PRESS@ec.europa.eu

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EC London Office weekly round-up

Education: UK leads in digital skills and university studies, early school leavers still a problem

Education: UK leads in digital skills and university studies, early school leavers still a problem

Published on 14-11- 14

The UK is among the EU countries with highest achievements in tertiary education and digital skills. The conclusion comes from a recent EU monitor which analyses performance in education. The same study shows that although there is progress in reducing the number of children who leave school early, this remains a problem.

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Published on 18-11- 14

Today, 18 November 2014, marks the seventh European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD). Each year, about 25,000 patients die in the EU from an infection caused by drug-resistant bacteria. The #EAAD is an annual European public health initiative to raise awareness about the threat ...

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Euromyths and Letters to the Editor

Agriculture myths: cropping the facts on the “three crop rule”

Published on 19-11-2014

James Forsyth’s claims in the Daily Mail on 9 November that Environment Secretary Liz Truss wants to stop the European Commission from “telling British farmers what they can grow ” through “a Commission edict – the three crop rule”. This is puzzling on at least two counts. First, the European Commission cannot issue “edicts” but […]

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